Prepares artwork, sketches, charts, and layouts for publications, presentations, displays, training, visual information production, and medical requirements. Operates visual information equipment; assists in preparing and using visual information aids and audio or video recordings. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 414.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plans and prepares graphic images, special displays, and exhibits. Develops graphic products for direct viewing, printing, and reproduction; photography and projection; and televised presentation. Prepares sequential artwork for use in series or to achieve cinema graphic animation and special effects. Compiles and depicts data using various media, drawing instruments, and electronic equipment. Employs visual elements and principles of composition including style, balance, contrast, tone, color, dominance, and subordinance.
Operates special graphics equipment including graphic imaging systems, copy cameras, and serigraphic, printing, duplicating and processing equipment.
Operates and maintains presentations equipment. Sets up, positions, synchronizes, and operates various types of cameras, projectors, video and audio recorder-reproducers and monitors, video teleconference, digital interface, computers, and multimedia equipment. Selects lenses, screens, or television monitors according to viewing distance, medium type, ambient light, and audience size. Positions microphones, records proceedings, and arranges viewing or conference areas. Directs on-line modifications of visual information products during presentations and conferences.
Prepares medical illustrations. Prepares anatomical and pathological sketches or drawings. Collaborates with physicians on specific cases to ensure optimum illustrative results. Prepares accurate and realistic moulages.
Designs, integrates, and supervises presentation facilities and systems. Prepares facility layouts, electrical cabling schematics, equipment switching procedures, and links acoustical equipment with projection systems for classrooms, conference rooms, theaters, and teleconferencing facilities.
Supervises or performs visual information functions. Administers, monitors, and evaluates operating expenditures, and prepares future operating budget estimates. Ensures proper disposition of visual information record material. Observes copyright and reproduction restrictions. Conducts customer relations programs. Manages visual information hazard communication program.
Knowledge is mandatory of graphic arts and media; perspective, layout, balance, and contrast; color science, mixing, and application; standard drawing practices and instruments; finished artwork and chart construction techniques; visual information media equipment and uses; presentation techniques; and operation and routine maintenance of equipment.
For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in commercial art, graphics, computer graphics, visual information communication media, drafting, or computer science is desirable.
For award of AFSC 3V031, completion of a basic graphics course is mandatory.
The following experience is mandatory for award of AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
3V051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3V031. Also, experience in visual information media support, and functions such as visual information products, or presentation services, and depicting ideas by using various graphics media and techniques.
3V071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3V051. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as illustrating ideas in sketches, posters, diagrams, or cartoons; or providing and directing presentation services.
The following are mandatory as indicated:
For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination, and Standards.
For award and retention of AFSCs 3V031/51 and 71, eligibility for a Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management.
Strength Req: G
Physical Profile: 333233
Required Appitude Score: G-43 (Changed to G-44, effective 1 Jul 04).
Course #: E5ABD3V031 000
Length (Days): 66
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