WIFV-NE Presents Women in the Industry: AC’s and DP’s – Techs and Creatives

Join Women in Film and Video-New England for one of several “Women in the Industry” panel discussions with this session focusing on the technical and creative aspects of shooting. Panelists include: 
First Assistant Camera:  Jill Tufts, Julia Liu, Mary Anne Janke, Richelle Topping
Directors of Photography:  Amanda McGrady, Kat Castro, Nikki Bramley 
Moderated by Women in Film & Video-NE President:  Alecia Orsini


This talented group of AC’s and DP’s has a wide range of experience working on independent and feature films, documentaries, television, and corporate and commercial projects. You’ll hear about the work they do as an integral part of the Camera Department and how they work together to fulfill the look and style of a production.


AC’s or Assistant Camera (First AC or Focus Puller and Second AC) are in charge of all camera equipment, camera set-ups for each shot and moving the camera(s) efficiently from set-up to set-up based on the direction of the DP or camera operator. They are also responsible for changing lenses and reading out and clapping the slate. A Camera/1st AC (and sometimes A Camera/2nd AC) may also be in charge of staffing the entire department below the camera operators, and for additional camera units.


DP’s or Directors of Photography (aka Cinematographers) work behind the lens, controlling the camera to achieve the cinematic look established by the Director. They work with others in the Camera Department including AC’s and Camera Operators to accomplish the camera work through the choice of cameras, lenses, filters, movement, and shot composition.


The panelists will share their personal experiences on education and training, how they got started in the industry, mentorships, how to find work, how to promote yourself, how AC’s and DPs work together and with others in the Camera Department, and how gender comes into play. You’ll learn about challenging moments, fulfilling projects, funny stories and more. They’ll talk about Boston as a film community, resources and a look ahead at our industry.
Please join us for what will be a fun and inspiring discussion! Refreshments will be served.
FREE for all WIFV-NE Members and just $5 for all others. Click here to register through WIFV-NE.  Not a member? Click here to join and you’ll get in FREE!
This event will be held in memory of Priscilla Forance, an early WIFV-NE Board Member and President who contributed greatly to the growth of the organization and to the advancement of women’s voices in the media industry.  Visit the WIFV-NE website to learn more about Priscillas contributions to both the organization and the industry.  

Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival

The Different Faces Different Voices film festival launched for the first time in 2016. It was created by the non-profit Harvard Square Script Writers, one of the oldest professional screenwriting organizations in the country in collaboration with Women in Film and Video/New England, the 3rd oldest chapter of Women in Film and Television in the world. The festival is aimed at encouraging filmmakers to explore often untold stories of the human experience.

In the first year of the film festival, the focus was on Flicks4Chicks with filmmakers of both genders challenged to write and produce a 10-minute film with strong female protagonists.

Similar to the 48 Hour Film Competition, filmmaking crews from all over the world could sign up to participate via FilmFreeway, culminating with screenings and an awards ceremony at The Brattle Theatre this month on June 29th and 30th.

Rule Boston Camera is proud to support our local filmmaking community and Flicks4Chicks as one of the sponsors of this new film festival. Learn more on the Flicks4Chicks website.