Television camera operator?
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A television camera operator works with digital, electronic and film cameras and produces pictures for directors by combining the use of complex technology with creative visual skills.
A camera operator may specialise in any or all of the following areas:
A camera operator usually works under a director or director of photography and may be supported by a camera assistant. The role involves a mix of technical and creative skills.
Work activities vary greatly depending on the type of programme, for example studio or outside broadcast programmes, television dramas, commercials, documentaries, current affair and news, and whether the camera operator is using one of several cameras or a portable single camera (PSB). However, generally typical work activities include:
Part of the role involves interacting and maintaining good working relationships with other members of the crew and cast, including the director, producer, sound recordists, lighting technicians, actors, presenters and interviewees.
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