Yuri Inoue, AC, Japan. Photos taken on 2015/03/19.
"Check the gate" the AD says, as the AC's watch playback. "Gate is good" the AC announces. But what does that mean exactly? Well, to answer that, I have a NYC based 1st AC named Yuri. Now, before I jump ahead too much, let me quickly break down the role of a AC, in fact what the hell does AC mean? Assistant Camera, there are 2 of them. A 1st to pull focus and be in charge of the camera department, and a 2nd for camera reports, assisting the 1st and op/dp with camera needs, writing cute sub text on the slate... Thats the cliff notes you need to know about the department, so lets get to it and see what its like to be a AC in films.