Video and film cameras do the same thing – capture moving images. They use different capture technologies but apart from a few operating methods, a veteran Film and TV Camera Operator can work on both. Film cameras use conventional film negatives that require post-capture development and are common in movie production while most TV cameras use magnetic tape technologies to record broadcasts in TV stations. Both are now being replaced by high definition digital technologies that capture moving information on hard drives.
Film and TV Camera Operator Resume Template
Peter Y. Brooks
Yorba Linda, Orange, CA
Phone: (657) 550-8801
To work as a film and TV camera operator for a large TV company or movie studio.
Summary of Qualification
- More than 10 years experience in operating film cameras, Betacam recorders and high definition digital cameras
- Excellent visual artistic ability, a good set of eyes and hand-eye coordination
- Excellent dexterity in the use of cameras and knowledge in lighting techniques in photography and lens management.
Career Experience/Job History
2000 – Present: Film Camera Operator, Burbank Studios, LA
- Confer with cinematographers and directors in defining the shooting angles, lighting conditions, camera settings, close ups, panning shots and other shooting techniques to achieve the desired camera effects
- Upload video shoots in Silicon Graphics workstations for post production processing.
- Submit video shoots to film editor for suitable editing and splicing work.
- Ensure that camera and peripherals are properly maintain and in excellent serviceable condition prior to any shooting assignment
- Ensure that film stock or digital storage media are available prior to any location or studio shoot sessions.
2000 – present: In-house training and apprenticeship in the use of industrial grade cameras progressing into high definition 4k digital cameras
1997 – 2000: BS Computer Technology, UCLA
Professional references to be furnished upon request
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