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Communication and team skills are probably the most important aspect overlooked.

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It is the energy managers job to educate by communication, the importance of doing the right things, savings then come as a result.

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Floor Manager - TV/Film

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Last Updated: March, 2017

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Floor managers act as a link between the director in the control room and the studio floor. They supervise camera and sound crew and other technicians.


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Floor managers work in television and studio managers work in radio. They act as a link between the filming director and the studio floor. They also organise and co-ordinate what is happening on the studio floor. For instance, they make sure that the performers, audience and technical equipment are all in their correct places.  
 
Floor managers may also work on outside broadcasts for both television and film. The floor manager is responsible for the audience if there is one.  
 
Travel and stays away from home may be required, especially for location work and outside broadcasts. They pass information and progress reports from live events to the presenters of shows. They also oversee the work of the lighting and props department. When on air the floor manager receives messages and information from the director which they then pass on to presenters and guests.  
 
Studio managers make sure that the studios and technical equipment are set up correctly before a radio transmission is made. Typical activities include:

  • checking sound balance and quality
  • controlling the mixing desk
  • running tapes and discs at the right moment
  • devising appropriate sound effects.

In addition to studio work, studio managers may occasionally work in an outside broadcasting unit. After gaining experience, it is usual for studio managers to specialise in a particular area of broadcasting such as sports, drama or music.


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You will need patience, tact, self-confidence and the ability to generate enthusiasm in others. Technical ability is also important, especially in radio work, as the studio manager has more control over production quality.  
 
A thorough understanding of all aspects of production is essential when co-ordinating the work of television and radio professionals. You will need to be fit and have lots of stamina. You need to have good communication skills. You must be able to work well in a team. You also need to keep up to date with health and safety regulations.  
 
A good standard of hearing is necessary as a lot of information is passed to floor/studio managers via headphones.


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Organisation: Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Address: Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Tel: (01) 208 3111
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