The GTC's twice yearly journal has been around since 1973, the year after the Guild was started. The hazy origins of its eccentric name may be hidden in the mists of time but the content of this well-respected magazine is always cutting edge.


         

 Zerb is unique in that it is both edited and largely written by cameramen. Each issue is edited by a different member of the GTC acting as guest editor with the overall operation overseen by a managing editor for continuity. This system ensures that material in the magazine is predominantly 'from the cameraman's point of view' and strives to be topical, objective and always of interest to working cameramen, featuring an entertaining mix of technical information and human stories related to the craft of camerawork.

The Zerb Archive

A history of modern camerawork

         

Over the years topics and shoots covered have included every conceivable aspect of camerawork and the body of back issues forms a fascinating archive of the trends and changes in TV technology and techniques. Few of us are lucky enough to own a full set of copies dating right back to 1973 but the new website is a perfect opportunity to open up this fascinating resource to members and visitors to the site interested in nearly 40 years of TV history. Quite a few of the back issues are available for purchase and we have recently digitised the entire archive.

GTC members can read past issues of Zerb online by clicking through from a specially created page in the GTC members area (you have to be logged in as a GTC member in order to use this facility) or click here for how to join the GTC.

Sample articles from the current issue of Zerb

Click on the images below for sample articles from recent issues of Zerb. They give a glimpse of what this publication is all about. If you would like to regularly receive the print copy, you can always join the GTC and get Zerb delivered to your door free. 

GTC members only can view the latest issue online.

Spring 2017

Click on the images below to see sample articles from the current issue of Zerb and see back issues below the sales panel.

        

If you are not a GTC member but would like to subscribe to Zerb or buy a back issue, please visit the Zerb shop where all currently available copies are listed, plus there are links to subscribe to receive the magazine.

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Spring 2017 Zerb - online for GTC members

Zerb 85 – Spring 2017 The guest editor for Zerb 85 (Spring 2017) was Ashley Meneely and design was by Toast Design, Banbury. The back catalogue of Zerb has recently been... [READ MORE]

Zerb Issue 84

Zerb 84 – Autumn 2016 The guest editor for Zerb 84 (Autumn 2016) was GTC Council member John Rossetti and design was by Toast Design, Banbury. Copies of this issue are available... [READ MORE]

Zerb Issue 83

Zerb 83 – Spring 2016 The guest editor for Zerb 83 (Spring 2016) was GTC member Peter Newman and design was by Toast Design, Banbury. Copies of this issue are available for... [READ MORE]

Zerb Issue 82

Zerb 82 – Autumn 2015 The guest editor for Zerb 82 (Autumn 2015) was Hebrides-based GTC member Ged Yeates and design was by Toast Design, Banbury. Copies of this issue are available... [READ MORE]

Zerb Issue 81

Zerb 81 – Spring 2015 The guest editor for Zerb 81 (Spring 2015) was Glasgow-based GTC member Paul Mellon and design was by Toast Design, Banbury. Copies of this issue are... [READ MORE]

Zerb Issue 80

Zerb 80 – Autumn 2014 The guest editor for Zerb 80 (Autumn 2014) was Neil Harrison and design was by Toast Design, Banbury. Copies of this issue are available for sale... [READ MORE]

Zerb Issue 79

Zerb 79 – Spring 2014 The guest editor for Zerb 79 (Spring 2014) was Australian GTC member Peter Heap and design was by Toast Design, Banbury. Copies of this issue are... [READ MORE]

Zerb Issue 78

Zerb 78 – Autumn 2013 The guest editor for Zerb 74 (Autumn 2011) was Matt Grant and design was by Toast Design, Banbury. Copies of this issue are available for sale... [READ MORE]

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