Job description Video Camera Operator in Alberta

Find out what work is like for a video camera operator in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Film and video camera operators (NOC 52110).

Film and video camera operators


Film and video camera operators operate motion picture and video cameras and related equipment to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts. They are employed by television networks and stations, motion picture and video production companies and in-house communications facilities of large corporations.

Job duties

  • Meet with director and senior members of camera crew to discuss assignment and determine filming sequences, camera movements and picture composition
  • Select and set up camera equipment to be used and attach lens, filters and film magazine to camera
  • Adjust focus, exposure, lighting and other camera settings
  • Operate film or video camera to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts
  • Label and record contents of exposed film, and complete report sheets
  • Test, maintain and store equipment
  • May operate unmanned aerial vehicle/drone to capture aerial films of the landscape or any subject.

Job titles

  • assistant camera operator
  • camera operator
  • electronic news gathering (ENG) camera operator
  • film camera operator
  • motion picture camera operator
  • studio camera operator
  • television camera operator
  • video camera operator

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