Production Assistant and Camera Operator at a Prestigious TV Station – HR Leverage Africa

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Job Title: Production Assistant and Camera Operator

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

The Role

  • Production Assistant and Camera Operator reporting to the Head of Production is charged with the responsibility of capturing and recording all aspects of a scene for television.
  • The incumbent will use principles of lighting, staging, focusing and filtering to achieve a specific visual look for broadcast television or motion pictures. Camera operators usually also have a strong creative streak.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Head of production to determine all aspects of shots
  • Provide practical and creative input to production planning
  • Select, assemble and position equipment (cameras, stands, software etc.)
  • Prepare cameras and test angles or camera movements
  • Shoot scenes according to requirements
  • Capture quality footage from a fixed or moving position
  • Collaborate with make-up artists, lighting and sound staff to produce the best final effect
  • Resolve technical or practical issues
  • Edit footage as needed
  • Practice the camera moves required for pre-arranged shots
  • Find solutions to technical or other practical problems (for an outside broadcast, for example, the natural light conditions need to be taken into account when setting up shots)
  • Be prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas
  • Work quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor
  • Take sole responsibility in situations where only one camera operator is involved in the filming
  • Keep up to date with filming methods and equipment
  • Repair and maintain equipment
  • Demonstrate a good awareness of health and safety issues
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by management.

Requirements

  • BSc or HND in Film Studies, Cinematography or related field.
  • Proven work experience as a Camera Operator and Production assistant
  • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation and continuity
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience.

Application Closing Date
7th January, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the mail.

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