Sets up, or sets up and operates audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.
This career is part of the Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications cluster Journalism and Broadcasting pathway.
A person in this career:
- Notifies supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.
- Diagnoses and resolves media system problems.
- Directs and coordinates activities of assistants and other personnel during production.
- Compresses, digitizes, duplicates, and stores audio and video data.
- Installs, adjusts, and operates electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.
- Controls the lights and sound of events, such as live concerts, before and after performances, and during intermissions.
- Switches sources of video input from one camera or studio to another, from film to live programming, or from network to local programming.
- Records and edits audio material, such as movie soundtracks, using audio recording and editing equipment.
- Performs minor repairs and routine cleaning of audio and video equipment.
- Designs layouts of audio and video equipment and performs upgrades and maintenance.