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  Operating Cameraman Online: First Hand-holdable 35MM Motion Picture Camera
Their answer to the problem of camera orientation was to hand-hold the camera and to use two cameramen -- one to hold and aim the camera, and the other to crank it via a flexible drive shaft at the required steady rate of 16 frames per second.
At the camera end, the rotating shaft is attached to the driving spindle of the mechanism and the outer tube is fixed to the camera case.
At the other or operating end, the rotating shaft is fitted with a crank handle and the outer tube is attached to a bearing arranged as a handle to be gripped by the operator with one hand while he turns the crank handle with the other hand.
www.soc.org /opcam/09_fw9697/mg09_handcam.html   (1355 words)

 Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors
For example, the camera operator can be stationary and shoot whatever passes in front of the lens, or the camera can be mounted on a track, with the camera operator responsible for shooting the scene from different angles or directions.
Camera operators in the film and television industries usually are hired for a project on the basis of recommendations from individuals such as producers, directors of photography, and camera assistants from previous projects or through interviews with the producer.
Employment of camera operators and editors is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2012.
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 camera operator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In television production, camera operators can be either the "DP," such as on single camera film style shoots, or simply the "cameraman," such as on multi-camera studio or sports productions, ENG shoots, or the lowly "document the speaker" production.
However, a good studio or event Camera Operator is not to be taken lightly.
There are many Camera Operators who make a good income because of their specialty camera work, particularly handheld and long lens work for Professional Sports.
www.turtle-island.com /camop.html   (380 words)

 Film & Video Camera Operators
Camera operators who film sports events are at the scene of the action of a different sort: they may catch a "photo-finish" to an exciting footrace, a definitive goal or touch-down in a soccer or football game, or a particularly skillful jump at a diving competition.
Camera operators who film movies or television series are charged with the task of getting a theatrical drama on film or video.
Many camera operators are freelancers, and their incomes vary widely depending on the amount and kind of work they are able to find.
www.careerprospects.org /briefs/A-D/CameraOperators.shtml   (1521 words)

 Career: Camera Operators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The camera may also be mounted on a track, and the operator and camera move in order to shoot the scene from several angles.
Nationally, the number of jobs for camera operators is expected to increase about as fast as average through the year 2012.
Advancement for camera operators in the film and TV industries often means working on bigger and better paying projects.
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 Imdb Glossary letter: C   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The group of crewmembers directly involved with operation of the camera.
The person who operates the camera to the specifications dictated by the director of photography.
Cranes usually carry both the camera and a camera operator, but some can be operated by remote control.
www.imdb.com /Glossary/C   (2449 words)

 Steadicam FAQ
The Steadicam is a camera stabilization device that, in the hands of a skilled operator, combines the image steadiness of a dolly with the freedom of movement of a hand-held shot.
Operators, especially the young ones most likely to volunteer, live and die by the demo reel, and your project's footage is going to be vital to that reel.
This setup allows the camera to do things that may be possible in no other way by allowing the operator to leave the vehicle or crane during the shot, thus separating the camera from the limitations imposed by the vehicle's size and bulk.
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 Television Production: Cameras-The Basics
Unlike the elaborate studio pedestal that can be smoothly rolled across a studio floor, even while the camera is on the air, the wheels on small dollies are intended primarily to move the camera from place to place between shots.
Although robotic cameras are not desirable for unpredictable or fast-moving subject matter, for programs such as newscasts and interviews (where operating cameras can get pretty boring anyway) they can significantly reduce production expenses.
The camera is mounted on a flexible arm that uses a series of spring balances to hold its position.
www.cybercollege.com /tvp017-2.htm   (1038 words)

 How to Be a Camera Operator, an interview with Tim Wessel of Vermont Digital Productions, 11/04
So basically, with every camera you learn to operate, you are not only adding onto your general knowledge but you are giving yourself a better point of reference for the next type you’ll work with.
Wessel mentions that studio productions require a camera operator to be on a headset and to do little else as far as creative input or even camera movement.
Chances are, if a director or D.P. finds a camera operator he or she can collaborate with, there is no reason that same operator shouldn’t be called back the next time around.
www.newenglandfilm.com /news/archives/04november/cameraop.htm   (1050 words)

