Profession camera operator
Camera operators setup and operate digital film cameras to shoot domestic motion pictures or television programs. They work together with the video and motion picture director, the director of photography, or the private client. Camera operators give advice on how to shoot scenes to actors, the video and motion picture director and other camera operators.
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- Audiovisual equipment
The characteristics and usage of different tools that stimulate the sight and audio senses.
Art and practice of creating aesthetically appealing images by recording light or electromagnetic radiation.
- Lighting techniques
The characteristics of techniques used to create atmospheres and effects on camera or on stage; the equipment required and appropriate setup to use.
The science of recording light and electromagnetic radiation in order to create a motion picture. The recording can happen electronically with an image sensor or chemically on light sensitive materials such as film stock.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Work with the director of photography
Work with the director of photography on the artistic and creative vision that needs to be followed during production of a movie or theatre production.
- Analyse the scenography
Analyse the selection and distribution of material elements on a stage.
- Operate a camera
Capture moving images with a camera. Operate the camera skilfully and safely to obtain high quality material.
- Determine visual concepts
Determine how best to represent a concept visually.
- Adapt to type of media
Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.
- Set up cameras
Put cameras in place and prepare them for use.
- Follow work schedule
Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.
- Select camera apertures
Adjust lens apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus.
- Ensure visual quality of the set
Inspect and amend the scenery and set-dressing to make sure the visual quality is optimal with in constraints of time, budget and manpower.
- Follow directions of the artistic director
Follow the instructions of the director while understanding his creative vision.
- Study media sources
Study various media sources such as broadcasts, print media, and online media in order to gather inspiration for the development of creative concepts.
- Adapt artistic plan to location
Adapt plans to other locations with respect for the artistic concept.
- Keep up with trends
Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.
- Analyse a script
Break down a script by analysing the dramaturgy, form, themes and structure of a script. Conduct relevant research if necessary.
- Set up audiovisual peripheral equipment
Set up audiovisual peripheral equipment such as tripods, cables, microphones, monitors, and others.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- Create moving images
Create and develop two-dimensional and three-dimensional images in motion and animations.
- Work with an artistic team
Work closely with directors, fellow actors and playwrights to find the ideal interpretation to a role.