Studio assistant (film and video) - Salary and Career
Scenography Technicians

Studio assistant (film and video) - 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 Studio assistant (film and video) earn

A Studio assistant (film and video) 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 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 Studio assistant (film and video)

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 Studio assistant (film and video)

Scenography Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Studio assistant (film and video) 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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