Occ. Code 2280100

AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION SPECIALIST, GRADE 15

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Specification

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

Audiovisual Production Specialists produce professional quality video presentations in studios and in the field, including preparing scripts and story lines, operating video cameras and related equipment, such as lighting, sound, and editing equipment, and maintaining and controlling the use of such equipment and facilities. These positions are classified in only a few agencies.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION SPECIALIST: produces tapes and programs using video production cameras and related equipment for the majority of work time; work is performed independently, with limited or no technical review.

RELATED CLASSES

The Audiovisual Training and Production Supervisor, classified in the Department of Correctional Services, trains inmates in the basic electronics of color closed-circuit television and television production and is responsible for producing professional quality videotapes and programs.

Multimedia Production Program Specialists coordinate development, production, and execution of media projects in a variety of broadcast media to promote and support programs of State agencies.

Photographers perform still, video, and motion picture photography and photographic processing activities to record events and illustrate the objectives of assignments.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION SPECIALIST: meets with requestor to determine and define production goals and requirements; plans production assignments based on knowledge of requirements and available equipment options; prepares a script, story board, and work plan in conjunction with program staff; arranges for and sets up location production, including setting up peripheral lighting and sound equipment; arranges for special equipment for staging and production requirements; prepares graphics, photography, and other materials needed to complete the production; operates video cameras and lighting and sound equipment to record production; edits and mixes audio and visual recordings and related materials, such as animation, computer graphics, and digital video effects, to produce a finished product; coordinates production activities with other units and staff; maintains equipment, supplies, and production facilities; supervises staff assigned to production activities; and may perform still and motion picture photography.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

Open Competitive: four years of experience in developing media and production materials, including two years of technical experience with responsibility for operating video cameras, lighting, and editing video/audio tracks for broadcast quality production; a college degree in communications or media may be substituted for two years of the general experience.

 

Date: 3/98