Explains the work of the people who take the pictures we see on television and offers some tips on making this kind of work a career.
|Other titles||TV camera operator.|
|Statement||by Kathryn Hallenstein ; prepared under the direction of Robert Hillerich.|
|Contributions||Hillerich, Robert L., 1927-|
|LC Classifications||TR882.5 .H35 1984|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||31 p. :|
|Number of Pages||31|
|LC Control Number||84007665|
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), camera operators working in the motion picture, television and video industries can expect an . A Florida media company is looking for a bilingual camera operator who can stand for long periods of time and pull and push at least 50 pounds. Applicants must be knowledgeable about wrapping and connecting studio cables as well as operating a studio camera. A TV station in South Carolina requires a camera operator for daily newscasts. You may be the only camera operator and use a portable single camera, or you could be part of a TV studio camera team. On feature films and TV drama productions, you'll be part of a larger crew with a specific role. This might be: second assistant camera (clapper loader) – loading and unloading film, counting the takes and helping the camera crew. So you want to be a television camera person. It is, of course, a crucial role in television. No camera, no pictures, no television! Our next few articles will be covering the role of a camera operator in TV and we'll hear from both ends of the age spectrum. Firstly we'll feature someone who has been a cameraman and lighting director for over 23 years working on some of our best-known and best.
Film and television camera operators set up, position and operate equipment in studios or on location to photograph or record people, events and scenes. Film camera operators use 16mm and 35mm film cameras or digital video for motion pictures, whereas television and video camera operators use cine-electronic television or digital video and video cameras for direct telecast and recording. A camera operator records the visual images that make up movies, television shows, news broadcasts, music videos and televised news and sporting events. If you were to visit the set of a movie or television show, you would see the "cameraman" filming the action. He or she may also film live events like concerts and sports. A TV camera operator uses camera equipment to record footage for television programs, made-for-TV movies and documentaries, news shows, sporting events or television advertisements. Some work in television studios, where they typically use large, fixed-position cameras, but smaller, more mobile digital cameras are becoming more popular. Camera operators earn a median annual salary of $53, (). 25, people work in this occupation (). The majority of camera operators work in the movie and television broadcast industries. A fair number are self-employed. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a good job outlook. Employment is expected to grow as fast as the.
The Millerson Book is pretty useful, but a bit old - however, virtually everything is 'convertable' to current - with the exception of things like HD and widescreen. If you want a really good, but old book - then The Technique of the Television Cameraman, by Peter Jones was what I started with in the 70s, and although it's been out of print for. Full-time TV or film camera operators commonly work between 50 to 55 hours a week, including weekends. In some settings, such as TV studios, camera operators often work in shifts. While at work, these camera operators may work at heights on cranes. Those covering outdoor scenes and events may be exposed to bad weather and hostile conditions. You may need some previous work-related skill, knowledge or experience to be a Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera example, an electrician must complete three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job. Tv Camera Operator jobs available on Apply to Master Control Operator, Camera Operator, Operator and more!