Minimum - 12th standard pass and completed courses in cinematography

Preferably experienced in cinematography

The tasks a Cinematographer is expected to perform include:

Photographing people, scenes and places with motion picture cameras for production of feature films

Receiving instructions from Producer, Motion Picture as to the type and photographic effect desired on scenes to be filmed

Directing loading of camera with reel of film

Positioning or supervising setting up of camera by assistant; focussing and setting camera on scene or object to he shot; controlling lighting for desired effect

Installing frame on camera table for exposure and positions overhead camera suspended securely over frame

Shooting frame by frame in a predetermined sequence and regulates exposure and aperture to obtain special effect such as fade out or fade in

Instructing laboratory technicians about method of processing of films, which need special treatment for effective development of striking feature of certain shots

Unloading camera film for further processing

Writing reports on details of shooting, lighting, etc.

Directing set up and other adjustments of camera

In-depth knowledge of various types of cameras, lenses, terminology used in cinematography, camera angles, etc.

Skilled in photography

Working knowledge of the latest technology in cameras

Competent with lighting techniques and directing the camera personnel accordingly

Knowledge and ability to oversee lab work, select lens, exposure level and focus, enhance the mood and look of the film, use filters

In-depth knowledge of film production and direction

Good communication skills

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Conceptual and reasoning skills

Planning and organising skills

Attention to detail

People management skills

It is partially a desk and partially a field job

The job involves team handling

Travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work, contractual and free-lancing jobs are available

Work from home is not available

Working hours

Cinematographers generally work minimum 8 hours per day and 5/6 days a week

Work majorly depends on the project/film deadlines and delivery and they may work extended hours and days to meet the deadline

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

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

For candidates with 2 to 3 years of experience ?INR6,000 toINR12,000 per month

For candidates with experience of 3 to 5 years and above ?INR35,000 toINR60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Industry Workforce Demand

The total current employment in the Media & Entertainment Industry is estimated at 4.6 lakh5, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 7.5 lakh by 2017

This growth is primarily driven by the Television sub-sector, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% over the 5 year period, on the back of cable digitization and launch of new channels. These trends are expected to add close to 1.35 lakh people across various job roles.

The film sector, with an expected growth of 12% over the 5 year period, is also expected to fuel workforce demand by ~88,000 employees. Demand from other sub-sectors is expected to be approximately 63,000 additional employees by 2017.

Media and entertainment conglomerates

Production houses

Film making agencies/organisations/studios

Job opportunities are available across the country