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"Motion Picture Projectionist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Motion Picture Projectionist"

1) Insert film into top magazine reel, or thread film through a series of sprockets and guide rollers, attaching the end to a take-up reel.

2) Inspect movie films to ensure that they are complete and in good condition.

 

3) Inspect projection equipment prior to operation in order to ensure proper working order.

4) Install and connect auxiliary equipment, such as microphones, amplifiers, disc playback machines, and lights.

5) Monitor operations to ensure that standards for sound and image projection quality are met.

 

6) Observe projector operation in order to anticipate need to transfer operations from one projector to another.

7) Operate equipment in order to show films in a number of theaters simultaneously.

8) Perform minor repairs such as replacing worn sprockets, or notify maintenance personnel of the need for major repairs.

9) Perform regular maintenance tasks such as rotating or replacing xenon bulbs, cleaning lenses, lubricating machinery, and keeping electrical contacts clean and tight.

10) Remove film splicing in order to prepare films for shipment after showings, and return films to their sources.

11) Splice and rewind film onto reels automatically, or by hand, to repair faulty or broken sections of film.

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12) Remove full take-up reels and run film through rewinding machines to rewind projected films so they may be shown again.

13) Set up and adjust picture projectors and screens to achieve proper size, illumination, and focus of images, and proper volume and tone of sound.

14) Splice separate film reels, advertisements, and movie trailers together to form a feature-length presentation on one continuous reel.

 

15) Start projectors and open shutters to project images onto screens.

16) Coordinate equipment operation with presentation of supplemental material, such as music, oral commentaries, or sound effects.

17) Open and close facilities according to rules and schedules.

18) Operate special-effects equipment, such as stereopticons, to project pictures onto screens.

19) Prepare film inspection reports, attendance sheets, and log books.

20) Project motion pictures onto back screens for inclusion in scenes within film or stage productions.

21) Set up and inspect curtain and screen controls.

Job Description for "Motion Picture Projectionist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Motion Picture Projectionist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  39-3021.00


 

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