(Oxfordshire, United Kingdom--May 8, 2014) The Guild of Television Cameramen returns to the grounds of Aynho Park in Oxfordshire on Sunday May 18 for its 42nd Annual General Meeting and GTC Awards Day. The event will include presentations of the GTC's Television Cameraman's Award ('TiCA'), the Mike Baldock Award, Seals of Approval for equipment innovation and Awards for Excellence.
A full list of 2014 GTC Awards nominations can be seen at tinyurl.com/gtcnoms14
The GTC Awards will be presented between 19:00 and 21:00 BST by Sky Television's Jeremy Thompson. A Guest of Honour, he will speak in support of the role of cameramen and women in television. One of the nominations is for Sky News cameraman Mick Deane who was killed while filming in Egypt last year.
The event will be streamed for members via the GTC's website using three Camera Corps Q3 robotic pan/tilt/zoom camera heads together with a Sony PMW-500. The Q3 heads will be controlled from a single camera operator position, providing shots of the lectern, presentation and audience.
GTC's 2013 Awards Day at Aynho Park
"We are very grateful to Camera Corps, both for being the major sponsor this year and for the loan of the Q3 heads," comments GTC Event Organiser, James French. "The Q3 will help us maximise the potential of a relatively small venue. It allows up to 90 remote cameras to be controlled by a very small creative team. Each Q3 head incorporates a 20:1 lens and comes complete with fully motorised pan, tilt and zoom functions and cue light. It can be connected via fibre, cable or IP."
"Other sponsors supporting the event are Aerial Vue, Alan Wells Camera Services, Blue Skies Partnership, Dan Greenway, Iainiro, John Rossetti Lighting, Panasonic, Polecam, Portaprompt, Presteigne Broadcast Hire, Stryder TV, Tiffen, Videosys, VMI and Zest4TV. It promises to be an informative and exciting day."
Cameramen like having fun. From 09:45 they will be able to participate in a range of activities including hovercraft and tractor driving, ferret racing, dog agility and air pistol shooting. These will be recorded using a range of camera gear, including drones, handheld gimbals, Polecam, a brand new tracking Towercam, Steadicam and minicams.
The event is free to GTC members. Guest tickets are available at £20. Full details can be found at: tinyurl.com/gtcawards14.
About the Guild of Television Cameramen
The Guild of Television Cameramen ( http://www.gtc.org.uk
) is an independent non-profit-making international organisation that cares about television camerawork and the people who make it their craft. The GTC has over 1,000 members, in the UK, Europe, Australia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. The majority work in aspects of television ranging from production through documentary and drama, live events, news and current affairs, sports and light entertainment, to corporate video.
Run by a council of volunteer television professionals, the GTC 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. GTC membership is open to anyone employed in single or multi-camera television operations or in any associated occupation.