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The GTC welcomes the IAWF

The GTC is pleased to announce that, since 1 January 2016, the International Association of Wildlife Film-makers (IAWF) has been affiliated to us. The IAWF’s 80 plus members will become part... [READ MORE]

R.I.P. David Bowie

I'm sure very many GTC members will join me in being hugely saddened by this morning's news of the loss of the extraordinary artist that was David Bowie. As the GTC's small... [READ MORE]

Andrei Austin nominated for SOC award

Congratulations to GTC member Andrei Austin (associate BSC, ACO) who has been shortlisted for Camera Operator of the Year in the prestigious Society of Camera Operators (SOC) Awards. The SOC Awards will... [READ MORE]

John Henshall appointed GTC President

At the most recent meeting of the GTC Council, John Henshall was elected its new Honorary President following the sad passing of Dick HIbberd in September. A founder member of the GTC... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes ProVision as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that ProVision have joined our list of sponsor companies. The GTC contact there will be Sales and Operation Manager Danny Howarth (see right). ProVision... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Awards Winners 2015 announced

The Rory Peck Awards 2015 honoured the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in news and current affairs at their twentieth anniversary event hosted by Sky News Special Correspondent, Alex Crawford. The night’s... [READ MORE]

Charitea towels from Raise the Roof Kenya

In another great initiative to raise funds for the Raise the Roof charity (RTRK), GTC member TV camera operator Holly Bantleman has worked with fashion designer, Joanna Mathieson, and artist liason manager and... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors head to Poland for Camerimage

Many GTC sponsors including ARRI, Canon, Lee Filters, Panasonic, Rosco, Sony and Tiffen will be in Bydgoszcz, Poland for Camerimage this week. Camerimage is the largest annual festival dedicated to the art of... [READ MORE]

The GTC is very sad to hear of the passing of its long-term friend and supporter Bill Vinten OBE

It is with deep sadness that the GTC heard of the death, at the age of 95, of Bill Vinten last Sunday. He was a wonderful supporter of our Guild since its inception... [READ MORE]

Billy Williams OBE BSC to give keynote talk at the Bill Vinten GTC University Awards

The organisers of the Bill Vinten GTC University Awards are delighted that top DoP Billy Williams OBE BSC (On Golden Pond, Women in Love and Oscar winner for Gandhi) will give the keynote speech at this... [READ MORE]

Polecam Rig no. 600 at the RCS

Best known to GTC members as a useful, lightweight jib in TV work, Polecam has other diverse uses as well. Graeme Chapman, MD of GTC sponsors Polecam Systems recently announced the sale... [READ MORE]

Thank you from Jean Hibberd and family

Since the Memorial service for our Founder and President Dick Hibberd last Thursday, the GTC has received the lovely message of thanks below from Dick's widow Jean and her family. They... [READ MORE]

GTC President Dick Hibberd fondly remembered by more than 200 mourners

A poignant but joyful memorial service to celebrate the life of President and Founder of the Guild of Television Cameramen, Dick Hibberd, took place on Thursday 24 September at St Thomas on... [READ MORE]

Congratulations to GTC chairman Keith Massey on his Honorary Doctorate

The GTC is proud to announce that its Chairman Keith Massey has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from York St John University. The presentation ceremony will take place at York Minster... [READ MORE]

Raise a glass to 60 years of ITV

A celebration of 60 years of Independent Television is being held at the London Studios on the South Bank of the Thames on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 to mark the beginning... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Pyser-SGi acquired by Privet Capital

Privet Capital LLP (Privet), an investment company specialising in helping businesses reach their full potential, has acquired GTC sponsors Pyser-SGI. Probably best known to GTC members as distributors of Fujinon, TV... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Awards 2015 - local freelancers dominate

In its 20th Anniversary year, the shortlist for the Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony, is dominated by local freelancers. Five of this year's nine finalists are local freelance cameramen and... [READ MORE]

The GTC is very sad to announce the passing of its President and Founder Dick Hibberd

It is with the very deepest sadness that we report the passing of Richard 'Dick' Hibberd, The Guild of Television Cameramen's founder, Honorary President and member 0001. After an extended... [READ MORE]

Happy News from GTC sponsors Videosys

The GTC would like to wish many congratulations to Colin Tomlin (Managing Director) and  Sarah MacIntyre (Office Manager) of long-time GTC sponsors Videosys, who were recently married. The GTC extends very best wishes... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Rotolight collaborate with Sekonic on LED colour accuracy

Sekonic Corporation's Light Meter International Sales Department has announced a unique collaboration with GTC sponsors Rotolight. A world leader in studio and on-location LED lighting solutions, Rotolight set out earlier this year... [READ MORE]

Steadicam Workshops Live Seminar announced for new Total Focus Expo

GTC sponsor Tiffen International has announced that it will stage a series of Steadicam Workshop Live Seminars at a new event in London for the broadcast and cinematography industries, Total Focus, 30 June to... [READ MORE]

Enter the Dedolight Competition 2015 - closing date 30 September

It is a very special year for Dedolight! This year it is the 50th anniversary of Dedo Weigert Film and the 30th anniversary of the legendary Dedolight system. To celebrate this very... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsor Ikegami maintains focus on broadcast innovation at IBC2015

GTC sponsor Ikegami will show its wide range of systems and technologies at IBC2015 in Amsterdam, 11–15 September. Broadcast innovation will be a major theme of the exhibit, including demonstrations of new 4K... [READ MORE]

One more week to take advantage of the Fujinon GTC members offer

There is just one week left to take advantage of the special deals for GTC members from GTC sponsors Fujinon on their Cabrio lenses.  Please be prepared to quote your GTC... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Trust and Committee to Protect Journalists release Syria Media Safety Resource

A new safety resource for Syrian journalists, which seeks to help those working in or near the country to better protect themselves amid unprecedented threats and a lack of security information in... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors LCA announce the next generation Cineo HS2 lights

The GTC is delighted that LCA (Lights Camera Action) recently joined the list of GTC sponsor companies.  Set up in 1996 by Nick Shapley and Graham Kerr, LCA is a one-stop shop for all... [READ MORE]

4K charity run at IBC 2015

Elemental Technologies, a leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, together with co-founding sponsor Ericsson, are again staging a 4K 4Charity Fun Run to be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 12 September... [READ MORE]

Worldwide action camera market up nearly 50%

According to the latest report from Futuresource Consulting, the worldwide action camera market grew by 44% year on year in 2014, reaching 7.6 million units, with a retail value of $3.2 billion. The report... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors ACJ rebrand as Integro

Long-term GTC sponsors insurance brokers Allan Chapman & James (ACJ), specialists in media insurance who will be well known to many GTC members, have recently rebranded as Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd.  Drawing on... [READ MORE]

The GTC is sad to hear of the passing of Julie Fegan

We were recently saddened to hear that Julie Fegan, co-founder of GTC sponsors Film & TV Services, passed away on 4 May after a long illness. Lighting and generator supplier Film & TV... [READ MORE]

DSLR sales for pro video work decline

According to Futuresource Consulting's 'Convergence in Pro Video' report, European shipments of DSLRs for professional video applications dropped by 41% in 2014. The report, spanning Europe and the USA, focuses on the growth of... [READ MORE]

Sony announce new budget HD member of the NX camera family

At a press launch held at Pinewood on Monday, GTC sponsors Sony launched a new handheld NXCAM camcorder, priced at less than 2000 euros but bringing a host of professional-level features. Sony announced the... [READ MORE]

Polecam adds Ronin gimbal for extra stability at the Red Bull Cliff Diving

Polecam Systems recently enhanced the stability of DOP John Gillan's rig by adding and interfacing a Ronin-M gimbal to capture great images at the Red Bull Cliff Diving. Until then shooting was proving... [READ MORE]

Innovative REDirect Surf 2015 competition

First REDirect Surf competition edits now live The first films in the RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine REDirect Surf 2015 competition can now be viewed. Following a sucessful skateboarding contest earlier in the year... [READ MORE]

The GTC is delighted to welcome Fujinon as sponsors

The GTC is very pleased to announce that Fujinon Europe has joined our growing list of sponsor companies. The Fujinon brand of TV and Cine lenses provide cutting-edge technology, outstanding optical performance, reliability... [READ MORE]

The GTC is delighted to welcome Panny Hire as new sponsors

The GTC is pleased to announce that Midlands-based broadcast equipment hire company Panny Hire has recently joined our list of GTC sponsors. Panny Hire is a kit rental company based out of Birmingham (HQ), London... [READ MORE]

Did you miss the GTC Day in the Country?

GTC members, sponsors, prize-winners and guests enjoyed a great day out on Sunday 17 May. The weather was fine, the activites were fun and –  thanks to our wonderful sponsors – there was... [READ MORE]

GTC members enjoying a great Day in the Country

                GTC members have been enjoying a great Day in the Country. The weather was... [READ MORE]

Wonderful raffle prizes at the GTC Day in the Country

Have you booked your ticket yet? If the promise of a great day out with GTC friends and colleagues; the chance to test your skill at some fun new activities (digger driving, reverse... [READ MORE]

Ikegami sees growing Interest in 4K UHD and 8K SHV at NAB 2015

GTC sponsors Ikegami have reported rapidly growing interest in ultra-high-definition technology at the recent 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas.  "Increasing affordability of 4K UHD consumer television displays is encouraging broadcasters in practically every... [READ MORE]

Olympic fame for Polecam

Polecam takes its place at ‘Olympic Games: Behind the Screen’ exhibition in Lausanne, Switzerland A Polecam rig, fitted with the FishFace underwater system, has gone on display at an exhibiton entitled ‘Olympic Games: Behind the... [READ MORE]

Can you spare an afternoon to help the CTBF?

The Cinema and Television Benefit Fund (CTBF), one of the industry charities the GTC is pleased to support, is currently looking to broaden its fundraising activity and income streams. In order to do... [READ MORE]

Miller Cineline 70 wins NAB Best of Show award

The Cineline 70 Tripod System, manufactured by GTC sponsors Miller Camera Support was the recipient of NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, presented by Digital Video magazine at the recent NAB 2015. NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards... [READ MORE]

Dedolight Award-winning LED kits now available for rent

GTC sponsors Cirro Lite are pleased to announce – after a delay of almost a year due to demand in sales – the first new DLED rental kits. These will now be available... [READ MORE]

Pitch to Rich: support Photon Beard's bid

Virgin Group is running a competition for small companies to win a top price of £250K and two runner-up prizes of £100K, in the form of marketing and brand awareness assistance. As a small... [READ MORE]

Get involved: Raise £100 in 100 hours for RTRK!

Many camera people and others in the industry got involved in 2012, when inspirational GTC member Holly Bantleman (whose charity work was recently recognised by David Cameron with a Points of Light award... [READ MORE]

News from Rory Peck Trust - help for freelancers

The Rory Peck Trust (RPT) has recently expanded its range of resources for freelancers. These add to the great work consistently being done by RPT. In recognition of this sustained support for journalists in... [READ MORE]

Ikegami announces hand-held 8K camera system

GTC sponsors Ikegami have collaborated with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) to develop an 8K Ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) camera. Designed for live studio and field production, the SHK-810 camera head is... [READ MORE]

Still Raising the Roof in Kenya - latest news

Raise the Roof Kenya (RTRK), the great charity started by GTC member Holly Bantleman continues to go from strength to strength. The Barut Development Youth Sports Centre, established by RTRK to give young... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Bradley to reveal new 4K remote camera at NAB

GTC sponsors Bradley are to reveal the finished version of a small, remote-controlled 4K camera for high-end broadcast applications at NAB. This development is the outcome of a collaboration between Bradley, JVCKENWOOD and... [READ MORE]

Thales Angénieux lenses aboard NASA Dawn mission

Thales Angénieux (a former GTC sponsor company) has been a key partner in NASA’s programmes since the successful Ranger 7 and Apollo 11 missions of the early 1960s. Today, it continues to be... [READ MORE]

Video Europe acquires kit hire company Cruet

GTC sponsors Video Europe have agreed a deal to acquire broadcast kit hire and crewing firm Cruet. The deal is expected to close by the end of April and will mean that Cruet... [READ MORE]

MSE introduce GTC member Bill Kerrigan's 'KerriKart'

Matthews Studio Equipment is to reveal the KerriKart at NAB 2015. This unique cart, designed by Montreal-based GTC member, Director of Photography Bill Kerrigan, incorporates a traditional cart support with the capacity to... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Procam acquire NY-based HotCam

GTC sponsors Procam have acquired US-based camera rental company HotCam New York. The move enables Procam to provide its expanding US client base with the same levels of service and expertise it is... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors to show 4K/8K cameras at NAB

GTC sponsors Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015... [READ MORE]

Cobham SOLO7 HD Nano TX transmits eagle's view

Cobham Broadcast, the RF specialist company, has announced that its SOLO7 HD Nano TX was used to transmit live video from the highest recorded release of a bird from a man-made structure... [READ MORE]

The GTC is supporting the NaSTA 2015 Awards

The GTC's Social Media Officer and Forum Administrator James Milligan will be representing the GTC at this weekend's National Student Television Association (NaSTA) Conference and Awards.  The 2015 NaSTA annual conference and awards evening... [READ MORE]

Major changes at Vitec Videocom

Vitec Videocom’s new organization charts the course for the future Vitec Videocom, the umbrella company for several GTC sponsor companies, is evolving its structure with the goal of putting the tools and technologies... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Miller join RØDE in short film competition

Miller camera support equipment and Røde announce ‘MyRØDE Reel 2015’ – the world’s largest short film competition with more than $200,000 in prizes.: GTC sponsor Miller Camera Support Equipment is excited to announce that it is a... [READ MORE]

London Filter Company host ARRI Open House at Tiffen HQ at Pinewood

The London Filter Company (a division of Tiffen International Ltd) recently collaborated with GTC sponsors ARRI to host a successful Open House event behind closed doors at Pinewood Studios.This was the first of... [READ MORE]

RED Digital Cinema teams up with Met Film School to offer REDucation

GTC sponsors RED are offering training workshops  at the Met Film School in Ealing, London WHAT: Met Film School has teamed up with RED Digital Cinema to offer REDucation, an exclusive two-day camera... [READ MORE]

New affordable 4KCAM camcorders from JVC

New JVC GY-LS300CHE and GW-SP100E Super 35mm 4K camcorders When JVC launched its ProHD product line a few years ago, it made professional HD production affordable. The new 4KCAM product line follows... [READ MORE]

Want to work in feature films?

