cam·​era·​man | \ ˈkam-rə-ˌman How to pronounce cameraman (audio) , -mən, ˈka-mə-rə-\

Definition of cameraman

: a person who operates a camera (as for motion pictures or television)

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Home Town's cameraman was one of the first people to see Helen in the hospital when she was born. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "14 Things You Didn't Know About HGTV Home Town Stars Ben and Erin Napier," 8 Mar. 2019 About 15 minutes into his speech, a man in a red Trump campaign hat shoved BBC cameraman Ron Skeans, who was covering the appearance from the press section with his colleagues, according to the BBC and video of the episode. Alex Leary, WSJ, "White House Calls on Trump Supporters to Behave Peacefully at Rallies," 12 Feb. 2019 Footage follows journalists to the Guyanese compound of Jim Jones; interviews are conducted with survivors and witnesses to the murders of the United States congressman Leo Ryan, the journalist Don Harris and the cameraman Bob Brown. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘Operation Thai Cave Rescue’ and Jim Jefferies," 13 July 2018 In fact, the biggest talking point of the opening stages arrived when Casemiro weirdly waddled off the pitch before the cameramen panned up to his face - revealing the Real Madrid enforcer had suffered a nose bleed., "Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica: Late Double Makes Victory Look Easy for Brazil In Hard Fought Encounter," 22 June 2018 Murtaja had worked as a cameraman on a documentary by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and had filmed others for outlets such as Al Jazeera. Loveday Morris And Hazem Balousha,, "Israel says slain journalist was a Hamas spy, but U.S. had just approved a grant for his company.," 10 Apr. 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo showed his frustration on Saturday by telling a cameraman to focus on the game instead of filming his reaction to being substituted., "VIDEO: Frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo's Dig at Cameraman Following Surprise Substitution," 4 Feb. 2018 Written and directed by Leo Zhang (1:49) R. A TV outdoorsman, cameraman in tow, plans an epic weekend of bonding with his distant son. Kevin Crust,, "L.A. movie openings, July 4-6," 1 July 2018 The two cameramen and producer who waited near a floor-level entrance at the back of the arena? Dylan Hernandez,, "Beyond hype, hope for young players in LaVar Ball's basketball league," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of cameraman

1883, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cameraman

: someone (especially a man) who uses a camera to film something (such as a movie or television show)

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