Life as a cameraman can be an exciting venture, as you could be alongside a team of reporters making its way through a war-torn country or taking to the open seas to document a fishing expedition. You could also be a part of a movie or television production and get to work with some of the most talented artists in Hollywood. Your job, however, could be as simple as recording a 6 o'clock newscast.
Attain cameraman training at an accredited institution. The longer your list of credentials, the more likely you are to secure a job as a cameraman. Many technical and vocational schools offer programs in camera operation and videography. An associate or bachelor's degree in filmmaking, videography or video production are your best options.
Volunteer for student and independent productions. Compile this experience and include it on a resume when applying for paid jobs. Most paid jobs demand that you have some experience as a cameraman.
Complete an internship at a production company when you are still studying, between semesters or after you are done with your coursework. These internships can sometimes result in a job.
Start your career as a production assistant, which requires you to complete odd jobs on the set of a movie, TV show, commercial or music video, for example. This will allow the employer to become familiar with your skills and work ethic.
Approach your internship or entry-level-position employer and make him aware of your qualifications as a cameraman and ask for a job. You may be asked you to compile more training or experience, or you might be hired on the spot.
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