Film Job Descriptions

  • 2d/Concept Artist is a graphic artist position that works closely with other members of a design team, including the Art Director and the Storywriters. Their drawings form the basis for a film or game's overall design. The concept artist has to produce images in a timely manner as to make short deadlines. The artist will work alongside other team members where they will create quick sketch ideas reflecting the concepts that are discussed. There will not be a lot of time spent filling in detail

  • Oversees the daily operations of his or her assigned programs including their duty to guide students toward completion of the program,hiring staff and teachers who can successfully observe the mission of the school; collaborating with other Academic Department Directors within the school and across schools in terms of scheduling, sharing faculty, etc.; the planning and implementation of a department budget; maintain academic quality within the university; maintain and create college and communit

  • Performs clerical work in support of company accounts and utilizes financial management software to do so. This person must compile, analyze, reconcile, and verify financial and statistical data as well as perform related work as assigned by their superior.

  • Automated Dialogue Replacement, also known as looping or dubbing. This is the critical process in film and TV whereby dialogue is recorded in a studio for any number of reasons: to replace existing production sound that is not usable either for technical considerations (usually due to a noisy location) or editorial ones (lines of dialogue have been changed); to add a voice-over to a film (often planned from the outset, but occasionally added at the last moment to help clarify a hazy plot); to ad

  • Camera Pilots fly the aircraft that carries the aerial camera crew (aerial director of photography (DoP) and aerial camera assistant). Together they shoot the aerial sequences that form part of the finished feature film. Camera Pilots are also responsible for flying any aircraft, including helicopters, planes, hot air balloons, etc., that appear as action props in finished films. This may involve performing difficult stunts requiring a high degree of expertise and experience. Camera Pilots may a

  • Works under the company CEO as an assistant to the firm. Will be required to manage day-to-day activities in the office, as well as mailings, maintain and build client relations, media public relations, and any other duties assigned by their superiors.

  • Anchor/Presenters work at the front line of television and radio. They introduce and host programs, read the news, interview people and report on issues and events. As the number of channels and radio stations increases, so do the openings, but opportunities to become a Presenter are still scarce and competition is fierce. Presenters work across the whole spectrum of broadcasting — national and regional television and radio, satellite and cable channels — and also in the non broadcast se

  • Animal Trainer - Someone who conditions animals to perform various behaviors on cue.

  • Animation is the art of making images that appear to come to life on screen. It features in all kinds of media, from feature films to commercials, pop videos, computer games and websites. Animators use a range of techniques to make images appear to move, and most specialize in one of the following: * 2D drawn animation * 2D computer animation * stop frame or stop motion animation * 3D computer generated (CG) animation 2D drawn animation consists of a series of images whi

  • A live action/animated film is a motion picture that features a combination of real actors or elements: live action and animated elements, typically interacting. Originally, animation was combined with live action in several ways, sometimes as simply as double printing two negatives onto the same release print. More sophisticated techniques used optical printers or aerial image animation cameras, which enabled more exact positioning, and better interaction of actors and animated characters. O

  • The Art Department Coordinator is a position on the production crew that is responsible for overseeing the entire Art Department. They are concerned with implementing and executing all of the visual artistry of on set. He or she will work under the production designer and art director to complete the 'look' of the film.

  • AKA: Leadman, Lead Person Member of the art department who is in charge of swing gangs and/or set dressers and reports to the set decorator.

  • Set Dressers who dress and strike sets, as well as pick up and return the dressing. They work apart from the shooting crew, as they are always either prepping a set for shooting or striking it after it's been shot.

  • Art Directors act as project managers for the biggest department on any film - the art department. They facilitate the production designer's creative vision for all the locations and sets that eventually give the film its unique visual identity. Art Directors are responsible for the art department budget and schedule of work, and help the production designer to maximize the money allocated to the department. Art Directors are usually requested by the production designer, and are responsible for

  • The First Assistant Director (AD) is the director's right hand person, taking responsibility for a number of important practicalities so that the director is free to concentrate on the creative process. During pre-production, First ADs break down the script into a shot by shot storyboard, and work with the director to determine the shoot order, and how long each scene will take to film. They then draw up the overall shooting schedule (a timetable for the filming period). Once the film is in p

  • AKA: 2nd 2nd Assistant Director, Third Assistant Director, 3rd Assistant Director An Assistant to the second assistant director; responsible for (among other things) directing the movements of extras.

