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:
- Installs, adjusts, and operates electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.
- Diagnoses and resolves media system problems.
- Switches sources of video input from one camera or studio to another, from film to live programming, or from network to local programming.
- Mixes and regulates sound inputs and feeds or coordinate audio feeds with television pictures.
- Compresses, digitizes, duplicates, and stores audio and video data.
- Notifies supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.
- Performs minor repairs and routine cleaning of audio and video equipment.
- Designs layouts of audio and video equipment and performs upgrades and maintenance.
- Conducts training sessions on selection, use, and design of audio-visual materials and on operation of presentation equipment.
- Monitors incoming and outgoing pictures and sound feeds to ensure quality and notifies directors of any possible problems.