Camera operators are more important than actors because if they do not know what they are doing, well, you cannot make a film. Very simple! Camera operators have a variety of responsibilities; they may shoot television shows or films or even do still photography depending on what their assignment is and what they can do with a camera.

Take a look at a resume format for a camera operator and see which kind of statements can impress the prospective employer!


Camera Operator Resume Sample


 63 County Road 462, Greenwood, MS 44544
(000) 931-9123, adam @ email . com
 Adam Andrews


Summary: Results-driven, quality-conscious professional with 8 years’ hands-on experience in operating a diverse range of cameras and studio equipment including lighting, microphones and sets. Great eye-hand coordination and knowhow of creative framing techniques. Competent at using portable cameras, cranes and mobile mountings. Highly skilled in operating film cameras, studio cameras and still cameras. In depth knowledge of reflective surfaces and extraneous objects.


● Setting-up equipment● Preparing scenes● Following scripts
● Communication● Customer Service● MS Office


• Accomplished filming three entire scenes by providing directorial assistance and camera services in the absence of directors of the film Tootsie returns.
• Coordinated sets and camera scenes while shooting from on top of a boulder for a documentary on whales.


Camera Operator | Bentley Films, Greenwood, MS | July 2004 – Present

• Assemble and set up shooting equipment
• Plan prepare and rehearse scenes
• Follow camera scripts
• Frame and capture action
• Respond to directions
• Liaison with lights and technical staff
• Resolve framing issues
• Structure shots within the lens

Greenwood City College, Greenwood, MS – 2002
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Major: Media Studies

• Ability to direct shots and set up props
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to troubleshoot basic and advanced camera problems