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Camera Branch Meeting & Social, Saturday, 16th November

The Camera Branch General Meeting and Social is on Saturday the 16th of November from 2pm. It’s in The Apollo Room, The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London, Greater London, EC1R 0EG. The nearest tube is Farringdon which is about 5mins away (map here).

As usual, members get their first drink free (bring your member number or register) and there will be a buffet supplied to kick off the social part of the meeting.

We’ll be starting with some presentations on getting the most out of the union: how it is organised, deals for members and most importantly, how to get things done.

Then we will have updates on branch projects like the low budget initiative, a survey of camera people in the factual sector and a proposal for helping you improve your rates.

After industry updates, there will be time for general chat, socialising & networking.

If you could use this eventbrite link to register, that will help us estimate the numbers and provide accordingly, but it is not required. We can confirm that we will be running a reduced sign up fee on the day for any non-members who would like to join: £7.50 per month for the first year.

General Meeting & Social, Saturday 2nd March

Camera Branch General Meeting, 2nd of March

 

The Camera Branch General Meeting and Spring Social is on Saturday the 2nd of March from 2pm. It’s in The Orchard Room, The Green Man, 36 Riding House Street, Fitzrovia, London. W1W 7EP.

A month before the new financial year, we’ll be starting with some presentations on matters important to your bank account. BECTU Research officer Tony Lennon will update on the ‘Making Tax Digital’ changes that are coming up. Branch Official Sean Kelly shall introduce the auto-enrollment pension scheme that will soon be extending to the self-employed. Our Chair will then focus on rates, including our key tool, the branch Rate Card.

Also, we will have short introductions to some branch projects. We’ll be presenting our Low-budget action plan, our new Script Supervisors Association, a Factual sector survey and a guide to the the TV Drama agreement.

After general updates on the industry, it will be time for general chat, socialising, networking etc. Members get their first drink free (bring your card / number). There will be buffet food on the side. If you could use this eventbrite link to register, that will help us estimate the numbers and provide accordingly.

We can confirm that we will be running a reduced sign up fee on the day for any non-members who would like to join. £7.50 per month for the first year.

You can download a copy of the agenda here. We look forward to seeing you!

Peter Skarratt Seminar (For Script Supervisors)

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The Peter Skarratt Seminar

At short notice a seminar was arranged with renowned 1st Assistant Editor Peter Skarratt who was on a fleeting visit to London. Places were limited due to the intense nature of the Seminar and first priority was given to Peter Skarratt template users & Script Supervisors wishing to trial his templates.

The branch Script Supervisors hope to conduct similar smaller courses for beginners next year. Peter Skarratt has flagged up the possibility of another seminar during the summer next year.

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Peter Skarratt

Peter Skarratt is known for his work as 1st Assistant Editor on The Matrix, Chappie and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. We were privileged to have him conduct a one day seminar/ workshop, demonstrating the formats of his 4 x template system.

Peter devised his digital system when dealing with rushes from 10 different locations in New Zealand on The Lord of the Rings. Since then, Peter’s system has evolved and Script Supervisors in the US, Australia, UK and other countries use his system.

Peter is very supportive of Script Supervisors and explained very clearly how his 4 templates work. We also got an introduction to the new breakdown system he is developing.

After a Q&A session, we rounded off the day chatting over drinks & snacks.

If you’d like to try the system, there is a 90 day free trial. Find out more at http://peterskarratt.com/

Camera Branch Social and Annual General Meeting.

The Camera Branch is pleased to announce details of the Camera Branch Social and Annual General Meeting.

It will take place on the 9th of June. The location is The Orchard Room, The Green Man, 36 Riding House Street, Fitzrovia, London. W1W 7EP. Doors will open at 6pm.

The event will be open to all. Members will receive two free drinks and can vote for a new branch committee.*

Acclaimed Oscar nominated Cinematographer John Mathieson BSC (Gladiator, Logan, Hannibal, X-men first class) will be attending on the night and will give a brief talk.

There will be a presentation related to our long hours campaign, Eyes Half Shut.

The branch committee will give a quick round up of what the Camera Branch has been working on over the past 12 months.

Most of the evening will be your chance to chat with fellow camera department members.

Entry is free, but if you can register via our eventbrite page, this will help us anticipate numbers. It will be possible to join the branch on the night.

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*(Bring your membership card, number or some other ID so we can issue you with drinks tokens and a voting card.)

The democratic nature of the union means that our agenda and activities are driven by the membership via the committee, working groups and also by advice, information and ideas from individual members. If you would like to join the committee, let us know (even if you can’t make the meeting). Committee roles are listed below. We are eager to fill the empty places, but you can run for any role. Our Get Involved page has further details.

Committee Roles:
Chair
Secretary
Vice Secretary
Branch Treasurer (currently unfilled)
Vice Chair (currently unfilled)
Membership & Recruitment Officer (currently unfilled)
Publications & Communications Officer
Learning Rep
Film Rep (currently unfilled)
TV Drama Rep
London Production Division Rep
Health & Safety Rep (currently unfilled)
Commercials Rep
Factual Rep (currently unfilled)
Entertainment Rep (currently unfilled)
Low-Budget Rep
Cinematographer Rep
Camera Operators Rep
Focus Rep (currently unfilled)
Loaders Rep
DIT Rep (currently unfilled)
Script Supervisors Rep
Playback Rep
Stills Rep
Stills Rep
Trainees Rep
Trainees Rep

Camera Branch Committee Meeting 12/05/2018

A Branch Committee Meeting took place on the 12th of May at BECTU HQ in Clapham. The minutes have been posted to the BECTU website. Minutes of the Camera Branch CM of 12/05/2018 (member login required).

Please use the contact form on the Get Involved page if you would like to raise an issue for the branch to address at the next meeting, which will be the AGM & social on the 9th of June 2018.