  • The Second Assistant Director is the first assistant director's right hand person. The Second AD's main function is to ensure that all the first AD's orders and directions are carried out. Seconds have two main responsibilities during production: they prepare and draw up the 'call sheet' (a document detailing daily filming logistics, which is distributed to cast and crew), under the supervision of the first; and they oversee all the movements of the cast, ensuring that the principal actors are

  • An Assistant Stereographer will help the lead Stereographer when assessing the interactive relationship between Convergence, Interaxial and focal length.

  • The Assistant to the Producer is an administrator who works closely with producers throughout the production process. They are involved at the pre-production stage through to post production and marketing and distribution. They must be well organized, flexible, and have a good overview of the production process. The producer will determine their responsibilities throughout the production on a day to day basis. Their tasks may include writing coverage on scripts, drafting letters, making phone ca

  • An Associate Producer position can often be an entry level one. Often referred to as the 'AP', an Associate Producer generally assists the producer in putting the TV program or film together. Duties may include writing, editing, organizing scripts, running the teleprompter in news casts, or helping the editor by making beat calls. An Associate Producer needs good writing and editing skills, and may often be called upon to make simple editorial decisions when editing video by choosing the sho

  • An Attorney is the lead legal advisor for any film or television company.

  • A member of the sound crew responsible for operating the audio recording equipment on a set.

  • The Audio Visual Technician operates equipment to create sound and visual images. This job requires one to be able to synch audio and visual, as well as define just one of the mediums.

  • Autocue is a name commonly given to the computerized prompting system used by presenters. The Autocue Operator follows the script and ensures that no matter how fast or slow you’re talking, the Autocue keeps up with you.

  • The term Best Boy refers to the best electrician in the team led by the gaffer (chief lighting technician). Best Boys coordinate the team of lighting technicians, and deal with all the logistics and paperwork relating to the role. They liaise between the production office and the lighting company, and relay information for the gaffer. Best Boys ensure that equipment is ordered, arrange its delivery, and ensure that it arrives in the right place at the right time. They are also in charge of d

  • Boom Operators assist the production sound mixer on film and television sets, and operate the boom microphone, which is either hand held on a long arm or dolly mounted (on a moving platform). If radio or clip microphones are required, Boom Operators position them correctly around the set or location, or on actors' clothing. Boom Operators are responsible for positioning microphones so that sound mixers can capture the best quality dialogue and sound effects. If this is done well, a great deal of

  • Broadcast engineering is the field of electrical engineering, and now to some extent computer engineering, which deals with radio and television broadcasting. Audio engineering and RF engineering are also essential parts of broadcast engineering, being their own subsets of electrical engineering. Broadcast engineering involves both the studio end and the transmitter end (the entire airchain), as well as remote broadcasts. Every station has a Broadcast Engineer, though one may now serve an ent

  • A Cable Puller looks after the cables on a particular production. Will often be required to follow roaming cameras insuring that the cables attached to the camera are out of the way regarding safety concerns.

  • When characters in films run out of a burning building or simply walk across a room to open the door, they are usually moving closer or further away from the camera. This means that the focal length — the distance of the camera lens from the subject — is constantly changing. Adapting or "pulling" focus to accommodate these changes is the main responsibility of the 1st Assistant Camera (AC). 1st ACs are usually requested by the director of photography or the camera operator and work on a free

  • 2nd Assistant Cameras (ACs) are key members of the camera crew, and are responsible for the smooth running of the entire camera department. Audiences watching a finished film are not conscious of the camera — a complex piece of machinery, powered by batteries which must be charged and reloaded. Nor are they thinking of the difficult job of anticipating when a magazine (the sealed container that feeds the unexposed film into the camera) is about to run out, and what a pressurized job it is to r

  • A Camera Operator works with digital, electronic and film cameras in multi and single camera operational conditions, producing pictures for directors by combining the use of complex technology with creative visual skills. The work is based in either a studio, where the Camera Operator usually follows a camera script (which gives the order of shots practiced at rehearsal and is cued by the director during recording) or on location, where there is likely to be more opportunity for creativity throu

  • The Casting Associate will assist Casting Directors with auditions to help select all of the speaking role actors in film, television shows or plays. The CA must know what the Casting Director is looking for regarding each particular role to be able to match a variety of actors with just the right part.

