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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
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)
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
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
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