CineMasters presents a Features Masterclass10–12 April 2015 – at Pinewood Studios A unique opportunity for young and less experienced film-makers to meet and learn from leading industry professionals. The CineMasters Features Masterclass cancelled in... [READ MORE]

Meet the new baby in the ALEXA family at BVE

GTC sponsors ARRI have announced the arrival of the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile little addition to the ARRI ALEXA range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the image quality... [READ MORE]

Schneider launch Xenon Full Frame Primes in the UK

Schneider Kreuznach has announced the launch of the Xenon Full Frame Prime lenses in the UK and they will be available to view at next week's BVE at the Excel London. The GTC... [READ MORE]

Join the 4K 4Charity Fun Run at NABShow

Are you going to NAB this year and fancy some exercise while you’re there (and all in a good cause apart from your waistline)? If so, it’s time to get in training. The... [READ MORE]

Alexandra Palace 'BBC time capsule' to become a visitor attraction?

Almost 80 years ago the world's first television service was launched by the BBC from Alexandra Palace in north London – known as Ally Pally. The original studios have lain empty since the last... [READ MORE]

GTC Chair Keith Massey backs Yorkshire to regain 'TV powerhouse' status

GTC Chair Keith Massey is calling for more TV to be produced in Yorkshire – and for more opportunities and training for young programme-makers.Keith, based in Yorkshire, has written to all 51 Yorkshire... [READ MORE]

Gearhouse Broadcast's new OBPod to be used on F1

Gearhouse Broadcast has announced that Sky Sports will be the first broadcaster to use its new flexible and agile flyaway production solution, OBPod. Sky Sports has opted for the new lightweight and expandable... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors RED announce REDIRECT Surf 2015

RED Digital Cinema and Surfer Magazine have come together to announce the official launch of REDirect Surf 2015. This is the second installment of the REDirect series – a competition and celebration of... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Fineline Media Finance merge to form Five Arrows Media Finance Limited

GTC sponsors Fineline Media Finance have merged wtih Five Arrows Leasing Ltd and Capital Professions Ltd to form Five Arrows Media Finance Limited. The merger sees the coming together of the three trading divisions Fineline... [READ MORE]

Ravensbourne students to support live BVE broadcasts

At BVE 2015, taking place at ExCel London from 24 to 26 February, nine students from London’s Ravensbourne undergraduate Broadcast Engineering, Film, and TV courses will gain first-hand experience in live production by... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors WTS Broadcast chosen to boost RED support in UK

GTC sponsor RED Digital Cinema has extended the reach of its global support through the addition of a new authorized rental house and dealer programme.  The authorized dealers were selected to create an... [READ MORE]

Panasonic announces firmware update for AJ-PX270

GTC sponsor Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its AJ-PX270 P2HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic content transfer, and new recording formats, to... [READ MORE]

Procam acquires True Lens Services

GTC sponsors Procam have announced the acquisition of Leicester-based lens service and manufacturing facility True Lens Services (also a long-standing GTC sponsor company). With lenses at the heart of television, drama and... [READ MORE]

Video Europe have a smart new website

GTC sponsors Video Europe have been working on a brand new website. The lively new site not only features all the services and gear Video Europe offer, and case histories from recent productions... [READ MORE]

ARRI 65 launches in Los Angeles

ARRI Rental’s ALEXA 65 camera system was officially launched earlier this month in front of a packed audience at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles. Attended by ASC members and key Hollywood... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes Cammotion as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that Cammotion has joined the growing list of GTC sponsor companies. Cammotion specialises in the innovation, design, manufacture and supply of unique camera mount products for broadcast and film. Its latest... [READ MORE]

GTC Member Peter Braughan wins Miller LP54 tripod at KitPlus Tour

The GTC recently took part in the KitPlus Tour with Exhibitions Officer Ray Meier manning the GTC stand in both London and Manchester. Both events saw good turnouts and large audiences enjoyed many of... [READ MORE]

Final call for entries to the Nikon European Film Festival

Filmmakers have just one week left to enter video submissions for the inaugural Nikon European Film Festival in association with Raindance and Asia Argento, which closes on 3 December.  The contest challenges enthusiasts and... [READ MORE]

Polecam FishFace and PICO partner for new aquatic views

GTC sponsor Polecam has taken its partnership with the Antelope PICO Ultra Slow Motion minicam a further leap forward by putting the camera into a redesigned FishFace waterproof housing on the end of... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Miller support Movember

When GTC sponsors Miller Camera Support Equipment were presented with the opportunity to join British filmmaker Philip Bloom’s annual Movember movement, the men jumped to support the cause, and are inviting fellow moustache fanatics... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Tiffen offer workshop at Camerimage

GTC sponsors Tiffen are in Poland for Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography and will hold a seminar on filters. Filter Seminar: Thursday 20 November - 19:30–21:00Opera Nova Congress... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Trust partners with The Printing Charity to fund safety training

The Rory Peck Trust today announced The Printing Charity as a new partner. Thanks to their support, the Trust will provide eight safety training bursaries to UK freelancers who work in print or online as journalists... [READ MORE]

Four Corners film training - last places available

Film training courses - book now! LAST MINUTE PLACES AVAILABLE Book now for discounted film training courses at Four Corners, covering Alexa and Epic cameras, the Canon C300 camera, and Advanced Da Vinci... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Trust announces Martin Adler prize-winner

Palestinian journalist, fixer and translator Khaled Abu Ghali will receive the Martin Adler Prize at this year's Rory Peck Awards. Khaled Abu Ghali, who lives and works in Rafa, southern Gaza, receives... [READ MORE]

Pinewood MBS Lighting to become exclusive lighting provider at the studios

From January 2015, Pinewood MBS Lighting is set to become the exclusive provider of lighting equipment to productions filming at Pinewood Studios and Shepperton Studios near London. The deal is the result... [READ MORE]

The Sony PXW-FS7 is in town! Get an introduction

The new PXW-FS7 camera from Sony, which grabbed headlines at IBC this autumn, is available to view at both Sony and the showrooms of two GTC sponsor companies this week. The camera is... [READ MORE]

Dedolight wins Cinec Award for lighting engineering

Dedo Weigert Film GmbH has won the 2014 Lighting Engineering Award at the biannual Cinec Exposition (International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology) held in Munich, Germany. The award was given... [READ MORE]

Past GTC Chairman Brian Rose guest of honour at German Guild's 5th anniversary

In 2009, the Chairman of the GTC at that time, Brian Rose, was asked to travel to Germany to advise on the setting up of an equivalent guild to the GTC for German... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Award finalists profiled by The Independent

The Rory Peck Awards 2014, sponsored by Sony, will be held at London's BFI Southbank, at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 November. This year, The Independent is profiling each of the finalists, two... [READ MORE]

New discounts offered for GTC members

One of the many benefits of GTC membership is the generous discounts offered to members by various GTC sponsor and other companies. The full list of current offers can be seen at: www.gtc.org.uk/members-area/discounts-for-gtc-members.aspx In the... [READ MORE]

Polecam used for F1 pit stop analysis

Infiniti Red Bull Racing use Polecam and LMC PICO for F1 pit stop analysisQuadruple Formula One World Champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing has enlisted the help of GTC sponsors Polecam with Live Motion... [READ MORE]

Bill Vinten GTC University Award 2014 winners

The University for the Creative Arts picked up the prestigiious Bill Vinten GTC University Award at this year's presentation event, kindly hosted by last year's winning university, the University of York. on Wednesday 22... [READ MORE]

Bill Vinten GTC University Award finalist Vince Knight picks up 'Best Student work' award in Georgia

Ahead of this week's presentation of the Second Bill Vinten GTC University Awards on Wednesday, there has been some good news for one of the finalists. Vince Knight, whose work as DoP on... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Blackmagic Design take to the road

GTC sponsors Blackmagic Design are bringing their purpose-built demonstration vehicle to the UK, packed with the latest Ultra HD products and solutions.... [READ MORE]

Producer/director Gerry Troyna to speak at the Bill Vinten GTC Awards

The GTC is delighted that producer/director Gerry Troyna will be guest speaker at the Bill Vinten GTC University Awards presentation to be held at the Heslington Studio, University of York (last year's winning... [READ MORE]

Barry Bassett celebrates 25 years with VMI

GTC sponsors VMI recently celebrated 25 years of current Managing Director, Barry Bassett, being part of the firm. At first Barry concentrated on developing the rental side of the business after leaving Keele... [READ MORE]

John Brabourne Awards 2014 announced

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the leading charity for people working behind the scenes in the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries, is delighted to announce the recipients of... [READ MORE]

Holly won! Thanks to all GTC members who voted

UPDATE: We have just heard the good news that GTC member Holly Bantleman has won the Nivea / Stylist competition we recently notified members about (see below) so that they could vote... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsor Bradley Engineering introduces 4K sensor for remote Camball

GTC sponsors Bradley Engineering are back from a busy IBC at which they demonstrated new 4K technology for their remote controlled Camballs. Bradley Engineering, designers of specialist and remote controlled cameras, have... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors WTS host succesful Freelancer Survival Workshop

Some GTC members today attended the 'Freelancer Survival Workshop hosted by WTS Broadcast in Soho. GTC sponsors WTS are broadcast equipment suppliers known for their approachability and understanding of the freelance market.... [READ MORE]

Hands-on 4K Training at Pinewood Studios with Sony

Get up to speed with the latest Sony 4K camera technology and workflows at the new Sony Digital Motion Picture Centre (DMPC) at Pinewood. With courses scheduled throughout October/November take a look at... [READ MORE]

GTC members are invited to a post-IBC update by ARRI

ARRI have would love to see GTC members at their post-IBC update next week. Date: Tuesday, 30 September Screenings: 11.00, 14.30 and 17.00 Venue: Dolby House, 4–6 Soho Square, London W1D 3PZ Refreshments served... [READ MORE]

More GTC sponsor news from IBC

Here is a further selection of news from GTC sponsor companies announced at IBC2014 where GTC Exhibition Manager Ray Meier manned the GTC stand , ably assisted by Dudley Darby and GTC Reviews... [READ MORE]

Zerb Autumn 2014 and the latest issues of GTC In Focus are now online

The latest issue of Zerb (Autumn 2014), guest edited by GTC member Neil Harrison and featuring articles about filming underwater, MediaCity UK in Salford, the ARRI Amira, filming with David Beckham in the Amazon... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Awards 2014 finalists announced

In a presentation at New York City's British Residence, legendary US news broadcaster Tom Brokaw announced the finalists for the Rory Peck Awards 2014, sponsored by Sony. The Rory Peck Awards are the... [READ MORE]

Golden Eye International Festival of Cameramen - more UK entries encouraged

The GTC will once again be represented at the  Golden Eye International Festival of Cameramen in Georgia by our Vice President John Henshall, who will again be on the judging panel. The... [READ MORE]

2014 Bill Vinten GTC University Award shortlisted entries available to view now

The organisers of the Bill Vinten GTC University Awards have been delighted with both the number and quality of entries in the competition for this year's awards. This year is the second year... [READ MORE]

ARRI announces ProRes UHD output for AMIRA

The latest issue of Zerb carried GTC member Mark Langton's comprehensive look at the new AMIRA camera from ARRI, which can be downloaded in the Zerb section of this site. But almost as... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes Holdan as a sponsor company

The GTC is delighted that camera equpment distributor Holdan has come on board as a sponsor company.  Allan Leonhardson of Holdan (see left) says:"We're delighted to join the prestigious list of GTC sponsors.... [READ MORE]

Bill Vinten GTC University Awards attract more entries in the second year

  Judging has started for this year's Bill Vinten GTC University Awards. The Awards recognise excellent work from undergraduates studying film and television.   Eleven universities, an increase from last year... [READ MORE]

GTC raises £2500 for the CTBF

At the GTC's recent Annual Awards day, this year the Guild decided to raise money for the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF). This was achieved through a raffle and was very... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors AJA debut CION, their new 4K/UHD/2K/HD professional camera

GTC sponsor company AJA’s CION is a new ergonomic professional production camera, capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. CION offers in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs including ProRes... [READ MORE]

Engineer Perry Mitchell is presented with Honorary Membership of the GTC

  On Sunday 29 June, engineer Perry Mitchell was presented with Honorary Membership of the Guild of Television Cameramen by GTC President Dick Hibberd. Perry has been a very prolific and much... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsor Tiffen's Steadicam Open Day attracts a good turnout

GTC sponsors Tiffen would like to say a huge "Thank You” to all those who attended their Open Day at Pinewood on 16 June. GTC members and other attendees were treated to a... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Video Europe unveil OB3 and OB4 and prepare for move to new premises in July

  GTC sponsors Video Europe have announced the addition of a brand new, £1.25 millionstate-of-the-art, rigid OB truck and tender to its Outside Broadcast division. Both units have been built from... [READ MORE]

The GTC is delighted to welcome Media Dog Hire as a new sponsor company

The GTC is pleased to announce that Midlands-based broadcast equipment hire company Media Dog Hire has recently joined our list of GTC... [READ MORE]

GTC member Peter Heap wins Miller classic tripod

Australian GTC member Peter Heap (also a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society; ACS) was recently delighted to find out that he had won a Miller LP ’54 Classic Tripod. GTC sponsors Miller had offered... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Trust launches online resource for freelancers

The Rory Peck Trust (RPT) has just launched some new sections to some of its most popular online resources: Insurance, Digital Security and Sources of Funding. These sections have been expanded with more... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes Azule Finance as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that specialist asset finance provider for the media and technology sectors, Azule Finance, has recently agreed to join the list of GTC sponsor companies. Azule Finance... [READ MORE]

The GTC Awards 2014 winners

  The finale of the GTC's great Day in the Country on Sunday 18 May was the presentation of the GTC Awards 2014. The... [READ MORE]

Watch the video of the GTC's Day in the Country

Well over 100 GTC members, guests and colleagues enjoyed a fantastic Day in the Country yesterday at Aynho, Oxfordshire. As well as the important business of the day (the 2014 AGM) and the... [READ MORE]

All fine at the GTC's Day in the Country

The GTC's AGM/Awards Day is under way at A Day in the Country at... [READ MORE]

Edge Hill University students are first in the country to pass new GTC assessment

In an exciting new initiative that reflects its remit to promote and support camera training of real value for aspiring young camera trainees, the GTC has developed a new accreditation test for... [READ MORE]

Excellent new Litepanels measurements added to the TLCI results from Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts has recently sent us some new TLCI results from his testing of the latest lamps from GTC sponsors Litepanels - and very well they came out too. Alan tested the... [READ MORE]

Just 3 weeks left to enter this year's Rory Peck Awards

    Closing date for entries is Monday 2 June 2014 - ENTER NOW! Entries are invited from freelancers worldwide in three categories:  Rory Peck Award for News ( Max. dur. 10 mins.) Honours... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes Shift 4 as new sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that camera equipment company Shift 4 has recently joined our growing list of sponsor companies. Shift 4 has been supplying and supporting broadcast, commercials and corporate... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman Keith Massey featured in the press

The career of GTC Chairman Keith Massey was recently celebrated in the York Press.  The article covers a range of key points in Keith's progress ranging from watching the Queen's Coronation as a... [READ MORE]

Be the first to see the full production AMIRA in the UK!