  • A Casting Coordinator will solidify a venue, schedule audition times and talent for a Casting Director concerning an upcoming project.

  • Good casting is crucial to making characters credible on screen, and is fundamentally important to a film's success. Casting Assistants perform general running duties around the casting office, and assist with specific casting related jobs. They are employed as freelancers on a film by film basis by casting directors. Casting agencies vary in size but are usually quite small, comprising of the casting director and casting associate. As work on casting a film usually lasts no longer than ten

  • Casting Directors organize and facilitate the casting of actors for all the roles in a film. This involves working closely with the director and producer to understand their requirements, and suggesting ideal artists for each role, as well as arranging and conducting interviews and auditions. Once the parts are cast, the Casting Director negotiates fees and contracts for the actors, and acts as a liaison between the director, the actors and their agents. Casting Directors must have an extensi

  • A Casting Recruiter will reach out to different talent agencies to get referrals regarding talent for an upcoming project. It is their job to get a wide selection of talent to audition for the available roles.

  • Film crews work long hours and need to eat well. On sets or locations, the standard daily meals are breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus coffee or snacks if the crew are required to work late into the evening. Catering is provided by specialized companies who drive catering trucks packed with food and a range of equipment including ovens, extraction fans, fridges, gas and water, to each unit base. On big films, these trucks can be 35 feet in length and weigh up to 8 tons. Catering companies var

  • The Celebrity Booker contracts the appropriate performers to star in a production. The Celebrity Booker follows viewer trends to ensure that the most popular celebrities are featured, and he or she also works with talent agencies to discover new talent.

  • A Colorist is one who is recognized as skilled in their ability to integrate color by hand or digitally with uncolored images. This position is heavily utilized in film, tv, and print.

  • A Composer will need to write music to suit the mood and action in a TV, film drama or documentary. They will need to compose, perform, arrange, and then work with producers to rearrange, and rearrange as they change and finalize the film. You will usually have to submit an initial pitch which is mostly unpaid. During the course of the program you will need to do lots of Demos, some of which may not be followed up. If you do not have an agent you will need to negotiate your fee with the

  • Compositors work in most areas of animation and post production. They are responsible for constructing the final image by combining layers of previously created material. Although it is primarily a 2D role within the 3D world of CGI and VFX (Visual Effects), Compositors need a thorough understanding of the CG process combined with relevant artistic skills. In post production companies, some TDs (Technical Directors) may do their own compositing. What is the job? Compositors work at th

  • Computer Effects is an effect used to create an illusion in a movie. It refers to effects created in post production via computer software. Most movie illusions are created in post production. These are called visual effects.

  • Construction Managers (or Coordinators) supervise the construction of sets and stages for film productions. They coordinate the entire process of set building, from initial planning, through to the final coat of paint on the finished sets. Reporting to, and hired by, the production designer, Construction Managers lead a team of craftsmen, including carpenters, painters, riggers and plasterers, and ensure that all sets are completed to deadline and within budget, and that they meet production req

  • The Consulting Producer is usually a former executive or co-producer that no longer work on a particular show. They often assist writers and producers regarding specific areas of concern that is likely to coincide with their experience.

  • Costume Designers start working on films at the beginning of pre-production. They are in charge of designing, creating, acquiring and hiring all costumes for actors and extras. This must be achieved within strict budgets, and to tight schedules. Costume Designers' work is integral to defining the overall 'look' of films, and their role requires a great deal of expertise. Their creative work ranges from designing original costumes, to overseeing the purchase and adaptation of ready made outfi

  • The Costume Department is responsible for the design, fitting, hire, purchase, manufacture, continuity and care of all costume items on feature films. The term 'Costume' refers to the clothes that the actors wear, and these differ enormously from production to production, ranging from contemporary urban fashion to period ball gowns, and even wetsuits. The Costume Department is also responsible for jewellery, footwear, corsetry, hosiery, millinery and sometimes wig work. Costume is integral in

  • The person (or people) available to assist the other crafts which include camera, sound, electricians, grips, props, art director, set decorator, hair and makeup, during the actual shooting of a motion picture, with tasks including providing snacks and cleaning the set.

