Film and video camera operators

Film and video camera operators

NOC
5222

Use motion picture and video cameras and related equipment to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

10
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$36,227
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

82
 

% Working Full Time

83%
 

% Working Full Year

42%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Film and video camera operators operate motion picture and video cameras and related equipment to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts. They are employed by television networks and stations, motion picture and video production companies and in-house communications facilities of large corporations.

Main Duties

Film and video camera operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Meet with director and senior members of camera crew to discuss assignment and determine filming sequences, camera movements and picture composition
  • Select and set up camera equipment to be used and attach lens, filters and film magazine to camera
  • Adjust focus, exposure, lighting and other camera settings
  • Operate film or video camera to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts
  • Label and record contents of exposed film, and complete report sheets
  • Test, maintain and store equipment.

Also Known As

  • assistant camera operator
  • camera operator
  • electronic news gathering (ENG) camera operator
  • film camera operator
  • motion picture camera operator
  • studio camera operator
  • television camera operator
  • video camera operator
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a college or technical program in broadcasting, audio-visual technology or a related field and Experience as an assistant camera operator are usually required.
  • Creative and technical ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and experience, may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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2.4%
Female
97.6%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
15.4%
25-34
15.4%
35-44
23.1%
45-54
30.8%
55-64
15.4%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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15.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
23.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
15.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
30.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
15.4%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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81.8%
Information and cultural industries
18.2%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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0.00%
Northeast
54.50%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
45.50%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$36,227

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$36,227

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$27,284

Canada

$34,074
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

10
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

11
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

24
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-12
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

36