Crewing shows involve a lot of people in various positions and jobs. The following is a list of what we need and what they entail, which anyone new could easily slide into doing:
As the name suggests, camera ops operate the cameras. After being trained how to use a camera, you can crew all of our shows as they will always need camera ops! If you enjoy filming and getting good shots, sometimes with a director in your ear, this job is for you.
The director leads the show, making sure everyone is doing everything they need to be doing at the right time. They're in charge of ensuring all members of the team do their job!
Floor manager makes sure that everyone and everything is running smoothly and gives support to the director.
The graphics that appear on screen are controlled by the graphics op.
Runners do a lot of running around! Whatever the director or anyone else wants, the runner does to ensure an effective and smooth show.
After being trained how to use the sound desk, the sound operator ensures that sound during shows is running without a hitch.
Ever wondered who chooses between which camera shots get to be on telly? That's the vision mixer's job. Although it looks like you're merely pressing buttons, it's one of the most popular jobs!
VT stands for 'video tape', in other words pre-filmed and edited footage made specifically for programmes. A VT operator is needed to ensure that VTs appear on screen during live shows.
Interested in learning more and getting involved? Email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org. No experience is necessary! We look forward to hearing from you!