Becoming a Camera Operator By Trey Sheridan

Job Description

  • Setup camera
  • Operate Camera
  • Take Orders


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Hands on
  • History of Film
  • USC Upstate

Job Growth And Pay

  • 11% through 2014-2024
  • Due to high demand
  • $55,740

Character traits

  • Hard working
  • Team player
  • Be able to take orders

Experience is Key

  • Confidence
  • Helps you advance in you career

Surviving The Entertainment Indusry

  • Very Competitive
  • Be able to take criticism
  • Adapt

Keep Learning

  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Keep up with new technology

Diffrent types of Jobs

  • Newstation
  • Espn
  • Big filming companies Ex: Warner Bros
  • Small filming companies Ex: Grassroots films

Filming Sports

  • Film sports live
  • Very Demanding
  • Experience needed

George Lucas

Famous for directing the Star Wars franchise

  • He Started his Career as a Cameraman
  • He was one of the several cameramen who filmed the Rolling Stones concert "Gimme Shelter"


Works Cited

Johnson, Marlys H. Career in The Movies. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2001 107

"What It’s Really Like Working as a Sports Camera Operator." Sports Jobs. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

"Sports Cameraman: Career Requirements and Information." N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

McKay, Dawn Rosenberg. "What Do Camera Operators Do?" The Balance. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2017.

Taylor, Allan and James Robert Parish “Camera Operator. “Fergusen’s Career Center facts on file, in Wed 24 Mar. 2017


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