Telecine Operator

Control equipment in television broadcasting studio.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Telecine Operators do?

Controls equipment, such as tape recording and playback units, film projectors, and slide projectors in television broadcasting studio, synchronizing equipment with program content and activities of other technical personnel to maintain prescribed professional programming standards. Threads film or tape through equipment and inserts slides in slide projector. Installs, adjusts, and repairs equipment to facilitate uninterrupted service during broadcast.

Should I be a Telecine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Microphone Operator, Television Operator

    How to become a Telecine Operator

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