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.

Alternative label

  • camera equipment operator

  • camerawoman

  • video camera operator

  • videographer

  • cameraman

  • remote head operator

  • camera crane operator

  • railcam operator

  • towercam operator

  • steadicam operator

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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