Studio Camera Operator
National Football Association
The candidate must have demonstrated ability to frame, focus, and zoom while tracking focus. Ability to dolly, ped, and reposition/truck tripods. Must have an understanding of lighting concepts and equipment. A comprehensive understanding of the principles of video operations, including white balancing, shading and color correction is a must. Must have active participation in setting up and breaking down a show. Camera operators should have a positive can-do attitude and be able to work all shifts in a dynamic, fast paced, environment. Evening and weekend work required.
Roles & Responsibilities
-Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of High Definition camera equipment including, but not limited to:
-Viewfinders (contrast and brightness controls and electronic targeting functions)
-Lenses (exposure, zoom, iris and focus controls)
-Composes and frames shots, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors.
-Adjusts positions and controls of cameras to change focus, exposure and lighting as requested by the director.
-Operates studio cameras during live broadcasts.
-Confers with directors and other crew members to discuss sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements.
-Sets up cameras and related equipment.
Experience / Skills
Required Education and Experience:
-Minimum of 3-5 Years’ experience in a large scale studio operation in a live production environment.
-Familiarity with ENPS production rundowns.
Preferred Education and Experience:
-Bachelor’s degree preferred
-Major market experience preferred
-Familiarity with football terminology preferred but not required
Other Key Attributes / Characteristics:
-Standing for prolonged periods of time
Expected Hours of Work:
-Flexible schedule to include early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays