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Light Technicians position and control lighting equipment for film, television or video productions or stage performances.


  • positions equipment, such as spotlights, floodlights and cables, and operates lights during filming, broadcasting and stage performances.

To become a Light Technician

  • You can work as a Light Technician without formal qualifications, however, a course in audio visual studies, screen and media studies or electrical may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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