GTC sponsors ARRI would like to invite GTC members to come along and be amongst the first to meet the AMIRA. With full production models of AMIRA shipping in April, AMIRA will be making herUK debut... [READ MORE]

The GTC is pleased to announce that Alan Wells is now a GTC sponsor

The GTC would like to welcome Alan Wells Camera Systems to our growing list of sponsor companies and is looking forward to working with him in the coming years. The first... [READ MORE]

GTC Awards sponsors Camera Corps announce Q3 advanced compact robotic camera

Camera Corps has chosen NAB 2014 to launch a major advance in robotic camera technology. Developed from the -award-winning Q-Ball, the new Q3 incorporates double the zoom power, a higher specification camera and... [READ MORE]

Congratulations Sony on the best April Fool we've seen today

GTC sponsors kicked off April Fool's Day with an excellent posting on their Facebook page. It announced a range of cuddly, fun new camera covers from Sony Professional Europe. Our personal is favourite... [READ MORE]

The GTC wishes our President and the First Lady a Happy Diamond Anniversary

Congratulations Dick and Jean Hibberd! They've received their congratulatory message from the Queen on achieving 60 years of marriage, and now the GTC would like to take this opportunity to send heartfelt... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Camera Corps acquire SIS Live specialist cameras

Vitec Videocom, a division of The Vitec Group plc,has expanded its Camera Corps business with the incorporation of assets from SIS Live Special Cameras (formerly BBC Special Cameras). The offering will bring... [READ MORE]

CTBF launches National Care Plan with Anchor

The industry charity Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) - who recently assisted a GTC member through a period of serious illness - have got together with Anchor, a leading not-for-profit housing and care... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes Electra and Off Trax as new sponsor companies

The GTC is delighted to announce that sister companies Electra (camera hire) andOff Trax (light grip specialists) have both recently agreed to join the list of GTC sponsor companies. About Electra Film & TV Originally specialising... [READ MORE]

Journalists protest against imprisonment of Al Jazeera crew in Egypt

In a well-supported solidarity day journalists around the world today united and protested in the strongest terms to the Egyptian Government and Military Authorities against the imprisonment of the Al Jazeera television news... [READ MORE]

The GTC is pleased to announce that Production Gear are now GTC sponsors

The GTC is delighted that camera equipment distributors and dealers Production Gear has recently agreed to join the list of GTC sponsor companies.  Production Gear is a well- known UK based distributor and... [READ MORE]

GTC member John Keedwell: book signing at BVE

GTC member John Keedwell will be on the GTC stand J78 with signed copies of his recently published book 'Get the Message Now at BVE from 25th–27th February. Speaking about the book John... [READ MORE]

Camera training courses for freelancers discounted for GTC members

East London and Manchester based camera and lighting hire company Alias Hire is running a series of training courses for freelance camera crew.   Alias Hire has successfully secured Skillset funding for... [READ MORE]

Are Charles and Camilla about to become the latest new GTC members?

When Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall dropped into BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge yesterday as part of a tour of New Broadcasting House in a celebration of British radio... [READ MORE]

Invitation for all camerawomen: celebrate 'Women Behind the Camera' with Reel Angels

REEL ANGELS and BECTU invite GTC members to a drinks event to celebrate 'Women Behind the Camera!' Free bar, VJs, a raffle and still time to go out for the night! In line with... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsor Panasonic announces first 'Cloud' ready camera

GTC sponsor company Panasonic is set to launch its first handheld ENG camera with wireless connectivity, enabling recorded content to be shared almost instantly and accessed from anywhere. The AJ-PX270 removes the... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors ARRI taking orders for the AMIRA

GTC sponsors ARRI have announced that pricing has been set for its new documentary-style camera, AMIRA and orders are being taken. Prices for the camera with viewfinder start at €25,980 and customers can... [READ MORE]

GTC Council members take part in ITTP conference

According to government statistics, the UK creative industries are worth some £21 billion per annum and generate about 1.68 million jobs. No small part of this quite amazing business is our own television industry.... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes RED Europe Ltd as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that RED Europe Ltd has recently joined our list of sponsor companies. RED Europe Ltd was set up in late 2008 and was the first subsidiary of... [READ MORE]

GTC member Jim Cemlyn Jones entertains snooker audience

When the Dafabet Masters snooker at Alexandra Palace was plunged into darkness due to a power cut this week the organisers were left wondering how to entertain the audience while the technical problems... [READ MORE]

ARRI launches new Photometrics app

GTC sponsors ARRi have released a new Photometrics app.  The new ARRI Photometrics App for iPhone and iPad gives quick access to the properties and luminous outputs for ARRI’s renowned light fixtures. Created... [READ MORE]

2014 is a GTC Election Year

Nominations are now being sought for all GTC Council positions for the period 2014 to 2016. GTC members can download and submit a nomination form. Should you wish to nominate a member for... [READ MORE]

GTC members vote to retain the name Guild of Television Cameramen

Following a motion voted at the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Guild of Television Cameramen, a ballot of GTC members was held on the subject of whether to retain the current name... [READ MORE]

GTC members are invited to see the MoVI Freefly

GTC members are invited by CVP.com to see the MoVI Freefly (3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal) system at Pinewood Studios on the evening of Tuesday 5 November. There will be demonstrations and hands-on... [READ MORE]

GTC Council Members play an active part in Cornwall Film Festival 2013

GTC Member Martin Hammond has forwarded the following information from Cornwall where the Cornwall Film Festival kicked off in Redruth on Saturday 26 October. The main festival will be staged in Newquay... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsor Panasonic announces Roadshow dates

GTC sponsors Panasonic have announced dates for a major roadshow comprising a series of exciting events across Europea in the coming months entitled the ‘Panasonic Professional Experience Roadshow 2013’.  The UK tour kicks off... [READ MORE]

First Bill Vinten GTC University Awards presented

At the ITV London Studios on Thursday 24 October 2013, the first winners and runners-up of the new Bill Vinten GTC University Award, set up by the GTC in association with Bill... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Rosco donate over $13,000 to Light Relief charity

At this year's PLASA exhibition, Rosco CEO Mark Engel (right) presented the charity Light Relief with its annual benefit cheque from the proceeds of Rosco’s 313 Light Relief Yellow colour filter. The cheque was... [READ MORE]

Bill Vinten GTC University Award - first winners to be announced on 24 October

  The Bill Vinten GTC University Award has been created to encourage excellent teaching of camerawork skills within UK educational establishments. The Award is the result of a collaboration between the GTC... [READ MORE]

Congratulations to GTC member Richard Cook on outstanding cinematography (documentary) Emmy

GTC member Richard Cook has added another very well-deserved award to the impressive collection he has already amassed (including a GTC Award for Excellence in this year's Awards) for his wonderful work on... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Hammerhead TV acquired by Procam

GTC sponsors Hammerhead TV have recently been acquired by broadcast hire company PROCAM. Their sponsorship of the GTC will now come under the PROCAM name. The acquisition sees PROCAM expand into Scotland while also strengthening... [READ MORE]

Big changes amongst BBC Outside Broadcast contracts

Big changes in the outside broadcast contracts for many major sporting events for 2014 have been announced by the BBC, which will may impact on lots of GTC members who have recently worked... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Award 2013 finalists announced

The Rory Peck Trust has announced this year's finalists for the Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony. They are: Rory Peck Award for News AL-EMRUN GARJON (Bangladeshi) for Bangladesh Factory CollapseMARCEL METTELSIEFEN... [READ MORE]

The GTC is saddened to hear of the passing of Phil Baxter of CVP

The GTC was shocked and saddened to hear the news that Phil Baxter, CEO of CVP (former sponsors of the GTC) had passed away suddenly on Wednesday 4 September. Phil leaves behind a... [READ MORE]

Pinewood Development plans to go to a public inquiry

GTC sponsors, the Pinewood Studios Group, who kindly provide facilities for GTC meetings and events on a regular basis, are locked in a long and complicated struggle to obtain permission to expand their... [READ MORE]

SMPTE instigates a lecture in honour of Bill Lovell

SMPTE UK is establishing a lecture in honour of the late Bill Lovell (well-known to many GTC members through his work at GTC sponsors ARRI) to recognise and celebrate his dedication and... [READ MORE]

An Enlightening Look at the History and Science of Color Film

Brouught to our attention: A comprehensive tour of the evolution of colour film and photography comprising an nformative account of how we got from black-and-white to the rich naturalistic colours of today. Not surprisingly... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman Keith Massey pays tribute to Sky cameraman Mick Deane

I'd just like to pay tribute to one of our own... Mick Deane, the Sky cameraman who was tragically killed in Cairo two weeks ago and whose funeral was held this week at... [READ MORE]

Sony to open Digital Motion Picture Centre in Europe at Pinewood Studios

GTC sponsors Sony are to open a new Digital Motion Picture Centre in Europe at the heart of the film production community located at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Scheduled to open later this summer... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes Video Europe as new sponsors

The GTC is delighted that Video Europe has agreed to join our list of sponsor companies (for full list see: www.gtc.org.uk/sponsor-the-gtc/list-of-gtc-sponsors.aspx) and we look forward to working with them in the coming years.... [READ MORE]

GTC Bill Vinten award attracts an encouraging 24 student films in its first year

With 24 films from 22 graduates, from eight universities, this first year of the Bill Vinten GTC University Award has well exceeded initial expectations. A jury reflectiing both great experience and relative... [READ MORE]

The GTC is delighted to welcome DSM Broadcast Power as sponsors

The GTC is pleased to announce that DSM Broadcast Power has recently joined its list of sponsor companies. DSM has been manufacturing batteries for the TV and Film industry for... [READ MORE]

Catch 'Wild Cameramen at Work' on BBC iPlayer

If you've missed the BBC series 'Wildlife Cameramen at Work' including GTC member Doug Allen, which is screening only in Scotland, the episodes are on iPlayer now. The series documents the work of five great... [READ MORE]

GTC's John Henshall draws celebrity crowd at NFT1

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GTC sponsors Thales Angénieux triumph at Cannes

GTC sponsors Thales Angénieux had a great Cannes festival with triumph for Angénieux-lensed films in the top awards. The company also presented the first "Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography" award to DoP Philippe Rousselot. In doing so... [READ MORE]

TCS Skquattro peds chosen for 3D broadcast of Swan Lake from St Petersburg

Five Skquattro pedestals and a wide range of additional support equipment have been supplied by GTC sponsors The Camera Store (TCS), a Vitec Group company, for a live stereoscopic broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Swan... [READ MORE]

Watch the video of the GTC's Day in the Country

If you weren't able to get along to the GTC's Day out in the Country you can watch a short video of the day's activities featuring some great shots captured on the specialist... [READ MORE]

Vitec Videocom announce multi-brand support for John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

Vitec Videocom has announced it is a multi-brand sponsor for the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in Europe. The company has donated a range of media production technologies to support video and... [READ MORE]

A fantastic day was had by all at the GTC's AGM/Awards Day out in the Country

The 2013 GTC AGM / Awards event and Day in the Country was a packed day for the more than 100 members, sponsors, award winners and guests who attended -... [READ MORE]

Cooke Optics to receive Technical Lifetime Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo 2013

Lifetime achievement award Cooke Optics will be the recipient of the Cine Gear Expo 2013 Technical Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of 'the significant contributions Cooke has made to advancing the art and... [READ MORE]

Freelancer Survival Guide Seminar hosted by GTC sponsors WTS a great success

A full house of eager cameramen attended GTC sponsor WTS's first seminar specifically for freelancers in their Soho demonstration room on 25 April. The purpose of the day was to educate and... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsor Blackmagic announces nine new products at NAB

There is no stopping GTC sponsors Blackmagic Design at the moment - the innovative company announced an amazing nine new products at the recent NAB show. There are two new models in... [READ MORE]

The GTC is pleased to announce specialist lens manufacturers Abakus as new sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that Abakus has recently decided to join our growing list of sponsor companies. The GTC is very grateful for the support of all its sponsors. Abakus... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes WTS as new sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that WTS has joined the list of companies who support the Guild as sponsors.  The WTS Group provides systems integration and equipment supply services to broadcast and... [READ MORE]

Ikegami and ARRI introduce the HDK-97ARRI - a broadcast camera with digital image quality

GTC sponsors Ikegami and ARRI have jointly announced a pioneering new camera system: the HDK-97ARRI. The HDK-97ARRI is a broadcast-style production camera with digital cinema characteristics making it possible to employ a... [READ MORE]

Telenatura Festival for Wildlife Films - Call for Entries

The international wildlife filmmaking community is invited to submit films for the 12th Telenatura festival, the International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and the Environment, organised by the University of Navarra... [READ MORE]

March GTC In Focus online for GTC members

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The March 2013 issue includes: news of the GTC's forthcoming 'Day in the Country' at which members will be... [READ MORE]

