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Camera Operator Job Description

Job Overview

We are looking for a competent Camera Operator to capture high-quality and appealing pictures for film and TV broadcasting. As a camera operator, you will be responsible to work on a variety of programmes which includes studio or outside broadcast programmes, television dramas, commercials, documentaries or news. You will work for all aspects of camera operation, enabling the DoP to concentrate intensively on lighting and overall visual style.

If you are enthusiastic about this job and can consider approaches to add creativity to your work, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with directors to determine all aspects of shots.

  • Provide practical and creative input to scene planning and arrangement.

  • Assemble, select and position all equipment including cameras, stands and so on.

  • Manage and operate motion picture cameras to record scenes related to TV broadcasts, advertisement and motion films.

  • Prepare and execute each shot according to technical aspects such as light, lenses, camera film and filters to achieve desired effects.

  • Determine camera placement for capturing pictures, composing shots, shooting scenes, taking quality footage from a stable or moving position, preparing cameras and testing angles of camera movements and provide recommendations.

  • Work with makeup artists, lighting and sound staff to create the best last effect.

  • Resolve technical or practical issues, if any.

  • Create and edit footage of film and pictures as per the requirements.

Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in Film, Media or relevant field.

  • Proven 5+ year experience as a Camera Operator.

  • Professional experience in operating equipments (cameras, cranes etc.)

  • Phenomenal theoretical knowledge of filming and capturing footage.

  • Capability to comprehend and follow camera scripts.

  • Excellent communication and time management skills.


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