 Camera operator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Camera Operator is the second man on the totem of the four-man camera crew working on a feature-film for the cinema or filmed drama for television.
The Operator's duties embrace working to one degree or another with the Director, the Director of Photography and the actors in devising camera setups - angles, lenses to use, etc - and choreographing the dynamics of camera tracking moves on dollies or cranes to best interpret the dramatic scene.
When shooting, the Operator is solely responsible for both physically operating the camera (ie, 'pointing' it while looking through the lens), and for the composition of any given framing throughout any given shot.
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 Operating Cameraman: Protecting Role of Camera Operator
But because it is a rule that the operator is hired, some DPs tell the operator "Thanks but no thanks, I will handle the camera operating." Just because the camera operator is on payroll seems enough incentive for the DP to operate the camera with a 'clear conscience.'
Sooner or later the producer may surmise, "Who needs this operator on staff?" When contract negotiation time comes around they feel justified in proposing to the unions that the camera operator's position be considered optional or eliminated altogether!
Let him or her worry about whether a grip flag or microphone is encroaching into the shot, while you focus your attention on the blocking and the lighting of the set.
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 Miramax Films: Jersey Girl - Interviews from the Set   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Norton's a camera operator, and last November, I caught up with him on the set of JERSEY GIRL, where he was operating the "A" camera for the production.
I physically operate the camera, from turning it on, and then hopefully pointing it in the right direction, to helping physically set up the camera, which is called the blocking of the camera.
Someone who wants to be a camera operator is better served by studying fine art in college than by studying the Panavision catalogue.
www.jerseygirl-movie.com /interviews/19.html   (1305 words)

 Steadicam Operator's Manual of Style a humorous look at the craft and business of being a successful steadicam operator ...
This area encompasses such elements as the operators appearance to others on the set, the appearance of the operator's equipment and the appearance of the relationship between the operator and the operator is equipment.
When the AD shouts "Roll camera" many a novice operator has been yanked off the set by his own Steadicam and is still hopelessly chasing the rig somewhere through remote pastures, trying desperately to get it under control when the director yells "Cut!" much later.
Another operator who smoked a little weed from the Coast and ran full tilt, head on into a brick wall, stated from traction that he was just trying to pay off the shot.
filmmakerstore.com /steadicm.htm   (5602 words)

 Jobs Los Angeles - Research Informative Employment Articles
Yet, if Mike St.Hilaire, an operator with 30 years experience, hadn't known to go "hand held," instead of using a tripod, a costly and dangerous stunt on the set of Lethal Weapon 4 might never have made it to the screen.
According to Eric Swanson, an expert on its use, "The Steadicam is a camera stabilization device that, in the hands of a skilled operator, combines the image steadiness of a dolly with the freedom of movement of a hand-held shot."
It is particularly suited to moving camera shots in tight quarters, shots over rough ground, and where you wish to simulate vehicle motion, to name but a few uses.
www.workingworld.com /magazine/viewarticle.asp?articleno=11&wn=   (1649 words)

 Summary Report
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to photograph 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.
Instruct camera operators regarding camera setups, angles, distances, movement, and variables and cues for starting and stopping filming.
online.onetcenter.org /link/summary/27-4031.00   (1630 words)

 RCA TK-40 and TK-41 Color TV cameras in action
The RCA Color Camera (MI-40500) is a live pick-up camera used to separate a color image into its primary red, blue, and green component images and convert them to signals required for the RCA color television system.
The camera filament transformers, elapsed time indicator, and the viewfinder power and signal terminal connections are also accessible beneath this hood.
All external areas of the camera and viewfinder which are subject to absorption of radiant heat energy have an an aluminum finish to further aid in maintaining optimum temperature conditions within the camera.
www.ev1.pair.com /colorTV/TVcams-in-action.html   (1184 words)

 Television: Glossary A-D
A crane shot is one in which the entire camera, mounted on a crane, is swept upward or downward.
The depth of the "set" is emphasized by the ability of one actor to be positioned near the camera and another far away; the actors may move toward one another, or participate in independent actions.
A technique of Brechtian performance style wherein the actor retains the sense of him/herself as an actor; thus the viewer and actor alike are distanced from the character rather than identifying with it.
www.tcf.ua.edu /TVCrit/glossaryAD.htm   (2092 words)