  • These artists create masks, body parts, and sometimes entire creatures.

  • Producers have the final responsibility for all aspects of a film's production. They are frequently the first person to become involved in a project. The Development Producers' role is to turn ideas into profitable entertainment, and to persuade others to share in their vision. Development Producers are often responsible for coming up with the underlying premise of a production, or for selecting the screenplay. They are often responsible for securing the necessary rights, selecting the scree

  • A person who helps train an actor in diction and/or the use of inflections, so that his or her speech fits the character and situation.

  • Digital Imaging Technicians (a.k.a. HD Technicians) A person who provides on set quality control, image manipulation and color correction, production continuity, troubleshooting and consultation to assist in fullfilling the requirements and vision of the cinematographer in film style digital production.

  • The Director is the driving creative force in a film's production, and acts as the crucial link between the production, technical and creative teams. Directors are responsible for creatively translating the film's written script into actual images and sounds on the screen - he or she must visualize and define the style and structure of the film, then act as both a storyteller and team leader to bring this vision to reality. Directors' main duties include casting, script editing, shot compositi

  • The Director/Producer is the lead creative artist on set. He or she will communicate with the talent what is exactly needed to convey a particular scene. Often times the Director/Producer will be heavily involved in the casting, script editing, scene selection, and shot composition.

  • The Director of Photography is usually referred to as the DP and is responsible for selecting all camera equipment for the production and liaising with the technical director. The Director of Photography decides what lights and related camera equipment are needed and procures these. The Director of Photography is ultimately in charge of the photographic quality of the show and heads up a crew. They are responsible to the director.

  • The Director of Programming works in television and is responsible for selecting, planning, and scheduling various programs at the television station.

  • The Director's Assistant is an administrator who works closely with the director throughout the production process. They are involved at the pre-production stage through to post production marketing and distribution. They must be well organized, flexible, and have a good overview of the production process. The director will determine their responsibilities throughout the production on a day to day basis. Their tasks may include writing coverage on scripts, drafting letters, making phone calls, r

  • A Commercial Director is a film director who specializes in creating audio visual advertising. These are called commercials and are then used as promotional tools for a client's product(s).

  • The Director is the driving creative force in a film's production, and acts as the crucial link between the production, technical and creative teams. Directors are responsible for creatively translating the film's written script into actual images and sounds on the screen - he or she must visualize and define the style and structure of the film, then act as both a storyteller and team leader to bring this vision to reality. Directors' main duties include casting, script editing, shot compositi

  • A Music Video Director is a film director that specializes in creating short films driven by a given music track. These are called music videos and are then used as promotional tools for popular music singles. The earliest music videos were directed by television and film directors; by the 1990s music video directing had become a specialized field.

  • A Distributor is responsible for coordinating the distribution of the finished movie to exhibitors, as well as the sale of video, DVD, Blu Ray and other media on which the movie will be made available.

  • A Grip that moves a dolly (the wheeled platform which carries the camera and the camera operator) and must create smooth movements that do not distract from the onscreen action.

  • Re-Recording Mixers, formerly known as Dubbing Mixers, work with all the sound elements (dialogue, automated dialogue replacement, foley, sound effects, atmospheres, and music), and mix them together to create the final soundtrack. They are primarily responsible for ensuring that film sound is correct both technically and stylistically. Setting the relative volume levels and positioning these sounds is an art form in its own right, requiring the skill and aesthetic judgment provided by exper

  • A DVD/Blu Ray Author creates DVD and Blu Ray discs that are capable of playing on a DVD or Blu Ray Disc player. Must have the proper software to structure the programatic commands allowing for interactive actions with the user. Designs menu graphics, buttons and their destinations, subtitles, and chapter points.

