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Careers in Cinematography, Camera Assisting, and More.

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

Alternate Titles: Director of Photography, DP

Job Description: The Cinematographer works with the Director to achieve the overall visual aesthetic of a cinematic production.

Salary: $2,000 to $20,000 per week

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Director of Photography

Director of Photography

Alternate Titles: Cinematographer, DP, DOP

Job Description: The Director of Photography (DP) works with a Director to execute their vision for the script. They are in charge of both Camera and Lighting Departments, creating the visuals that help tell the story.

Salary: $500 to $7,000+ (day rate)

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Camera Operator and Steadicam Operator

Camera Operator

Alternate Titles: Camera Person, Shooter, Steadicam

Job Description: Camera Operators work with the camera team to operate a camera and record the action of a scene on a film set.

Average Annual Salary: $59,000

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1st Assistant Camera

1st AC

Alternate Titles: 1st Assistant Camera, Camera Technician

Job Description: The First AC manages the camera gear and crew on a film set. They work under the Cinematographer, recommending cameras, lenses, and other support gear.

Salary: $10 to $31 per hour

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Second AC

2nd AC

Alternate Titles: 2nd Assistant Camera

Job Description: The 2nd Assistant Camera works on the camera team organizing lenses, building camera gear and running the slate.

Salary: $60,000 to $80,000

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dolly grip

Dolly Grip

Alternate Titles: A Dolly Grip, B Dolly Grip

Job Description: 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 any moving vehicle or equipment, and push and pull the dolly along track or across the floor.

Salary: $100,000 to $350,000+

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