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Focus puller

A focus puller, sometimes known as a 1st assistant camera on other programs, is a member of the production team whose primary responsibility is to maintain focus. The action of "pulling focus" refers to the changing of the focus either as a subject moves in relation to the camera, or as the focus shifts from one subject to another.

They are also the most senior camera assistant on a program, and are often responsible for running the camera department, overseen by the director of photography and/or camera operator.