About

first.ac is operated by Max Batchelder, a camera assistant based out of New York City, and is the discerning camera assistant’s source for bespoke cable fabrication, gizmo design, and custom 3D printing. Max prides himself on his friendly nature, deep understanding of camera technologies, and attention to detail. He uses genuine components wherever applicable, and builds to manufacturer specs to ensure quality products every time.

Outside of the cable-manufacturing business, Max has extensive experience building, loading, and pulling focus on a variety of camera systems, from 16 and 35mm film to state-of-the-art digital cameras. You can see a selection of titles Max has worked on over at his IMDb page, or on his resume.

If you’re looking for a custom design, and the options on the store page cannot satisfy your needs, please reach out to Max at max@first.ac, and he’ll get you squared away.