Cinematographers

(NOC 5131)
+12.42%
 

What do Cinematographers do?

Cinematographers work in television and film. They manage the art or technique of shooting motion pictures, which may involved the choice of film, camera, angle and lens.

How to become: Cinematographers

In general, you usually need a university degree, college diploma or other post-secondary specialized training in your area of work.

You may need experience and to be able to demonstrate directing, creative or performing skills.

You may need membership in a related guild or union.

Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Cinematographers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Cultural Studies - Specialization in Film & Media (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
Cultural Studies - Specialization in Film & Media (B.A.) Bachelor
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Film Studies Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Digital Video Post-Production (Part-time) Certificate
Film and Media Production Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Contemporary Journalism Post-diploma
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Advanced 3D Animation & 3D Modelling Diploma
Foundation in Entertainment Arts Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Cinematographers make?

Low:
$36,400
Average:
$65,333
High:
$98,010

Job openings for Cinematographers

Job Seekers:
11,500
Job Openings:
11,400