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Arts and Humanities
Film and TV
Terms in this set (31)
The person responsible for the look of a film's sets, he or she is also responsible for their construction.
The Hairdresser in the film and television industry involves arranging the hair of actors, artists and guests for the camera.
Traditionally a woman, this person makes sure that, if an actor is walking toward the sun in one shot, he is walking in the same direction in the next shot, though the camera may be set up at a different angle. Or, if there is a cat in the room in one shot, that cat is still scratching up the furniture and coughing up hairballs in subsequent shots.
Most of the time this is an administrative position rather than truly directorial. The assistant director helps break down the script and make decisions about the shooting order.
negotiate deal points and contracts, prepare budgets, and attend scheduling meetings and spotting sessions. They oversee the compositional process, ensuring that the required music is being written, listened to, and reported upon. They organize music orchestration and copying.
The crafts person who writes the scripts. The writer may adapt a literary work, produce an original script, or revise ("doctor") an already-existing script. Like most of the rest of film making, screenwriting tends to be a collaborative effort.
provide support during the production of films to ensure a smooth editing process. They are generally required to have solid computer skills and the ability to adapt to new technologies.
responsible for the post production process, during which they maintain clarity of information and good channels of communication between the producer, editor, supervising sound editor, the facilities companies (such as film labs, CGI studios and negative cutters) and the production accountant.
On instructions ultimately from the art director, the set decorator actually furnishes a set with the items that create the appropriate atmosphere and ambience: rugs, lamps, and potted palms.
The technician who handles the boom microphone and its paraphernalia, making sure that it is in position to record sound to the best advantage. Requires a steady hand to hold the mike over the heads of the actors.
responsible for managing finances and maintaining financial records during film or TV production, working closely with the producer and the production office. Their job includes preparing schedules and budgets for film productions, and managing the day to day accounting financial reporting against the budgets.
responsible for the visual concept of a film, television or theatre production. They identify a design style for sets, locations, graphics, props, lighting, camera angles and costumes, while working closely with the director and producer.
Often in collaboration with the director and/or producer, the person who actually picks the "talent," or actors who will appear onscreen. This means not only the stars, but supporting players, bit players, and so on. At one time studio employees, most casting directors now work independently, though often regularly with the same directors and producers.
works on a movie set in a support role, providing assistance to crews of various departments. Their tasks might include helping out with the construction of sets, keeping wardrobes in order, and performing general office duties. They can also be tasked with bringing actors to the set from their trailers, driving off-site to collect or ship packages, and handing out scripts.
responsible for obtaining all sound effects, whether recorded or live for a specific production. He/She is also responsible for setting up the sound playback equipment
writes the score, which is the sum of all the original music going into a film. They'll demo pieces of the score regularly to the film's creative team for feedback on how it's fitting into the scene. Film composers are also responsible for the recording of the film score.
typically works in an office, performing a variety of administrative tasks to support a film crew. Their duties often involve tracking schedules, ensuring projects are operating within a budget and making copies of scripts.
is a creative professional responsible for selecting and assembling sound recordings in preparation for the final sound mixing or mastering of a television program, motion picture, video game, or any production involving recorded or synthetic sound.
select and hire appropriate suppliers and costume makers, negotiating terms with them, and communicating design requirements. They make sure that fittings for actors and extras are arranged. They supervise fabric research and purchase, and ensure that garments are completed to deadlines.
The person who decides how the film is going to look, based on the needs and vision of the director and the script.
raw storyboards for animated features, films, television commercials and other ad campaigns, music videos, video games, and more. The storyboard artist begins creating the storyboard after a concept or script has been written. The storyboard presents the "action" in a series of scenes or "panel by panel," which allows filmmakers, advertisers, and producers to evaluate the project before beginning production. Storyboards are also used to provide direction during production.
Director of photography/ videographer
assists the film director by establishing the visual look of the movie. As a DP, you'll help tell the story through the artistic and technical decisions you make regarding lighting, film stock, shot selection, camera operation and other elements.
Production sound mixer
responsible for the difficult job of ensuring that dialogue recorded during filming is suitably clear. Although much of the storytelling and the emotional impact of a script are conveyed through dialogue, most film sets are challenging environments for Mixers because there are often unwanted noises to deal with, or the required camera shots hamper the placing of microphones.
Video graphic designer/animator
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
A foley artist creates audio effects for a film by using physical props. As a foley artist, you are responsible for very specific sounds: You do not create audio for standard special effects, such as explosions or background noises from cars—that is the domain of audio engineers.
The Gaffer is the head of the Lighting and Power Department on a film set. They work in pre-production and production to help achieve the desired cinematic image through setting up lights and running cables.
responsibility is to build and maintain all the equipment that supports cameras. This equipment, which includes tripods, dollies, tracks, jibs, cranes, and static rigs, is constructed of delicate yet heavy duty parts requiring a high level of experience to operate and move.
work in the properties departments of feature films, making any props that are not being bought in, or hired. Prop Makers use a wide variety of materials, techniques and tools, to design and create the required props.
provide a vital conduit between producers, cast, crew and the media during film shoots. By generating publicity, they help sales agents to sell films and to create public interest.
control all aspects of property departments. They oversee, and are responsible for, the procurement or production, inventory, care and maintenance of all props associated with productions, ensuring that they are available on time, and within budgetary requirements.
Visual Effects Supervisor
supervisor is the creative and technical manager, overseeing the work of the staff dedicated to the art and science of VFX.
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