Film and Television Lighting Operator

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Film and television lighting operators position, set up and operate lighting equipment to light sets or studios during stage performances, television broadcasts or film productions. Film and television lighting operators are responsible, both creatively and technically, for lighting interior and exterior scenes and must achieve the desired effects through the placement, intensity and colour of lighting.

Film and television lighting operators may perform the following tasks:

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In film production, film and television lighting operators are called gaffers and their assistants are known as best boys.

Film and television lighting operators may be required to travel to remote locations. They usually work irregular hours or shifts.

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