A Studio Lighting and Vision Technical Supervisor is required for our international news client based in West London.
This role in the Studio Craft team operates the studio lighting, camera vision controls and, when required, the Shotoku robotic cameras; ensuring that the highest quality studio output is maintained at all times. Overseeing the day-to-day technical requirements of the studio, including liaising with MCR and engineering support.
• The main contact for technical studio requirements, including supervising any studio and PCR works by technical support or subcontractors as required. Solving issues as they arise or escalating to other relevant departments including raising tickets to technical support.
• To oversee the technical assistant on shift, utilising them effectively.
• Assist with studio turnarounds in a safe and effective manner.
• Updating the studio handover with all necessary and relevant information.
• Operation and basic programing of the studio lighting desk, including balancing light levels.
• Adjusting the exposure and technical parameters of the studio cameras, including camera channel matching using the appropriate technical scopes.
• Line up of gallery monitors in terms of black level, brightness and colour balance.
• Operation of the Shotoku remote camera system including referencing cameras.
• The adjustment, rigging & de-rigging of studio lighting fixtures in liaison with the Lighting Director(s).
• Liaising with MCR and the Director to route incoming signals as sources on the Vision Mixer.
• To route signals to in vision monitors as required.
• Patching of cameras, autocues and touchscreen fibers.
• To identify faults in equipment under his/her charge, recognizing and reporting poor quality to team members, department heads as appropriate.
• To deal tactfully with artists and talent, passing on significant problems to team members and the department supervisor.
• Implementing new technical requirements in association with staff from other operational disciplines.
• To ensure that the provisions of the Health & Safety at Work Act and other workplace legislation are observed in the studio, ensuring that all relevant safe systems of work are properly applied.
• To ensure adherence to current risk assessments and safe systems of work; sense checking and having the final say on whether something is in line with Health & Safety standards in the studio. Reporting and escalating issues to management.
• Effective and efficient communication with the Lead Technical Supervisor regarding any and all issues and changes including desk updates/changes made, floor plan changes and all technical issues.
• Have a good creative eye, able to recognise what looks right on camera, including correct light levels and colour balance. Understands how to use colour creatively in achieving a specific look on camera.
• Understand the technical fundamentals of a studio lighting desk, including patching of fixtures, recording and updating of cues and altering luminaire attributes.
• Have a good knowledge of the different types of studio LED lighting fixtures including how to set them up using the built-in menus.
• Understand DMX workflows including sACN over Ethernet.
• Can correctly align camera channels by using operational controls for their matching in terms of exposure, black level and colour.
• To be aware of the provisions within the Health and Safety at Work Act, and other workplace related legislation.
• Has the necessary training to work at height, with excellent ladder competency. Is able to assess whether a ladder is safe to use, meeting all health and safety requirements.
• Have a basic understanding of studio electrical theory, including being able to visually analyse whether it is safe to plug in a studio luminaire.
• Must be familiar with existing and new lighting and broadcast technology.
• Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative, often to tight deadlines.
• High level of communication. The ability to collaborate, influence and communicate effectively with all members of the production team.
• Can think laterally to solve on camera problems.
• An extensive knowledge and practical experience of lighting and vision technology in broadcast environments, including lighting control, networks and lighting fixtures.
• Ability to react rapidly to changing circumstances, always remaining calm.
• Is able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems and solve and/or develop them.
• Highly effective team player, able to build and maintain working relationships with a range of people.
Role is within IR35
Rate is £373.50 to Umbrella Co - approximately £325 to candidate per shift