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GTC to Present 2010 Awards at BFI Southbank, September 28

GTC Awards for Excellence

The GTC will shortly be celebrating this year's best TV camera-work as nominated by those who really know good camera-work when they see it: television cameramen. GTC Awards are the only awards recognising excellence in television camera-work where the nominees are recommended entirely by their peers. The GTC Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday September 28 at 18.00 at BFI Southbank, London SE1 8XT.

GTC Awards for Excellence categories are

* Drama
* Factual
* Entertainment
* Multi-camera (studio or OB)
* Extreme conditions
* Innovation in shooting
* Natural history
* Sport

The list of nominations for 2010 GTC Awards can be downloaded from

Nominations for 2010 GTC Awards


Preceding the event, the GTC will deliver two Talkback seminars for Guild of TV Cameramen members

3D Giving a New Dimension (14.00 to 15.30)

An introduction to this year’s hot topic, 3D television, from cameraman Alister Chapman. This will include a discussion of 3D technology, camera rigs and ways of shooting 3D television, human depth perception, convergence and interaxial distance, and presenting the stereoscopic image.


How to Get More Work (15. 45 to 17.00)

Tips from the experts and employers on how to promote and present yourself in order to improve your chances of landing more work. Joe Mahoney of Production Base, Donall McCusker from the Production Managers Association and Stuart Hatton of The Crewing Company are the invited speakers.

Owen Roberts will also be in attendance with his Steadicam Pilot. Members are invited to ask questions and get in the rig to get the feel of some of Steadicam’s latest technology. The Pilot is specifically designed for light weight television cameras.

The GTC and its sponsors will also be out and about in the BFI throughout the afternoon. Sponsor companies will set up their stands in the Atrium and Foyer areas of the BFI.

If you would like to attend the awards evening or the seminars, register at


Register for GTC Awards 2010

About The Guild of Television Cameramen

Formed in 1972, the Guild of Television Cameramen has over 1,000 members in countries as far afield as Australia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. The majority work in aspects of television ranging from corporate video production through news and current-affairs, sports and light entertainment, to documentary and drama. The GTC is a non-profit-making organisation run by a council of volunteer television professionals. It is financed by subscription from its members as well as sponsorship from equipment manufacturers and suppliers. As a result, the GTC offers a channel for manufacturers to consult with working cameramen when designing new equipment. The GTC is an authoritative source of advice and information on all matters concerning television content production. Its aim is to preserve the professional status of television cameramen and to advance standards and expertise within the profession. Membership is open to anyone employed as a television camera operator or in any associated occupation.


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