If you enjoy being on the inside track, a career in entertainment technology can be the perfect choice. Entertainment technology graduates are qualified to work behind the scenes in entertainment production, ensuring that performances are enhanced by light, set, sound and multimedia effects. And this can be a very interesting job for anyone who can’t get enough from the entertainment industry. Now they can experience it closely and personally. If you have strong problem solving skills, a strong understanding of digital technology and feel comfortable with physics and mathematics, a career in entertainment technology may be in your future.
Lighting and sound technicians and audio video (AV) technicians were asked for theater production, trade shows, amusement park operations and film and television production. They can also find work as marketing representatives for equipment manufacturers and as support technicians for equipment rental companies. In addition to installing equipment and operating lights and sound boards, many entertainment technologies design lighting, sound effects and videos for stage and film production. They can also design and install control systems for theme parks, casinos and clubs. After the lighting, sound and video systems operate, entertainment technicians are often called for fine tuning or for problem solving for problems.
Because of the technical aspects of the work, there is usually a high demand for skilled lighting, sound and AV technicians. Many entertainment technology students gain practical experience by completing an internship or summer job. By the time they graduate, entertainment technology students must be familiar with some of the leading software packages used for lighting, sound and AV system design and control.
Scenic technicians make sets for theater, television and film production as well as advertisements, advertisements, theme parks and trade shows. They play an important role in the creation of “world” production or display, working with designer sets to create scenes from scale and image models. Landscape technicians must feel comfortable working with CAD (CAD) and traditional drafting techniques. They qualify for work at the theater or studio scene shop, work as carpenters, painters, plasterers or welders.
With several years of experience, entertainment technicians can move into positions as technical directors or production tour managers, evaluate lighting, sound, AV, and landscape design and determine how they fit into the overall vision, schedule and production budget.