Training programs in camera operation, videography and cinematography may prepare students for entry-level jobs in film and television industries. Camera operators, also known as videographers, shoot scenes for visual media, including television broadcasts, studio films and documentaries. Aim of this course is to provided professional training & offer foundational study and hands-on practice in video camera operation and camera technique. Training programs may require students to have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Through classroom lecture and hands-on experience, students become familiar with technical aspects, such as frame composition, camera movement and lighting. Students also learn production concepts, such as how camera operators work with a director of photography and how camera crews operate on film and television sets.
After learning the essential camera operation and videography skills, camera operators typically work smaller production jobs, eventually moving on to larger and higher-profile productions through professional networking, gaining work experience and developing a professional reputation.