Camera Department

Last updated on February 16th, 2022 at 12:19 pm

The following jobs are within the Camera Department of a motion picture.

  • Director Of Photography (DoP)
  • Cinematographer
  • Camera Operator
  • Focus Puller
  • Clapper Loader
  • Video Split Operator
  • Camera – Casual
  • Steadicam Operator
  • Steadicam Assistant
  • Underwater Camera Operator
  • Aerial Camera Operator

In Australian A-Z Budget — Feature Films these roles are in section C.4 Camera Crew.

Camera Department is Below-The-Line. The-Line is said to differentiate the team responsible for the creative control of a motion picture from the technicians and crafts-people who make the film. More accurately Above-The-Line personnel are attached during the Development phase of a production while Below-The-Line crew are hired once the financing is in place and Preproduction begins. Costume, Art and Makeup departments are creative, but they still fall Below-The-Line.

Camera Department is considered Labour by unions such as MEAA so their minimum rates of pay are defined in the standard industrial agreements for each production sector.

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