Profession automated fly bar operator
Automated fly bar operators control the movements of sets and other elements in a performance based on the artistic or creative concept, in interaction with the performers. Their work is influenced by and influences the results of other operators. Therefore, the operators work closely together with the designers, operators and performers. Automated fly bar operators prepare and supervise the setup, program the equipment and operate automated fly bar systems, rigging systems or systems for horizontal movement. Their work is based on plans, instructions and calculations. The manipulation of heavy loads close to or above performers and audience makes this a high risk occupation.
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- Conventional / Realistic
- Draw up stage layouts digitally
Draw and design stage settings and layouts using software like CAD.
- Translate artistic concepts to technical designs
Cooperate with the artistic team in order to facilitate the transition from the creative vision and its artistic concepts to a technical design.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Write risk assessment on performing arts production
Assess risks, propose improvements and describe measures to be taken on a production level in performing arts.
- Maintain moving constructions on stage
Check, maintain and repair electrical and mechanical elements of stage elevators and stage traps.
- Set up technical stage equipment
Install mechanical and technical stage equipment. Test the installation to make sure everything is in working order.
- Draw up artistic production
File and document a production in all its phases right after the performance period so that it can be reproduced and all relevant information remains accessible.
- Operate stage movement control system
Operate control systems for stage movement, e.g. flying mechanisms. Use manual or electric systems.
- Mark the information from the ground plans on the stage area
Interpret the designs and other scenic drawings to clearly mark the information from the ground plans to the stage area.
- Prevent technical problems with stage equipment
Anticipate possible problems with mechanical and electromechanical stage equipment.
- Interpret artistic intentions
Interpret the artistic intentions of the author.
- Organise resources for artistic production
Coordinate human, material and capital resources within artistic productions, based on the given documentation e.g. scripts.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Keep up with trends
Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.
- Consult with stakeholders on implementation of a production
Consult with different people and groups who hold a stake in the production. Be on the same page on the practical side of the production, and keep them up to date.
- Adapt artistic plan to location
Adapt plans to other locations with respect for the artistic concept.
- Work with respect for own safety
Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.
- Work safely with mobile electrical systems under supervision
Take the necessary precautions while providing temporary power distribution for performance and art facility purposes under supervision.
- Understand artistic concepts
Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.
- Safeguard artistic quality of performance
Observe the show, anticipate and react to possible technical problems, ensuring optimal artistic quality.
- Prepare personal work environment
Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.
- Set up equipment in a timely manner
Make sure to set up equipment according to deadlines and time schedules.
- Operate automated stage movement control system
Operate an automated controlling system for stage movement and flying systems. Prepare and program the system including multiple synchronised movements.
- Communicate during show
Efficient communication during live performance, anticipate any possible malfunctioning.
- Prevent technical problems with flying equipment
Anticipate technical issues with flying equipment and prevent them where possible.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- Adapt to artists' creative demands
Work with artists, striving to understand the creative vision and adapting to it. Make full use of your talents and skills to reach the best possible result.
- Perform quality control of design during a run
Control and ensure the quality of design results during a run.
- Maintain stage equipment for horizontal movement
Execute maintenance activities on electro-mechanical equipment for horizontal movement on stage level.
- Intervene with actions on stage
Take your cues from actions on the stagte and interact with them. Take decision on the exact timing and procedure in a live environment, in order to product a fluid and consistent performance.
- Use communication equipment
Set up, test and operate different types of communication equipment such as transmission equipment, digital network equipment, or telecommunications equipment.
- Manage personal professional development
Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.
- Support a designer in the developing process
Support designers in the course of the developing process.