Many people do not realize that one of the largest film and video producers in the world is the US Army. Members of the US Army Visual Equipment Operator specialist career field work to record materials for a variety of purposes. Much of the material that is produced is for training, documenting events or even recording historical scenes or occurrences; still it is film and video production at its core. If you are seeking to gain experience in video and film recording, this may be a job specialty for you.
Army Visual Equipment operators work with computer and radio controlled video switches to perform and operate television monitors, television cameras, and remote controlled video switches. Job training for Army Equipment Visual operator?s starts with nine weeks of Basic combat training, learning to be an Army Enlisted person. The events that you record may not be Hollywood caliber, but you will still deal with different people doing a variety of tasks both military and ceremonial in action. As an Army Visual Information Equipment Operator and Maintainer you will work to position equipment, manage personnel, and interact with television directors. As an Army Visual Information Equipment Operator you will use motion picture recording equipment, film projectors, and digital recording devices. You will learn to use motion picture and audio recording equipment along with different types of special effects and scripting. There are many Army missions and operations that need to be documented, and you will be responsible for using equipment to do so. They work with editing script and filming to document events and training type exercises. You will provide maintenance and operations on a variety of sound equipment and public address equipment, and be present at various military ceremonies and military events. Videos, films and audio recordings are utilized to record news events and a variety of military ceremonies and training activities. Army Operations involve supporting Army missions using visual and recorded information, using recording equipment and recording systems. Visual Information equipment operators record different activity in the broadcast and audiovisual field. Following boot camp you will progress to 27 weeks of individual training working on various television and motion picture type equipment.
As a senior enlisted Visual Equipment operator you will use your training and experience in helping to train enlisted and junior personnel. The role of a Visual Information Equipment Operator is to work with equipment such as film projectors, motion picture recording devices, and digital recording devices.