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The Film and Photography degree program is for television, video,
and motion picture camera operators that produce images that tell a
story! Film and Photography are also the foundation for those
seeking careers as graphic designers, digital art designers,
animation artists, computer gaming, web graphic design, webmaster,
multimedia, e-tailing or e-commerce design and any where art is
Film and Photography Degrees
Job Highlights for Film and Photography Editors
Technical expertise, a "good eye," imagination, and creativity are
Employment is expected to show little or no change as digital
photography becomes commonplace.
Keen competition for job openings is expected, because many talented
peopled are attracted to the field.
About one-fourth of camera operators are self-employed.
Television, video, and motion picture camera operators produce
images that tell a story, inform or entertain an audience, or record
an event. Film and video editors edit soundtracks, film, and video
for the motion picture, cable, and broadcast television industries.
Some camera operators do their own editing.
Making commercial quality movies and video programs requires
technical expertise and creativity. Producing successful images
requires choosing and presenting interesting material, selecting
appropriate equipment, and applying a good eye and steady hand to
assure smooth natural movement of the camera.
Camera operators are those persons who use television ,video ,or
motion picture cameras to shoot a wide range of subjects ,including
television series ,sporting events ,music videos ,motion pictures ,
studio programs ,news and training sessions. Recording
responsibility involves videography called as videographers. Many
are employed by independent television stations, local affiliates,
large cable and television networks, or smaller, independent
production companies. Studio camera operators work in a broadcast
studio and usually videotape their subjects from a fixed position.
News camera operators, also called electronic news gathering (ENG)
operators, work as part of a reporting team, following newsworthy
events as they unfold. To capture live events, they must anticipate
the action and act quickly. ENG operators may need to edit raw
footage on the spot for relay to a television affiliate for
Camera operators employed in the entertainment field use motion
picture cameras to film movies, television programs, and
commercials. Those who film motion pictures are also known as
cinematographers. Some specialize in filming cartoons or special
effects. They may be an integral part of the action, using cameras
in any of several different camera mounts. For example, the camera
operator can be stationary and shoot whatever passes in front of the
lens, or the camera can be mounted on a track, with the camera
operator responsible for shooting the scene from different angles or
directions. Other camera operators sit on cranes and follow the
action, while crane operators move them into position. Steadicam
operators mount a harness and carry the camera on their shoulders to
provide a more solid picture while they move about the action.
Camera operators who work in the entertainment field often meet with
directors, actors, editors, and camera assistants to discuss ways of
filming, editing, and improving scenes.
Both amateur and professional photographers rely heavily on
photographic process workers and processing machine operators to
develop film, make prints or slides, and do related tasks, such as
enlarging or retouching photographs. Photographic processing machine
operators operate various machines, such as mounting presses and
motion picture film printing, photographic printing, and film
developing machines. Photographic process workers perform more
delicate tasks, such as retouching photographic negatives and prints
to emphasize or correct specific features.
Photographic processing machine operators
They have specialized jobs. Film process technicians operate
machines that develop exposed photographic film or sensitized paper
in a series of chemical and water baths to produce negative or
positive images. First, technicians mix developing and fixing
solutions, following a formula. They then load the film in the
machine, which immerses the exposed film in a developer solution.
This brings out the latent image. The next steps include immersing
the negative in a stop-bath to halt the developer action,
transferring it to a hyposolution to fix the image, and then
immersing it in water to remove the chemicals. The technician then
dries the film. In some cases, these steps are performed by hand.
Color printer operators control equipment that produces color prints
from negatives. These workers read customer instructions to
determine processing requirements. They load film into color
printing equipment, examine negatives to determine equipment control
settings, set controls, and produce a specified number of prints.
Finally, they inspect the finished prints for defects, remove any
that are found, and insert the processed negatives and prints into
an envelope for return to the customer.
Photographic process workers, sometimes known as digital imaging
technicians, use computer images of conventional negatives and
specialized computer software to vary the contrast of images, remove
unwanted background, or combine features from different photographs.
although computers and digital technology are replacing much manual
work, some photographic process workers, especially those who work
in portrait studios, still perform many specialized tasks by hand
directly on the photo or negative. Airbrush artists restore damaged
and faded photographs, and may color or shade drawings to create
photographic likenesses using an airbrush. Photographic retouchers
alter photographic negatives, prints, or images to accentuate the
subject. colorists apply oil colors to portrait photographs to
create natural, lifelike appearances. Photographic spotters remove
imperfections on photographic prints and images.