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1st AC Masterclass Instructors

This team will blow you away with their knowledge, talent, aptitude, technical abilities, set-savvy and real-world film set experience.

Led by industry legend, 1st AC Angelo Sartore, who has been instrumental in helping put this masterclass together. Ange has been a 1st AC for ‘quite a while’ and has an incredibly deep knowledge of the craft. He began with film cameras and embraced digital cinema cameras when they hit their strides. He has worked across feature films TV drama and commercials. He is also an expert technician specialising in repair and maintenance of fluid and geared tripod heads and he makes the best cables you can get your hands on.

Alongside Angelo, will be Kitty May Allwood, Keir Suggett and Lisa Cushing. All of them have their own ways of working, all of them brilliant at their jobs, all of them plenty to teach you.

Kitty May Allwood (Ricky Stanicky, Woody Wood Pecker, La Brea, BlueBack, Jack Irish) is one of Australia’s most in demand 1st AC’s and came up through the ranks becoming expert at everything she took on. Kitty’s reputation has allowed her the opportunity to work with a large number of DP’s on a variety of different genres. The result is broad knowledge and fun anecdotes.

Keir Suggett (Better Man, Foe, Shantaram, Blacklight, Bloom, Halifax Retribution) has over 20 years experience working as a Focus Puller in Australia, the UK and the USA. Keir is regarded as one of the most capable and versatile 1st AC’s for long form as well as TVC’s etc. There are a lot of DP’s who have him at the top of their list. His equipment knowledge is incredible. And he loves to share.

Lisa Cushing (The Clearing, 2030 – Regenerate, Newsreader, Wentworth). Lisa is the next gen of 1st AC’s having achieved a stellar rise since moving on from 2AC’ing. She is also a Steadicam Operator and Gimbal Operator. Proudly I can say Lisa is one of the alumni from the first ever 2nd AC course we ran and an example of the success that can be achieved with proper training, drive, determination, hard work (and ShotClass…) 🙂

This team is subject to change based on availability. At time of publishing, all these instructors are on board. Any changes will include equally amazing crew

Upcoming Events

Focus Bootcamp Intensive

Focus Pulling Bootcamp Sessions

April 15, 16, 17, 18 or 19, 2024. Sessions from 1pm - 5pm
ShotClass is introducing bite-sized focus pulling practicals for crew wanting to learn or improve their focus pulling skill-set to a high professional level. These fast-paced, intensive training sessions will allow participants to improve their focus pulling skills fast and get job-ready in the shortest possible time, for a low cost outlay. Running with our 1st AC/Focus Puller 5-Day Certificate Masterclass, these 4 hour sessions offer participants the chance to learn alongside the certificate course students with access to the same instructors and equipment.

ShotClass | 1st Assistant Camera/Focus Puller Masterclass | 2024

April 15th - 19th, 2024
If you aim to take yourself to that top-level of 1st AC's, and be in-demand, you need to have the training and skillset to achieve that goal. ShotClass can help with this 5-day masterclass. Every aspect of the course is designed to offer the participants the best opportunity to reach their full potential - quickly. And the methods and processes we teach are industry best-practice, so that means that what you take away at the end of the week, will be in line with the most professional camera departments out there.