Film and audio projector operator - Salary and Career
Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus

Film and audio projector operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They operate film projection apparatus and corresponding image and sound production equipment, check the operation of projection equipment. They assemble and disassemble films and add-ons, project films, control the quality of film viewing, operate VCR and video wall (screen).

How much does an Film and audio projector operator earn

A Film and audio projector operator earns between $1.216 and $4.085 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.892 and a median salary of $1.660 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 416 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Film and audio projector operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.892 22.702 473 9
1º Quartile 1.216 14.598 304 6
Median Salary 1.660 19.917 415 8
3º Quartile 3.115 37.384 779 15
Higher Salary 4.085 49.020 1.021 20

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • technicians in operation of projection apparatus

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Main workplaces

Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus they work in film companies and in recreational, cultural and sporting activities. They are salaried workers, with a formal contract, who work individually, under occasional supervision. They work during the day and night, on weekends and holidays, in movie theaters. In some activities they are subject to high temperatures, noise, radiation and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus

The exercise of the occupation of operator-maintainer of a cinematographic projector requires a technical course in electronics. For the cinematographic projector operator, elementary education plus professional qualification of four hundred class hours is required, and experience with the type of equipment to operate is a determining factor for hiring. The full performance of activities in both occupations occurs after one year of professional practice.

Functions and activities of Film and audio projector operator

Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus must:

  • control the display quality;
  • check the operation of projection equipment;
  • projecting the movie;
  • check the operation of the projection equipment;
  • control the exhibition quality;
  • disassemble movies;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • mount films;
  • check the operation of the projector equipment;
  • movie editing;
  • project the movie;
  • mount the movies;
  • operate vcr and video wall;
  • make the film editing;
  • dismantle movies;
  • project movie;
  • unmount movies;
  • assemble the films;
  • film editing;
  • assembling the films;
  • disassemble films;
  • project the film;
  • operate vcr and videowall;
  • dismantle films;
  • control display quality;

  • Activities

    • testing the xenon lamp;
    • review the movie;
    • fill out the movie review bulletin;
    • monitor the air conditioning system;
    • deal with daily stress;
    • test auto pass (projector change);
    • check the name and parts of the film;
    • separate the movie parts and add-ons;
    • prepare the output of movies;
    • operate multiple devices simultaneously;
    • control the showroom lighting;
    • adapt the sound system;
    • check the oil level of the equipment;
    • set the tape in place;
    • demonstrate a spirit of dedication;
    • watch over the projection booth;
    • turn the video on and off;
    • check the time of the film and complements;
    • make the test section;
    • demonstrate auditory, visual and tactile sensitivity;
    • arrange the technical visit;
    • save films in cans;
    • mark the movie parts;
    • show responsibility;
    • monitor the sound volume;
    • review the movie;
    • fit the lens and mask to the film;
    • end movie projection;
    • control the lighting of the screening room;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention;
    • detect problems;
    • update yourself;
    • perform first level maintenance;
    • modify the sound system for the video;
    • perform second and third level maintenance;
    • fix minor issues;
    • check the sound and film type of the film;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • show organization;
    • rewind movie;
    • test the sound;
    • monitor projection;
    • check the time of the film and accessories;
    • turn the video projector on and off;
    • identify the names of parts of projection equipment;
    • monitor the projection of a film in several rooms simultaneously;
    • adjust focus;
    • adapt to different equipment;
    • putting the movie into the projector;
    • activate the projection equipment commands;
    • paste film ends;
    • start movie projection;
    • check the movie review bulletin;
    • clean the projection booth equipment;
    • separate movie parts and add-ons;
    • check the cinema schedule;
    • assembling the film and accessories;
    • meet schedules;
    • show organization;
    • lubricate the projection booth equipment;
    • monitor the exhibition room;

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