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Camera Operators (Film, Television or Video) set up and operate cameras to photograph scenes for film, television or video productions.


  • selects and attaches equipment to cameras, positions cameras, and follows the action of scenes being photographed while adjusting controls.


  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become a Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)

  • You can work as a Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) without formal qualifications, however, a course in audio visual studies or screen and media studies may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Find a Diploma or Bachelor in Film and Television Production

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    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Editing

  • Camera Operation

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  • Cinematography

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  • Photography

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