For many people, working in media companies is a dream. And while the glitz and glamour associated with the industry occurs in front of the camera, many prefer working behind the scenes and have control over what is shown to the public. Working as a cameraman is not as easy as most people think. It’s not just about being armed with a camera and filming what’s in front of you. Cameramen are expected to have the knowledge on specific filming techniques (lighting, shooting angles, etc.) and an eye for capturing what would escape most people’s eyes.
Perks of working as a cameraman
A lot of cameramen cite working with A-list actors, talented actresses, and award-winning directors as the top perk they get from their job. However, the most commonly cited benefit of working as a cameraman is still the travel opportunities one gets. Filming in various locations in different areas in Canada and other countries is part of the job. So not only do you get to do what you love, you also get to travel for free and explore different places.
Where to find cameraman jobs
Those looking for cameraman jobs will not have a hard time find one in Canada. From non-profit organizations to big-time film companies, different types of professional entities are hiring cameramen. Companies that document weddings and other important occasions also work closely with cameramen who, in some cases, even get a considerable percentage off the company’s profit. If you’re passionate about your media production work and contributing to a cause, you can use your skills to work for non-profit organizations and groups to film social and political documentaries.