Thursday, 13 October 2011

studio role

On Wednesday we been separated to a 2 persons group and each group choose a subject on studio role and as in my group me and Luke became in same group and we did choose camera operator and we started research about camera operators role.           

         Camera operator 

                                          Work location

  • Studio
  • Outside broadcast
  • On Location 
Generally, director or a research tend to give the location to the camera operator to record footage.

                                                       Typical Work Activities

  • Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment prior to filming, which may include tripod, monitors, lighting, cables and leads, and headphones.
  • A camera operator usually work under the direction of a director. A camera operator can also work for a director of photography and may be supported by a camera assistant. the roles involves a mix of technical and creative skills.
  • Studying scripts and taking cues from the director or floor manager.
  • Being prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas.
  • practicing the camera moves required for pre-arranged shots.
  • Working closely with other technical department such as lighting and sound.
  • Driving crew, actors and equipment to and from location.
  • Camera operator is responsible for the first and second camera assistant and camera training.
  • Offering advice on how best to shoot a scene, explaining impact created by particular shots.
  • Finding solution to technical and other practical problems( for an outside broadcast, for example, the natural light condition need to be taken into account when setting up shots)
  • Planing shots - when filming an expensive drama scene, such as explosion, there may be only one chance to get things right so shots need to be meticulously planned beforehand.
  • Working quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor. 
  • Taking instruction from the director or the director of photography.

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