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Freelance TV Camera Operator



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Job Position(s): Freelance TV Camera Operator
Project Type: Various Projects
Job Date: Full Time
Compensation: Paid - Salary
Union Status: Non-Union

Who will you be working for? – Who are they looking for?

Do you have an eye for captivating visuals and a passion for bringing stories to life? Are you steady on your feet, and thrive in fast-paced environments? If so, we want you!

A TV Production company is seeking a talented and experienced Freelance Camera Operator to join a dynamic team of TV operatives. You’ll be instrumental in capturing high-quality footage for a diverse range of TV production projects (from TV series, promotional and corporate videos and film documentaries).

What you will be working on? – Responsibilities

  • Operate various camera equipment, including DSLRs, cinema camera and handheld rigs.
  • Collaborate with directors, cinematographers, and other crew members to achieve the desired visual style.
  • Set up and maintain camera equipment, ensuring optimal functionality and image quality.
  • Execute smooth camera movements, using tripods, dollies, sliders and other tools.
  • Capture clear and engaging footage in a variety of lighting conditions.


  • 3+ years of experience as a camera operator (freelance or agency experience welcome)
  • Strong understanding of amera operation principles, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance
  • Experience working with different camera formats and codecs
  • Ability to follow shot lists and instructions while adapting to changing situations
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

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SUMO are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability or gender. As an employment agency, SUMO are fully committed to providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all (both internally and on behalf of our clients).

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