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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- 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.
- Interact with actions on stage
Take cues from actions on the stage and interact with them. Decide on the exact timing and procedure in a live environment, in order to produce a fluid and consistent performance.
- Interpret artistic intentions
Interpret the artistic intentions of the author.
- Set up equipment in a timely manner
Make sure to set up equipment according to deadlines and time schedules.
- 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.
- 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.
- Adjust projector
Adjust the controls of projection equipment to obtain a clear and well-positioned image.
- Organise resources for artistic production
Coordinate human, material and capital resources within artistic productions, based on the given documentation e.g. scripts.
- Install image equipment
Install and connect projection and image equipment.
- Use communication equipment
Set up, test and operate different types of communication equipment such as transmission equipment, digital network equipment, or telecommunications equipment.
- Edit digital moving images
Use specialised software to edit video images for use in an artistic production.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- 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.
- Perform quality control of design during a run
Control and ensure the quality of design results during a run.
- Prepare personal work environment
Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.
- 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.
- Set up projection equipment
Install and connect equipment for projection in an artistic context.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Plan audiovisual recording
Plan audio-visual recordings.
- Support a designer in the developing process
Support designers in the course of the developing process.
- 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 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.
- Communicate during show
Efficient communication during live performance, anticipate any possible malfunctioning.
- Keep up with trends
Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.
- Adapt artistic plan to location
Adjust plans to other locations with regards to the artistic concept.
- Mix live images
Follow different video streams of a live event and mix them together using specialised equipment and software.
- Understand artistic concepts
Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.
- Run a media server
Set up and run a media server.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- Safeguard artistic quality of performance
Observe the show, anticipate and react to possible technical problems, ensuring optimal artistic quality.
Optional knowledge and skillsstore performance equipment operate a camera assess power needs develop professional network maintain audiovisual equipment assemble performance equipment plan teamwork pack electronic equipment monitor developments in technology used for design promote yourself lead a team follow safety procedures when working at heights coach staff for running the performance advise client on technical possibilities set up cameras adapt existing designs to changed circumstances document your own practice de-rig electronic equipment keep personal administration manage technical resources stock update design results during rehearsals ensure safety of mobile electrical systems maintain system layout for a production provide documentation
Source: Sisyphus ODB