Technical

Technical roles on productions cover everything from camerawork and sound recording to wiring lighting. This includes jobs like the director of photography, gaffer, best boy, electrician, camera operator, sound mixer and boom operator. Most people get into these departments as trainees and then spend their careers moving up the department ranks by mastering the specialist skills of their trade. To learn more about what each of these jobs involves and pathways through the departments, click the following link to download the ScreenSkills TV craft and technical career map (PDF)