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responsible for overseeing the creative aspects of a film, including controlling the content and flow of the film's plot, directing the performances of actors, organizing and selecting the locations in which the film will be shot, and managing technical details such as the positioning of cameras, the use of lighting, and the timing and content of the film's soundtrack.
creates the conditions for film-making and coordinates matters such as raising funding, hiring key personnel, and arranging for distributors. He/she is involved throughout all phases of the film making process from development to completion of a project.
A producer who was not involved in the technical aspects of the film-making process in the original definition, but has played a financial or creative role in ensuring that the project goes into production.
Responsible for researching the story, developing the narrative, writing the screenplay, and delivering it to the Producers. Sometimes they are commissioned by a Producer to create a screenplay from a concept, true story, existing screenwork or literary work, such as a novel or short story.
Also known as the Director of Photography. He/she is responsible for controlling the camera angles, shots and movements. They work closely with the director to ensure that what are supporting the director's vision of the story being told.
The person who assembles the various shots into a coherent film, with the help of the director. They usually have several assistants
Responsible for creating the visual appearance of the film - settings, costumes, character makeup, all taken as a unit. He/she works closely with the director and the director of photography to achieve the look of the film.
Reports to the production designer, and more directly oversees artists and craftspeople, such as the set designers, graphic artists, and illustrators who give form to the production design as it develops.
Set Decorator or Set Designer
Works closely with the Director, Cinematographer, and Art Director to design and build sets.
Also known as the 'Chief Lighting Technician'. He/she is the head of the lighting department, responsible for the design of the lighting plan for a production.
Responsible for all the clothing and costumes worn by all the actors that appear on screen and works closely with the director to understand and interpret "character", and counsels with the production designer to achieve an overall tone of the film.
Key Makeup Artist
The department head that answers directly to the director and production designer. They are responsible for planning makeup designs for all leading and supporting cast. Their department includes all cosmetic makeup, body makeup and if special effects are involved, the key make-up artist will consult with a special effects makeup team to create all prosthetics and SFX makeup in a production.
Original music which is composed especially for the film. Often classical music is adapted to suit.
This person is in charge of the post-production sound of a movie. Sometimes this may involve great creative license, and other times it may simply mean working with the director and editor to balance the sound to their liking.
The person who creates the post-sync sound effects for a film. These sound effects are recorded in sync to picture and are mostly body movements, footsteps or object manipulations.
the "talent" who plays the role of a character.
responsible for creating animation.
responsible for the design, look, and feel of a film set; a member of the art department.
Assistant Camera person
member of the camera crew who assists the camera operator and is responsiblee for the maintenance and care of the camera. Also may do duties of clapper-loader and/or focus puller.
tracks the progress of filming versus the production schedule and preparing the call sheets.
Assistant Film Editor
assists the film editor.
designs or constructs the art placed at the rear of a set.
chief assistant to the gaffer, but may also be the second in command of a group.
a small acting role (usually only one scene) with very few lines.
member of the sound crew who operates the boom microphone.
all of the actors/performers appearing in the film.
plans, designs, organizes, sequences, and directs dancing, fighting, or other physical actions or movements in a film or stage production.
a person who appears in a movie in a non-specific, non-speaking, unnoticed, or unrecognized character role, such as part of a crowd or background.
production assistant often sent to "Go for" coffee or other essentials.
responsible for the adjustment and maintenance of production equipment on the set.
chief of a group of grips, often doubling as the construction coordinator and backup for the camera crew.
responsible for managing every person and issue during the making of a film. Location Manager—manages various aspects of filming on location, such as arranging with authorities for permission to shoot in specific places.
looks for suitable locations for filming.
performs editing on the score of a movie.
responsible for various odd jobs, such as stopping traffic, typing correspondence, making script copies and answering telephone calls.
artist responsible for designing the overall visual appearance of a movie. Production Manager—responsible for ordering equipment and getting location accommodations for the cast and crew, etc.
supplies actors with the correct lines from the script if they forget.
responsible for buying/acquiring any props needed for a production. Reader—reads scripts and writes down synopsis of the plotline, offering positive or negative comments.
the group of crew members directly involved with creating a movie's soundtrack. Sound Designer—the conceptual chief of a movie's soundtrack, responsible for designing and creating the audio component of a movie.
member of the sound crew who performs editing on the soundtrack.
Special Effects Supervisor
chief of a production's special effects crew.
arranges and plans stunts.
actors and extras.
individual with expertise in a particular field (like medical or legal) who provides advice for the production.
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