Camera Operator

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Wanda McKiver Productions, LLC. is a full scale entertainment company. We are currently opening our 2016-2017 theatrical season as well as multiple themed events, both for profit as well as for charitable causes. Our companies' culture is built on integrity and teamwork while allowing individuals to freely express their creativity. Our interns will enjoy many benefits and perks while learning the infrastructure of the entertainment industry while preparing for a prosperous life in the world of business.


• Read and analyze work orders and specifications to determine locations of subject material, work procedures, sequences of operations, and machine setups.
• Read charts and compute ratios to determine variables such as lighting, shutter angles, filter factors, and camera distances.
• Prepare slates that describe the scenes being filmed.
• Design graphics for studio productions.
• Write new scripts for broadcasts.
Generalized Work Activities:
• Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
• Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
• Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
• Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
• Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Detailed Work Activities:
• Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions.
• Convert data among multiple digital or analog formats.
• Coordinate activities of production personnel.
• Create computer-generated graphics or animation.
• Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
• Direct productions or performances.
• Edit audio or video recordings.
• Inspect sets or exhibits.
• Label production materials.
• Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
• Maintain recording or broadcasting equipment.
• Manage content of broadcasts or presentations.
• Operate communications, transmissions, or broadcasting equipment.
• Operate still or video cameras or related equipment.
• Research new technologies.
• Review details of technical drawings or specifications.
• Select materials or props.
• Set up still or video cameras or related equipment.
• Write informational material.


Tasks and Activities
Occupation specific tasks and the most important generalized work activities are listed for Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture.
Occupation Specific Tasks:
• Operate television or motion picture cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts, advertising, or motion pictures.
• Compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors.
• Edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.
• Adjust positions and controls of cameras, printers, and related equipment to change focus, exposure, and lighting.
• Confer with directors, sound and lighting technicians, electricians, and other crew members to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, desired effects, camera movements, and lighting requirements.
• Set up and perform live shots for broadcast.
• Set up cameras, optical printers, and related equipment to produce photographs and special effects.
• Assemble studio sets and select and arrange cameras, film stock, audio, or lighting equipment to be used during filming.
• Test, clean, maintain, and repair broadcast equipment, including testing microphones, to ensure proper working condition.
• Use cameras in any of several different camera mounts, such as stationary, track-mounted, or crane-mounted.
• Observe sets or locations for potential problems and to determine filming and lighting requirements.
• View films to resolve problems of exposure control, subject and camera movement, changes in subject distance, and related variables.
• Stay current with new technologies in the field by reading trade magazines.
• Operate zoom lenses, changing images according to specifications and rehearsal instructions.
• Download exposed film for shipment to processing labs.
• Reload camera magazines with fresh raw film stock.
• Instruct camera operators regarding camera setups, angles, distances, movement, and variables and cues for starting and stopping filming.
• Label and record contents of exposed film and note details on report forms.
• Direct studio productions.
• Receive raw film stock and maintain film inventories.


Required - Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio, Attention To Detail, Thrive in deadline-driven Environments

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