The lighting technician is responsible for lighting the set. They work under the supervision of the director of photography or, if applicable, the chief lighting technician.
More specifically, the lighting technician performs, non-exclusively, most or all of the following tasks:
- determines the equipment needed for lighting and ensures the procurement of said equipment, all while respecting the financial parameters set by the producer;
- moves, installs, and removes the equipment necessary for set lighting, ensuring their proper functioning during recording;
- positions, adjusts, filters, colors, diffuses, etc., the lighting to achieve the required intensity levels to create shadow and light areas faithful to the director’s vision and the needs of the script.
*Please note that the use of the masculine gender has been adopted for ease of reading and is not intended to be discriminatory.