New products from Bradley Engineering

GTC sponsors Bradley Engineering have announced a new mini remote camera, the Eybe. The Eybe is a brand new integrated mini camera for commentary positions, POVs and discreet remote camera applications. In... [READ MORE]

Raise the Roof Kenya opens Barut Project

The amazing Raise the Roof Kenya (RTRK) charity, started by GTC member camerawoman and 3D stereographer Holly Bantleman, raises funds for projects to help young people in Kenya. The charity is supported by many... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Vocas to show new products at NAB

At this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas, GTC sponsors Vocas will be there to show their latest products. The highlights will be products for Sony's new Cine Alta S35 cameras, the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55. Vocas... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Anton/Bauer win Academy Award

Congratulations to GTC sponsors Anton/Bauer who were recently honoured with an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement. At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Scientific and Technical Awards, which took... [READ MORE]

Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) debuts new tracking vehicle at Cheltenham Festival

GTC sponsors Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) have been in action this week at the Cheltenham Festival with their new tracking vehicle. The vehicle has had its debut providing coverage of the racing for Channel 4. Six... [READ MORE]

Spectacular Steadicam Shot for Let's Dance Red Nose Day 2013

Steadicam operator Dominic Jackson seems to be everywhere these days. In the latest issue of Zerb we saw him flying over the London 2012 Opening Ceremony (read articles from Zerb). Now we find him... [READ MORE]

Catch up: BroadcastShow Live February

The February edition of BroadcastShow Live looked at virtual sets, lighting, a new film-making handbook and how a Premier League football club has upgraded its stadium TV station with fibre. If you missed... [READ MORE]

The new Bill Vinten/ GTC Award unveiled at BVE

The GTC Exhibitions team was delighted when Bill Vinten dropped by their stand this morning to view for the first time the trophy he has sponsored and designed as an incentive to encourage... [READ MORE]

Discounts for GTC members on VW vans

GTC members can benefit from a special discount scheme on purchases of new VW vans from the Cordwallis Van Center, based near Heathrow airport. The scheme means that the GTC is treated... [READ MORE]

Petro Vlahos, the inventor of blue and green screen dies at 96

Petro Vlahos – the pioneer of blue- and green-screen systems and founder of the company Ultimatte has died at the age of 96. The technique was developed for Ben Hur in 1959 and a... [READ MORE]

Did you miss the January BroadcastShow Live?

If you missed the January BroadcastShow Live you can catch up at: www.broadcastshow.com/live/Show_9_-_Jan_2013_LIVE_16  See: www.broadcastshow.com/live [READ MORE]

BSC Expo 2013 to be at Pinewood Studios

The BSC is pleased to announce a new venue for the BSC Expo 2013 event. BSC Expo 2013 will take place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March on the Richard Attenborough Stage... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Bradley Engineering launch new universal RCP

Ahead of NAB, Bradley are launching a new ‘Universal Remote Camera Panel' for up to 4 cameras per panel. It's a standard size unit which can currently control Sony, Ikegami, Panasonic and... [READ MORE]

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013

Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2013 is now open for entries. ASFF 2013 allows for both budding and established film-makers to connect with new, worldwide audiences and interact with some of the biggest... [READ MORE]

The Ship2Ship walkers are braving freezing temperatures on their Bristol to London walk

The Ship2Ship crew including GTC member Barrie Dodd have set out from Bristol on their very cold tramp to London. So far in high spirits they send this message: Well it has started!... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Angénieux honoured with prestigious French award

GTC sponsor Thales Angénieux has been honored with recognition under the French government's Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) programme, established to identify French companies with a legacy and tradition of excellence... [READ MORE]

December GTC In Focus available online for GTC members

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The December 2012 issue includes: BVE North review by Exhibitions Officer Dudley Darby; reports from the Olympus 'Life in... [READ MORE]

Cooke Optics to be honoured at the Academy Awards

Cooke Optics will receive an Academy Award of Merit - an Oscar statuette - for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses. The Academy of Motion... [READ MORE]

Ship2Ship Endurance Walk

A message from the Ship2Ship team: Two years ago, 1 x Unit manager, 1 x Camera Supervisor, 11 Riggers, 2 x Police Officers and a Lawyer walked from Glasgow to the summit of... [READ MORE]

View the 2013 GTC Awards nominations

GTC members have been making their nominations for the best examples of camera craft transmitted this year - from the spectacular Opening Ceremony of The Olympics to powerful and beautifully shot dramas... [READ MORE]

Win a Tooway Satellite System!

BroadcastShow Live will be giving away a complete Tooway System plus 2 hours of NewsSpotter dedicated broadcast bandwidth (1:1) at 2 MBps Uplink and 1 Mbps Downlink + ‘Always On’ Contended bandwidth of 10... [READ MORE]

Did you miss the Xmas BroadcastShow live?

The monthly live webcast from BroadcastShow saw its Christmas Special last week with a record 1962 viewers tuning in live for this eighth show in the series to see the big Xmas... [READ MORE]

Support the Rory Peck Trust by ordering their charity Christmas cards

Click here to order your cards The GTC supports the Rory Peck Trust and various other charities. Read more about the charities we support here. [READ MORE]

Top-Teks Sony F5 and F55 Open Day at Pinewood

GTC sponsors Top-Teks are holding an Open Day for BSC members (to which GTC members are also invited) to demonstrate Sony's new F5 and F55 cameras, alongside the F65 to compare and try for the first time... [READ MORE]

Schneider Optics earns 2012 Technical Emmy Award for IRND technology

Schneider Optics is proud to announce it will receive a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award, for its IRND (Infrared Neutral Density) filter technology, from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS... [READ MORE]

Win a prize in the Finepoint/GTC Photo Competition

GTC sponsors Finepoint have recently relaunched their website at: www.finepoint.co.uk. They are looking for good quality interesting photographs of their equipment in use in a wide variety of situations. To this end... [READ MORE]

See the Canon EOS system today

Quality, Performance and Creative choice – Canon showcases the Cinema EOS System Tuesday 6 November 2012 - 4.30pm to 8.00pmBSC North Lodge, Pinewood Studios GTC members are invited to attend this BSC event... [READ MORE]

Former GTC Forum administrator Andy Smith presented with Honorary Membership of the GTC

This week GTC Council Members Rex Palmer and Max Hodgetts were pleased to present Andy Smith, who recently stepped down from his role of GTC Forum Administrator, with a very well-deserved Honorary... [READ MORE]

GTC member John Samuels' feature film a finalist in the Newport International Film Festival

Long-standing GTC member and former GTC Council Member John Samuels' first full feature film as DOP is to premiere in Bristol at the Arnolfini on Tuesday 6 November. The 90-minute micro-budget film... [READ MORE]

October GTC In Focus available online for members

  GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The packed October issue includes: IBC 2012 review from Exhibitions Officer Dudley Darby; how to film at high... [READ MORE]

Sky launches broadcast production course with NFTS

Sky and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) have announced a new partnership, which will train a new generation of multi-camera studio craft specialists. A Broadcast Production course, run in collaboration with... [READ MORE]

Labour Party Political Broadcast: a question of style?

As the Chairman of The Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) and a professional Director of Photography/ Lighting Cameraman for more than 40 years, I was appalled when watching – or trying to watch – the Labour... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck finalists announced

Rory Peck Awards – Finalists 2012 The Rory Peck Trust is delighted to announce nine outstanding finalists for the the Rory Peck Awards 2012. The winners will be announced at the Rory Peck... [READ MORE]

Funding available for the new BECTU Health and Safety Passport

The first BECTU Creative Industries Safety Passport (CRISP) health and safety training day has taken place, with a second day scheduled for 25 Ocober at the BECTU London HQ. The Passport has now... [READ MORE]

Did you miss the last Broadcast Show live?

If you missed the Broadcast Show Live show last Wednesday, which was packed with news from IBC, you can catch it at: www.broadcastshow.com/live/Episode_4_-_LIVE_10 The programme synopsis includes:   So you've decided on... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Fineline offer Autumn promotional finance rate on Sony purchases

If you're thinking of buying a new camera from Sony and need to borrow the money to complete the deal, GTC sponsors Fineline Media Finance are offering a promotional rate (to coincide with... [READ MORE]

GTC Welfare Officer visits ARRI Media and Pinewood Studios with Second Light

One of the charities supported and mentored by the GTC, Second Light, recently set upa visit to ARRI Media's HQ in Uxbridge and Pinewood Studios (both GTC sponsor companies) for members of their Tech Lab group (www.firstlightonline.co.uk/talent/second-light-tech-lab-posts).... [READ MORE]

A weather site for media professionals

Flight logistics and aerial camera expert Tim Desbois, who has written for Zerb and contributed to GTC workshops, has come up with a good idea - a one-stop shop weather forecast site, which... [READ MORE]

New Health and Safety Training: The Creative Industries Safety Passport

With health and safety qualifications increasingly a requirement of freelancers, the industry union BECTU has developed a one--day course, accredited by IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health). The first two... [READ MORE]

June GTC In Focus available online for members

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The June issue includes: news of the Bill Vinten GTC University Award, full list of the winners of Vitec GTC... [READ MORE]

A gold medal for the camera Olympians from the President of the GTC

I am staggered by the beauty and exquisite execution of the television camerawork, from all the cameramen and women from all around the world, that we have been witnessing throughout the... [READ MORE]

Cameraman Dave Stanford presented with Honorary Membership of the GTC for his bravery

When they learned of SkyF1 cameraman Dave Stanford's selfless action in helping to rescue one of the Williams F1 mechanics from the pit garage fire after the Grand Prix in Barcelona a few weeks... [READ MORE]

GTC Welfare Officer mentors First Light trainees

Brian Rose visits First Light in Liverpool First Light is one of the charities that is supported by the GTC. So it was a great opportunity for me to spend the day with... [READ MORE]

Own a little bit of the BBC World Service!

It's sad to see an online auction of equipment due to the closure of Bush House coming up at the end of July. The auction will be run by Peaker Pattinson (Auctioneers Ltd).... [READ MORE]

The GTC has a new Chairman

The Guild of Television Cameraman has a new Chairman, Keith Massey, who takes over from Graeme McAlpine, who has done a great job leading the GTC during an active period of growth during which... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes new sponsors AJA Video Systems

The GTC is delighted that leading manufacturer of digital video interface products AJA Video Systems has joined the growing list of GTC sponsors. The Guild is very grateful to all of its sponsor... [READ MORE]

GTC Vice President to present valuable archive tapes at Kaleidoscope

GTC Vice President John Henshall will be at the Classic Television Organisation Kaleidoscope's summer event, entitled Lift Off at The Talbot!, this coming Saturday. The event will take place from 12:00 - 7:00 pm... [READ MORE]

A great site for wildlife camera enthusiasts

For all the wildlife camera enthusiasts out there (and judging by the response to the recent GTC Wildlife Photography Competition there are plenty of you in the GTC), have you discovered this... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Top-Teks and Octica Professional work together to establish high-tech lens test centre

GTC sponsors Top-Teks have set up a new optical clean room lens test and service centre at their base in Harefield, Middlesex. Their new lens centre includes investment in the latest high-end test... [READ MORE]

Coming Soon: Gekko Technology announce the Karess 2006 remote phosphor

Gekko is now manufacturing the latest addition to its karesslite range of fixtures, the 2006. Measuring 300mm x 100mm, karess 2006 is designed as a highly portable location fixture or versatile studio fixture.... [READ MORE]

Cameramen at work on the Jubilee celebrations

Many GTC members were out and about covering the multiple Jubilee events taking place the length of the country. See the pictures of their Jubilee activities below. Many thanks to them for taking... [READ MORE]

Televisual Film Forum

It was with a strange feeling of deja-vu that I attended the very well subscribed Televisual Film Forum held at the Vue Cinema in London's Leicester Square on Tuesday 29 May. The Forum was held... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Bradley Engineering provide cameras for the Torch Relay

Bradley Engineering is incredibly proud to have supplied the cameras and controllers for the BBC Torch Relay 2012. The cameras being used include a Camball ll, mounted on the roof of the Locog... [READ MORE]

GTC announces the Bill Vinten GTC University Award

Bill Vinten GTC University Award 2012 At the 2012 Vitec GTC Awards/AGM held in Birmingham on 11 May, The Guild of Television Cameramen was delighted to announce the Bill Vinten GTC University Award which will... [READ MORE]

See more pictures from the GTC Awards 2012

The very worthy recipient of the GTC's top award, the TCA (Television Cameraman's Award) this year was Jules Greenway. See the GTC Awards section to see who the winners of the Awards for... [READ MORE]

Monkeying around on Planet Earth Live

If you're enjoying the current series of Planet Earth Live with its usual high BBC NHU production values, you might be surprised to see that some of it if being shot by monkeys... [READ MORE]

Four weeks left to submit entries for the Rory Peck Awards 2012

For further information and to enter visit the 2012 Awards pages: The closing date for entries is MONDAY 11 JUNE 2012 THE RORY PECK AWARDS – CELEBRATING FREELANCERS   [READ MORE]

GTC New Website Launches

Today we're delighted to unveil the latest developments on www.gtc.org.uk. New Member Benefits  New Member Search Members can now benefit from a much improved Member Search Facility. Alongside the current Search facility... [READ MORE]

Hay on Film: Spend the weekend with top film-makers

A celebration of the art and craft of film-making25 – 27 May 2012 An amazing line-up of events with top cinematographers, producers and many industry experts.  Highlights include: Q&A with Revel... [READ MORE]

ARRI launches pro camera accessories at NAB

With a wide range of modular matte boxes, follow focus units and support systems, ARRI is able to offer complete shooting kits for almost all types of digital cameras, from small, handheld units... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Black Magic launch new digital cinema camera

GTC sponsors Blackmagic Design revealed one of the most talked about new product developments at NAB this year - their brand new Cinema Camera. The camera, which is Blackmagic’s first camera... [READ MORE]

Are you prepared to work in a hostile environment?

