Posted on Jun 6, 2021

Camera Operator – Job Brief

Less Bland Productions, in affiliation with Drama Camp Productions, is looking for competent on-call Camera Operators to capture high quality, creative and attractive images for television and feature film distribution. You’ll be an integral part of our team’s mission to spread information and striking visuals to the world in a variety of genres, with a strong emphasis on First Nations content. Indigenous/Female/BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.

A camera operator has a steady hand and quick reflexes. We want you to be comfortable around expensive and delicate equipment as well as able to concentrate and attend to detail. If you’re passionate about the job and can think of ways to add creativity to your work, we’d like to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Director of Photography to determine all aspects of shots
  • Provide practical and creative input to scene planning
  • Select, assemble and position equipment (cameras, stands, software etc.)
  • Prepare cameras and test angles or camera movements
  • Shoot scenes according to requirements
  • Capture quality footage from a fixed or moving position
  • Collaborate with make-up artists, lighting and sound staff to produce the best final effect
  • Resolve technical or practical issues

Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience as camera operator (*will be operating Panasonic MFT mirrorless system cameras – GH5 and BGH1; do not need to provide your own gear)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to think and act quickly
  • Flexible hours
  • Willingness to travel within BC
  • A team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical strength to carry heavy equipment and stamina for long days on set or in the field

Bonus Qualifications

  • A degree or certificate/diploma in film, media or relevant field
  • Transport Canada Basic or Advanced certification for drone operation

If you have a reel, please provide this, along with your resume, and email your application to our Production and Development Coordinator, Bonnie Hughson, at bonnie.hughson2@gmail.com.

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