Find Your Focus : a WIMFCO Skill Building Workshop


Sun Jul 16 2023 at 10:00 am to 01:00 pm


ACamera | Denver, CO

A crash-course in all things 1st and 2nd AC-ing and some camera operating with Helena Gruensteidl & Biz Young.
About this Event

A crash-course in all things 1st and 2nd ACing and some camera operation. Introducing the basics, followed by group camera builds, practice with pulling focus, and shooting stances, before closing out with a group discussion.

A Sneak Peek at what to expect

Basics - What the basics needed to know when you're hired as an AC?

Camera Build - A demonstration and hands on practice to build on an Arri, Sony, Red and Canon.

Pulling Focus - Static, Flying

Shooting Positions - Tripod, Monopod, Easy Rig, Handheld

Discussion about the business of working In the camera department and a Q&A.

In Person Workshop Is Limited to 20 participants. There will be a live, virtual link to watch for those who won't be In person.


Helena Gruensteidl (they/them) is a Denver-based narrative, commercial, and documentary Cinematographer who was classically trained in celluloid 16mm and 35mm motion picture film production at the Film and Television Academy (FAMU) in Prague. Having spent several years honing their skills as a 1st AC and camera operator, they’re excited to teach the next generation of aspiring focus pullers about all things Camera Department.

Biz Young (she/ they) is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker working on the film team at The North Face. Her work often explores environmental / social equity through intimate conversations and personal stories.

Special thanks to Jason Hornbeck and ACamera for sponsoring this workshop and lending us their space and equipment to learn

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Where is it happening?

ACamera, 8269 East 23rd Avenue, Denver, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 0.00 to USD 40.00


Host or Publisher WIFMCO

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