Camera Operator Case Study : Dave Wells
A case study provided by Dave Wells, a Camera Operator listed on Film and TV Pro.
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|Question 1: What is the most rewarding aspect of working as a Camera Operator?|
|Freedom of expression and the money.|
|Question 2: What are the key skills required to be an effective Camera Operator?|
|Abilty to adapt.
Composing the shot.
Everything else is expereince !|
|Question 3: Do you see your role as a natural step on a career ladder, and if so what is the next rung?|
|BBC, Sky, ITV etc.|
|Question 4: How did you work your way into your current role?|
|Question 5: How much do you think networking helps towards landing a job in the industry?|
|It's the ONLY way.|
|Question 6: Do you think you will be working in the industry in the next five years, and if so in what capacity?|
|I have no idea but it ain't lookin good.|
|Question 7: Please describe what a typical day working as a Camera Operator might contain?|
|www.dave-wells.co.uk or wait for my book !|
|Question 8: Have you done any additional training courses to further your career?|
|Question 9: How important is working for free at the beginning of your career?|
|It's a load of BULL !|