Career Profile: Camera Operator

Career Profile: Camera Operator

The early motion pictures were made around 1877. Since then, film-making has progressed by leaps and bounds.

The work of a Camera Operator involves using the motion picture camera and related equipments. He or she uses these equipments to shoot materials for television programs, commercials or movies.

Personality and interest-wise, a would-be camera operator must have the necessary passion in photography and or videography.

Typically, a degree is not required for the job. Training is typically done on the job. A Camera Operator takes about several years to learn the ropes of the job. Usually it is about 2 to 4 year of on-the-job training. Initial job training activities may includes task such as preparation of cameras and lighting setups.

As for work advancement, some camera operators move on to become cinematographers. Often, this may require getting the relevant course training in cinematography.

Because the nature of film-making is wide-ranging, a camera operator will have to work both in indoor as well as outdoor environments.

One Reply to “Career Profile: Camera Operator”

  1. Sony Cyber-shots are probably the most well-known Digital Compact Cameras in the world.
    Sony Cybershot S700 is an entry-level digital compact camera. It sport 7.2 Mega Pixels resolutions. It is a high stamina digital compact. This is because it has long battery life. When fully charged, the battery can handle up to 460 shots. This is a very impressive figure.
    This camera, like most Sony cameras, uses the Memory Stick Duo media. Generally, I find this to be a disadvantage as I think this format is not as common as other types of memory storage. I will much prefer a SD card as it is more common. Additionally, the camera contains 24MB of internal memory.
    The camera features what is known as High sensitivity mode. This mode is useful for shooting under dim light conditions. Its ISO value can go up to a very useful ISO1000. Basically this mode helps to reduce the chances of taking blurry photos.

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