Film and video camera operators
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- 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
- May operate unmanned aerial vehicle/drone to capture aerial films of the landscape or any subject
- 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.
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