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EP Specialist Camera Op

New York City, NY

Event Production Specialist - Camera Operator

In this capacity, the ideal candidate would represent the FIRST brand as an implanted team member for a well-known technology company. The Event Production Specialist will be responsible for executing technical productions on complex and high visibility events at an expert level. The role requires a deep passion and understanding of cameras, shading, video production, and live events.
For events, the goal is to provide a seamless technology experience to all attendees, press and partners, as well as create a more efficient and reliable technical environment for event staff and vendors. In this role you’ll work with internal teams as well as external clients and vendor partners on a daily basis.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

    • RESPONSIBILITIES: Operate PTZ cameras (in person and remotely) at an advanced level to deliver a high quality video presentation experiences for live events, broadcasts, live streams, and recordings
    • Take direction from in-studio or remote Technical Director to compose and take high quality shots during events and recordings
    • White balance, calibrate, and shade all cameras for seamless high-quality images across all cameras
    • Ensure all camera equipment associated with live events and broadcasts in your studio are tested and ready for business
    • Coordinate with the engineering team to ensure systems are optimized to meet client requirements
    • Provide expert camera support during live events, broadcast, and recordings
    • Provide advanced troubleshooting for cameras, controllers, lenses, etc
    • Provide feedback to team leadership on video best practices and needed enhancements
    • Contribute to conversations about workflow development and standardization across similar studios
    • Collaborate with the engineering team and technical director on best practices for video media management and operations. 
    • Maintain a current knowledge of video industry trends, best practices, and equipment.
    • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working as an Camera Operator in live event venues, conference centers, sporting events, and broadcast studios
    • Expert knowledge of Panasonic PTZ cameras and Telemetric controllers
    • Must have a deep understanding of video signal flow, codecs, frame rates, aspect ratios, lenses, shot composition, live event flow, broadcast control experience or similar.
    • Must be familiar with media encoding and codecs
    • High level of proficiency in the technical delivery of high-quality events
    • Experience operating large format event production systems
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills are a must to build and maintain relationships
    • Experience managing day-to-day changes at every level of detail
    • Understanding of TCP/IP networking
    • Actively knowledge share lessons learned across the event production team
    • Passionate about live events and exceptional execution
    • Must be able to interact professionally with C- suite executives, celebrities, and internal/external stakeholders
    • Solutions orientated Team Player

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