Television, Video And Motion Picture Camera Operators And Editors in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors Job Description

*Camera operators in the television, film and video industries use video and film cameras to produce images that inform, entertain or tell a story.

*Video and film editors edit film and video for cable, broadcast television and film industries.

*Camera operators use video, film or television cameras to tape a variety of visual material, including motion pictures, television series, documentaries, news, sporting events, music videos and training sessions.

*Film and video editors produce these types of programming and edit together many different shots to create a continuous program.

*Most editing work can now be done on the computer.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Cinematographers film motion pictures for the entertainment field. They use motion picture cameras to film and create movies, television series and commercials.

*Cinematographers may use several cameras at once, in different positions and locations.

*Cameras can stay in one place and shoot whatever action takes place, or the camera can be mounted and the camera operator can shoot different angles or directions.

*Camera operators often work with a director of photography to discuss different ways to film, edit and improve scenes.

*Camera operators must come up with ways to present the material in an interesting way, use equipment appropriately and be able to steady a camera to ensure smooth, unshaky camera images.

Training and Education Requirements

*Camera operators and editors generally learn about camera operating and editing through training at colleges, universities or film schools.

*Bachelor’s degree programs provide a well-rounded education, and are often required for employment.

*Camera operators start out in the film industry as production assistants and learn the workings of the industry. They learn to set up equipment such as lights and cameras.

*A good work ethic and reputation is important to succeed in this industry, as producers and directors will often recommend camera operators and editors to others.

*Besides education and skill, camera operators need excellent vision, hand-eye coordination and artistic ability.

*They need to be accurate, good at communicating and able to shoot video and film for extensive periods of time.
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