Freelance Camera Operator

Posted: 11/8/2019 | Expires: 12/8/2019

Location: New York (US)
Category:
Role:
Level: Entry Level
Duration: Part Time
Salary Description: Commensurate to experience

We are looking for a Freelance Camera Operator to back fill Staff Operators who may be on vacation, out sick or assigned to additional programming beyond their normal duties. Freelance Camera Operators will perform the same or similar duties as staff operators to include Robotic, Pedestal, Jib and Handheld cameras. You also help with set changes, movement of set pieces and gear/equipment.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Confer with producers, directors, sound and lighting technicians and other crew members to discuss assignments and determine proper sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements
  • Set up television production facilities for live and recorded programs
  • Test, clean and maintain broadcast equipment
  • Follow a shot list, while choosing the angles and distances
  • Show dialogue and match the shots to the action

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred (ideally in the field of Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film, Engineering)
  • Flexibility to work holidays and weekends
  • Operational knowledge of camera and lens systems
  • At least 1 year of experience operating Pedestal, Robotic, Jib and Handheld Cameras
  • Ability to zoom, pan, tilt, focus, ped, dolly and track shots while maintaining focus and framing
  • Understanding of the needs of the viewer and ability to imagine the visual flow of the broadcast
  • Knowledgeable and versatile in photographic equipment, as well as lighting, composition, and movement
  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operation of telecommunications systems
  • Ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
  • Familiarity with editing to include understanding how to move the flow of images, even limited on-screen action, to create a desirable viewing experience
  • In-depth knowledge of stationery and portable video cameras
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to adjust to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including studio and production personnel, engineering, on-air talent, other departments, and management
  • Ability to present technical ideas and concepts in a user-friendly language
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

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