Dead Ready Productions

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We Are Hiring: Video Camera Operator / Photographer

1st August, 2022

We Are Hiring, Video Camera Operator - Photographer

Job Title: Video Camera Operator / Photographer

Location: Dead Ready Office (Tolworth), with travel both across the UK and internationally as required, with remote working where appropriate

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, plus occasional overtime and weekend work

Reports to: Head of Live Action

Salary: £24,000 – £27,000

Job Summary:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented video camera operator / photographer to join our team.

We produce a wide range of exciting video content including event videos, product testimonials, webinars, vlogs, and remotely recorded interviews. We also have a growing requirement for photography, including portraits, events, architecture and behind-the-scenes shooting. As such, we’re looking for someone who has a passion for both video and stills, and is keen to utilise and develop their skills in both areas.

Shooting takes place both across the UK and internationally, so an interest in travelling to new locations is a definite advantage. The exact amount of time spent ‘on the road’ will vary but is likely to involve around 2-3 shoots per week.

In addition to capturing beautiful footage and photos, ideal candidates will also have a solid understanding of different lighting set-ups, managing audio equipment and high-end camera systems. An understanding and interest of the post production process is also an advantage, with specific focus on Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Ideal candidates will also posses a desire to develop interpersonal skills, such as liaising with clients, leading shoots and directing, with the ambition to take on more responsibility within the role over time.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a diverse range of video projects and develop skills on a range of different equipment – video cameras, mirrorless cameras, gimbals etc
  • Opportunity to grow and progress within the business
  • Regular training sessions, reviews and goal-setting
  • A chance to play a key role within a dynamic video production team
  • A flexible hybrid working policy, with support for home working where appropriate
  • Paid overtime and time-in-lieu policy
  • 25 days paid annual leave
  • A relaxed, upbeat office environment with regular team social events

Main Responsibilities:


  • Maintaining a current knowledge of the latest camera equipment and shooting techniques
  • Assisting with management of camera equipment in the office – repairs, firmware updates, maintenance
  • Learning about and presenting new concepts and ideas to the rest of the team
  • Suggesting new camera kit that might help us take our videos to the next level
  • Being an upbeat, positive member of the team


  • Suggesting ideas and approaches for specific client briefs, and discussing these with the team and clients
  • Planning kit lists and packing camera equipment for shoots
  • Creating shot lists, based on a thorough understanding of client objectives and camera equipment


  • Setting up and operating camera and lighting equipment for filmed interviews
  • Setting up, operating and monitoring audio equipment
  • Capturing exciting, creative and technically excellent general footage
  • Capturing technically excellent photographs in a variety of different situations
  • Conducting remote recordings
  • Working independently during single-operator shoots, being able to offer simple and clear direction to clients and working to a brief
  • Maintaining positive relationships with clients while on-location


  • Creating short-form video edits quickly and effectively in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Working closely with other team members to ensure that video edits are quality controlled and fulfilling the brief
  • Editing photos to a professional standard using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC
  • Understanding and conducting the rendering, encoding and uploading process

Please note, applicants must:

  • Possess a full UK driving license and passport
  • Be willing to travel both across the UK and internationally
  • Be enthusiastic about working within a team (while being comfortable working independently)
  • Have the motivation to constantly improve and develop their skillset


We are a fun, fast-paced and friendly team, so if you are a creative and enthusiastic person in the workplace and this sounds like the job for you, please email your CV and covering letter to

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