Filming Cenotechnician - Salary and Career
Scenography Technicians

Filming Cenotechnician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They build sets, props and furniture, based on analysis of the scenographic project and research of objects and materials, perform related techniques, such as carpentry, locksmithing, sewing, painting, modeling and sculpture, assemble and adapt pieces of scenery and special effects, operate machinery such as electric and scenographic poles, curtains, cranes, trolleys on rails and special effects mechanisms, supervise activities related to planning, budgeting and contracting of services and guide work teams.

How much does an Filming Cenotechnician earn

A Filming Cenotechnician earns between $1.350 and $6.320 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.567 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an Averwage.com 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 354 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Filming Cenotechnician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.567 30.802 642 12
1º Quartile 1.350 16.201 338 7
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 10
3º Quartile 4.820 57.841 1.205 23
Higher Salary 6.320 75.843 1.580 31


Professional job categories

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

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Main workplaces

Scenography Technicians they work in artistic and cultural activities, on their own. They work as a team, with occasional supervision by the contractor, indoors and at irregular hours. In some activities, they can work at great heights, confined, subject to intense noise, remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, as well as being exposed to the risk of accidents and toxic materials.


What does it take to work in the field of Scenography Technicians

For the professional exercise of film and video and theater and shows machinists, a complete elementary education is required, followed by a qualification course of two hundred class hours and one year of experience for the full exercise of the activities. From the cenotécnico, a high-level vocational technical course is required. The full performance of the activities occurs after five years of experience.


Functions and activities of Filming Cenotechnician

Scenography Technicians must:

  • build scenarios;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • build scenery and props;
  • build scenarios and props;
  • mount scenes;
  • build backdrops and props;
  • building scenery and props;
  • assembling backdrops;
  • assembling sceneries;
  • construir scenarios and props;
  • mount scenarios;
  • supervise work activities;
  • perform related techniques;
  • operate machinery;
  • operating machinery;
  • set scenarios;
  • mount scenery;

  • Activities

    • matching backdrops and props to light;
    • mount special effects;
    • perform sculpture work;
    • repair damage to scenarios and props;
    • manifest aesthetic sense;
    • structure props;
    • retouch scenarios;
    • perform glazing work;
    • support cinema electricians;
    • finish scenery and props;
    • make decisions;
    • analyze scenographic project;
    • arm diffuser screens;
    • search scenic objects;
    • check physical conditions of stages and sets;
    • tuning stage dresses;
    • create special effects mechanisms;
    • operate curtains;
    • place props and objects in the scene;
    • perform texture work;
    • build set tricks;
    • fix mobile backdrops to machinery;
    • identify scenarios in relation to rods;
    • work as a team;
    • decorate scenarios;
    • build furniture;
    • making special effects mechanisms;
    • arm trolleys on rails;
    • orient stage technicians;
    • operate scenographic rods;
    • adapt project measures with scenic spaces;
    • manage time;
    • operate special effects;
    • adapt scenario to the size of the scenic space;
    • adjust stage costumes;
    • perform carpentry work;
    • operate cranes;
    • discriminate volumes in space;
    • operate electric poles (hoists);
    • discriminate colors;
    • work under pressure;
    • plan work activities;
    • arm cranes;
    • supervise packaging and transport of scenarios;
    • perform mechanical work;
    • supervise studio staff;
    • demonstrate hand skill;
    • budget services;
    • perform paint jobs;
    • guide construction team;
    • perform sewing work;
    • demonstrate improvisational skills;
    • position scenario in scenic space;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • organize aisle transit;
    • fit props and scenery according to standard material measurements;
    • make technical drawings;
    • perform rigging work;
    • check warping and machinery;
    • manifest hearing acuity;
    • perform modeling work;
    • buy materials;
    • fix maneuvers in scenarios;
    • script input and output of scenarios;
    • guide stage assembly team;
    • manifest symmetrical acuity;
    • fix mobile scenery on machinery;
    • manage time;
    • operating trolleys on rails;
    • move scenarios on wheels;
    • delegate tasks;
    • work as a team;
    • hire third-party services;
    • structure scenery;
    • assembling scenery pieces;
    • perform fiber works;
    • choose materials;
    • balance scenarios;
    • perform locksmith work;


    Sectors that hire Filming Cenotechnician the most in the job market

    • open television activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • building construction
    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • photo production activities
    • production of films for advertising
    • radio activities
    • performing arts, shows and complementary activities
    • incorporation of real estate enterprises
    • fairs, congresses, exhibitions and parties organization services




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