Sight Effects Specialist

Provide special sight effects for theatrical performances.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $74,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sight Effects Specialists do?

Provides special stage lighting and sight effects for theatrical performances and directs electrical crew engaged in installing and arranging lighting and wiring equipment: Studies work drawings of stage sets showing light details. Confers with producing personnel and studies continuity script to determine lighting of sets and special sight effects desired. Suggests changes and orders special mechanical stage contrivances to obtain mobile or stationary sight effects, such as forests burning, oceans rolling, or other scenic effects. Attaches stereopticon lens on lamp and operates lamp from rear of stage to project pictures of desired effects on scrim, following cue sheet. Directs crew in setting up and arranging electrical equipment and lights for use on stage and in theater. May originate designs for artistic lighting of sets.


Should I be a Sight Effects Specialist?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Sight Effects Specialist

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