The film crew consists of several individuals such as the director, photography director and the actors. To ensure that the output of the film recording is top notch, all the mentioned members must be available in the set.
There are a number of attributes that the camera operator has to ensure that they are well set. These attributes relate to the environment where the recording will take place and the camera itself. The environment should be favourable in terms of lighting and landscape. While recording, the camera operator should ensure that the best lighting is projected in the scene and the landscape selected is also complementing the scene so as to encourage coherency. Additionally, the camera itself has to be perfectly working – The lenses should be technically analysed so as to ensure that they can zoom in and out coherently and the filtering capabilities of the camera should be verified before recording takes place - It is the solemn duty of the camera operator to test, clean and maintain the camera. Shepherd, St. John and Striphas (2006) stated that it is the duty of the camera operator to ensure that they critically analyse any potential challenges that may be encountered during filming. As a result, they should give ample advice and solutions to the filming crew – The challenges likely to be faced relate to lighting, set-up, props and camera angles.
A camera operator can either work as part of an employment company or they may decide to take the job on a freelance note. Being a freelancer, the camera operator works as an independent unit and they can be engaged in a variety of jobs. That is, the camera operator could handle work related to recording small-scheme sporting events maybe at a school or a sporting venue, wedding events, birthdays, and even bigger events such as television and reality shows. However, for the bigger events,