Camera Operator


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
Hector Ramirez on qualities a good camera operator has
Bertram van Munster on how the camera is an extension of your eye
Ed Resnick on advice to aspiring cameramen
Hector Ramirez on his start as a camera operator for CBS
Bertram van Munster on the advice Cops producer John Langley gave him: "never bring a tripod"
Who talked about this profession

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on the job of a camera operator/cinematographer on a news program or documentary series
Wade Bingham on starting to use multiple cameras for news stories

Frank Biondo

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Frank Biondo on going to school for TV production
Frank Biondo on the types of cameras he worked with in TV production in the 1960s and working in early color television
Frank Biondo on the types of camera shots on Sesame Street Christmas specials and Sesame Street
Frank Biondo on what he enjoys about being a camera operator
Frank Biondo on advice to an aspiring camera operator
Frank Biondo on advice to an aspiring camera operator

Bertram van Munster

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Bertram van Munster on the advice Cops producer John Langley gave him: "never bring a tripod"
Bertram van Munster on how the camera is an extension of your eye

Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on his start as a camera operator for CBS
Hector Ramirez on how shooting in front of a live audience changes what was done in rehearsal
Hector Ramirez on being staff vs. a freelance camera operator
Hector Ramirez on qualities a good camera operator has
Hector Ramirez on the elements of good composition and his visual style
Hector Ramirez on what makes a good camera operator

Ed Resnick

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Ed Resnick on advice to aspiring cameramen

Joseph M. Wilcots

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Joseph M. Wilcots on becoming the first Black member of the cinematographers union
Joseph M. Wilcots on the cinematographers union not being quick to welcome Black members
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