CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures. 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.
 
Operate zoom lenses, changing images according to specifications and rehearsal instructions.
 
Use cameras in any of several different camera mounts such as stationary, track-mounted, or crane-mounted.
 
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.
 
Observe sets or locations for potential problems and to determine filming and lighting requirements.
 
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.
 
Read charts and compute ratios to determine variables such as lighting, shutter angles, filter factors, and camera distances.
 
Set up cameras, optical printers, and related equipment to produce photographs and special effects.
 
View films to resolve problems of exposure control, subject and camera movement, changes in subject distance, and related variables.
 
Reload camera magazines with fresh raw film stock.
 
Read and analyze work orders and specifications to determine locations of subject material, work procedures, sequences of operations, and machine setups.
 
Receive raw film stock, and maintain film inventories.
 
Prepare slates that describe the scenes being filmed.
 
Download exposed film for shipment to processing labs.
 
Edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.
 
Set up and perform live shots for broadcast.
 
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.
 
Stay current with new technologies in the field by reading trade magazines.
 
Set up and operate electric news gathering (ENG) microwave vehicles to gather and edit raw footage on location to send to television affiliates for broadcast.
 
Direct studio productions.
 
Design graphics for studio productions.
 
Write new scripts for broadcasts.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Advanced Electronic Field Production Specialist (Advanced EFP Specialist)
Animation Camera Operator
Broadcast Engineer
Camera Engineer
Camera Operator
Camera Person
Cameraman
Cinematographer
Commercial Producer
Commercial Production Editor
Creative Services Director
Director
Director of Photography
Editor
Electronic News Gathering Camera Operator
Electronic News Gathering Camera-Person (ENG Camera-Person)
Field Producer
Floor Director
Live Truck Operator
Live Truck Technician
Master Control Operator (MCO)
Media Technician
Medical Videographer
Motion Picture Camera Operator
Motion Picture Cameraman
Motion Picture Photographer
Movie Shot Camera Operator
Movie Shot Cameraman
News Camera Operator
News Camera Person
News Cameraman
News Photographer
News Reel Cameraman
News Videographer
Newscast Director
Operations Technician
Optical Effects Camera Operator
Photo Journalist
Photographer
Photojournalist
Producer
Production Assistant
Production Manager
Production Technician
Special Effects Designer
Studio Camera Operator
Studio Technician
Technical Director
Television Camera Operator
Television Cameraman
Television News Photographer
Television Producer
Television Production Assistant
Television Production Technician
Title Camera Operator
Truck Operator
Video Camera Operator
Video Coordinator
Video Operator
Video Photographer
Video Producer
Videographer
Videotape Editor
Wild Life Photographer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Broadcasting
Benchmark Title: Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture
 
 
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