Becoming a Television Equipment Operator
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Becoming a Television Equipment Operator

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Operates television equipment to record, edit, mix and prepare material for broadcast.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $72,162
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 100

What does a Television Equipment Operator do?

  • operating microwave equipment to transmit video information to transmitter sites and receiving video signals from remote locations
  • maintaining and repairing radio and television transmitters and associated equipment
  • selecting and attaching equipment to cameras, positioning cameras, and following the action of scenes being photographed while adjusting controls
  • positioning equipment, such as spotlights, floodlights and cables, and operating lights during filming, broadcasting and stage performances
  • setting up and adjusting equipment such as microphones, and operating sound mixing consoles and associated equipment to regulate volume and sound quality

Specialisations

  • Vision Mixer