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Camera Assistants - Talent Pool

Job Introduction

Provide support to a highly skilled camera team.

Role Responsibility

  • Under supervision work on the rigging, de-rigging and preparation of electronic cameras and equipment including line-up and checking equipment performance and safety.
  • Operate an electronic camera according to the briefing and cueing, to obtain television pictures to meet the artistic and technical requirements of the production.
  • Operate or direct the operation of camera mountings and associated cabling to meet the artistic and technical requirements of the production.
  • Assist in the resolution of operational problems of camera position, and movement and shot feasibility.
  • Undertake the front-line maintenance, under supervision, where technical malfunction occurs on the equipment.
  • Liaise with artists and others to facilitate the best picture taking, passing significant problems for resolution to the appropriate person as necessary.
  • Contribute to the development of techniques associated with new equipment and production demands.
  • Following appropriate training perform general operational duties including:
  • Sound, camera and vision systems rigging, movement and de-rigging;
  • Monitor, projection equipment, prompting devices rigging, movement and de-rigging;
  • Cable handling;
  • Boom tracking;
  • Fishing rod operation;
  • Driving any vehicle to the limit of the postholders licence with the consent of the individual whenever possible;
  • Lift gain and colour balance on simple recordings.
  • To rig and operate video recorders and players and the loading, unloading and movement of video tapes.

With experience operate, to a general production brief, an independent camera, providing a feed to a complex operation or separate VT equipment as part of a larger crew.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Practical experience working with camera equipment, and relevant theoretical based training.
  • Working knowledge of green and blue screen effects in liaison with the special effects team.

Knowledge of relevant health and safety guidelines and legislation

Package Description

This is a Talentpool for Camera Assistant

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