Audio video technicians set up and run the sound and video equipment used to conduct and share live events. That can be anything from video meetings and distance-learning classes to sporting events and conventions. They are essential for all types of businesses and industries.
AV technicians, also called audio visual technicians operate audio and visual equipment including microphones, audio speakers, video screens, projectors, video recorders and other recording equipment, video monitors, and sound and mixing boards. AV technicians may also set up and operate custom lighting systems. They may even do electrical wiring and basic construction.
AV techs work in commercial and residential settings. Both focus on creating the best user experience, but commercial AV techs typically interact with the people who produces the event on the every day basis.
It’s helpful when technicians have good customer service skills and are able to work well with different personality types. That makes it easier to focus on the real task to create memorable event productions.
An associate's or bachelor's degree in audio visual technology or a related field.
In-depth working knowledge of camera and lighting techniques.
Strong working knowledge of audiovisual editing equipment and software.
Excellent computer and troubleshooting skills.
Creativity, attention to detail, and flexibility.
Strong communication, customer service, and organizational skills.
The ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
Physical fitness to transport and set up heavy equipment.
Good hearing and eyesight.
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