 Edunet : Careers - Video Camera Operator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Video camera operators are key players in Canada's new and entertainment industries.
As a video camera operator you find yourself working for television networks, for independent video producers or for the in-house communications facilities of large corporations.
While the camera equipment now weighs only 16 to 20 lbs., you may have to carry it through crowded, fast-moving surroundings.
www.edunetconnect.com /cat/careers/videoop.html   (318 words)

 bill miller-hiring a videographer-videography-camera operator-shooter
I have been behind the camera for three decades and there are times when even I turn the camera over to another seasoned pro.
There are many specialty operators who are trained and practiced in their own special fields.
There is a tendency for some operators to try to talk you out of using the camera you want because they have the equipment in their truck already paid for.
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 Average Camera Operator Salary. Camera Operator Job, Career Education & Unemployment Help
The median expected salary for a typical Camera Operator in the United States is $32,502.
This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals' analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies.
Operates cameras, broadcasting or video recording cameras, and equipment to photograph various subjects and subject material.
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 Occupation Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Film and television camera operators set up, position and operate equipment in studios or on location to photograph people, events and scenes.
Film camera operators use 16 mm and 35 mm film cameras for motion pictures, whereas television and video camera operators use cine-electronic television or video cameras for direct telecast and for recording. 
Film and television camera operators work as part of a team and are often required to work long, irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
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 $14 Steadycam
Steadycams (or camera stabilizers) are attachments used to capture smooth looking video even when the camera and camera operator are in motion.
The camera operator may walk (or even jog), move through tight hallways and doorways, and even climb up and down stairs without shaking the camera.
For heavier cameras, I would recommend building a large sled for better support and easier mounting or considering adding a professional tripod head.
www-2.cs.cmu.edu /~johnny/steadycam   (2850 words)

 IFEX :: Camera operator beaten, producer threatened, equipment damaged   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
(MISA/IFEX) - On 2 September 2003, a camera operator from e-tv, a commercial station, was assaulted and a colleague of his was threatened in an allegedly racial attack in upmarket Sandton, Johannesburg.
Hope, a resident of the complex, was not involved in the story that e-tv was recording.
Ramenu, who was wearing an e-tv cameraman's jacket, said he identified himself as a journalist and challenged Hope to make his statements on camera.
www.ifex.org /en/content/view/full/53568   (419 words)

 Class Description: Lithographic Camera Operator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The utilization of special camera and developing techniques to obtain the best possible results is expected of employees in this class.
Skill in the operating of precision cameras, including balancing lighting, positioning of halftone screens, and determining distance and time factors.
May use color filters to separate colors on a single negative or to enhance or reduce color intensity of copy to provide uniform exposure onto the negative, and occasionally for color process lithography.
www.mcps.k12.md.us /departments/personnel/posclass/9080.shtm   (540 words)

 IFEX :: Camera operator injured while covering demonstration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
IFEX :: Camera operator injured while covering demonstration
(IPYS/IFEX) - On 29 February 2004, Felipe Izquierdo, a camera operator for the international television network Univisión, was shot while covering a demonstration by opposition supporters near Francia de Altamira plaza, in the eastern part of Caracas.
Caracas fire department chief Rodolfo Briceño confirmed that Izquierdo was shot in the foot while he was covering a confrontation between National Guard officers and opposition demonstrators.
www.ifex.org /en/content/view/full/57158   (488 words)

 Underwater Camera operator, Lighting Cameraman =Andy McLeod= 16mm, 35mm, Digital Betacam, HD-Cam. Underwater cameramen.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Andy McLeod is an underwater camera operator with over 10 years diving experience and has filmed as far a field as Antarctica and Zanzibar.
He is commercially trained to HSE part 4 and is also a PADI Diving Instructor, qualified to train and certify actors and presenters working in front of the camera.
This system has been "uniquely" developed to allow one or more presenters or contributors to converse underwater and to be recorded live.
fp.andymcleod.plus.com   (164 words)

 Camera operator aids border arrest | www.azstarnet.com ®
A Border Patrol remote camera operator was instrumental in the arrest Monday of a drug-trafficking suspct who resisted agents' efforts to detain him.
The case, which occurred a day after the U.S. Border Patrol reactivated its roving highway checkpoint operations throughout the Tucson Sector, highlights the agency's increasing reliance on technology and a constantly evolving strategy to counter the growing sophistication of smugglers in Southern Arizona, said Andy Adame, a spokesman for the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector.
A remote camera operator at the Naco Border Patrol Station who observed the incident was able to lead agents to the man's location.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/border/5195.php   (261 words)

 Assessment Rubrics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Needs help removing the camera from the case and returning it properly.
Can correctlly remove and replace camera from case.
Carefully handles camera in and out of case.
www.mashell.com /~parr5/techno/camera.html   (81 words)

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