If you were inspired to get some training in order to prepare yourself properly for working in a conflict zone by the recent Life in the Firing Line workshop, we have news of... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Awards 2012 - Open for Entries

Closing date for entries is Monday 11 June 2012 Click here for further information and to enter Contact Rory Peck Trust on: info@rorypecktrust.org / +44 (0)20 3219 7860 and see more... [READ MORE]

March GTC In Focus available online for members

  GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online.The March issue includes: all the nominations and news of the forthcoming Vitec GTC Awards 2012; Dudley Darby's report from... [READ MORE]

Pictures from the Life in the Firing Line workshop

Saturday 31 March: A good turnout of GTC members is gathered at the RAF Museum in Hendon for a powerful and fascinating exploration of the work of cameramen, photographers and journalists who... [READ MORE]

The Great 'Blue Peter Garden Quiz' results

If you took note of the Great 'Blue Peter Garden Quiz' announced in a recent GTC email, you probably realised quite quickly that this was a brazen attempt to publicise the new GTC... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes Blackmagic Design as sponsors

Blackmagic Design creates high quality video editing products for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. With a range of products including colour correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Panasonic deliver environmental support for schools

As part of its commitment to working towards improved environmental awareness, GTC sponsors Panasonic are supporting learning about the environment in primary schools. One of seven Panasonic founding principles, in place since the... [READ MORE]

Help Skillset update the National Occupational Standards for Camera

Do you work in Camera for Film or Television? Would you like to help refine the definitive list of best practice skills and knowledge for the industry? Skillset is updating the National... [READ MORE]

Bristol Encounters Festival call for submissions

Calling all filmmakers and animators from across the world, submissions are now open for the Encounters 18th Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol UK. Submit your short film or animation by Wednesday... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes new sponsors Easyrig from Sweden

The GTC is delighted that Easyrig has joined the growing list of GTC sponsors. The Guild is very grateful to all of its sponsor companies for their vital ongoing support. Easyrig is a... [READ MORE]

Get your Accounts on Tap!

Do you find keeping your accounts straight a chore? GTC members who have attended any of the 'How to Survive as a Freelancer' workshops, will know that Selwyn from GTC sponsors Bradley Foreman... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors ARRI celebrate the Oscars

GTC sponsors ARRI are celebreating their successful involvement with last night's Oscar ceremony's big winners, The Artist and Hugo. The films each took home five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Cinematography, respectively. Both... [READ MORE]

GTC/Sony XDCAM roadshow draws to a close

The very successful GTC/Sony XDCAM roadshow drew to a close in Bristol yesterday. Sony expert Neil Thompson has been taking GTC members through the finer points of the XDCAM system... [READ MORE]

How to make a TV programme

Spotted on You Tube, this little gem of a training video made at Thames Television in the early 80s. They certainly don't make 'em like this any more!  Never broadcast, this tape has... [READ MORE]

Booking now open: Life in the Firing Line

Booking is now open for this major one-day GTC workshop on filming in hazardous situations. The day will celebrate the work of TV cameramen in hostile environments, particularly Afghanistan, Libya and the... [READ MORE]

BVE: A good show for the GTC

There was a good turnout of GTC Council members, members and sponsors at BVE at Earls Court 2 last week. The GTC stand, organised by Exhibitions Manager, Dudley Darby saw a steady stream... [READ MORE]

Aesthetica Film Festival 2012

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. ASFF is a fantastic opportunity... [READ MORE]

GTC Children in Need certificate

Total raised: £680 Many thanks to all the GTC members who either pledged money or sent in pictures to the GTC Children in Need fundraising effort in November.  For every picture submitted... [READ MORE]

East End Film Festival open for submissions

It's all happening in East London this summer. Not just the Olympics but there will also be an explosion of artistic activity including the East End Film Festival which this year is... [READ MORE]

GTC member Doug Allan receives Polar honour at Buckingham Palace

GTC member, top wildlife cameraman Doug Allan returned from the latest of many filming trips in the Antarctic last Wednesday. Luckily the unpredictable Polar weather had been kind to him and his... [READ MORE]

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's Cameraman!

Spotted on You Tube, this brilliant cartoon uploaded by the multi-talented former BBC cameraman Roger Bunce. Not only does it quite correctly (in our totally unbiassed opinion) bestow the status of superman on... [READ MORE]

A warm welcome from the GTC to new sponsors Octica Professional

We are delighted that Octica Professional has just joined the growing list of GTC sponsor companies. OCTICA PROFESSIONAL is a premier broadcast, film and video equipment distributor. OCTICA exclusively represents and offers support... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes Prime TV as sponsors

The GTC is delighted that Prime Television has agreed to join our growing list of sponsor companies. Prime Television has been supplying equipment and crews to broadcast and film production... [READ MORE]

How did they shoot that?

  GTC members have been wondering how the uplifting and technically brilliant Weightwatchers ad, aired in full on ITV and Channel 4 on New Year's Day, was shot. If you haven't seen... [READ MORE]

Oops! Segway cameraman takes a tumble

This Australian cameramen recently found the cameras turned on himself when he took a high-profile tumble while covering the Australia–India test match in Melbourne a few days ago. Luckily he was fine...... [READ MORE]

The GTC is 40 this year!

The GTC will this year celebrate the 40th anniversary of its foundation. To kick off the celebrations in style, the Guild has commissioned a set of logos for use throughout the year and is... [READ MORE]

December GTC In Focus available online for members

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The December issue includes: news of the GTC's 40th anniversary celebrations and Awards weekend; shooting news with MFT (micro... [READ MORE]

GTC Council members sought

Would you like to be on the GTC Council or do you know someone who would make a good Council member? 2012 is a GTC Election Year! Nominations are now being sought for... [READ MORE]

GTC Vice President reveals rare Bowie footage

  GTC Vice President John Henshall has been speaking of the moment he realised he owned 'lost' footage of David Bowie on Top of the Pops. John had retained a copy of Bowie performing... [READ MORE]

BBC approves Panasonic AG-HPX250EJ P2HD camera recorder for HD use

The BBC has approved the Panasonic AG-HPX250EJ P2HD camera recorder for HD use by both BBC and non-BBC production teams.  The AG-HPX250EJ Memory Card Camera Recorder is a new handheld model for Panasonic's broadcasting... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck winners 2011

The Rory Peck Trust celebrated an outstanding year for freelance talent at the 2011 Rory Peck Awards at London's BFI Southbank last week. In a packed out house, a highly moving ceremony celebrated... [READ MORE]

Who do the top wildlife film-makers really admire?

It's always interesting to hear who the experts in any field revere. In yesterday's Guardian, Emine Saner asked five top wildlife-filmakers to nominate their favourite living artist in their field. The answers are below. See... [READ MORE]

GTC member Martin Hawkins collects RTS Lifetime Achievement Award

Huge congratulations to GTC member DoPMartin Hawkins who has been awarded the top award at this year's Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards – the Lifetime Achievement Award. Martin collected the award on Monday night at... [READ MORE]

The GTC Children in Need Photo Challenge

TOTAL SO FAR: £469  The Guild of Television Cameramen is raising money for Children in Need. The idea is simple - the more images we receive of cameraman at work on Children... [READ MORE]

Safe Operation of Lightweight Jibs and Cranes Guidance - final comments sought

Following requests from a number of jib operators for a set of impartial guidelines setting out best practice for lightweight crane use, the subject was raised at the Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment... [READ MORE]

October GTC In Focus available online for members

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The October issue includes: Dudley Darby's report from IBC 2011; a photo special from Wimbledon 2011; cameraman Angus Macfadyen swims... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes back Shooting Partners as sponsors

The GTC is delighted that the Shooting Partners Group has once again agreed to sponsor the Guild after a short break. The Shooting Partners Group was originally founded in 1989 providing broadcast equipment... [READ MORE]

Success for GTC member Michael Brennan at the GoldenEye Festival

Congratulations to GTC member Michael Brennan who was announced the winner of the best 'Risk Shot' category at the Golden Eye International Festival of the Cameraman, Batumi, Georgia, on Saturday 22 October. Mike's... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors VMI launch new iPhone app

Guild sponsors VMI have launched an iPhone app which is now ready for download from the App Store. The app allows you to create, update, copy and archive shooting kits. Future releases planned will... [READ MORE]

GTC members head for Orlando with Dreamflight

This Saturday, the GTC Chairman Graeme McAlpine and several other GTC members will depart for Orlando, Florida as volunteers on the annual Dreamflight charity trip to America. The very first Dreamflight took off for... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Awards Finalists

The Rory Peck Trust has announced its Finalists for the 2011 Rory Peck Awards in what it says has been an outstanding year for entries. The list of finalists comprises: 2011 RORY... [READ MORE]

The GTC takes to the road with XDCam

The GTC Workshops organiser is delighted to announce a series of roadshow workshops around the country in which Sony's Neil Thompson will demonstrate to members all they need to know about the XDCam... [READ MORE]

Is your programme a load of old hot air?

Introducing Albert Richard Smith, the BBC's Project Manager for Sustainable Productions introduces a new carbon calculator, Albert, an online tool that works out how much making a production will affect the environment. Albert calculates the total... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes Finepoint as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that hire company Finepoint Broadcast has joined the list of GTC sponsors. 0 false 18 pt 18 pt... [READ MORE]

GTC/Sony collaboration provides over 100 GTC members with free 3D training

On 18–20 July and 22–24 Aug the GTC ran the last of its series of 3D training sessions in conjunction with Sony Professional: Education and Training, at the Basingstoke HQ of GTC sponsors Sony. The sessions... [READ MORE]

UPDATE - Congratulations Angus on completing the Channel Swim!

TV cameramen, Angus MacFadyen completed his solo cross-Channel swim on Monday. With the tides against him some of the time, his marathon effort took an exhausting 18 hours 42 minutes to complete - what... [READ MORE]

GTC Awards Nominations 2011/12

New-look GTC Awards/AGM event for 2012: There's a lot of talk about the Big Event happening in 2012. Forget the Olympics... what I am referring to is the new-look GTC Awards... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Vinten support Ravensbourne's graduation festival

GTC sponsor company, Vinten, is one of the headline sponsors at the Ravensbourne2011 event – a two-day creative festival taking place today and tomorrow at well-respected Ravensbourne College. The graduate degree event  will showcase... [READ MORE]

June 2011 GTC In Focus available now online

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The June issue includes: a full report and photos of the GTC AGM Big Day Out at the Drive Tech... [READ MORE]

Vislink acquires Gigawave UK

GTC sponsor company Vislink plc, a global technology business specialising in secure communications products and services for the news & entertainment as well as law enforcement & public safety markets, has announced that it has... [READ MORE]

Get ready for 4K developments at IBC 2011

If the big story of IBC 2010 was 3D, look out this year for 4K While stereo 3D continues to make headlines with new kit appearing on almost a daily basis, the research... [READ MORE]

Commonwealth Broadcasting Association announces winners

The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) has announced the winners of its Annual Awards. Excellence in media production across the Commonwealth is celebrated in the winning entries, which come from South Africa, Australia, UK... [READ MORE]

The London Academy becomes a sponsor of the GTC

The GTC is delighted to announce that London Academy of Media Film and TV has joined our growing list of sponsors. London Academy was established in 1998 to help aspiring students gain... [READ MORE]

GTC adopts a new Constitution

At the recent GTC AGM which formed part of the Big Day Out at Castle Combe, GTC members voted to accept a new Constitution for the Guild. Honorary President and founder member... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes back Ianiro as sponsors

The GTC is delighted that, after a short break, Ianiro UK are back as sponsors of the Guild of Television Cameramen. Redditch-based Ianiro UK is a partly owned subsidiary of the Rome Factory, and distributes... [READ MORE]

A great day out for the GTC

The sun shone on us, there was a great turnout, the AGM went well, the catering was delicious, the sponsors of the day, Canon, brought along some great new kit to... [READ MORE]

BSC introduce Best Cinematography in a Television Drama Award

The British Society of Cinematographers are delighted to announce the introduction of the BSC Best Cinematography in a Television Drama Award Entries are open to all television dramas that have had their first... [READ MORE]

See the ARRI Alexa at Cannes

If you are planning to be at the Cannes Festival, GTC sponsors have issued this invitation to come along and view the Alexa camera and showreel in a special series of screenings.... [READ MORE]

Vinten Vision blue Pan and Tilt Head wins two prestigious awards at NAB 2011

GTC Sponsors Vinten is proud to announce that its Vision blue pan and tilt head and tripod system has won a pair of coveted awards at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas. Vision Blue won both a TV... [READ MORE]

TV Camera Operator case study request - can you help?

AGCAS is the professional association for higher education (HE) careers practitioners and, as part of our remit, we write and edit a range of careers publications aimed at students and graduates. We are... [READ MORE]

London Filter Company Post-NAB Open House

The London Filter Company has issued an invitation to all GTC members to attend their first Post NAB Open House at the LFC/ Tiffen International Technical Centre: GTC members are invited to come... [READ MORE]

Telenatura Festival: call for entries

Telenatura, 10th International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and the Environment, proudly invites you to send your productions. The festival will take place in Pamplona, Spain from 25 to 28 October... [READ MORE]

Still having fun: Garret Brown, inventor of Steadicam and winner of the GTC's TiCA in 2005

More than thirty years after inventing Steadicam – surely one of the most important camera kit concepts to have been introduced in recent decades, Garrett Brown is still just as enthusiastic as ever... [READ MORE]

Extraordinary HD shot of The Mall on Royal Wedding Day

Seen on the BBC website, this extraordinary HD 1.15-gigapixel picture which is a composite of 189 images. The full picture measures 81,471 pixels by 14,154 pixels. The field of view covers 200 degrees and... [READ MORE]

Did you know the GTC supports industry charities?

Over the years the Guild of Television Cameramen, and many of its members, has been pleased to support various charities within the industry. Now this work – mainly in the form of publicising... [READ MORE]

NBC Today goes viral

Well done indeed to Steadicam Operator John Montalbano on the shooting of this amazing one-shot video of hundreds of NBC staff dancing to the Black Eyed Peas.  ... [READ MORE]

Would you jump for charity?

