Broadcasting Television

yTransmit sounds and/or images

electronically yBroadcast engages more senses than reading and adds audio as well as motion for television

CAREER INFO

Main duties
y Audio y Camera y Floor Director y Graphics y Guest Co-ordinator y Production Assistant (P.A.) y Prompter y Switcher y VTR

Work settings
y Could be very noisy y Could be very quiet y Fast paced y Always working with a group

Salary breakdown by each job in the Broadcasting industry

Salary Range per hour

Salary

Female to Male ratio

WHERE I WORK

WHAT I DO

Audio
y Audio checks y Intercom checks y Master checks y Mic checks

Camera
y Locks y Balance y Frame & focus y Drags y Height y Positions y Shots

Floor Assist/Floor Director:
y Guests y Hospitality y Crew on the floor y Make up y Host cues y Time on the floor

Graphics
y Name keys y Information y Website y Facts y City events

Guest Co-ordinator
y Welcome y Housekeeping y Hospitality y Segment details

Production Assistant
y Time cues y Assist the production

Prompter
y Intro y Extro y Wrap up y Information for host

Switcher
y Video Sources y Keys y Transitions y Direction

VTR (Video Tape Recording)
y Recording y Playing back elements y Bumpers

Editing

WHAT I VE LEARNED
y Employability skills y Portable/personal skills

Employability skills
y Can identify problems y Adaptable to different situations y Solve problems logically y Can think creatively y Communicate face to face y Respect others views

Portable/Personal skills
y Commitment y Flexibility y Change management y Leadership / Ownership y Team builder / member y OD Comprehension y Technical / analytical y Specialist y Ethics / Social

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
y Many colleges throughout Ontario y Few colleges in Toronto y Only 1 university in Toronto y Similar programs provided by other universities y Apprenticeship programs y Other options in the field

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
y Admission Requirements y Program duration y Estimated costs y Co-op opportunities y Job placement

RELATED COURSE SONNECTION
y T V Program y English y Communications Technology

CITATION
y Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labour,

Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, Broadcasting , on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs017.htm (visited June 1117, 2010 ). y PayScale Canada, Canada, Career Guide, 2007-08 Edition http://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Film_%2F _Video_Editor/Salary (visited June 12-14, 2010)

CITATION
y Balzar Joe, Career Guide Canada, 2010 edition

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