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3131 PHOTOGRAPHERS AND IMAGE AND SOUND RECORDING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
 


    Photographers and image and sound recording equipment operators take photographs, control motion picture and video cameras and other equipment to record and edit images and sound.

    Tasks include -

    (a) taking photographs for advertising, or other commercial, industrial or scientific purposes and to illustrate stories and articles in newspapers, magazines and other publications;

    (b) taking portrait photographs of persons and groups of persons;

    (c) setting and operating motion picture, video, microscopic and other specialised cameras, including those for aerial photography, to record images;

    (d) controlling equipment to record sound for motion pictures, videotapes, gramophone records, audio tapes, digital discs, direct broadcasting or other purposes.,

    (e) controlling equipment to edit and mix image and sound recordings to ensure satisfactory quality and to create special image and sound effects;

    (f) applying knowledge of principles and practices of image and sound recording and editing in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Operator, camera/motion picture

  • Operator, recording equipment/sound

  • Operator, studio equipment/television

  • Photographer


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Mechanic, electronics - 7243

  • Photographer, photogravure - 7343

  • Photolithographer - 7343

  • Repairer, photographic equipment 7311


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.