Profession audio-visual technician

Audio-visual technicians set up, operate and maintain equipment to record and edit images and sound for radio and television broadcasts, at live events and for telecommunication signals.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Audiovisual equipment

    The characteristics and usage of different tools that stimulate the sight and audio senses.

  • Audiovisual products

    The different types of audiovisual products and their requirements, such as documentaries, low budget movies, television series, records, CDs, and others.

Skills

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Maintain audiovisual equipment

    Perform routine maintenance tasks on audiovisual equipment as well as minor repairs, such as replacing parts and calibrating the instruments, on equipment used in processing sound and images.

  • Operate audio equipment

    Apply technologies for re-creation or recording of sounds, such as speaking, sound of instruments in electrical or mechanical form.

  • Plan audiovisual recording

    Plan audio-visual recordings.

  • Operate video equipment

    Use of various types of video equipment.

  • Maintain electronic equipment

    Check and repair electronic equipment. Detect malfunction, locate faults and take measures to prevent damage.

  • Maintain electrical equipment

    Test electrical equipment for malfunctions. Take safety measures, company guidelines, and legislation concerning electrical equipment into account. Clean, repair and replace parts and connections as required.

  • Adapt to type of media

    Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.

  • Transfer uncut audiovisual material to computer

    Transfer uncut audiovisual materials to a computer, synchronise them and store them.

Optional knowledge and skills

cinematography set up audiovisual peripheral equipment operate a camera operate sound live assess power needs determine visual concepts acoustics coordinate activities in audio recording studio photography calibrate electronic instruments create moving images assess sound quality audio editing software edit recorded sound set up sound equipment use audio reproduction software set up cameras manage sound quality operate remote broadcast equipment