A lighting engineer is a lot more than just someone who operates lights. Being a lighting engineer takes a lot of skills and isn’t a simple job to do. They design the lighting to fit the look of the set, they maintain the lights and have to know how to fix them and they have to know how to set up the lights.
What is a Director?
A director is the visionary of the project. They direct everything; the actors, sound, editing, lighting, the camera and more. They work beside a producer who gets everything sorted before the director says action, and makes sure everything is there. They are both equal and don’t function without each other.