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

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

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.

  • Transfer uncut audiovisual material to computer

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain electronic equipment

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

  • Operate audio equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Plan audiovisual recording

    Plan audio-visual recordings.

  • Operate video equipment

    Ability to use various types of video equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

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