  • Film Editors assemble footage of feature films, television shows, documentaries, and industrials into a seamless end product. They manipulate plot, score, sound, and graphics to refine the overall story into a continuous and enjoyable whole. On some films, the film Editor is chosen before cast members and script doctors; people in Hollywood recognize that the skills of a good film Editor can save a middling film. In the same way directors use certain actors they appreciate over and over again, t

  • An After Effects Editor is an Editor who specializes in After Effects. After Effects uses a system of layers organized on a timeline to create composites from still images and motion footage, such as video files. Properties such as position and opacity can be controlled independently for each layer, and each layer can have effects applied. After Effects is often described as the "Photoshop of video," because its flexibility allows compositors to alter video in any way they see fit, as Photoshop

  • Avid is a non-linear editing system.

  • A Final Cut Pro Editor is an Editor whose specialty is Final Cut Pro. FCP is a professional non-linear editing system developed by Apple Inc. The program has the ability to edit many digital formats including DV, HDV, DVCProHD, XDCAM, 2K, and IMAX film formats. From the early 2000s, Final Cut has developed a large and ever expanding user base. Final Cut Pro has found acceptance among professionals and a number of broadcast facilities because of its cost effective efficiency as an offline edi

  • An Offline Editor is a person who performs the offline work, completing preliminary editing done in a lower cost editing facility, to prepare a list of edits for the final, or online editor.

  • An Online Editor is a person who performs the online work, who completes the final editing and preparation for distribution of film, with edits often from a list of changes created by the offline editor.

  • Film and television Assistant Editors aid the editor and director in collecting and organizing all the elements needed to edit the film. When editing is finished, they oversee the various lists and instructions necessary to put the film into its final form. Editors of large budget feature films will usually have a team of Assistants working for them. The First Assistant Editor is in charge of this team, and may do a small bit of picture editing as well, if necessary. The other Assistants will ha

  • The person or grip in charge of, and familiar with the electrical equipment on the set.

  • The Executive Assistant (sometimes called Administrative Assistant or Associate) has a myriad of administrative duties. Traditionally, these duties were mostly related to correspondence, such as the typing out of letters. The advent of word processing has significantly reduced the time that such duties require, with the result that many new tasks have come under the oversee of the Executive Assistant. These might include managing budgets and doing bookkeeping, maintaining websites, and making tr

  • The role of the Executive Producer is to oversee the work of the producer on behalf of the studio, the financiers or the distributors. They will ensure the film is completed on time, within budget, and to agreed artistic and technical standards. An Executive Producer may be a producer who has raised a significant proportion of a film's finance, or who has secured the underlying rights to the project. In major productions, the Executive Producer may be a representative or CEO of the film studio.

  • The Field Director is a coordinator for a story while the crew is in the field. This person generally oversees the direction of a story, working with cast and crew to convey the story line as they see it creatively.

  • The Field Producer is a coordinator for a story while the crew is in the field. This person generally oversees the production of a story, working with a reporter and photographer to set up interviews, gather video and collect information. The Field Producer is also the liaison between the crew and the newsroom. In many cases, the Field Producer will conduct the research, log the video, and write the story for the reporter. Sometimes the Field Producer will conduct interviews for the reporter

  • A Fixer provides logistical support, facilitates permit, custom, location, talent, crews, equipment, accommodation and transportation for filmmakers who wish to conduct filming abroad.

  • A Foley Artist is the person who actually creates the sounds in front of a projected picture.

  • Food Stylists (sometimes called Food Dressers) make food look attractive in photographs and videos for advertisements and menus.

  • A Gaffer in the motion picture industry is the head of the electrical department, responsible for the execution (and sometimes the design) of the lighting plan for a production. In British English the term Gaffer is long established as meaning an old man, or the foreman of a squad of workmen. The term was also used to describe men who adjusted lighting in English theater and men who tended street lamps, after the "gaff" they used, a pole with a hook on its end. Sometimes the Gaffer is credi

  • The Graphics Operator maintains mostly the lower third of a TV screen inserting anchor names, scores, facts, or subject lines. They can also be responsible for creating full screen graphics like charts and graphs depicting statistics about a sport, team, or event.

