Set up and control lighting equipment for television broadcasts.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Light Technicians do?
Sets up and controls lighting equipment for television broadcast or motion picture production: Confers with directors and studies script to determine lighting effects required. Sets up spot, flood, incandescent, and mercury vapor lights, reflectors, and other equipment. Switches lights on during broadcast, following script or instructions from directors. Makes minor repairs, such as replacing broken cables on equipment. May lead and give directions to workers while performing same duties.
Should I be a Light Technician?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
Also known as:
Astro-Technician, Classroom Technology Technician, Electrician, Front, Electrician, Master, Event Crew Technician
How to become a Light Technician
Most Light Technicians have a Certificate or higher.
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