9474- Photographic and film processors
Photographic and film processors
Photographic and film processors process and finish still photographic film and motion picture film. They are employed in film processing laboratories and retail photofinishing establishments.
Photographic and film processors perform some or all of the following duties:
Operate equipment to develop negatives and slides, and to print black and white and colour photographs
Operate photographic enlarging equipment to produce prints and enlargements from negatives
Operate equipment to develop motion picture film
Tend automatic equipment in retail establishments to develop colour negatives, prints and slides
Operate equipment to transfer film to video tape
Retouch photographic negatives or original prints to correct defects
Splice film and mount film on reels
Measure and mix chemicals required for processing
Inspect rolls of photographic prints for conformance to specifications; or motion picture film to detect defects in developing and printing.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
For employment in film processing laboratories, completion of a college or other specialized photography program
Extensive related experience is required.
For employment as a film printing machine operator in retail outlets, on-the-job training is prov
There is mobility among occupations within laboratory processing operations.
Progression is possible from automatic machine tenders in retail establishments to laboratory processing occupations.
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Source Of Info:
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X