TV Production Technician Duties
This is technical work in an educational television studio that
includes creative work in producing and filming television
Work involves coordination of broadcast activity, operation of
television cameras, and supervision of studio crew workers in
the construction, arrangement, and maintenance of studio
scenery, props, and technical equipment. Work also includes
responsibility for proper lighting of the set. Supervision is
received from an administrative superior through planning,
discussion, and reviews of program rehearsals and broadcasts. In
some positions in this class, supervision is exercised over
studio crew workers and other employees.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Consults with superiors, crew members, and performers prior to
broadcast regarding program plan, schedule, set arrangements,
studio lighting, and camera placement; checks slides, film,
tapes, visuals, and cameras prior to broadcast.
Operates television cameras during rehearsal, taping or
broadcast of television productions.
Coordinates broadcast activity from control room by directing
when slides, film, videotape, audiotape, and other program
elements are broadcast.
Supervises studio crew workers and participates in the placement
of cameras, lights, scenery and props, flipstands, and monitors;
supervises maintenance of studio equipment.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school
supplemented by training in television production and experience
as a broadcast studio crew worker or camera person; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of operating techniques used in
television program production.
Considerable knowledge of the operation of equipment used in the
production of television programs, including television, motion
picture, and still cameras.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of studio crew
Ability to work effectively under pressure.
Skill in the use of photographic equipment.