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Film/​Television Camera Operator

Kaitango Whakaahua Whitiāhua/​Pouaka Whakaata

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Film and television camera operators use digital and film cameras to record events and scenes for television, movies and videos.

Pay

New film/television camera operators usually earn

$30-$50 per hour

Experienced film/television camera operators usually earn

$64-$120 per hour

Source: The Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a film/television camera operator are poor due to strong competition for limited vacancies.
Camera operator filming a scene

Camera operators film or record scenes for film and television productions

Last updated 6 June 2018