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Who is a Lighting Technician and what do?

Lighting Technician helps to create the lighting and adequate power for a film. After becoming qualified (having served as an intern or apprentice for three years) they begin to work on streets and roads as an active member of the team.

Who is a Lighting Technician and what do?

Who is a Lighting Technician and what do?

They typically require at least two years of professional experience, and have reached the age of 23 before starting work on the film or commercials.

Tasks of Lighting Technician

Lighting technician’s responsibilities are depending on the size of the production and the number of technical light. Mostly they are the member of the company who employee them but many established their freelance company after getting experience in this field. If you are determined to keep the equipment clean and maintained in good condition just order an expert technician.

There are some lighting technician, who creates lighting systems before filming starts (as a platform to call an electrician) and the implementation of the light tests. Another (called lighting warehouse staff) works in studio lighting, which can be engaged to cache that is located in the corner of a studio. They are responsible for all the bulbs and other consumables, such as titles, and filters that are mounted on the light to create other effects. They are also responsible of positioning of lamps particularly during filming or recording.

The tasks vary from production to production; lighting technicians must be able to independently adjust the roll that is required by the employer.

Skills of Lighting Technician

The work of a lighting technician is to provide a comfortable environment. The work is physically demanding, requiring strength and agility, and the hours are long and unpredictable. A qualified technician works a six-day in a week and up to 12/ 13 hour day. They must be able to work quickly and accurately. They also are required a good communication and interpersonal skills, and have an eye for detail.

The role may involve long journeys distances. They usually require a driver’s license.

Qualifications / experience of Lighting Technician

They are required to have qualifications concerned to: C & G 2330 Part 1 & 2 Certificate in Electro Technical Technology and C & G 2381 Certificate in the requirements for Electrical Installation. They may have experience in television and theater, after their initial training before working on the film or commercials.

To sum up, work of a lighting technician is very difficult and the truth is that they earn little in many third world countries but USA is the land of them. So, go there and fulfill your dreams.

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