Projectionist at work in the projection room of a classic movie theatre

Motion Picture Projectionist

Motion Picture Projectionists operate film projection and related sound reproduction equipment.

Overview

Motion Picture Projectionists operate film projection and related sound reproduction equipment.

Day-to-day

  • splices and un-splices film
  • splices advertisements and movie trailers to feature length films
  • feeds films into the projector
  • plays films on a projector
  • adjusts the sound, focus and brightness of film during the playing of the film as necessary
  • packages the film after its been played and stores it appropriately in a cool, dry area
  • looks after the projection equipment
  • may carry out minor repairs on films and projectors as required.

Occupation snapshot
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Motion Picture Projectionist

  • You can work as a Motion Picture Projectionist without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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