Film and Video Camera Operators 


Film and video camera operators record news and live events, and film videos and television broadcasts.


Work: 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.

Title Examples: Assistant Camera Operator, Camera Operator, Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Camera Operator, Film Camera Operator, Motion Picture Camera Operator, Television Camera Operator, Video Camera Operator

Useful Secondary School subjects: Photography, Art, Computer-related courses, English

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master

Requirements: In general, you usually need a high school diploma. You may also need a college diploma, university degree or specialized/technical training and experience in your area of work. , You may substitute on-the-job training for formal educational requirements and may need to demonstrate your creative ability through a portfolio of work/experience. , Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.

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