Different projects require different skills on set. Sometimes the budget is paramount but sometimes a veteran crew who can operate with little instruction is what is needed. The assistants below have selected the category that best describes their current skills.

Note to Freelancers:  if you would like to be listed here, please provide a bio and contact information (image and rates optional) to info@albumstudiorentals.com.  No phone calls please.

1st Assistant; more than 3 years experience, knowledgeable in most if not all currently used camera systems, lighting, grip, etc. Able to set up lights, camera, computer, etc with only basic instructions from the photographer, and manage other more junior assistants on the set. Normally licensed to drive van, cubes, Sprinters, etc. and experienced with location and destination work. Earns the top of the pay scale but delivers exceptional on-set support.

Novice Assistant

New to the market, usually recently graduated from an accredited photography program. Experience is usually limited to on-camera flash systems and whatever brand(s) of lighting and cameras the school employed. Varying levels of expertise with grip and complex set-ups, but normally eager and willing to learn. Day rates normally very flexible. Driving rented vehicles may be an issue given the minimum 25 age restriction of most rental agencies. 

NAMEEMAILPHONEEXPERIENCE (Years)CAPTURE TECHLICENSE/PASSPORTSKILLS
Eric Reid ericreidphoto@gmail.com613-552-93651YY/YDigital Capture