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Production: Camera Careers

Learn how to fuse your artistic skills with your camera expertise to create unforgettable cinematic images as a member of the Production: Camera department. Here's where you'll get all the details on working as a Cinematographer or in an Assistant Camera role.
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Cinematographer

Cinematographer

Cinematographers create images with the power to affect filmgoers on multiple levels. Discover how they combine technical know-how with artistic flair to bring beauty to the big screen. Learn More Avg. Salary: $90,792 Salary Range: $85K-$95K Alt Titles: Director of Photography, DP
1st Assistant Camera

First AC

Are you a camera expert...or do you want to be? Discover what the First AC does on set, how to build the required skill set, and how to land your first gig on a film crew. Learn More Avg. Salary: $27,798 Salary Range: $20K-$37K Alt Titles: 1st Assistant Camera, Camera Technician
Director of Photography

Director of Photography

A Director of Photography is responsible for creating a visual language that conveys the emotion and action of a film. Here's how to get the education and skills you need for this fascinating career. Learn More Avg. Salary: $51,361 Salary Range: $35K-$76K Alt Titles: Cinematographer, DP, DOP
camera operator

Camera Operator

Camera Operators work with the camera team to operate a camera and record the action of a scene on a film set. Learn More Avg. Salary: $34,041 Salary Range: $23K-$51K Alt Titles: Camera Person,, Shooter, Steadicam
Second AC

2nd AC

The 2nd Assistant Camera works on the camera team organizing lenses, building camera gear and running the slate. Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,626 Salary Range: $42K-$62K Alt Titles: 2nd Assistant Camera
dolly grip

Dolly Grip

Dolly Grips prepare a location or set for camera motion and support the camera any time it is moving. They lay protective flooring according to the scene blocking, hold the camera when it is rigged to... Learn More Avg. Salary: $69,813 Salary Range: $69K-$71K Alt Titles: A Dolly Grip, B Dolly Grip