Camera Operator

Job Type: Freelancer/Team Member – Date Posted: 10/11/2019 – Job Ref: LSM-CO05

ABOUT US

Live Suite Media is a production company specialising in live events and broadcast based in the heart of Lancaster University. We film and stream just about everything from conferences to sports matches!
Right now, we’re looking for bright and ambitious freelancers to add to our list of contacts when we work on events which need large crews.

Job Description

Whilst we do occasionally work on post-production content, this isn’t a typical cameraman or filming job; we’re specifically looking for camera operators who can work on live broadcasts.
We use state of the art Blackmagic Studio cameras which allow us to broadcast at up to 60 frames per second in 4K! You’ll need to have complete control over the camera and lens and get the shots the Technical Director asks you to get over talkback live.

Your Roles

  • Setting up and operating studio cameras for live broadcasts and events.
  • Getting the shots requested by the Technical Director through talkback.
  • Interpreting and implementing instructions and requests from clients.

Required Technical Skills

  • Experience operating manual cine/ENG cameras and lenses – From translating talkback commands into shots to pulling focus accurately and quickly, you’ll need to have a complete understanding of the camera and lens you’re using.
  • Experience working in a live environment – Everything we do is live! There’s little to no room for error, so being able to work under immense pressure is crucial.
  • Professional talkback manner – Communication is key! We use talkback on every single production we do, so the ability to professionally convey and follow instructions is key.

Required Personal Skills

  • Must be able to carry at least 45lbs/20kg – Every crew member helps pack, unpack and setup and with all our equipment being in flight cases, you’ll need to be able to lift heavy loads!
  • Ability to work alone as well as in a team – The size of our crew varies from event to event, there are events where you’ll be working with just two other people and others where you’ll have to work with a crew full of people you’ve never met before.
  • Excellent attention to detail – What’s on your preview monitor is going out live, you’ll need to be able to spot anything that isn’t right and fix it.
  • Awareness of all aspects of Health and Safety – Working in a crew in a live environment means looking out for yourself and others you’ll especially need to have a good understanding of electrical safety within broadcast environments

Beneficial

  • Experience with Blackmagic Design Studio and Cine Cameras.
  • Understanding of codecs and bitrates.
  • Good understanding of colour science and skin tones when filming recorded content.

 

Salary & Terms

Accepting any work from Live Suite Media Ltd. does not make you an employee of the company but rather a contracted freelancer.
Due to the nature of the events industry, we’re unable to guarantee any jobs. If we need crew members for a job and we think you might be suitable, we’ll try to contact you within a few weeks before an event takes place.
Pay starts at £10.00 per hour depending on experience. For multi-day events, we may offer you a fixed contract for the duration of the event instead of an hourly rate.

 

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