Camera Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Bristol, UK
  • 02/02/2023

BBC Studios

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Countryfile, BBC1’s flagship factual series, regularly the most watched factual programme on any channel, is looking for a number of experienced and enthusiastic Camera Assistants to become part of a pool from which individuals will be appointed as and when vacancies arise.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the team in driving the creative ambition of the UK’s top-rating year-round, factual programme. This is a largely practical role that will provide a great opportunity for those looking to further their technical skills in the field.

Role Responsibility

  • Operating second camera to support the Producer/Director on the shoot
  • Operating the drone for aerial footage and creating accurate flight plans.
  • Maintenance and prep of a range of cameras and technical equipment
  • Rigging and de-rigging on location.
  • Logging of rushes and coordinating their transfer to the post house.
  • In the production office duties typically include preparing and monitoring stock; distributing paperwork, manage the storage and inventory of kit, props and safety equipment.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Have a full clean driver’s licence
  • Knowledge and understanding of filming techniques
  • Self-Shooting skills
  • Ideally have an understanding of setting up shoots and working on location.
  • Team working, organisational and scheduling skills.
  • Be level headed, and able to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • Cheerfulness, resilience and a sense of humour.
  • Ability to operate drone and knowledge of flight plans is desirable but training can be provided.

To apply for this job please visit careers.bbcstudios.com.