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StopMotion Camera Operator (Crossing Swords)

StopMotion Camera Operator (Crossing Swords)

• Emerging Level


Responsible for the installation and removal of cameras and temporary electrical power systems, lighting control systems and lighting instruments necessary for the making of stop-motion productions.

Category Camera Operators  Grip / Lighting / Electric 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Candidates must be able to control still cameras with a high degree of operational and technical knowledge. This role reports directly into the show's Line Producers (LPs).

  • Setting up cameras, lenses & tripods as required for stop-motion stages
  • Lining up camera framing with appropriate lenses for shots based on animatic guide provided
  • Setting up lighting equipment for each stop-motion stage
  • Rigging and hanging backings on stages as required (i.e. sky rags)
  • Ensuring all camera and lighting equipment is in working order and carrying out tests
  • Maintaining equipment and equipment inventory
  • Other tasks as required
  • Two years’ experience in a similar role is preferred
  • This position will require physical mobility: sitting, standing, walking, bending at waist, stooping with back and knees, concurrently bending or squatting, or kneeling (with one or both knees on floor), climbing stairs and ladders will be required
  • This person must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Techs will frequently wear tool belts with a large variety of tools and a walkie-talkie attached, which can weigh as much as 12-15 lbs.
Additional Details:
This is a non-union position.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Unknown
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