To book, please email: jemma.bailey@visioncharity.co.ukor call: 0207 287 4261 No experience is necessary as all training will be given – and if you raise over £395 you will receive you... [READ MORE]

New Alexa models from ARRI announced at NAB

GTC sponsors ARRI showcase new cameras and lights at NAB 2011 Following a successful release for the ALEXA camera, ARRI welcomes two additions to the camera family with the ALEXA... [READ MORE]

Red card offence? Cameramen under attack on the football pitch

We're all aware of the risks cameramen take when they undertake certain assignments and contracts - working in war zones and covering riots, climatic disasters and so on - but time was that... [READ MORE]

News from CTBF, the industry charity

If you work, or have worked in the Film or Television industry, the Cinema and Television Benevolent fund is there to help you. Long famous for Glebelands, the retirement village for film and TV... [READ MORE]

Do you need a new camera car?

Would you like to test drive a new VW Caravelle? In the market for a new camera car? Or maybe you're looking for a people carrier for thefamily that you can also... [READ MORE]

March 2011 GTC In Focus available online

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The March issue includes: all the latest news of the GTC AGM Big Day Out at the Drive Tech skid... [READ MORE]

New sponsor companies for the GTC

The GTC is pleased to welcome four new sponsor companies to the growing list of companies that have chosen to be associated with the Guild of Television Cameramen. The GTC is ever grateful... [READ MORE]

Belfast: Learn all about tapeless workflows

SHOOT, EDIT, ARCHIVE WORKFLOW 2011 Thursday 31 March 201110.00am-6.00pm Venue: The Grand Opera HouseGreat Victoria StreetBelfast, Belfast BT2 7HR The Bridge in association with BECTU, the media and entertainment union, present a unique... [READ MORE]

Did you know you can buy back issues of Zerb online?

Back copies of most recent issues of Zerb, the journal of the Guild of Television Cameramen are available for sale - visit the Zerb section under Publications to view sample articles, lists of... [READ MORE]

Discounts on PAT training for GTC members

GTC members can now obtain discounts on PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) training for members via national company PASS (Portable Appliance Safety Services). Their one-day Pat Testing courses and examinations have been endorsed... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors TopTeks offer innovative solutions for 2011

In an unsual move for a dealer, GTC sponsors TopTeks are kicking off 2011 by recommending cameramen NOT to buy a camera! Instead they are offering an innovative approach to the dilemma of... [READ MORE]

ARRI Alexas see in the New Year

The Alexa camera from GTC sponsors ARRI kicked off the New Year in spectactular fashion when 13 of the digital cameras were gathered together to record the famous New York Times Square New... [READ MORE]

December 2010 GTC In Focus available online

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The December issue includes: James French on going to court over a flat rate VAT conundrum; covert filming with the... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes new sponsor PELI

    The GTC is delighted to kick off the New Year with the good news that the makers of the iconic camera cases, PELI, have joined our growing... [READ MORE]

BECTU Freelance Trade Fair in Bristol

The BECTU Western Freelance Branch is holding its 1st Trade Fair to coincide with the branch AGM in Bristol on Friday 4 February. The event is free and open to all. Doors open... [READ MORE]

National Stereoscopic 3D Training Programme

PLF in association with Talking Point present a 3 day series of intensive workshops and hands on seminars for industry professionals – by industry professionals. With special guests and 3D experts, the programme... [READ MORE]

The GTC is pleased to welcome three new sponsor companies

The GTC is delighted to welcome three new sponsor companies to the growing list of companies who have chosen to be associated with the GTC through sponsorship. The latest recruits are... [READ MORE]

Picture Canning North: introducing new GTC sponsor

With offices in both Newcastle and Manchester, Picture Canning North is a leading production supplier in the North providing professional, experienced crew and an extensive range of equipment to clients on... [READ MORE]

Congratulations from the GTC to Ikegami on winning Emmy

GTC sponsors Ikegami with Avid Technology have been awarded a well-deserved Emmy at the 62nd Annual Technology and  Engineering Emmy® Awards in the USA. The Award is presented for  their contribution to the 'Development... [READ MORE]

Image Forum masterclass at Camerimage

GTC Council Member Martin Hammond has recently been elected Chair of the Image Forum. The Image Forum is an association of representatives from a broad range of industry companies and professions; its function... [READ MORE]

See the Panasonic AF101 at GTC sponsors CVP's Midlands HQ

You're Invited! Tuesday 30 November 2010: 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 17:00 or 19:00 to 22:00 CVP invite you to see the first full production Panasonic AG-AF101 to arrive in the UK.... [READ MORE]

Sky Sports recognise the value of cameramen

Spotted on You Tube by member Laurie Gilbert. Could this be the shape of future GTC workshops? [READ MORE]

View footage from the brand new Sony F3

Just 24 hours after being launched in a secret location in London, Visual Impact are able to show exclusive footage of Sony's new 35mm camcorder the PMW-F3.The video package includes footage from the... [READ MORE]

TopTeks to demo the Panasonic AF101 next Tuesday

GTC sponsors TopTeks will be the first company in the UK to demo the keenly awaited Panasonic AF101 at their Harefield Showrooms next Tuesday. Click here to register to see the AG-AF101 and... [READ MORE]

Draft jimmy jib safe usage guidelines available for comment

The Joint Advisory Committee for Entertainment (JACE) decided in 2009 to co-ordinate the production of a guide for the safe use of lightweight cranes. Click hear to see the resulting draft document which... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Trust Award winners

The Rory Peck Trust hosted its annual Rory Peck Awards on Wednesday 17 November at London's BFI Southbank. This was a special evening which celebrated the important and valuable role freelancers play... [READ MORE]

October 2010 GTC In Focus available online

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC In Focus online. The bumper 36-page Autumn issue (well done to Roger Richards who single-handedly manages, edits and lays out each issue of... [READ MORE]

Last Minute RED training

The Bridge Media Training of East London have advised us that they have some last minute places available on their RED Camera and Workflow course next week (Monday 1 to Friday 5 November).... [READ MORE]

Lighting for the 21st Century

GTC members are invited by GTC sponsors Litepanels to: view the latest Lighting for the 21st Century with Spencer Newbury, Product and Applications Manager, EMEA, LITEPANELS - Tuesday 2 November... [READ MORE]

GTC Vice Chair a judge in the Goldeneye Festival

GTC Vice Chair John Henshall is currently flying the flag for the Guild in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, where he has been invited to serve as a judge at the Golden Eye... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes Thales Angenieux as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that French lens manufacturers Thales Angenieux have recently rejoined our growing list of sponsor companies. Based in Saint-Heand in France, and with offices in the United States... [READ MORE]

Full list of GTC Awards 2010 winners

The GTC Awards 2010 were presented at the BFI Southbank on Tuesday 28th September. See the full list of winners here. [READ MORE]

Bill Vinten awarded TiCA at GTC Awards 2010

Bill Vinten, youngest son of the founder of camera support manufacturers Vinten, was last night presented with the TiCA, the Guild's highest honour, at the GTC Awards 2010. The Award was given to 90-year-old... [READ MORE]

A big thank you from GTC Awards 2010

The organisers of the GTC Awards 2010 would like to thank all its sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for generously supporting this event and for helping make the whole day such a great... [READ MORE]

GTC Awards 2010 Day is here

A busy day for the GTC and its sponsors has kicked off at the BFI on the Southbank in London. Manufacturers are unloading their latest products to demonstrate to GTC members and visitors... [READ MORE]

GTC Awards 2010 Day at the BFI

The GTC Awards day is in full swing – GTC members and visitors are networking with each other and viewing products at the manufacturers's trade show; Owen Roberts is out and about demonstrating... [READ MORE]

Chief Creative Officer of BBC Vision Productions to speak at GTC Awards

The GTC Awards 2010 team is delighted that Chief Creative Officer of BBC Vision Productions, Patrick Younge, has agreed to speak at the GTC Awards evening tomorrow night at the BFI Southbank. Patrick... [READ MORE]

See the Alexa on GTC Awards Day

Tuesday 28 September at the BFI Southbank GTC sponsors ARRI GB will have the Alexa camera available for GTC members and visitors to view at the GTC Awards trade fair this Tuesday. If... [READ MORE]

Presenter Nick Knowles to speak at GTC Awards 2010

The GTC Awards team is delighted that presenter Nick Knowles has agreed to speak at the GTC Awards 2010 event on 28 September. Nick will deliver a lighthearted and entertaining account of his... [READ MORE]

Charity Shoot - Can you help?

Immediate past Chairman, Brian Rose has been busy with his new remit as GTC Welfare Officer. This new GTC post will allow the Guild to share its time and expertise with... [READ MORE]

Register now for Wildscreen 2010

Registration is open for this year's Wildscreen Festival in Bristol. The festival which this year takes place from 10 to 15 October comprises a full programme of screenings, debates, keynote lectures, workshops, masterclasses and... [READ MORE]

The GTC elects a new Chairman

The GTC Council is pleased to announce the election of Graeme McAlpine as its new Chairman. Graeme recently rejoined Council after a gap of some 25 years and replaces the outgoing Chairman Brian... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Vinten presented with Queens Award for Enterprise 2010

At midday on Tuesday 13 July guests and members of Vinten Broadcast staff, past and present, gathered at the company's headquarters and factory in Bury St Edmunds for the presentation of the... [READ MORE]

June 2010 GTC In Focus available online

  GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC InFocus online if they prefer to view it in this way. GTC In Focus June 2010 is available as a downloadable pdf... [READ MORE]

Zerb Editor to judge Reelshow International film competition

The Zerb Managing Editor and administrator of this website, Alison Chapman, is delighted to have been asked to be the judge for Reelshow International's monthly film competition in July. Reelshow International is an... [READ MORE]

GTC members invited to JVC product launch

JVC Pro and Planet Video Systems would like to offer all GTC members a FREE VIP invitation to the UK launch of the brand new JVC GY-HM790 ProHD HD studio... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes Insight Insurance as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to welcome Insight Insurance to its growing list of sponsor companies.  Insight have been providing insurance services to the TV and Film industry since 2002. The company specialises in... [READ MORE]

Skillset funded RED training available next week

Bridge Training of East London has advised us that due to late cancellations they have some last minute places available on their Red Camera and Workflow course next week (Monday 12 to Friday... [READ MORE]

Sun shines on the ‘Meet the Wildlife Filmmakers’ workshop

Home-going Glastonbury fans caused huge traffic queues in Somerset on Monday but that didn't deter nearly 40 GTC members travelling from as far afield as North Wales, Manchester, Milton Keynes and the London... [READ MORE]

ARRI Alexa shipping now

ARRI announced today that it has fulfilled its commitment to ship the new ALEXA digital camera in June. Production ramp-up of the new camera is now underway, with initial delivery priority being given to... [READ MORE]

Last chance to nominate for the GTC Awards

Today is the last day for making your GTC Awards 2010 nominations Nominating an award online is simple using the awards nomination forms so get your nomination in now before it's too late.   You can... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes Prolink as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to welcome facilities company Prolink to its growing list of sponsor companies. Prolink Television Facilities has been providing multi and single camera facilities to broadcasters and production... [READ MORE]

GTC members honoured with RTS Awards

GTC member Keith Massey has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in this year's RTS Yorkshire regional awards.  At the same ceremony GTC member Dave Rimmington was awarded the RTS Award for ‘Professional... [READ MORE]

Rory Peck Awards 2010

The closing date for entries for the Rory Peck Awards 2010 is Monday 6 September. These prestigious awards are open to freelance cameramen and camerawomen working in news and current affairs, and will... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes Litepanels as sponsors

The GTC is delighted that Litepanels have decided to join our growing list of sponsor companies. Litepanels' pioneering, energy-efficient, eco-friendly, LED lights are valued tools throughout the television, motion... [READ MORE]

GTC AGM held at ARRI GB HQ

The 38th AGM of the GTC took place at ARRI GB on Thursday 20th May. We had a virtually full house, thanks in part to the excellent presentation earlier by ARRI Media’s digital... [READ MORE]

New P2 centre launched at PInewood

GTC Chairman Brian Rose was pleased to attend the launch last week of Panasonic AVSE's brand new Pinewood Centre for Hands On Experience of the full range of Panasonic Broadcast Solutions. Brian writes... [READ MORE]

BECTU Freelancers Fair 2010

BECTU's annual Freelancers' Fair is now taking bookings. The event, on Friday 11 June, offers a mix of seminars, an industry exhibition and two sessions of the popular Freelance Toolkit workshop.... [READ MORE]

Kodak launches DOF app

Kodak have introduced a new depth of field calculator and contact application, downloadable free from the  iTunes App Store. The second Kodak Cinema Tool to be released by the company this year, the app... [READ MORE]

Met Police Film Unit guidance on reclassification of starter pistol

The Metropolitan Police Film Unit has issued guidance on the recent Home Office decision to reclassify the Olympic .380 BBM revolver, until now known as a 'blank firer' and commonly used in film... [READ MORE]

Get ready for the GTC's AGM

Don't forget to make a date in your diary for the GTC's AGM which will be held on Thursday 20 May 2010 at 18.30. The GTC is grateful to sponsor company ARRI GB... [READ MORE]

New Health and Safety Guidelines - have your say

The Guild is always delighted to be involved in the development of industry-wide guidelines for camera crews. Jon Ling, Safety Manager Vision BBC, has been discussing Health and Safety Guidelines for camera... [READ MORE]

GTC Council stages a virtual meeting

The GTC Council yesterday made a breakthrough in the way it conducts meetings. A Council meeting was called at short notice to discuss the GTC Awards event and, as usual, some Council members... [READ MORE]

Congratulations to Vinten on Queen's Award for Enterprise

As the Queen celebrates her 84th birthday today, one of the GTC's longest-standing sponsor companies, Vinten, has been honoured with the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. The company has been recognised... [READ MORE]

Funding for H&S training

Did you know Skillset offers funding for H&S training? Skillset Health and Safety Bursary  The Skillset TV Freelance Fund Health and Safety Bursary is a grant for individuals working in the UK TV... [READ MORE]

March 2010 GTC In Focus available online

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC InFocus online if they prefer to view it in this way. GTC In Focus March 2010 is available as a downloadable pdf... [READ MORE]

GTC out and about at exhibitions

The GTC has been getting out and about at industry exhibitions. Following a very successful showing at BVE, the Guild was represented at the recent well-attended BSC Show 2010. The BSC Show... [READ MORE]

Video footage of the 'Hover Challenge'

See the 'Hover Challenge' at the Helicopter workshop!: As a final act in Saturday's helicopter workshop, GTC members Phil Nixon and Max Hodgetts won the chance to fly the Flying TV helicopter... [READ MORE]

Have you thought about joining the GTC Council?

