Assistant Cameraman Job Description (TV)

The Assistant Cameraman is under supervision of the Camera Operator or the Lighting Camera Operator, or in the absence of a camera operator, reports directly to the Director of Photography.

Tasks for Assistant Cameraman

  • The Assistant Cameraman sets up cameras, selects and mounts lenses
  • The Assistant Cameraman operates the sound boom to assist the sound recordist
  • The Assistant Cameraman coordinates the details of the shot with the script supervisor
  • The Assistant Cameraman maneuvers a crane and counterbalancing arm
  • The Assistant Cameraman functions as focus puller or keeps the camera in focus
  • The Assistant Cameraman moves the camera around as needed
  • The Assistant Cameraman maintains the camera making sure it is safe and working properly.
  • The Assistant Cameraman attaches the camera cables including the required lighting equipments
  • The Assistant Cameraman drives the cast and crew to and from the location of shooting

Degrees and Training to Become an Assistant Cameraman

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