Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Photographers operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects. Photographers are employed by photographic studios, newspapers, magazines, museums and government, or they may be self-employed.

    • aerial photographer
    • chief photographer
    • commercial photographer
    • evidence photographer – forensic
    • fashion photographer
    • finish photographer
    • forensic photographer
    • industrial photographer
    • medical photographer
    • multimedia photographer
    • multimedia picture illustrator
    • news photographer
    • photographer
    • photography supervisor
    • photojournalist
    • photomicrographer
    • police photographer
    • portrait photographer
    • racetrack finish photographer
    • retoucher – photography
    • scientific photographer
    • still photographer
    • street photographer
    • wildlife photographer

Film and video camera operators operate motion picture and video cameras and related equipment to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts. They are employed by television networks and stations, motion picture and video production companies and in-house communications facilities of large corporations.

    • assistant camera operator
    • camera operator
    • dance videographer
    • electronic field production (EFP) camera operator
    • electronic news gathering (ENG) camera operator
    • film camera operator
    • film cameraman/woman
    • motion picture camera operator
    • news camera operator
    • senior motion picture camera operator
    • studio camera operator
    • television camera operator
    • television news camera operator
    • video camera operator
    • videographer

Graphic arts technicians assist in conceptualizing a project, interpreting design specifications or sketches, preparing the page make-up, lay-out and lettering, and preparing production materials for press, electronic or multimedia publishing. They are employed by publishing, communications, advertising, marketing, printing and multimedia establishments, and by television and film production companies. They may also be self-employed.

    • airbrush artist
    • animated cartoon inker
    • animated cartoon painter
    • animated cartoon technician
    • animated cartoons inker and painter
    • animation camera operator
    • animation inker
    • animation painter
    • apprentice sign painter
    • art work assembler
    • cartoon background artist
    • compositor – animation
    • compositor – film
    • computer graphics design technician
    • computer graphics operator
    • computer graphics technician
    • design assistant – advertising production
    • digital graphic design technician
    • graphic arts assembler
    • graphic arts copy stylist
    • graphic arts renderer
    • graphic arts technician
    • graphics technician
    • hand painter – graphic arts
    • lettering artist
    • mannequin artist
    • multimedia graphic design technician
    • multimedia graphics technician
    • paste-up artist
    • photo process letterer – graphic arts
    • photo stencil maker
    • photograph retoucher
    • photographic airbrush artist
    • photographic colourist
    • photography colourist
    • poster layout designer
    • poster painter
    • rendering specialist
    • screen stencil cutter – graphic arts
    • sign layout detailer
    • sign painter
    • sign writer
    • silkscreen stencil cutter
    • silkscreen technician
    • stencil marker
    • stencil marker – graphic arts
    • traffic sign painter
    • VFX artist
    • video game artist
    • video game designer
    • vinyl lettering artist
    • visual effects artist

Broadcast technicians install, set up, test, operate and repair electronic equipment used to record and transmit live and taped radio and television programs and to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the Internet. They are employed by radio and television broadcasting networks and stations, by broadcast equipment companies and by Internet-based communication providers.

    • broadcast engineer
    • broadcast field technician
    • broadcast maintenance technician
    • broadcast technician
    • broadcast transmitter operator
    • broadcasting control operator
    • broadcasting engineer
    • broadcasting switcher
    • broadcasting technician
    • broadcasting transmitter operator
    • control room technician – broadcasting
    • master control room (MCR) equipment operator – broadcasting
    • master control room (MCR) technician – broadcasting
    • mobile broadcasting equipment installer
    • mobile broadcasting equipment operator
    • mobile radio broadcasting supervisor
    • production switcher
    • radio broadcasting equipment operator supervisor
    • regional transmitter technician
    • short-wave receiving station technician
    • television broadcasting equipment operator supervisor
    • television switcher
    • transmission operator
    • transmission studio control operator
    • transmitter operator
    • transmitting operator
    • video control operator
    • video transmission operator
    • video transmission studio control operator

Audio and video recording technicians operate equipment to record, mix and edit sound, music and videotape, for motion pictures, television and radio programs, videos, recordings and live events. They are employed by multimedia companies, film, video and concert production companies, sound recording firms, theatre and dance companies, educational establishments, clubs, hotels, bands, radio stations, television networks and video production and editing companies.

