Profession video technician

Video technicians set up, prepare, check and maintain equipment in order to provide optimal projected image quality for a live performance. They cooperate with road crew to unload, set up and operate video equipment and instruments.

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Personality Type

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

Skills

  • Adjust projector

    Adjust the controls of projection equipment to obtain a clear and well-positioned image.

  • Set up equipment in a timely manner

    Make sure to set up equipment according to deadlines and time schedules.

  • Understand artistic concepts

    Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.

  • Pack electronic equipment

    Safely pack sensitive electronic equipment for storage and transport.

  • 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.

  • Run a projection

    Operate projection equipment safely and efficiently to project images on a background in an artistic or cultural context.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Set up cameras

    Put cameras in place and prepare them for use.

  • Prepare personal work environment

    Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

document your own practice ensure safety of mobile electrical systems keep personal administration manage consumables stock manage signoff of an installed system translate artistic concepts to technical designs draw up artistic production promote yourself develop professional network consult with stakeholders on implementation of a production manage technical resources stock safeguard artistic quality of performance advise client on technical possibilities adapt artistic plan to location maintain system layout for a production