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The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook
by Douglas Hart
This is a guide to all the important facets and duties of the first and second camera assistants' jobs. Whether it is feature films, episodic television, documentaries, commercials or music videos, this book explains both the practice and the theory, with a concentration on technique rather than equipment. It also contains personal anecdotes from the author's years behind ...more
Hardcover, 421 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Focal Press
(first published December 27th 1995)
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This book covers pretty much everything one needs to know in terms of maintaining and operating motion picture film cameras and fulfilling the role of camera assistant on set. As it is nearly 20 years old, there is not so much about video in it, but it is very thorough with regard to film.