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Crane/Jib Camera Operator

Date Posted: 9/16/2010

Positions: 1 (Ripon, CA)

Mediapeeps, a leader in Music Video production; has an opening for a Crane / Jib Operator.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in an exciting film and production house.

Crane Operators are responsible for setting up and operating all cranes on film productions. This can involve working with a variety of equipment, ranging from a small jib arm, used to make slight camera movements up and down, to a massive 20 foot long crane for shooting huge crowd or action sequences. Because the equipment is heavy and potentially dangerous, Crane Operators carry a great deal of responsibility for health and safety; this is one of the few jobs on productions that involves real life risks for all cast and crew.

Depending on the size of the crane and of the production, Crane Operators may work alone or with another Crane Operator, but there are always a minimum of two Grips per crane. Crane Operators check over all the equipment on the day before the crane is required. On shooting days they drive the vehicle carrying the crane to the studio or location.

Working closely with the Grip, they assemble the crane, and stand by for any shots that require the camera to be elevated. This could involve a Riding Crane, which carries the Camera Operator and 1st Assistant Camera, or a Pan-and-Tilt Head, which allows the camera to be operated by remote control and which can be elevated much higher. At the end of each working day, Crane Operators must make the crane safe for the next day, or if the crane is no longer required, de-rig it.

The work will be paid, but salary will depend on experience and is negotiable.We are looking for creative and persistent people who thrive on pushing the digital limits to constantly achieve the best results.

How to Apply:To apply, please email your resume and cover letter, to ***PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of submissions, we are not able to contact every applicant with results. Once we have found our candidate we will post that we have on this page of our site.****