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Education and Training Requirements

High School

You should learn as much as possible about electronics in high school. Physics, mathematics, and any shop courses that introduce electronics equipment provide a good background. You should also take courses that will help you develop computer skills needed for operating lighting and sound equipment. Composition or technical writing classes, as well as speech courses, can give you the communication skills you'll need to collaborate with other technicians, cinematographers, and directors.

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