Camera Operator
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We are looking for a competent Camera Operator to capture high-quality and appealing pictures for film and TV broadcasting. 

As a Camera Operator, your responsibility will be to work on a variety of programs which include broadcast programs, television dramas, etc. to capture enchanting pictures.

You will work in all aspects of the film. You will be in charge of the camera equipment and operation. You will also have to enable the DoP to concentrate intensively on lighting and overall visual style.

If you are interested in this Camera Operator work and can consider approaches to add creativity to your work. Apply now! We'd like to meet you.


  • 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 the camera placement that is to capture pictures, compose shots, shoot scenes.

  • Take quality footage from a stable or move position, prepare cameras and test angles of camera movements and provide recommendations.

  • Work with director of photography, 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Film, Media or relevant field.

  • Proven 5+ years of working experience as a Camera Operator or a similar role in the Media Department.

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

  • Phenomenal theoretical knowledge of filming and capturing footage.

  • Capability to comprehend and follow camera scripts.

  • Excellent communication and time management skills.

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination abilities.

  • Solid visual skills.

  • Ability to work for long working hours.

  • Extraordinary attention to detail.

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