The Television VT Director
The VT (video tape) director oversees and directs VT operators. This position is only found in larger production units which have a number of VT operators. In these situations the VT machines are usually located in a room (or truck) seperate from the control room.
The VT director decides which sources are to be recorded on each machine and which replays to offer the main program director. Throughout the program, the VT director is in close contact with the director, coordinating the accurate playback of VT material.
The VT director may operate one or more VT machines themselves, or s/he may act purely as a director.
The VT director must:
- Know the the job of VT operator very well.
- Understand the program requirements intimately, including the program subject matter.
- Be comfortable organizing and directing staff.
- Be confident and decisive.