SABC: Vision Control Operations Internship 2022

About SABC

As the country’s public broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is a leading provider of radio and television broadcasts to the general public in South Africa, providing 19 radio broadcasts (FM/AM) and six TV broadcasts. SABC is one of the largest state-owned corporations in South Africa. Up until 1976, the SABC provided radio services. Presently, the SABC is a major source of information, entertainment, and news in South Africa.

SABC_ Vision Control Operations Internship 2022

SABC (Vision Control Operations) Internship 2022

SABC is accepting applications for five internships for Camera Operators for their television and outside broadcasting teams for Auckland Park location.

The internships at SABC are designed to give students the opportunity to work with clients and people from within and outside of the company to identify and solve key business problems, as well as to identify business opportunities. From day one, you will be able to handle real-world challenges using your education and experience.

This 12-month programme is designed to support the TV Media and OB Technology department in ensuring that certain business initiatives or productions are implemented successfully to meet the objectives of the SABC. It is an excellent opportunity for those who have completed their degree/diploma/certificate in TV or Film making/ media technology or video/vision control/studio production/camera ops and want to gain more experience within the Broadcast industry.

About the Team

The TV and Outside Broadcast department is part of the SABC’s Technology Division known as the South African Broadcasting Corporation. It provides broadcasting services to the SABC as well as external companies. In addition to providing broadcast support and capabilities, their TV and Outside Broadcast Team implements custom broadcast solutions for our clients.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Contribute to the continuous control and monitoring of production graphics, camera calibration and testing for OB and TV studio productions, to ensure the best image quality, recording efficiency, and an uninterrupted live broadcast.

  • Support and assist with establishing the colour balance and installation of the camera lineup, as well as testing of support equipment as per SOP.
  • Preparing for production sessions by familiarizing yourself with the requirements.
  • Before beginning production sessions, familiarize yourself with the production facility (OB Unit or TV Studio).
  • Support and assist with performing first-line maintenance on equipment or reporting faulty equipment immediately to relevant technicians on duty.
  • Ensure that the picture quality of broadcast programmes is monitored live and that settings are immediately adjusted in accordance with broadcast standards and artistic interpretation.
  • Support and assist in troubleshooting basic problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Decisions about picture quality are made in real-time.
  • Determine and serve customers’ needs in an effective manner. Attend to all customer inquiries/complaints.
  • Support and advise producers and directors on vision control and best practices for TV productions, if needed.
  • Follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Compliance with the company’s policies.
  • Assist with monitoring and ensuring that vision control and camera equipment are operating properly before production.

Who should apply?

Applicants must satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements set by SABC to qualify for the internship programme. Following are the eligibility criteria of SABC (Internship Vision Control Operations) Internship:

  • An appropriate degree, diploma, or certificate with an emphasis in film and television production or video technology
  • Experience in Vision Control, Camera Ops, and Production should be at least one year.

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Knowledge of equipment and production facilities within the broadcasting industry.
  • Understands the procedures and workflows for TV operations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to implement operational support based on advice.
  • Knows and understands basic troubleshooting procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of different camera applications.
  • Know how to apply vision control equipment appropriately.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of different lenses, tripods, and cranes that come with cameras.
  • Knows and understands safe handing of fragile OB/Studio equipment.
  • Exhibits knowledge and awareness of the role that light plays in enhancing the quality of production
  • Broadcast standards knowledge and understanding.

How do I apply?

To apply online, you must register and submit your application through: 

SABC (Internship Vision Control Operations) (10102)

Application Deadline?

The closing date for submission of the application is 19 March 2022. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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