1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4992-13 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)

Sets up and operates cameras to photograph scenes for film, television and video productions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • confers with production management to receive instructions on positioning of cameras and the types of film and equipment to be used
  • selects and attaches lenses and film magazines or video tape to cameras and adjusts focus and distance settings
  • ensures cameras and associated equipment are fully operational
  • views scenes through view finders and monitors and makes final adjustments to cameras
  • starts cameras and photographs scenes
  • moves cameras and adjusts controls to follow action of scenes being photographed
  • liaises with other technical staff to achieve optimum picture quality

Focus Puller (Film)

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