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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      Technical Director
      Technical Producer

Controls the quality of pictures and sound for radio and television programs by directing technical teams and planning and organising technical facilities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:
  • assesses the technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing program content, set locations and stage directions with production team
  • advises Media Producers on the purchase or improvement of audio-visual equipment
  • determines on-location requirements for technical production facilities
  • plans and arranges for special effects requested by Media Producers
  • assigns tasks to technicians engaged in maintaining, operating and controlling lights, audio and video control equipment, microphones and cameras
  • evaluates picture quality using monitors and instructs Camera Operators to adjust equipment

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