Camera Assistant

A camera assistant gives support to the other members of the camera department.

This can include: loading & unloading equipment / setting up the camera / making sure all camera batteries are charged, camera cards are ready / monitors working, and ensure other camera accessories, like lenses or filters are ready for the camera operator.

They are responsible during the filming to ensure the image is sharp in focus – which they do by adjusting the lens’ focus ring.


  • An understanding of motion picture equipment, cameras, lens, filters monitors and lights.
  • Handling cameras: be well coordinated, prepared to lift and move heavy camera equipment throughout a shoot.