Assistance Required 1: Roles and Responsibilities of the AC's on Set




The 1st ,2nd and 3rd AC's hold an indispensable role on set and good AC's are always in demand . However there is little formal training about the roles and responsibilties of the various AC's and on set is not always the best place to learn .



Course Duration:
4 days (9.30am - 5.30pm)


Course Fee:
S$ 2400 before 7% GST
S$ 2568 after 7% GST


Course Outline:


In this course we cover


  • Roles and duties of 1st AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC

  • Basic cabling management

  • Tripod set up, usage, and maintenance

  • Log sheet functions (why and how to create and fill in log sheets)

  • How to clean lenses / filters

  • Battery management (charging & maintaining supply)

  • Useful attire and accessories for the AC

  • How to 'slate' correctly

  • Proper use of shoot commands

  • Setting up a video village (small vs large scale)

  • How to calibrate monitor (video village)

  • Basic Camera Build

  • Procedures to follow when checking/renting/collect camera equipment

  • Assisting the 1st AC / 2nd AC (understanding roles)

  • Basic focus pulling techniques

  • Understanding camera department discipline , work flow and on-set etiquette 



About Your  Instructor :


Shawn Fonseka

Shawn Fonseka started his media career in 1998 with a rental house and worked in various crew positions  including PA, Junior Grip,Junior Camera Assistant ,Film Clapper loader  roles. He has experienced  a wide variety of shoots and worked his way to First AC and DoP .

Shawn has assisted in AV8's camera and lighting courses since 2013 including several stints as a teaching assistant at REDUcation. He has also taught  camera handling , camera Movement, assistant camera roles and studio lighting at ITE College Central as part of their Digital Filmmaking programme.