Lighting TD (Technical Director)

Production boy

Minimum Preferably high school

Certified training for Lighting Artist (programme aligned to MES/ Q 0404 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Preferably minimum 1+ years of work experience

The tasks a Lighting Artist is expected to perform includes:

Adding light and shadows to the production in accordance to the established creative style

Knowledge of theory and principles of lighting, shadows, exposure, natural light, and colour space, reflections, etc.

Well-versed with fundamentals of photography, lighting optimization and cinematography

Knowledge of software tools such as 3D studio max, Autodesk maya, Softimage etc.

Competent in visualiziing a scene under different lighting conditions

Knowledge Understanding of the traditional techniques of lighting including techniques used in theatrical stage lighting, product lighting etc.

Will be updated

Technical understanding

Digitally competent



It is not a desk job

May not need to handle a team

Local travelling is part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Media and Entertainment companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday.This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards like body ache, joint pain, fatigue, stress, mental and physical exhaustion, etc.

For freshers INR 6,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience INR 18,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

He Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment has grown at a CompoundedAnnual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.5% between 2000 and 2008. It is

expected that the PFCE onEntertainment would grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.Accordingly, it is expected that the industry would

continue to record growth rates between 13% and 14% till 2013. Furthermore, on a long term basis, we expectthat the Media and EntertainmentIndustry to grow

at a CAGR ofabout 12% to 13% between 2008 and 2022.

It is projected that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million

persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons. All these factors put together are only going to increase the job

opportunities for a Lighting Artist in India.


Event management companies

Media and entertainment companies

Cities across India

Will be updated


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