    • assistant sound editor
    • audio engineer – recording studio
    • audio operator
    • audio operator assistant
    • audio recording studio operator
    • audio technician
    • audiovisual (AV) technician
    • colour timer – video
    • digital effects specialist
    • dubbing machine operator
    • electronic news gathering (ENG) editor
    • electronic video graphics operator
    • film technician
    • film technician – motion picture
    • master record cutter
    • multimedia sound technician
    • multimedia sound-effects supervisor
    • music editor – recording studio
    • music mixer
    • music or sound mixer
    • playback operator
    • postproduction technician
    • production sound recordist
    • public address (P.A.) operator
    • public address (P.A.) system operator
    • radio recorder
    • radio technician
    • recording engineer
    • recording studio technician
    • re-recording mixer
    • sound cutter
    • sound editor
    • sound effects editor
    • sound effects specialist
    • sound engineer
    • sound engineer (except professional engineers)
    • sound engineer assistant
    • sound keyer
    • sound librarian – audio-recording
    • sound mix engineer
    • sound mixer
    • sound operator
    • sound recorder
    • sound recording engineer
    • sound recording supervisor
    • sound recordist
    • sound technician
    • sound-recording and video-recording reproduction equipment operator
    • sound-recording equipment operator
    • stereo tape editor
    • video and sound recorder
    • video recorder
    • video recording technician
    • video sound mixer
    • video technician
    • video-editing equipment operator
    • video-recording equipment operator
    • videotape editor
    • videotape postproduction editor
    • videotape recording (VTR) editor
    • videotape recording (VTR) operator
    • videotape technician

This unit group includes a range of technical, co-ordinating and supervisory workers who co-ordinate and perform specific activities for television, radio and motion picture productions, news broadcasts, theatre and stage productions, and other live or recorded productions. They are employed by television and radio stations and networks, recording studios, motion picture and video production companies, concert promoters and theatre, stage and dance companies.

    • animal wrangler – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • broadcasting co-ordinator
    • chief lighting technician
    • chief stage electrician
    • costume maker
    • costume supervisor
    • costumer
    • costumer – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • costumes co-ordinator
    • costumier
    • exterior set manager
    • exterior shooting director
    • extra wrangler – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • film location manager
    • first grip
    • floor director – broadcasting
    • floor manager – broadcasting
    • gaffer
    • head grip
    • head of wardrobe
    • key dresser
    • key grip
    • light board operator
    • lighting effects chief technician
    • lighting technician
    • location manager – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • machinist-electrician
    • make-up artist – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • make-up artist and hairdresser – performing arts
    • make-up artist and wig maker
    • motion picture facilities supervisor
    • music program planner
    • optical effects co-ordinator
    • presentation co-ordinator – broadcasting
    • production co-ordinator – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • production co-ordinator – radiobroadcasting
    • production co-ordinator – video games
    • production co-ordinator – visual effects
    • production technician – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • program co-ordinator – broadcasting
    • programming manager
    • properties custodian – stage productions or motion pictures
    • property master – broadcasting
    • property master – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • radio music program planner
    • radio program planner
    • remote broadcasting co-ordinator
    • rigging gaffer
    • script supervisor
    • set electrician
    • settings shop foreman/woman
    • special effects technician
    • sports program co-ordinator – broadcasting
    • stage assistant director
    • stage electrician
    • stage manager
    • stage technician
    • staging supervisor
    • studio administrator
    • studio electrician
    • studio manager
    • studio manager – broadcasting
    • stunt co-ordinator
    • telecasting technician
    • theatre technician
    • unit manager – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • wardrobe co-ordinator
    • wardrobe master/mistress
    • wardrobe supervisor
    • wig hairdresser – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

This unit group includes workers who perform support duties related to broadcasting and to the production of motion pictures and the performing arts. They are employed by television and radio stations and networks, recording studios, motion picture and video production companies and by theatre and stage companies.

    • artistic rigger
    • audiovisual (AV) assistant
    • audiovisual (AV) assistant – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • best boy
    • boom grip
    • boom microphone operator
    • boom operator
    • camera crane operator
    • circus rigger
    • continuity person – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • dolly operator – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • dolly pusher – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • dresser – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • duplicate-film examiner – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • entertainment stage rigger
    • film projectionist
    • film quality inspector
    • fireworks handler
    • flyman/woman
    • focus puller
    • grip
    • lighting assistant
    • motion picture examiner
    • motion picture projectionist
    • movie theatre projectionist
    • production assistant
    • production assistant – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • projectionist
    • prompter
    • property person
    • props handler
    • props person
    • recording assistant – recording studio
    • rigger – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • scene shifter
    • scenic artist – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • scenic constructor
    • scenic constructor – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • scenic painter – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
    • script assistant
    • script person – motion pictures and broadcasting
    • searchlight operator
    • second costumes assistant
    • set builder
    • set dresser
    • special effects assistant
    • spotlight operator
    • stage best boy
    • stage production worker
    • stage property person
    • stagehand
    • staging assistant
    • technical assistant – audiovisual
    • telecine operator
    • teleprompt operator
    • theatre high rigger
    • wardrobe assistant
    • wardrobe attendant
    • wig assistant – motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts