Profession lighting technician
Lighting technicians setup, prepare, check and maintain equipment in order to provide optimal lighting quality for live performances and motion pictures. They cooperate with road crew to unload, set up and operate lighting equipment and instruments.
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- Conventional / Realistic
- Operate lighting equipment
Operate lighting equipment used during production of movies, commercials, animations and other visual productions to create an atmosphere with light.
- 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.
- Understand artistic concepts
Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.
- Follow safety procedures when working at heights
Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.
- Focus lighting equipment
Focus already installed conventional lighting equipment, based on directions and information from somebody on the floor.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- De-rig electronic equipment
Remove and store various types of electronic equipment safely after use.
- Rig lights
Rig, connect, try out and de-rig lighting equipment.
- Light a show
Light a show based on concrete production needs.
- Distribute control signals
Distribute control signals between light boards, dimmers and other lighting equipment. Control systems can be either DMX or network based.
- Assess power needs
Prepare and manage the provision of electrical power for different areas.
- Prevent fire in a performance environment
Take steps to prevent fire in a performance environment. Make sure the space complies with fire safety rules, with sprinklers and fire extinguishers installed where necessary. Make sure staff are aware of fire prevention measures.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Operate dimmer equipment
Set up, connect and operate dimmer equipment (with plug and socket) in a live performance environment.
- Ensure safety of mobile electrical systems
Take the necessary precautions while providing temporary power distribution independently. Measure and power up an installation.
- Prepare personal work environment
Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.
- Maintain dimmer equipment
Check and operate dimmer equipment. Take the appropriate steps if the equipment is defective, correcting the defect yourself or forwarding it to a specialised repair service.
- Maintain lighting equipment
Check, maintain and repair electrical, mechanical and optical lighting elements.
- Pack electronic equipment
Safely pack sensitive electronic equipment for storage and transport.
- Focus stage lights
Focus, direct, adjust and tune stage lights, either alone or leading a group. Coordinate with the team to determine the optimal lighting.
- Prevent technical problems with lighting equipment
Anticipate possible technical problems with lighting equipment.
- Draw up lighting plan
Create technical drawings and documentation within the lighting department.
- 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.
- Install lighting
Set up, connect and test lighting equipment in a live performance environment.
- Set up equipment in a timely manner
Make sure to set up equipment according to deadlines and time schedules.
- Provide power distribution
Provide power distribution for light, stage, sound, video and recording purposes.