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"Technical Director"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.

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

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Technical Director"

1) Direct technical aspects of newscasts and other productions, checking and switching between video sources, and taking responsibility for the on-air product, including camera shots and graphics.

2) Test equipment in order to ensure proper operation.

 

3) Monitor broadcasts in order to ensure that programs conform to station or network policies and regulations.

4) Observe pictures through monitors, and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.

5) Act as liaisons between engineering and production departments.

 

6) Supervise and assign duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of radio and television programs.

7) Schedule use of studio and editing facilities for producers and engineering and maintenance staff.

8) Confer with operations directors in order to formulate and maintain fair and attainable technical policies for programs.

9) Operate equipment to produce programs or broadcast live programs from remote locations.

10) Train workers in use of equipment such as switchers, cameras, monitors, microphones, and lights.

11) Switch between video sources in a studio or on multi-camera remotes, using equipment such as switchers, video slide projectors, and video effects generators.

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12) Set up and execute video transitions and special effects such as fades, dissolves, cuts, keys, and supers, using computers to manipulate pictures as necessary.

13) Collaborate with promotions directors to produce on-air station promotions.

14) Discuss filter options, lens choices, and the visual effects of objects being filmed with photography directors and video operators.

 

15) Follow instructions from production managers and directors during productions, such as commands for camera cuts, effects, graphics, and takes.

Job Description for "Technical Director" continued here...

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


"Technical Director"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-E        SOC:  27-2012.05


 

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