Elections for the GTC Council come around every two years and this year it is time to re-elect the Council. There's so much going on in the GTC at the moment – ridiculously good... [READ MORE]

Fantastic GTC helicopter workshop

The GTC 'Shooting from Helicopters' workshop generously hosted by Mike Smith of Flying TV HD at Denham Aerodrome was a huge success. Apart from Mike and co-host Monica Wyer of Flying TV, the... [READ MORE]

Chairman's March Message

As I look out of the window of my study, I can see the daffodils coyly poking their sweet yellow heads above their green jackets. The thrush is thrilling its beautiful song, the sun is... [READ MORE]

FT2 Training Activity to cease

The problems around funding training have sadly seen another casualty. From this month, the Film and Television Freelance Training organisation FT2 has ceased all training activitydue to a lack of funding after 25 years in... [READ MORE]

The Industry Trust asks you to join the fight against piracy

The Industry Trust was set up in 2004 to help promote copyright and all the good stuff it does. It works together with member companies (from film studios to retailers) to spread the word... [READ MORE]

Skillset funding for multiplatform courses

The Skillset TV Freelance Fund is offering Multiplatform Bursaries (50–80% funding) on a pre-selected range of courses covering key multiplatform skills in the industry for UK freelancers and employees. The following BBC Academy... [READ MORE]

Congratulations to Joe Dunton

It was nice to see the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award at the BAFTAs this year going to camera expert Joe Dunton MBE. He was presented with the Award on Sunday night by... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman and Council Member to speak at March RTS event

Beautiful pictures for successful programmes Date: Wednesday 3 March 2010 at 19.00; tea and coffee at 18.30Venue: Embankment Room, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, SE1 9LTFREE to RTS members and non-members ... [READ MORE]

Latest GTC In Focus available online

October 2009 GTC InFocus available online for members GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC InFocus online if they prefer to view it in this way. GTC InFocus October... [READ MORE]

Let's tell the world about the GTC!

In October 2009, your Guild Council chose to elect me as Life President of the Guild of Television Cameramen. I am, of course, deeply honoured by this election and to become the Guild's... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes MTF as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to welcome MTF to its growing list of sponsor companies. MTF Services offers broadcast sales, servicing, design, engineering capability and consultancy. The team consists of engineers, designers and... [READ MORE]

The Man Who Shot the 60s

If you're snowed in yet again and wondering what to watch tonight,then maybe you'll enjoy this interesting documentary about the father of Carey Duffy, who many will know as filter expert and GTC sponsor... [READ MORE]

Chairman's December Message

This time of year is traditionally a time to take stock of the previous twelve months and (if we are brave or even foolhardy enough) to make decisions about the following year.   I say decisions, rather than resolutions... [READ MORE]

New guidance for Met Police officers

John Yates, Assistant Commissioner Specialist Operations, recently remindedall MPS officers and staff that people taking photographs in public shouldnot be stopped and searched unless there is a valid reason.The message, which has... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes accountants Bradley Foreman as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to welcome accountants Bradley Foreman as sponsors As anyone who attended the 'How to Survive as a Freelance' GTC workshop, kindly hosted by ARRI GB a couple of weeks ago... [READ MORE]

New HQ for Tiffen and The London Filter Company

GTC sponsor companies Tiffen and South London Filters (recently renamed The London Filter Company) have formed a partnership and both have moved to new premises to facilitate their expanding business. Tiffen International... [READ MORE]

Pitch, Shoot and Kill – discount for GTC members

Do you have an idea for a programme but no idea how to go get it commissioned? GTC member Rishi Issar of Freerun TV is offering GTC members a discounted rate on his company's... [READ MORE]

GTC business skills workshop

GTC members interested in improving their understanding of the issues around running their own business as a freelance cameramen enjoyed a very informative series of presentations from industry experts at ARRI GB, Uxbridge... [READ MORE]

Latest GTC In Focus available online

October 2009 GTC InFocus available online for members GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC InFocus online if they prefer to view it in this way. GTC InFocus October 09... [READ MORE]

Chairman's November Message

Those happy few who came to the GTC Awards last month will know that they were an outstanding success. During the day we had a fascinating series of talks – not only by... [READ MORE]

Miller on the move

GTC sponsors Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd has moved to larger premises closer to central London. Located in Shepperton Business Park, a short drive from Heathrow International Airport, the expanded facility is... [READ MORE]

A big thank you from GTC Awards 2009 to our sponsors

The organisers of the GTC Awards which were sponsored by   would like to say a big thank you to the other sponsors of this year's successful Awards event at the BFI Southbank. At the... [READ MORE]

Live from NFT3 – GTC Awards seminars

The GTC Awards 2009 are underway! Sponsor companies were up at the crack of dawn setting up for the trade show and the seminar programme has kicked off with the first presentation sponsored... [READ MORE]

More news from the GTC Awards

The programme of seminars at the GTC Awards continued with Nigel Arnott of GrassValley updating the audience on latest developments in the LDK range of cameras as announced at IBC 2009. Nigel looked at the evolution... [READ MORE]

Aerial DOP flies in from Germany for GTC Awards

The GTC is delighted to welcome aerial cameraman Peter Thompson, who recently worked on the multi-million dollar film Home, to the BFI as one of the speakers in theGTC Awards day programme of seminars. Peter... [READ MORE]

Learn how to light with balloons

Airstar the leading UK supplier of lighting balloons is keen to arrange seminars to show DOPs and gaffers how to use their innovative lighting products to best effect. Used for many productions from... [READ MORE]

GTC members invited to LED lighting open day

PROKIT have issued the following invitation to GTC Members: GTC members are invited to an LED Lighting Open Day at PROKIT on Thursday 15 October 2009 from 10.00 am... [READ MORE]

Rotolight becomes a GTC sponsor

The GTC is delighted to welcome Rotolight to its growing list of sponsor companies. The Award Winning Rotolight RL48 ‘Stealth’ has 48 Ultra-Bright LED’s and a special Filter holder with... [READ MORE]

www.gtc.org.uk Phase 2 is coming!

The GTC website underwent a major relaunch at the GTC Awards event last year. Now, exactly a year on, we are about to launch Phase 2 with several exciting new features. Members of... [READ MORE]

GTC Awards online shop now live

The GTC Awards Event Shop is now live. Visit the shop to purchase tickets for the camera awards presentation ceremony and celebration party, GTC members can register for the free trade show and... [READ MORE]

The Camera Store – 'Go Local' Day

The Camera Store (TCS) would like to invite all GTC members to a 'Go Local' Open Day at their Twickenham base on Tuesday 6th October. If you're planning a day in London for... [READ MORE]

ARRI news from IBC

Not at IBC this year? Well you needn't miss out on the latest news and product announcements from GTC sponsor company ARRI. All their news including about the launch of their new digital... [READ MORE]

GTC Awards 2009 – have you booked your ticket yet?

The GTC Awards event is really taking shape now. Sponsors are coming on board for the free day-long trade show to be held in the Delegates Centre of the BFI Southbank, and... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman's September message

‘I've got to admit it's getting better A little better all the time It can't get no worse’  (Lennon/McCartney)I haven’t heard the digitally re-mastered version of the Beatles catalogue yet, so I’ll... [READ MORE]

Litepanels now available for hire from TCS

GTC sponsor company The Camera Store is now offering award-winning Litepanels LED lighting units for hire. Litepanels® Inc was recently awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy for this innovative technology from the Academy of... [READ MORE]

Vinten win World Cup contract

Good news for long-standing GTC sponsor company Vinten – the Vitec Group brand and global leader in camera supports, has won a large order for tripods, heads and other support equipment to be... [READ MORE]

Have you seen: SteadiShots.org?

Have you discovered this fascinating site yet?  SteadiShots.org is a site where the skills of the men and women responsible for some of the most memorable shots in television and cinema history are... [READ MORE]

New training courses from GTC sponsors VMI

VMI are launching a new range of one day courses to meet the demands of production personnel.   New courses include Budget Cinematography and 35mm Adapter Operation using Letus adapters and lenses; Professional Camera Operation using... [READ MORE]

GTC P2 day in Shepperton

The third in the series of regional GTC P2 events took place today at Panasonic's new ‘P2 Live' Experience Centre at Shepperton Studios. The brand new permanent P2 training/demonstration centre was host to 13 registered... [READ MORE]

Rosco iPhone app available

GTC sponsors Rosco have come up with an innovative way of accessing their catalogue of steel and glass gobos while on the road. The entire catalogue is now available as a downloadable app... [READ MORE]

Zerb 70 … Read all about it!

The latest issue of Zerb (issue number 70) hit the streets last week. Click here for a full list of contents in this packed issue which features user reviews of some of the... [READ MORE]

Location Lighting Workshop in Germany with Alan Bermingham

Fancy an educational trip to the world's biggest beer festival? The newly formed German Television Camera Guild (reported on this site at German TV Cameramen's Guild launches) is running a 3-day location lighting... [READ MORE]

RED training in Hammersmith

Do you have a shoot on RED coming up and want to famliarise yourself with the camera first? High definition hire company Decode in Hammersmith, London are offering training in all aspects of... [READ MORE]

Camera Corps Q-Ball robotic cameras live in Trafalgar Square

If you are passing through Trafalgar Square in the next 3 months and pause to look at the well publicised Anthony Gormley 'One and Other' people's plinth on which vounteers from the public... [READ MORE]

Project Pinewood

GTC members may have read about the hugely ambitious Project Pinewood, whereby the Pinewood Studios Group plan to build a large purpose-built permanent 'set' featuring whole streets in the style of European and... [READ MORE]

P2 or not P2 Shepperton day - date fixed

Following the successful Panasonic P2 workshops in Bristol and Manchester (report coming soon) we can now announce details for the third event in the series. This is to be held at the new Panasonic... [READ MORE]

BSC Film and Digital Evaluation 2009

On 8 July I attended the BSC Film and Digital Image Evaluation 2009, premiered at the National Film Theatre in London. This event reported back on extensive camera/format tests conducted by the BSC... [READ MORE]

GTC Vice Chairman John Henshall honoured

The work and career of pioneering cameraman and photographer John Henshall, joint vice chairman of the GTC, has been recognised with an honorary degree from UCA (the University for the Creative Arts) awarded... [READ MORE]

GTC sponsors Gekko expand to new HQ

GTC sponsors, Gekko Technology, leading producers of LED-based lighting equipment for film and television, has expanded into new headquarters. Completed at the beginning of July, the move provides the company with nearly three times the... [READ MORE]

Last chance to nominate for GTC Awards

GTC members have just three more days to get their nominations for all the categories of GTC Awards in before the deadline of Tuesday 7th July. You can make your nominations by completing... [READ MORE]

Polecam to demo 7th Heaven at !BC 2009

GTC sponsor company Polecam has chosen IBC 2009 for the worldwide introduction of the film and broadcast industry's longest-reach truly portable camera rig, Polecam 7th Heaven. This will receive its first fully... [READ MORE]

June GTC In Focus online for members

GTC members can read the latest issue of GTC InFocus online if they prefer to view it in this way. The June 2009 edition is available as a downloadable pdf at: GTC In... [READ MORE]

P2 or not P2: in Bristol

The first in the summer series of GTC regional P2 workshops, organised in conjunction with Panasonic, took place at the Bristol Conference Centre on 22 June. It proved to be a very... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman's June message

Like many other GTC members I suspect,I’m looking at alternative careers. Don’t (or rather, do) laugh, but I’m currently working on a course as a stand-up comic. So in a few months... [READ MORE]

BSC Film and Digital Evaluation 2009

Registration is now open for the premiere of the BSC Film and Digital Image Evaluation 2009, which will take place on 8 July 2009 at the National Film Theatre, BFI, Southbank in London. Visit http://www.bscine.com/events to register.A special discounted rate of... [READ MORE]

P2 or not P2 - live from Bristol

Currently in progress at the Bristol Conference Centre ... a spirited discussion between the Panasonic team and GTC members attending the first in our series of summer regional workshops on the whys... [READ MORE]

Manchester P2 workshop fixed for 21 July

GTC workshop co-ordinator Clive North has now finalised a date and venue for the second in the summer series of P2 workshops in association with GTC sponsors Panasonic. The Manchester workshop will take... [READ MORE]

The GTC is on Facebook

Did you know - the GTC is on Facebook? The link to this fairly new group is: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=11889928781&ref=ts Council member James Fulcher is now overseeing the GTC's page. If you are... [READ MORE]

Performance Insurance becomes GTC sponsor company

The GTC is pleased to welcome Performance Insurance to our growing list of sponsor companies. Performance Insurance has been offering insurance to the film, television and media industries for more than a... [READ MORE]

Summer P2 workshops

  Following our recent survey about the most popular destinations for non-South-east based GTC workshops around the country, we're hitting the road for the summer! Many members around the country expressed regret at... [READ MORE]

GTC AGM 2009 held at Arri GB

The Thirty-Seventh AGM of the GTC took place on Thursday 21 May 2009 at ARRI (GB)'s Uxbridge site. A good cross-section of GTC members (some long-established members including member number 001) and newer members enjoyed... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman's April message

So what’s the most boring shoot you’ve ever worked on? For me, it was probably a one week, very arcane medical conference, for which I was required to frame head and shoulders... [READ MORE]

Brand new lights and lenses from ARRI: see them at the GTC AGM

GTC sponsors ARRI (GB) have kindly offered to host the Guild's Annual General Meeting for the third year. The meeting will take place at their conveniently placed Uxbridge headquarters (good access from the... [READ MORE]

German Television Cameramen's Guild launches

GTC Chairman, Brian Rose recently returned from Germany, where he was invited to help launch the BUNDESVERBAND DER FERNSEHKAMERALEUTE (BVFK)  – the German Television Camera Association. The Association’s Chairman, Hans-Joachim Esser-Mamat invited Rose after... [READ MORE]

Video Production Workshop for Women

Wed 29 April 2009 10am–4pm Cost: £35 + VAT Light House Media Centre This video production workshop is designed for all skills levels whether you are a beginner, enthusiast or have more experience... [READ MORE]

Steadicam Training in the Sun

As previously announced on this site, US-based Film Workshops International have recently opened training centres in both Liverpool and the Mediterranean island of Mallorca (Majorca). In May they are running their first... [READ MORE]

GTC Incident Report Form launched

Have you been involved in or witnessed an accident or near miss while working? If so, the GTC would like to hear about it. In order to help understand the type and number of... [READ MORE]

Skillset funded HD courses in the Midlands

Light House is offering continuous professional development courses in High Definition production techniques, aimed at enabling UK based filmmakers and broadcast engineers to widen their skills base as well as allowing independent... [READ MORE]

Are you being paid enough?

