DPTV sat down for an interview with Doug Hart and had him talk about his job as a 1st assistant cameraman.
I really enjoyed listening to Hart talk, much like I enjoyed reading his book, and I admire the great success he has had in what can be a thankless job. I’m also glad that Hart was able to give some 1st assistant camera love when it seems that all the videos I’ve found as of late want to highlight the 2nd AC — not that I don’t think they deserve their praise, or, for that matter, a raise.
If you are just starting out in the camera department and haven’t checked out Hart’s book “The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook,” it’s in your best interest to read it until you memorize it. And then read others like it.