Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
On the Job
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians set up and operate equipment like microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, and other audio or video equipment. They do this for concerts, sports events, meetings, parties, or news conferences.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Convert data among multiple digital or analog formats.
- Study details of musical compositions.
- Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
- Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
- Edit audio or video recordings.
- Mix sound inputs.
- Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions.
- Notify others of equipment problems.
- Monitor broadcasting operations to ensure proper functioning.
- Maintain logs of production activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Coordinating or leading others.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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