5222 Film and video camera operators
Film and video camera operators operate motion picture and video cameras and related equipment to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts. They are employed by television networks and stations, motion picture and video production companies and in-house communications facilities of large corporations.
assistant camera operator
electronic news gathering (ENG) camera operator
film camera operator
motion picture camera operator
studio camera operator
television camera operator
video camera operator
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Film and video camera operators perform some or all of the following duties:
Meet with director and senior members of camera crew to discuss assignment and determine filming sequences, camera movements and picture composition
Select and set up camera equipment to be used and attach lens, filters and film magazine to camera
Adjust focus, exposure, lighting and other camera settings
Operate film or video camera to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts
Label and record contents of exposed film, and complete report sheets
Test, maintain and store equipment.
Completion of a college or technical program in broadcasting, audio-visual technology or a related field
Experience as an assistant camera operator are usually required.
Creative and technical ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and experience, may be required.
- Progression to supervisory or director of photography positions is possible with additional training and experience.
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