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Television Production Truck - Audio Engineer-in-Charge (EIC)

The vendor which supplies the television production truck facility will normally hire the Video Engineer in Charge, the Audio Engineer In Charge, and additional equipment support engineers. These engineers provide the human interface link between the production truck equipment, and the production company personnel responsible for making the television show.

Overview for the Role of the Television Production Truck
Audio Engineer-in-Charge:


Engineering Coordination & Planning

An interactive, cooperative, and direct working relationship with the group of talented engineers, directors, managers, and assistants necessary to produce high quality television events is essential. Positive attitude, highly effective communication skills, and a relaxed air of confidence are valued traits among this group of diverse and highly skilled personnel.

Direct communication interface with various combinations of production company staff, venue engineering staff, power systems engineers, satellite uplink transmission engineers, satellite downlink engineers, network broadcast transmission QC engineering, executive & line producers, production director, associate director, technical director, technical manager, lighting director, stage managers, tape & edit engineers, video shading engineer, camera operators, script and prompter operators, music directors, and the numerous production assistants will be necessary.

The ability to interpret the technical requirements communicated verbally and with paper documentation is essential. Leadership and effective communication of the technical plan implementation with audio production team members is also key. The ability to engineer and improvise the engineering strategy for undocumented areas of the production plan is mandatory. Technical decisions must be made accurately, and within a timely manner to insure that the audio production setup stays in synchronization with all other areas of the production setup. Delays caused by the audio department are not popular with the production company, producers, and directors.

Audio Quality Control responsibility.

This requires an overall and detailed technical understanding of each and every audio element in the production. This includes knowledge of the path taken from source to destination for all of the audio elements. Audio quality issues must be quickly and accurately diagnosed. Rectification plans and options must be assessed and communicated efficiently with the correct individuals in order to keep the production schedule running without delay.

The Audio EIC must be prepared to assist the Video EIC, A1 / A2 production engineers, and any other production team member with speed, proficiency and style that is both technically and politically transparent.