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Professional Cameraman's Handbook, The, 4th Edition by Verne Carlson, Sylvia E Carlson

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chapter 1

The Camera Professional’s Duties and Responsibilities

In the major film studios, the duties and responsibilities of each member of the camera crew are strictly defined.

The following contains the essentials of the “Division of Work and Duties” section of the agreement between Hollywood Film Producers and the International Photographers of the Motion Picture Industries, Local 659 (Cameramen), of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada. The material has been modified somewhat and expanded to include job requirements based on experience in the field:

At all times, Camera Professionals … shall be responsible for doing their work to the utmost of their ability, ...

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