Light technician - Queensland Industry Tourism Council

Light technician

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


  • Position equipment, such as spotlights, floodlights and cables, and operate lights during filming, broadcasting and stage performances
  • Interpret a lighting designer’s plan
  • Plan where to run cables and place lights
  • Help to rig up the lighting equipment
  • Program consoles and load automated colour change systems
  • Take cues from the stage manage or floor manager
  • Operate manual and computer-controlled lighting systems

Future demand

Future demand - moderate

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