As a post script to the whole Amazing Spider-Man 2 phenomenon in Rochester, it is nice to know that at least one student at RIT got some genuine learning experience out of the whole thing. School of Film and Animation student Loren Azlein worked as a camera production assistant while the crew filmed shots in downtown Rochester. Not simply fetching coffee for the pros, it looks like her experience was pretty hands-on:
RIT film and animation student helping shoot ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ – RIT News
As a camera PA, Azlein is serving the set’s entire camera crew. She helps the crew with whatever it needs, but primarily takes the camera magazines—light-tight chambers designed to hold the film and move motion-picture film stock before and after it has been exposed in the camera—from the film loader and delivers them directly to the camera on set. She also charges and distributes batteries for the cameras, assists in the changing of lenses, collects and distributes camera reports, and “many other little things that make the camera crew function smoothly,” Azlein says.