Profession video operator
Video operators control the (projected) images of 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. Video operators prepare media fragments, supervise the setup, steer the technical crew, program the equipment and operate the video system. Their work is based on plans, instructions and other documentation.
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- Mix live images
Follow different video streams of a live event and mix them together using specialised equipment and software.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- 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.
- Run a media server
Set up and run a media server.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Set up projection equipment
Install and connect equipment for projection in an artistic context.
- Set up equipment in a timely manner
Make sure to set up equipment according to deadlines and time schedules.
- 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.
- Communicate during show
Efficient communication during live performance, anticipate any possible malfunctioning.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- 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.
- Keep up with trends
Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.
- 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.
- Install image equipment
Install and connect projection and image equipment.
- Interpret artistic intentions
Interpret the artistic intentions of the author.
- Understand artistic concepts
Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.
- Perform quality control of design during a run
Control and ensure the quality of design results during a run.
- 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.
- 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.
- Adjust projector
Adjust the controls of projection equipment to obtain a clear and well-positioned image.
- Plan audiovisual recording
Plan audio-visual recordings.
- Organise resources for artistic production
Coordinate human, material and capital resources within artistic productions, based on the given documentation e.g. scripts.
- 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.
- Adapt artistic plan to location
Adapt plans to other locations with respect for the artistic concept.
- Prepare personal work environment
Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.
- Safeguard artistic quality of performance
Observe the show, anticipate and react to possible technical problems, ensuring optimal artistic quality.
- Support a designer in the developing process
Support designers in the course of the developing process.
- Edit digital moving images
Use specialised software to edit video images for use in an artistic production.