Workshop Registration

Camera Assisting

NOTE: This workshop is in person. It is recommended that participants wear a mask while on the premises.

An important role in itself, camera assisting offers an opportunity to work with professional cinematographers. Learn the theory and practice of camera assisting in this one evening intensive workshop. Using LIFT’s RED Epic Mysterium-X camera package, participants will learn lens testing, camera setup, labeling, slating, focus pulling, as well as on set protocols for digital cameras. With this hands-on introductory workshop, participants will have time to build, operate and break down a camera setup, to practice some of the duties of a camera assistant and put aspects of cinematography theory into practice. 

The Camera Theory workshop or equivalent experience is required as a prerequisite to this workshop. This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Cinematography Fundamentals, Lighting Fundamentals and Grip Fundamentals workshops.

Please note that a workshop does not substitute the need for LIFT members to perform a proficiency test in order to rent particular LIFT equipment and/or facilities from our Technical Department. This includes our RED Epic Mysterium-X Camera Package.

Sat 18 November 2023, 10 am - 6 pm   
(Registration deadline is Fri 17 November 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Praven Yoganathan

Praven Yoganathan is a highly skilled and experienced professional in the film industry with a strong background in camera techniques and visual storytelling. He graduated from Video Design and Production at George Brown College in mid-2019, where they also worked as an equipment technician and conducted workshops for students. After graduation, he went on to work as a First Assistant Camera and has since continued to develop their skills and knowledge in the field. Praven has a diverse range of experience working on different film projects and is proficient with multiple camera platforms and a wide variety of lenses and technical camera support equipment. They are known for their attention to detail, hard work, positive attitude, and passion for collaborating with others to bring ideas to life.

Location: 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3
Category: Cameras
Maximum Capacity: 8
8 hours of instruction $150 /member$175 /nonmember