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Film and video camera operators operate motion picture and video cameras and related equipment to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts. They are employed by television networks and stations, motion picture and video production companies and in-house communications facilities of large corporations.
assistant camera operator, camera operator, electronic news gathering (ENG) camera operator, film camera operator, motion picture camera operator, studio camera operator, television camera operator, video camera operator.
- Meet with director and senior members of camera crew to discuss assignment and determine filming sequences, camera movements and picture composition
- Select and set up camera equipment to be used, and attach lens, filters and film magazine to camera
- Adjust focus, exposure, lighting and other camera settings
- Operate film or video camera to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts
- Label and record contents of exposed film, and complete report sheets
- Test, maintain and store equipment.
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Outlook & Prospects for Film and Video Camera Operators in Montérégie Region
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National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC’s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Film and Video Camera Operators) is part of a larger occupational group called Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts (NOC 522).
|Occupations in this group||
Film and Video Camera Operators (5222)
Graphic Arts Technicians (5223)
Broadcast Technicians (5224)
Audio and Video Recording Technicians (5225)
Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts (5226)
Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts (5227)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||47,307|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||38|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||60|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation experienced slight employment growth, but its unemployment rate remained stable at a level near the average for all occupations in 2010. The average hourly wage in this occupation increased slightly more quickly than in all occupations over this period. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was sufficient to fill job openings in this occupation.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians And Technical Occupations, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 21,328 and 20,385 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Based on projections and considering that labour supply and demand in this occupation were balanced, it is expected that the number of job seekers will remain sufficient to fill job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The main source of job openings will be expansion demand. The number of new jobs will be higher than over the 2001-2010 period. Although the retirement rate in this occupation is below the overall economic average, the majority of job openings over the projection period will arise from replacement needs due to retirement. The relatively low retirement rate in this occupation is due to the fact that workers are generally younger and retire later than in other occupations. In terms of supply, the majority of job seekers will come from the school system. However, a rather large number of workers will leave this occupation for others because of the often precarious nature of employment in motion pictures, performing arts, broadcasting and photography.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||1,210||6%|
|Projected Job Openings||21,328||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||20,385||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Information and cultural industries||92.40|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||4.50|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||3.10|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
The graph displays the percentage of people in this occupation who are “self-employed”, according to the 2006 Census, in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
As shown in the graph, according to the 2006 Census, 28% of people in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 12%.
The Labour Force Survey also gives us some information about self-employment. This occupation (Film and Video Camera Operators) is part of a larger group called Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts (NOC 522). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 41% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Film and Video Camera Operators) is part of a larger group called Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts (NOC 522). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 43%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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