BECTU has just published its latest going rates of pay for freelance camera crew.  The tables below show recommended going rates by grade and type of production. They are based on information provided by... [READ MORE]

Performance Film Awards

Film and media insurance specialists Performance have been supporting the UK film industry by running a short film competition. After sifting through an impressive 430 entries, they have announced a shortlist of 12 finalists: Tom... [READ MORE]

Counter Terrorism Act 2008 – implications for cameramen?

As GTC members have expressed concern over the potential impact of the new Counter-Terrorism Act on cameramen going about their work, Dudley Darby asked PC Alan Cousins of the Metropolitan Police Film... [READ MORE]

House of Lords Inquiry into the British Film and Television Industry

The GTC would like to provide evidence to the House of Lords Communications Committee on its members’ behalf. If you have any comments, please let Brian Rose know as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we have very little time... [READ MORE]

BFI venue confirmed for GTC Awards 2009

The GTC Awards committee is delighted to have secured the prestigious NFT venue for the 2009 Awards event on Tuesday 6th October.  Conveniently placed on the Southbank in Central London, the BFI Southbank... [READ MORE]

Zerb for sale online

Missing a crucial issue of Zerb? Our online shopping facility is now live and a selection of back issues of Zerb is available for sale. Check out which issues are on sale now... [READ MORE]

Reelshow International - site for student film-makers

Drama DoP Richard Dodd (Waterloo Road, Doc Martin, Cracker, The Royle Family, to name but a few) and partner Mary Lou Brown have launched Reelshow International, a website devoted to showing the graduation films and... [READ MORE]

GTC Awards 2009 go live!

Have you enjoyed viewing any outstanding examples of excellent camerawork recently? Do you have a favourite piece of new camera gear that has transformed the quality or ease of your work? Do you... [READ MORE]

Training place for GTC member to help charity Everest shoot

After sifting through a pile of very strong applications from GTC members for the great opportunity of a free place offered by The Film Workshops on the HD Digital Production training course at their brand... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman's February message: is the GTC too filmic?

A member recently remarked that he felt that the GTC was becoming too ‘filmic’. It got me thinking. Personally, I am quite agnostic as to what media are used to originate television... [READ MORE]

Sammy's reunion

Do you remember the heady days of Samuelson Film Service in Cricklewood? Perhaps you even worked for them? If so, you may like to take a look at the following website: http://www.samuelsonfilmservice.co.uk/ The staff... [READ MORE]

Free training opportunity for GTC member

What are you doing next week? Can you be in Liverpool and would you like to take advantage of an exciting opportunity to attend a new HD Digital Production training course free of charge?... [READ MORE]

Best Regional Documentary filmed by GTC Council Member

Somerset media company GRACE Productions has picked up a top award at the Royal Television Society’s West of England presentation night. Beeching’s Tracks with Simon Calder, shot by GTC member John Samuels, was named Best Regional Documentary, against... [READ MORE]

Did you work on Fawlty Towers?

Tiger Aspect are making a documentary about Fawlty Towers and are trying to track down members of the original crew. If you were involved in shooting this classic comedy, Emily Dollman, researcher for Tiger Aspect will... [READ MORE]

ARRIMAX lights receive 'Sci Tech Oscar'

GTC sponsor company ARRI is delighted to announce that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is to honour the three designers of the ARRIMAX 18/12 HMI, Erwin Melzner, Volker... [READ MORE]

The GTC welcomes VMI as sponsors

The GTC is delighted to welcome VMI to our growing list of sponsor companies. Digital and HD specialists, VMI run many events and workshops of interest to cameramen and you can see a... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman's January message

I wake up in the morning to the news. Yet more recession. More banks going bottom up. Thousands more out of work. More wars ... whole nations starving ... a world heading... [READ MORE]

Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008

  The Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 came into force on the 16 January 2009, prompting a raft of warnings to employers, the self-employed and employees who may be tempted to cut... [READ MORE]

New GTC Council members

GTC Council expands: Following an appeal by GTC Chairman, Brian Rose, the GTC Council is delighted to have been joined by no less than six new members following the latest Council... [READ MORE]

Gekko Technology to sponsor GTC website

The GTC is delighted that Gekko Technology has decided to sponsor the 'About the GTC' section of www.gtc.org.uk. Gekko Technology is a UK owned and operated company, based in the West Midlands. Started... [READ MORE]

ARRI lights win iF design award

ARRI's newest lighting products, the TRUE BLUE line of studio and tungsten fixtures have been awarded the International Forum (iF) Design Award, a very prestigious design honour. Introduced earlier this year, the TRUE BLUEs use advanced... [READ MORE]

savethebiz.org

An all-volunteer cast and crew has released a video spot that dramatizes the extreme impact on the film and TV industries a strike by the Screen Actors Guild would have. Executive produced by David... [READ MORE]

Canon lens calculator

Find a usefull online lens calculator from Canon at: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/standard_display/bctv_tools/bctv_range_calculator/bctv_range_angleview The calculator works out angle of view, depth of field, object dimension, object distance and focal length instantly. For instance, enter the focal length of... [READ MORE]

GTC InFocus available online for members

GTC members can now read the latest issue of GTC InFocus online if they prefer to view it in this way. GTC InFocus December 08 is available as a downloadable pdf at: GTC InFocus... [READ MORE]

GTC certificate presented to Nick Dance DOP of Skins

Director of Photography Nick Dance and his camera team have been presented with a coveted GTC Awards nomination certificate on location in Bristol where they have been shooting the third series of Skins, the popular Channel... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman's December message

December, we are told, is the Season of Goodwill. This has always struck me as somewhat nonsensical. Surely goodwill is something that we should be practising 365 days a year; not just... [READ MORE]

HMRC Open Days

Business Advice Open Days HMRC will hold a nationwide series of roadshow open days where you can get free quality advice and information to help you run a successful business. What support is... [READ MORE]

BFI Filmstore discount for GTC members

The BFI Filmstore will give a 10% discount to GTC members who come into the Flmstore on the Southbank London. The store holds a good selection of books, magazines and DVDs etc including... [READ MORE]

Camerimage: Image Forum launches

  As previously reported on this site, the new Image Forum was launched on Wednesday 3 December at the Plus Camerimage cinematography festival in Poland. Three GTC Council members were in attendance: Chairman... [READ MORE]

P2 Open Day in Cheshire

If you would have liked to attend the GTC Panasonic 'TV by IT' day in Bracknell last week but it was just too far away, you can catch up with all the latest... [READ MORE]

Sentinel become GTC sponsors

The GTC is delighted to welcome Sentinel Broadcast to our growing list of sponsor companies. Sentinel Broadcast is a UK based dealer in new and used broadcast equipment. They offer a wide... [READ MORE]

New sponsors: Camera Corps

The GTC welcomes specialist camera systems supply company Camera Corps as sponsors. Following many years working in the broadcasting equipment and services industry, Laurie Frost created Camera Corps to... [READ MORE]

Image Forum to launch tomorrow

The new Image Forum, on which GTC Council Member Martin Hammond is a committee member, is ready to launch on 3 December 2008 at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography... [READ MORE]

GTC representatives at Camerimage

The GTC will have representation at Plus Camerimage 2008 in Lodz, Poland. Council members, Chairman Brian Rose, Vice Chairman John Tarby and Martin Hammond will all be there. If you are also thinking... [READ MORE]

Canon sponsor GTC News and Features

The GTC is delighted that Canon have decided to carry on their association with our website by sponsoring theNews & Features section of the new site. We are grateful to them for their... [READ MORE]

CVP-Mitcorp equip Liverpool John Moores University

GTC Sponsors CVP-Mitcorp has supplied and installed a substantial number of Sony HVR Z1E cameras and Avid editing stations, plus peripheral equipment, to Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). A UK leader for media education and... [READ MORE]

Could this be the ultimate multi-camera shoot?

Now screening on a TV near you, Toshiba’s £3million ad campaign manipulates ‘moving snapshots of time’ using some 200 Toshiba Gigashot camcorders. The campaign promotes Toshiba’s new range of upscaling products &ndash... [READ MORE]

Aimimage forms ICE

Aimimage Camera Company in Camden has recently acquired the assets of ICE Film. A newly formed hire company to be known simply as ICE will continue to operate from their Kings Cross... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman's November message

As you can see, the new GTC website is truly up-and-running and fast becoming a major source of information for everyone working in the television industry. These are very early days and as... [READ MORE]

Draft risk assessment form now available

The BBC risk assessment form for DOP/lighting directors/gaffers is now available as a download for GTC members in the technical resources area. This form provides an excellent starting point and checklist of the... [READ MORE]

Panasonic workshop for GTC members

Panasonic have invited GTC members to view and use all the latest equipment in their HD ranges on Thursday 27 November at their headquarters in Bracknell. Cameras from the P2 HD, DVCPRO HD... [READ MORE]

GTC/Met Police Film Unit notes now available

The notes from the two very popular GTC 'Are You Shooting Legally?' workshops are now available in the Technical Resources section of the site. Click here to see the full notes. [READ MORE]

Are you Safe?

Are you a contractor, or an employee, and does it make any difference when it comes to Health and Safety? A freelance camera person providing just his or her skills to an... [READ MORE]

RED Europe to open at Pinewood

RED Digital Cinema launches its first operation outside the US at Pinewood Studios, England, to serve its European customer base, from 1 November 2008. Challenging film in the realm of feature, independent... [READ MORE]

Fineline join GTC sponsor companies

  The GTC is delighted to welcome Fineline to its rapidly growing list of sponsor companies. The media finance company offers specialist advice and tailor-made products to anyone in the industry looking for... [READ MORE]

Pyser–SGI sponsor HD discussion at the GTC Awards

The GTC is grateful to Pyser–SGI for generously sponsoring its high-profile HD panel discussion at the GTC Awards/Talkback event on 7 October at the BFI Southbank. The discussion which was chaired by HD... [READ MORE]

New P2 HD Varicams from Panasonic

www.gtc.org has been given exciting news of two new cameras to be unveiled by GTC sponsors Panasonic at the Wildscreen Film Festival on Tuesday October 21 at 11am in Theatre 3, The... [READ MORE]

Videosys – new GTC sponsors

The GTC is delighted to announce that Videosys Broadcast Ltd has joined our growing list of sponsor companies. The company offers a range of sales and services, including UK distribution of Domo digital... [READ MORE]

GTC welcomes new sponsor Vocas

The GTC is pleased to welcome Vocas Systems BV as new sponsors. The Netherlands-based company specialises in designing and developing camera accessories for video and film camera operators, in particular matte boxes, follow focus... [READ MORE]

GTC Awards event reviewed

This year’s GTC Awards celebration was very different; a midweek event instead of the customary weekend (an attempt to accommodate members regularly working on OBs at weekends) and, for the first... [READ MORE]

Image Forum

Some GTC members may have heard already about the formation of The Image Forum, a new group of industry professionals who are keen to keep quality images at the top of programme... [READ MORE]

GTC celebrates its 2008 Award Winners

The GTC Awards/Talkback day culminated in a celebration of excellence in camerawork in the past year. GTC Chairman Brian Rose introduced the Awards by stating: "It is sometimes difficult to find the rare... [READ MORE]

GTC Trade Show starts

The first delegates started arriving at the BFI Southbank, Waterloo at 10.00 for what promises to be a packed day of seminars, networking, viewing new products from our sponsors at the special trade show, all... [READ MORE]

The Pyser–SGI/GTC Heads of Technology panel discussion

The GTC was pleased to host a fascinating HD panel discussion with Bill Garrett of the BBC, Bevan Gibson of BSB, Mark Chaplin of ITV and Andrew Pearson of Channel 4. The seminar's introduction... [READ MORE]

Seminars taking place at GTC Talkback event

At the BFI Southbank, the programme of seminars has resumed after lunch with a presentation by Sony during which they introduced their current range of products including the XD CAM HD, XD... [READ MORE]

New Website Launched!

Welcome to the brand new GTC website. We hope you will enjoy discovering its new features or – better still – can come along and see it being demonstrated during its launch at... [READ MORE]

GTC Chairman's October message

Brian Rose: As I write this, we are about to celebrate the 2008 GTC Awards. Both the name of the Guild and the citation on the Awards themselves use the word ‘television’.... [READ MORE]

BSC plans camera tests and road shows

Following the success of the British Society of Cinematographers’ independent camera tests and their subsequent road shows, the BSC have submitted a funding application to Skillset for a new set of tests... [READ MORE]

The ARRI Lighting Academy

The ARRI Lighting Academy organised by Bill Curtis Associates have a course for anyone interested in improving their lighting knowledge and techniques. Hosted by ARRI (GB) at their headquarters in Uxbridge... [READ MORE]

10% Off Stage Electrics Workshops

Stage Electrics have a number of courses available which may interest members. They range from PAT testing to an Introduction to Stage Lighting. All GTC members are entitled to a 10% discount. All... [READ MORE]

Coming Up

Dronefest: Drone Film/Photography Festival

Dronefest: Drone Film/Photography Festival
27 Jan 16 @ Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

BSC Expo 2016

BSC Expo 2016
29-30 Jan 2016 @ Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London UK

VMI 2016 Bristol New Products Day

VMI 2016 Bristol New Products Day
10 Feb 16 @ VMI Bristol, Unit 5 Dragon Court, Crofts End Road, Bristol, BS5 7XX

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