lighting director


Lighting directors determine what lights are needed during production, according to the video and motion picture director's creative vision. They use the script to design the lighting requirements for each shot. Lighting directors oversee the lighting setup and operation.

Alternative label

  • television lighting director

  • lighting designer and director

  • television lighting supervisor

  • lighting supervisor

  • TV lighting supervisor

  • motion picture lighting director

  • lighting designer & director

  • TV lighting director

  • lighting art director

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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