Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Achievement/Effort * Persistence * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Integrity * Independence

Representative Tasks * Operate television or motion picture cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts, advertising, or motion pictures. * Compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors. * Adjust positions and controls of cameras, printers, and related equipment to change focus, exposure, and lighting.


Job Family Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media

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