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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

The Cinematographer works with the Director to achieve the overall visual aesthetic of a cinematic production Learn More Avg. Salary: $90,792 Salary Range: $85K-$95K Alt Titles: Director of Photography, DP
1st Assistant Camera

First AC

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. Learn More Avg. Salary: $27,798 Salary Range: $20K-$37K Alt Titles: 1st Assistant Camera, Camera Technician
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
Director of Photography

Director of Photography

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... Learn More Avg. Salary: $51,361 Salary Range: $35K-$76K Alt Titles: Cinematographer, DP, DOP
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
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