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Vision Mixers

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JOB DESCRIPTION
The Vision Mixers craft a programme from the director's vision and the producers rundown, responsible for all areas of the production, including live rolling news, outside broadcasts and feature programmes. The Vision Mixer operates a large and complex piece of gallery equipment and has a strong technical understating on the workings of television equipment. The most qualified successful applicant for this job will be invited to head the unit subject to further negotiation.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Operating a large and complex Vision desk. Cutting between sources as directed or independently if asked to by the director.
•    The ability to act calmly under very real pressure to deliver a clean output.
•    Using the Vision desk to optimize the output's strengths. Control of inserts to in-vision monitors and a large video wall.
•    You may be asked to deputise for the director in their absence.
•    Creation of special effects such as multiple boxed pictures, via the vision desk or other machinery.
•    Knowledge of how the vision desk works and all television equipment. 

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
•    Proven commitment to making innovative television news.
•    At least 2 years in a similar capacity at a large channel, gaining a wide experience of vision mixing on a number of different production formats.
•    Ability to apply knowledge to a vision mixing product and obtain the highest quality output.
•    Ability to maintain a consistent programme style.
•    Proactive approach, committed to continuous improvement and self-motivated. 
•    An effective communicator.
•    The ability to anticipate and react quickly and to use your initiative in the many situations arising from this type of production. 
•    In depth knowledge of vision mixing software and equipment
•    Fluent in written and spoken English.

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