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The studio manager has the responsibility of managing the studio facilities for recording productions.
The studio coordinator supports the studio manager in the day-to-day running of the studio facilities.
The studio assistant, sometimes known as a runner, supports the studio manager and studio coordinator by taking on many of the day-to-day jobs that come up all the time in a busy studio facility.
Scene hands are part of the team that sets in the scenery for a production in a studio or on an outside broadcast.
The floor manager, on a studio production, is the eyes and ears of the director on the studio floor.
Floor assistants work with the floor manager on a studio production, to help them run the studio floor and make sure the rehearsals and programme recording go smoothly.
The vision supervisor works closely with the lighting director and vision guarantee to make sure the pictures that are created in a studio, or on an outside broadcast (OB), are as good as they can be.
Vision guarantees work in studio productions or outside broadcasts to ensure all aspects of the ‘vision chain’ work from end to end – from the cameras in a studio or location to the monitors in the gallery.
Sound supervisors are in charge of all the sound mixing on a live or recorded studio production or outside broadcast (OB).
The sound guarantee makes sure all the sound equipment in a studio, or on an outside broadcast truck, works.
Sound assistants generally assist the sound recordist to make sure the whole sound recording process runs smoothly and safely; they also provide general support to the sound crew.
Grams operators play in any music or sound effects that are required when recording a studio show or outside broadcast.
Sparks look after all the electrical equipment needed to make a TV show, in particular the lighting.
Lighting directors create the colour, texture and mood of a TV show, turning two-dimensional sets into 3D theatrical spaces.
Kit room assistants work for the rental companies that provide the technical equipment for a crew to make a TV programme, such as cameras, lenses, microphones, mounts of cameras and lighting equipment.
Jib operators are camera operators who’ve also trained to use a jib (known as a Jimmy Jib).
Grips are responsible for the equipment that supports the cameras, whether that be a tripod or a 100-foot crane.
Digital imaging technicians (DITs) are digital camera experts who work closely with the camera supervisor (also known as the director of photography) to achieve the right look for the TV production.
Camera supervisors are responsible for the entire camera department on multi-camera shoots.
Camera assistants give essential support to the other members of the camera department.
The performance of presenters and newsreaders is down, in no small part, to the skills of an Autocue operator.