- Brooklyn, NY
As a video utility and camera assistant, I work as part of a crew responsible for the set up of all video and camera equipment prior to live broadcast. This includes the building of hand-held, pedestal, and Stedicam cameras, the running of fiber optic cable feeds, and the setup of any required video monitors for the entirety of the production crew.
Video utility/camera assistants are required to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to trouble-shoot a wide range of video and camera issues, on the fly, within the limited time frame afforded by the live broadcast industry.
-Pedestal/mounted camera operation
-Monitor setup and video feed distribution
-Technical troubleshooting fiber optic cable, camera equipment and video equipment
-Audio preparation and talent mic'ing
My major in communication covered television, radio, and film, with my own emphasis on live broadcast television, coupled with live broadcast radio.
This degree prepared me for all facets of live broadcast, including segment producing, camera operation, and audio tech, along with the opportunity to direct a live broadcast to our college programming.