What you do in the job?
Attend technical planning meetings with the director to gauge the requirements of the show. Design a lighting plan for the studio, in conjunction with the designer and discuss it with the director.
ON the studio day, set the lights with the team of electricians, and lighting console operators.
What qualities are required?
A lot of experience of TV production in Studios and/or location, depending on your chosen area, A strong eye and an understanding of flexible approaches to lighting to allow for the inevitable changes that always occur.
How you start and where you can go with it?
Often through cameras, or sometimes other studio operations, or theatre lighting. The lighting director is of course creative, but also the most important technical person in the studio. You’ve made it!