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Behind the Camera

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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.27

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cinematographer, freelancers, videographer, videographers, videotape, photographic, production, zone, operate, equipment, possible, interesting, operator, television, jobs, intern


Behind the Camera
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     Television and movies wouldn't be possible without a camera. Cameras must have someone to operate them. That person is called a camera operator. The camera and camera operator record images on film or videotape.
 
2     In the movie industry, film camera operators are called cinematographers. A person using a videotape camera is called a videographer.
 
3     The cameras are very expensive. They are also heavy. A tripod is used to hold heavy cameras. A camera operator must know everything about the camera. He or she must know how to put film or videotape in the camera. The operator must know how make the camera move. The movements are called pans, tilts, and zooms. These movements must be very smooth.

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