On the Job
Camera Operators use cameras to capture or record images. They work on television broadcasts, advertising, movie productions, or other video productions.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Create computer-generated graphics or animation.
- Research new technologies.
- Review details of technical drawings or specifications.
- Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions.
- Label production materials.
- Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
- Edit audio or video recordings.
- Select materials or props.
- Operate communications, transmissions, or broadcasting equipment.
- Operate still or video cameras or related equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
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