Film Laboratory Technician I

Evaluate motion picture films.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Film Laboratory Technician Is do?

Evaluates motion picture film to determine characteristics, such as sensitivity to light, density, and exposure time required for printing, using sensitometer, densitometer, and timer lights: Threads film strip through sensitometer, exposes film to light, and reads gauges to determine film’s sensitivity to light. Threads film strip through densitometer and exposes film to light to determine density of film. Computes amount of light intensity needed to compensate for density of film, using standardized formulas. Exposes film strip to progressively timed lights to compare effects of various exposure times. Examines developed film strip to determine optimal exposure time and light intensity required for printing. Records test data and routes to FILM DEVELOPER and FILM PRINTER. May be designated according to specialty as Densitometrist; Sensitometrist; Timer.

Should I be a Film Laboratory Technician I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Densitometrist

    How to Become a
    Film Laboratory Technician I

    Film Laboratory Technician Is generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Film Laboratory Technician I-related education!
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