Camera Operator

Minimum - Preferably 12th standard pass

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Movie Cameraman is expected to perform include:

Taking photographs and videos of person, places and events with movie camera for purposes other than production of feature films

Loading cine camera with film either colour or black and white

Adjusting lens, aperture, depending on type of subject and lighting or arranginge artificial light for better effect

Unloading camera when film is exposed and sending film for developing

Projecting or exhibiting film on screen using projector to explain events, functions for audience

Viewing processed film against light and cuts and trimming films to make desired strip of the subject

Knowledge of holding camera at desired angle and distance from the subject to be photographed

Well-versed with video capture concepts and camera techniques

Proficient in editing and proof reading the content using premier pro software

Well-versed with features and usage of different cameras

Proficient in video editing and photography skills

Knowledge of studio setup, studio lighting, etc.

Proficient in creating audio and video output and monitoring the video quality on timely basis

Knowledge of attending to minor repairs of cine camera

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Attention to detail

Willingness to work in standing position for long hours

Videography skills

Visual communication

Good listener

Team player

Good visualisation skill

Creative thinking


It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team of helpers and light technicians

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include working at heights, lifting heavy camera on shoulder for long hours, exposed to frayed cables and incorrect wiring, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of accident, shoulder pain/body pain, strain on eye, etc.

For freshers -INR16,000 toINR20,000 per month

For candidates with up to 5-6 yearsexperience - INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Film and Television Sector in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

About 100 to 120 persons are required to produce a movie. Keeping in mind the current employment, and the expected growth in different segments in the industry, we project that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons. All these factors put together are only going to increase the job opportunities for a Movie Cameraman across towns and cities in India.

Production houses across India

Media houses across India

Cities across India

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Institute of Creative Excellence

Craft Film School

The Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Television & Media Arts, Mumbai

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