Title: Studio and Field Lighting Technician

As a Studio and Field Lighting Technician, your role is to manage and set up lighting equipment for various television productions, including studio shows, live broadcasts, on-location shoots, and other video content. Your expertise in lighting is essential in creating visually compelling and well-lit scenes that enhance the overall quality of the production. You will work closely with the production team, directors, camera operators, and talent to achieve the desired lighting effects and mood for each scene.

Key Responsibilities:

Lighting Setup: Setting up lighting equipment, including studio lights, spotlights, floodlights, and any other necessary fixtures, to create the desired lighting environment for each production.
Lighting Design: Collaborating with the director and production team to design and execute the lighting plan, considering the mood, atmosphere, and visual aesthetics required for each scene.
Light Positioning: Positioning lights strategically to achieve the desired illumination and shadow effects, enhancing the appearance of on-screen talent and the overall visual composition.
Lighting Control: Controlling the intensity, color temperature, and angle of lights during filming to adapt to changing scenes and camera movements.
Field Lighting: Managing lighting setups for on-location shoots, ensuring proper lighting even in challenging environments or outdoor settings.
Lighting Effects: Implementing lighting effects, such as gels, diffusers, and bounce cards, to create specific looks and atmospheres as required by the production.
Equipment Maintenance: Maintaining and inspecting lighting equipment regularly to ensure optimal performance and preventing technical malfunctions during production.
Health and Safety: Adhering to safety guidelines when handling lighting equipment and ensuring a safe working environment for the production crew and talent.
Team Collaboration: Working closely with the production team, camera operators, sound engineers, and other crew members to coordinate lighting requirements and ensure seamless integration with other elements of the production.
Problem Solving: Identifying and resolving lighting-related issues promptly, troubleshooting any technical challenges that may arise during production.


  • Previous experience as a lighting technician, gaffer, or in a related role, preferably in television broadcasting or video production.
  • Proficiency in setting up and operating various lighting equipment, including studio lights, spotlights, and other fixtures.
  • Understanding of lighting design principles and techniques to create desired visual effects and mood.
  • Knowledge of lighting control systems and the ability to adapt to changing lighting requirements during filming.
  • Familiarity with lighting effects, gels, diffusers, and other accessories used to manipulate light.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with various team members.
  • Physical stamina, as the role may involve lifting and positioning heavy lighting equipment.
  • Willingness to stay updated with industry trends and advancements in lighting technology and techniques.


As a Studio and Field Lighting Technician, you play a vital role in ensuring the visual quality and ambiance of television productions. Your expertise in lighting is critical in creating captivating scenes that engage the audience and contribute to the success of the overall production.