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Camera Operator Job Description

Camera Operator Job Description

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Camera Operator Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Camera Operator to join our team! As a Camera Operator, you will be responsible for capturing high quality and attractive shots, videos and images for film and TV production needs.

If you are a passionate creator and love working with the latest filming equipment, you will also love this job!

Camera Operator Responsibilities:

  • Work with directors to determine all aspects of shots
  • Provide practical and creative input to scene planning
  • Select, assemble and position equipment (cameras, stands, software etc.)
  • Prepare cameras and test angles or camera movements
  • Shoot scenes according to requirements
  • Capture quality footage from a fixed or moving position
  • Collaborate with make up artists, lighting and sound staff to produce the best final effect
  • Resolve technical or practical issues
  • Edit footage as needed

Camera Operator Requirements:

  • Proven experience as camera operator
  • Experience operating relevant equipment (cameras, cranes etc.)
  • Excellent theoretical knowledge of filming and capturing footage
  • Ability to understand and follow camera scripts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to think and act quickly
  • A team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical strength to carry heavy equipment and stamina
  • Excellent color vision and hearing
  • High school diploma; degree in film, media or relevant field is a plus