Camera Department

This page describes the criteria for recognition in the Camera department. 

To become a member of any department, you have to:

Criteria for recognition in the Camera department in effect since April 23, 2021.

Director of Photography

Provide the following documents: 

  • Demo (highly recommended, but not required) 
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a director and / or producer
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a Director of photography member
Camera Operator

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from a a member recognized in the function or in a higher function
Steadicam Operator

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from a a member recognized in the function or in a higher function 
1st Assistant Camera

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from a a member recognized in the function or in a higher function
2nd Assistant Camera

To be recognized as a 2nd camera assistant, you must complete and pass the Camera Trainee program, unless otherwise exempted.

Click here for more information on the program.

Also, you must have completed the following courses:

  • WORK AT HEIGHT AND FALL PROTECTION
  • NACELLES ET PLATEFORMES ÉLÉVATRICES
  • WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • SAFE HANDLING OF BUTANE AND PROPANE
  • PREVENTIVE DRIVING AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS
Clapper Loader
  • Be recognized as a 2nd assistant camera

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from a a member recognized in the function or in a higher function 
Camera Utility
  • Be recognized as a 2nd assistant camera

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from a a member recognized in the function or in a higher function 
Still Photographer
  • Completed the following courses : Initiation to Community Life, Work at Height & Fall Protection, Aerial Platforms & Lifting Platforms and WHMIS
  • Have been admitted and completed the Stage Photographer Internship program
  • Accumulated 90 days of work under contract with the association, on three different productions, including 60 days in drama. The candidate may accumulate days after being accepted
  • Completed three days of internship: 1 day in film, 1 day in drama, 1 day in non-drama, with at least two AQTIS 514 IATSE members recognized as on-set photographers (Internship certificate must be completed and signed by the internship supervisor).

Please send your complete file to:

VFX Supervisor

Document to provide :

  • Resume
VFX Coordinator

Document to provide:

  • Resume
VFX Artist Technician

Document to provide :

  • Resume
VFX Technician

Document to provide :

  • Resume
Stereographer

Document to provide :

  • Resume
3D Engineer

Document to provide :

  • Resume
3D Rigger

Document to provide :

  • Resume
3D Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)

Document to provide :

  • Resume
24 FPS Operator

Provide the following documents :

  • Resume
  • 1 letters of recommendation from members of camera department
Motion Picture Video Coordinator

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from members of the camera department
Video-Assist Playback Operator

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from members of camera department
Video-Assist Playback Operator Assistant

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from members of the camera department
Underwater Camera Operator

Provide the following documents:

  • Current commercial diving certificate in accordance with CSA standard Z275.4
  • Current medical certificate of fitness for scuba diving - valid for 2 years for those under 40 and 1 year for those 40 and over
  • Up-to-date certificate in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from members of the department
Underwater Housing Assistant Camera Specialist

Not allowed to dive, unless you have the prerequisites. Refer to the requirements of Underwater specialist

Please see the french page of the website.

Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, SIMDUT and DATA courses

Be recognized as a Data managment technician or as a Video assist 1

Have accumulated 90 days of work as a Digital imaging technician under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from members of camera department
Data Wrangler

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, SIMDUT, DATA courses

Have accumulated 90 days of work as a Data Management Technician under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation from members of camera department
Publicist

Please see the french page of the website.

Cameraperson EPK/BTS

*Electronic Press Kit/Behind The Scene

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses

Have accumulated 90 days of work as an Electronic cameraperson (EPK/BTS) under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of camera department
Remote Head Technician

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses

Have accumulated 45 days of work as a Remote head technician under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of camera department
Stabilised Remote Head Operator

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses

Have accumulated 90 days of work as a Stabilazed remote head technician under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of camera department
Unstabilised Remote Head Operator

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses

Have accumulated 90 days of work as a Non-stabilazed remote head technician under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of camera department
Air Remote Head Technician

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses

Have accumulated 45 days of work as an Aerial remote head technician under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of camera department
Specialized Electronic Cameraperson

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses

Have accumulated 90 days of work as a Specialized camera operator under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of camera department
Programmeur-euse/opérateur-trice de «Motion Control»

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses

Have accumulated 45 days of work as a Motion control operator (techno dolly) under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of camera department
«Motion Control» Technician

Have taken the Initiation à la vie associative, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses

Have accumulated 45 days of work as a Motion control technician under union contract on 2 different productions

Provide the following documents:

  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of camera department
Drone Operator / UAV Pilot

Please see the french page of the website.

UAV Operator

Please see the french page of the website.

Drone Operator Assistant

Please see the french page of the website.

Questions ?

Please contact the Member Services

membres@aqtis514iatse.com 514 844-2113

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Electronic Soundperson (EPK/BTS)*

*Electronic Press Kit/Behind The Scene

  • Have taken the IVA, Protection contre les chutes, Plateforme élévatrice, SIMDUT courses
  • Have accumulated 90 days of work as an Electronic soundperson (EPK/BTS) under union contract on 2 different productions
  • Provide the following documents:
    • Resume
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a member of the Sound department
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Are you a technician interested in opening an account with AQTIS 514 IATSE (or complete an existing one)? If so, you must provide your date of birth and your social insurance number (SIN) when filling out the form.

This information allows us to issue your income tax slips and to transfer the accumulated saving from your RRSP and insurance, following the collective agreements.

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