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Lighting technicians are responsible for the movement and set up of various pieces of lighting equipment. This include separation of light and shadow or contrast, depth of field and/or visual effects.

A Malaysian Associate Lighting Director & Trainer, Mr Sahat Amin said in addition, lighting technicians may also lay electrical cables, wire fixtures, install colour effects or image patterns, focus the lights, and assist in creating effects or programming sequences.

He added that anyone using light on for TV production, particularly lighting designers and including those involved in the production team, need to develop an awareness of the behaviour of light in a natural environment and the way that light is handled in various media.   “This is not so much a matter of formal study as a continuous informal response to the world around. The major equipment of lighting designers is their eyes: everything else is subsidiary”, reiterated Mr Amin.

He was sharing his expertise while conducting a 4-day AIBD-RTB In-Country online workshop on Lighting for Studio and Location TV Production from 22-25 November 2021, hosted from Kuala Lumpur via zoom platform.  He was sharing his expertise while conducting a 4-day AIBD-RTB In-Country online workshop on Lighting for Studio and Location TV Production from 22-25 November 2021, hosted from Kuala Lumpur via zoom platform.

For the 1st time in history, RTB is sending the entire production crew of 84 participants comprising technical and non–technical personnel who mainly active in the TV productions to attend the workshop. These include technical & operation assistant, ENG Cameraman, Charge hand Electrician, Producer, Script Writer, Engineer, Studio Technical Manager, Maintenance Technician, Vision Mixer, Senior & Junior Operation Assistant, Chief Rigger and riggers.

The aim of this workshop is to develop skill and related knowledge to understand clearly why is Lighting so important to great TV production. In studio TV productions or live music, lighting technicians work under the direction of the Lighting Director.

The Consultant developed the module for various lighting specified skill areas and divided in two parts for easy reference. Part 1 covers the basic setup including the introduction of lighting objectives and method, lighting equipment and behaviour, materials, and tools.  Part 2 covers in-depth on creative lighting, look and feel, mood, atmosphere and case studies with the training contents to meet the expectation of the course participants.