Film and Video Camera Operators

(NOC 5222)

Career Description

Film and video camera operators record news and live events, and film videos and television broadcasts.

Duties May Include

Film and video camera operators perform some or all of the following duties:

Meet with director and senior members of camera crew to discuss assignment and determine filming sequences, camera movements and picture composition;

Select and set up camera equipment to be used, and attach lens, filters and film magazine to camera;

Adjust focus, exposure, lighting and other camera settings;

Operate film or video camera to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts;

Label and record contents of exposed film, and complete report sheets;

Test, maintain and store equipment.

Examples of Titles

Assistant Camera Operator
Camera Operator
Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Camera Operator
Film Camera Operator
Motion Picture Camera Operator
Television Camera Operator
Video Camera Operator

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Image Arts - Film Studies Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Foundational Programs Certificate
Film and Media Production Diploma
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Film Studies Bachelor
Film Studies Bachelor; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Art History and Film Studies (BFA) Bachelor
Film Studies (BFA) Bachelor
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Film Studies Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022