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The camera operator is the head of the camera department.  In this module, you will learn the duties and responsibilities of the camera operator.


  • 26:13 video that walks you through the camera operator's duties and responsibilities
  • Companion guide
  • Guide to commonly used camera control systems often encountered by camera operators


  • The role of the camera operator
  • The camera operator's involvement during the blocking of a scene
  • The relationship between the camera operator and boom operator
  • How the camera operator works with the art department to finesse the frame
  • Common camera support gear
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   - Weimin Zhang,
       San Francisco State University