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CAMERA DEPARTMENT

Job Title: Cinematographer Or Director Of Photography (dp), Job Title: Camera Operator, Job Title: Steadicam Operator

The cinematographer is responsible for creating and capturing the overall photographic impression of a film. As head of the camera department, responsible for hiring the camera crew, the cinematographer oversees the camera operator, first assistant cameraman or focus puller, second assistant cameraman, and the film loader. On large productions, the camera crew might also include a camera department assistant or PA. Depending on the director's needs, a steadicam operator may join the crew for a few days or the duration of the production.

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