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Career Details :: Film Laboratory Technicians
Evaluate motion picture film to determine characteristics, such as sensitivity to light, density, and exposure time required for printing.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Records test data and routes film to film developer and film printer for further processing.
- Examines developed film strip to determine optimal exposure time and light intensity required for printing.
- Threads film strip through densitometer and exposes film to light to determine density of film.
- Computes amount of light intensity needed to compensate for density of film, using standardized formulas.
- Exposes film strip to progressively timed lights to compare effects of various exposure times.
- Reads gauges on sensitometer to determine film's sensitivity to light.
- Threads film strip through sensitometer and exposes film to light.
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Documenting/Recording Information
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Consequence of Error