1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Light Technician
      Lighting Electrician
      Lighting Assistant

Positions and controls lighting equipment for stage performances or television, video or film productions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • confers with production personnel to determine lighting effects
  • determines lighting layout and positions equipment, such as spotlights and floodlights
  • arranges cables into groups and connects conduits to electricity supply
  • operates lights during filming, broadcasting or stage performance
  • varies intensity and colour of light by placing filters over light source
  • uses special lighting effects
  • maintains and repairs lighting equipment
  • may arrange for transportation of lighting equipment to remote locations

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