Skills Technical Director - Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And Performing Arts near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a technical director - motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations (NOC 51120).


  • Organize and co-ordinate production
  • Supervise staff or team
  • Determine treatment, scope and scheduling of production
  • Interpret scripts, select the cast and advise in the interpretation and delivery of the performance
  • Create dances for film, theater and television
  • Hire and dismiss staff
  • Direct rehearsals for dancers to achieve desired interpretation
  • Plan, organize and direct the artistic aspects of production
  • Oversee the design of sets, costumes, furnishings and props
  • Plan and co-ordinate the production of musical recordings
  • Direct musicians and singers during rehearsals and recording
  • Co-ordinate and direct the photography of production
  • Determine lighting, lenses, camera angles and backgrounds
  • Edit motion picture film and arrange film segments into sequences

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Communication Help - Communication
  • Liaising and Networking
  • Negotiating and Adjudicating
Creative Expression Help - Creative Expression
  • Performing and Entertaining
  • Designing
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Planning
  • Projecting Outcomes
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing
  • Evaluating
  • Allocating and Controlling Resources
  • Leading and Motivating
  • Strategic Planning


Communications and Transportation Help - Communications and Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
Social Sciences and Arts Help - Social Sciences and Arts
  • Fine and Applied Arts
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