The NZCS Camera Pathways programme is entering a new phase which will make it much easier for the camera community to use. The expanded and relaunched program will be partnering with invited film schools and sponsors.
Camera Pathways has been set up to provide the answer to the question asked by so many film school graduates - 'how do I get started in the freelance industry?'
The need for Camera Pathways arose because despite the ease with which somebody can get a camera and begin to shoot, it has never been harder to get a foothold in the camera department in the professional screen industry, particularly for women and minorities.
Camera Pathways is a way of finding camera department trainees from a pool of new entrants who are committed to a career in camera.
The program helps launch the careers of the best new camera talent, whatever their gender or ethnic background.
Camera Pathways participants are recommended by film schools or apply to join the programme, and as they gain experience, they build a list of referees.
If you are a camera assistant, director of photography, production manager, or anyone else looking for camera crew volunteers, trainees, or entry-level crew, you no longer have to wade through half remembered, unsolicited CVs, or wonder how to find someone to help.
Now you can search the Camera Pathways directory for suitable talent in your area and quickly and easily give the most likely candidate a call, and call their referees.
If you do engage a volunteer to help with your project in return you can agree to act as a referee for them – so long as you are comfortable. If asked about the trainee by a potential employer you are free to give an honest opinion.
Search the Camera Pathways Directory
How to get started
Camera Pathways FAQ
Things you should know