Job Duties of Production
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The chief, or head of the line, of a production who is responsible for raising funding, hiring key personnel, and arranging for distributors.
Line Producer/ Unit Production Manager
A producer who is responsible for managing every person and issue during the making of a film. They only work on one film at a time.
The person who auditions and helps to select all of the speaking role actors in film, television shows or plays.
The principal creative artist on a movie set. A director is usually (but not always) the driving artistic source behind the filming process, and communicates to actors the way that he/she would like a particular scene played.
Assistant to the Director/Actors
An assistant director's duties include tracking the progress of filming versus the production schedule, and preparing call sheets.
1st Assistant Director
a director who is responsible for the preparation of the shooting schedule and script breakdown used to plan the shooting of a film or television show.
2nd Assistant Director
a director who is responsible for information distribution and reporting, cast notification and preparations during the shooting process.
A person who tracks which parts have been filmed, how the filmed scenes deviated from the script; they also make continuity notes, creating a lined script.
A writer who either adapts an existing work for production as a movie, or creates a new screenplay.
Cinematographer/Director of Photography
A person with expertise in the art of capturing images either electronically or on film stock through the application of visual recording devices and the selection and arrangement of lighting.
The person who operates the camera to the specifications dictated by the director of photography.
1st Assistant Camera
A member of the camera crew who assists the camera operator.
2nd Assistant Camera
A member of the camera crew who adjusts the focus of the camera during filming.
A person responsible for various odd jobs, which could include such disparate tasks as running errands, stopping traffic, acting as couriers, fetching items from craft service, etc.
The head of the electrical department, responsible for the design and execution of the lighting plan for a production.
In charge of the people and equipment, scheduling the required quantities for each day's work. The term originates from promoting the crew's 'best boy' to supervising, allowing the gaffer and key grip to stay on set and carry out the cameraman's lighting needs.
The key grip works closely with the director of photography and the gaffer to sculpt the desired look of a film by diffusing and cutting the light.
A grip that moves a dolly.
An artist responsible for designing the overall visual appearance of a movie.
The person who oversees the artists and craftspeople who build the sets.
The person responsible for translating a production designer's vision of the movie's environment into a set which can be used for filming. The set designer reports to the art director.
A person who has total charge of decorating the set with all furnishings, drapery, interior plants, and anything seen on indoor or outdoor sets. The set decorator has authority over a leadman.
A person who maintains the set per the Set Decorator's requirements, placing elements such as curtains and paintings, and moves and resets the set decoration to accommodate camera, grip and lighting setups.
The person responsible for buying, acquiring, and/or manufacturing any props needed for a production. The property master is responsible for all aspects of prop use on the set and, in conjunction with the script supervisor, for maintaining set continuity.
An audio engineer who works with a boom operator to record the production sound on the set at the time of shooting.
A member of the sound crew who operates the boom microphone.
A person who, in collaboration with the music supervisor and composer, performs editing on the score, live vocals, songs and source music of a movie.
The decorations placed directly on the skin or hair of an actor for cosmetic or artistic effect. Practitioners are called artists or supervisors.
An artificial effect used to create an illusion in a movie.
A person who designs the costumes for a movie.
A person responsible for handling the costumes worn by actors.
Arrangements made before the start of filming. This can include script editing, set construction, location scouting, and casting.
In the movie industry, this term refers to the phase of movie making during which principal photography occurs. Popularly, however, "production" means the entire movie project.
Work performed on a movie after the end of principal photography. Usually involves editing and visual effects.
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