video designer


Video designers develop a projected image design concept for a performance and supervise the execution of it. Their work is based on research and artistic vision. Their design is influenced by and influences other designs and must be conform with these designs and the overall artistic vision. Therefore, the designers work closely with artistic directors, operators and the artistic team. Video designers prepare media fragments to be used in a performance, which can involve recording, composing, manipulating and editing. During rehearsals and performance they coach the operators to obtain optimal timing and manipulation. Video  designers develop plans, mapping, cue lists and other documentation to support the operators and production crew. Video designers sometimes also work as autonomous artists, creating video art outside a performance context.

Scope notes

This occupation is focused on live performance and not on media or broadcast activities. Includes activities in event and rental companies

Alternative label

  • projection and video designer

  • projection & video designer

  • graphics & video designer

  • visual designer

  • video jockey

  • video and projection designer

  • video & projection designer

  • video and graphics designer

  • projection designer

  • video & graphics designer

  • graphics and video designer

Regulatory aspect

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