The camera operator is dead in the centre between the artist and the technology - trying to blend the two of them together. David Bercovici, Camera Operator
The Camera Department sets up the camera to match the director's vision and are responsible for capturing images on film or tape.
Positions discussed in this episode:
Director of Photography: Also known as the cinematographer. The camera and lighting supervisor on a production, overseeing the work of the camera crew.
Camera Operator: Responsible for the actual operation of the camera.
1st Assistant Camera: Responsible for adjusting the focus of the lens while filming. Also known as the focus puller.
2nd Assistant Camera: Responsible for marking the actor's places, slating, paperwork, dealing with film stock, camera equipment and the lab.