Technical director: Difference between revisions

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→‎Theatre: Removed confusing language that said Technical Directors might serve as designer or master carpenter. While that can be true, it is still a separate roll. They become the “Technical Director and Scenic Designer”.
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(→‎Theatre: Removed confusing language that said Technical Directors might serve as designer or master carpenter. While that can be true, it is still a separate roll. They become the “Technical Director and Scenic Designer”.)
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== Theatre ==
It is a technical director's job to make sure the technical equipment in the theater is functional, maintained and safe.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://aact.org/technical-director|title=Technical Director {{!}} AACT|website=aact.org|access-date=10 February 2020}}</ref> The technical director, along with the production manager, is responsible for the overall organization of the technical production process. Duties included are generating necessary working drawings for construction (in conjunction with a draftsperson, if there is one); budget estimations and maintaining of accounts; materials research and purchasing; scheduling and supervising build crews; coordinating load-ins; handling conflicts that arise between different departments; and organizing the strike and clean-up for the production. Often, the Technical Director can serve as the head of the scenic department, supervising the master carpenter, carpenters, charge artists and leading them in the realization of the scenic designer's vision.
 
"Technical director" can also refer to the in-house chief designer or master carpenter for a smaller theater company.
 
In venues that host touring productions, the TD may also be responsible for advancing the technical rider, hiring local crew, renting equipment and liaising between the tour manager and the local crew.