Camera Operator Interview Questions

1 Share your experience operating television or motion picture cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts, advertising, or motion pictures.
2 Tell me how you would adjust positions and controls of cameras, printers, and related equipment to change focus, exposure, and lighting.
3 Walk me through how you confer with directors, sound and lighting technicians, electricians, and other crew members to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, desired effects, camera movements, and lighting requirements.
4 Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
5 Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
6 Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
7 Share an experience in which you successfully shared a difficult piece of information. (Make sure that the candidate has open lines of communication.)
8 Share an example of a time you had to gather information from multiple sources. How did you determine which information was relevant?
9 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
10 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
11 Provide a time when you worked in a rapidly evolving workplace. How did you deal with the change? (Make sure the candidate is flexible.)
12 What is the most challenging part of testing, cleaning, maintaining, and repairing broadcast equipment, including testing microphones, to ensure proper working condition?
13 Share a process you would use to assemble studio sets, and select and arrange cameras, film stock, audio, or lighting equipment to be used during filming.
14 Name a time when you set up cameras, optical printers, and related equipment to produce photographs and special effects.
15 What kind of experience do you have editing video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing?