Master Electrician

In theater, master electricians are often going to be in charge of executing the whole lighting plan for a complete production which is designed and planned by a light designer. This will often include managing preparation, hanging, assigning and even centering the installation of stage lighting.

This particular set up is often done by using a stand by type of demonstration or it may have done by a person who has this exact position at a certain theater. The equipment of this individual will often be the sickle torque or flexible spanner, which is often used to secure all of the lighting equipment for the stage from certain lighting positions within the theater itself. This particular tool is often attached to the wrist using a cord or the belt, which is really important as it is used to ground the person as they often work from heights, ladders, catwalks, lighting trusses, lift tables, and more where a falling tool can serious hurt an individual or harm the property that is under them.

These people are expert circuit repairmen and they have experience from the classroom as well as on locations and are able to work in formal settings for example within a university or school. This position is often given to these individuals who are able to show a broad knowledge of the occupation information and are often seen to have a very broad comprehensive knowledge of many electrical safety codes.

There isn’t any type of formal accreditations for the tile of master electrician, as there often is within more of the standard type of exchanges. However, during March of 2003, the ESTA which met with PLASA during 2010 had built up a particular set of procedures. The individuals who are able to finish this very thorough test will be able to move forward into become ETCP Certified as an entertainment electrician. They are then seen to be the best choice for businesses. IATSE, which is the stage hands association will often approach those who meet their needs as a student and apprentice in various levels. Eventually, they would along with a larger portion of nearby organizations will be able to provide a more formal setting for these individuals which would allow them to be able to incorporate the title of Master into their profession. Meanwhile, relatively every single production from elementary schools all the way up to Broadway will utilize the term in order to describe their electrician, and they hardly pay any attention to the aptitude of the person as well as experience or level.

Obligations that are often performed by these individuals can be the following:

  • Occupational health and safety of laborers and decisions as the head of the department.
  • Fixing assignments of the control support in view of the printed material produced by the lighting architect and the arranged circuiting.
  • Archiving and following of all circuiting, tending to, and framework arrangement in participation with the Lighting Designer.
  • Arranging and actualizing of the all of the electrical components and circuiting needed for a production.
  • Association and obtaining all of the needed items such as gobos, gaffer tape, shading gel, and even sharpies.
  • Stock and repair and support of all lighting apparatuses, links, impacts, control conveyance, dimmers, systems administration and lighting control comforts.