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Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)

Camera Operators (Film, Television or Video) set up and operate cameras to photograph scenes for film, television or video productions.

Overview

Camera Operators (Film, Television or Video) set up and operate cameras to photograph scenes for film, television or video productions.

Day-to-day

  • selects and attaches equipment to cameras, positions cameras, and follows the action of scenes being photographed while adjusting controls.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)

  • You can work as a Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) without formal qualifications, however, a course in audio visual studies or screen and media studies may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Find a Diploma or Bachelor in Film and Television Production

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