The Society of Camera Operators Present: Women Camera Operators Workshop

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Originally Aired - Sunday, April 14   |   10:30 AM - 5:30 PM PT

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Any elite Camera operator needs to have a command of the multitude of capture technology and techniques that can be found on any production from reality to features. Unfortunately, these apparatuses are not always available for inexperienced operators to learn and seasoned operators to practice. That's exactly what this intensive workshop is designed to do. Operators of varying skill levels and experience will receive the opportunity to go hands-on with cranes, dollies, handheld cameras, gear heads, and more. In addition, during the workshop, the instructors will be including camera department communication skills. These skills will help operators communicate with the dolly grip and AC.

With limited participants and a focus on female operators, each attendee will have one-on-one time with seasoned instructors that carry notable credits and a wealth of knowledge. Participants with limited exposure will receive hands-on experience and instruction in proper set up and technique, while those with more experience will have access to instructors knowledge of tips, tricks, and advanced techniques.

This candid and collaborative workshop is welcome to all will be presented with an inclusive and supportive context.

10:30-12:30 – Intros and Discussion: Practice and Communication Skills

12:30-1:30 – Lunch

1:30-2:00 – Overview/Group Breakout

2:00-5:00 – Hands-on Workshop

       Station 1: Crane
       Station 2: Dolly
       Station 3: Handheld
       Station 4: Geared Head and Fluid Head

5:00-5:30 – Wrap Up

Instructors are subject to change due to production schedules.


And Check it Out - In addition to all of the exciting programming in CineCentral, don't miss the 'Open to All' Content Creation Bonus Programming in the West Hall.  Topics include basics of film capture, insights from pioneers in Cine+Live, and case studies highlighting Oppenheimer analog workflow & the new studio build of Caliente TV (presented in Spanish).


Shanele Alvarez, SOC
Camera Operator
Bonnie Blake, SOC
Camera Operator
DeJon Ellis II
Dolly Grip
IATSE Local 80
Dawn Fleischman, SOC
Camara Operator
Sergio Gutierrez
Dolly Grip
IATSE Local 80
Aymae Sulick, SOC
Camera Operator