  • Title Designers design the opening titles, captions and credits for film and TV productions. They may spend a great deal of time researching or creating specific fonts which accurately reflect the film's genre or period. They also contribute to creative decisions such as the choice of color, and whether to include animation or special effects. They may be freelance and pitch for work using their show reels, or they may be employed by digital, special effects and design companies. Title Designers

  • Grips' 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. Every scene in a feature film is shot using one or more cameras, each mounted on highly complex, extremely expensive, heavy duty equipment. Grips assemble this equipment according to meticulous specifications and push,

  • Hairdressers work on feature films and on some commercials and pop promos. They liaise closely with colleagues in the hair, makeup and costume departments, as well as with directors, actors and extras. They prepare performers' scalp and skin and create hairstyles to suit production requirements. They also work with wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions and may be required to use chemical solutions, and to administer hair and scalp treatments as necessary. They oversee hair continuity during [Search jobs...]

  • The Head of Academic Affairs is responsible for the management of staff, curriculum, and student conduct regarding their performance in the classroom. The department head of each school will be reliant upon this person to act strictly according to school policy when dealing with issues regarding course work, changes in curriculum, or any other issues surrounding the academics of a course, student, or the school.

  • An internship is a work related learning experience for individuals who wish to develop hands on work experience in the film or TV industry. Most internships are temporary assignments that last approximately three months up to a year.

  • Although negotiating a crane, carrying a heavy camera and a camera operator around a feature film set, or steering a remote head 100 ft above a location on a high-tech strada crane is a highly skilled job, the audience is unaware of this as they marvel at the resulting birds eye views and breathtaking cinematography. Operating these potentially hazardous pieces of heavy machinery in difficult locations, often under the pressure of hectic shooting schedules, is the job of the Crane Operator. Cran

  • The chief of a group of Grips, often doubling for a construction coordinator and a backup for the camera crew, that also moves a dolly. Key Grips work closely with the gaffer.

  • Often referred to as 'LD', this person works with producers, directors, set designers, and other essential crew members to create the 'look' of the show as it is interpreted through the writing. This position can be found in film, television, stage productions, and even concerts.

  • Lighting Director/Supervisor is the most senior role in television lighting departments. Using the script or brief from the production team they design the specific look required for each shot. They use their advanced technical skills to realize the design and, with the help of the rest of the lighting department, to set up and operate specialized lights and accessories. As lighting is an essential part of a programs' overall design and style, this is a key creative and technical role. Lighting

  • A Lighting Director designs the lighting for multi camera television productions. He or she instructs the electricians' crew in their work in addition to guiding the team of operators who usually sit with the LD in the lighting gallery. All this while working closely with the director and the rest of the production team to deliver the pictures they are hoping to see.

  • The Line Producer is one of the first people to be employed on a film's production by the producer and executive producers. A Line Producer is a key member of the production team for a motion picture. Typically, a Line Producer manages the budget of a motion picture. Alternatively, or in addition, they may manage the day to day physical aspects of the film production, serving a role similar to the unit production manager. Line Producers usually do not act as part of the creative team for a pictu

  • The person who operates the clapboard at the beginning of a shot, also responsible for loading film stock into film magazines. The action of slapping the clapper was invented as a way of synchronizing the visual and audio components of a shot. Recent innovations in audio-visual synchronization have made this unnecessary, but it still occurs extensively

  • The Location Manager is the person who will be liaising directly with the film production company or advertising agency, and may be working closely with the film's director, taking decisions not only about the right location, but also the logistics of making that location work. The Location Manager will be closely involved with the rest of the production team dealing with many such logistical problems and their solutions — perhaps none of which may have been known to the Location Scout when f

  • The Location Scouts and other location department staff work under the location manager. Their function is to provide as many potentially useful/viable ideas and/or options as possible for review by production; often the assistant director, production manager and subsequently, the director or even the executive producer in the case of narrative filmmaking. They are responsible for heading out to various areas that could serve as possible production locations. The Location Scout may be convinc

  • Makeup Artists work on feature films and on some commercials and pop promos, working to the chief makeup artist. Makeup and hair are key elements in the overall design of films or television productions, creating a look for the characters in relation to social class, and time periods, and any other elements required to create the desired illusion. Makeup Artists should be experienced in using a wide variety of professional makeup products. They must be able to work to makeup designs to meet p

  • Most Underwater Directors of Photography (DoPs) are employed in films at the early stages of pre-production, to discuss any water stunts. They usually work closely with visual effects supervisors and stunt coordinators. Underwater stunts and effects are often extremely complicated and potentially dangerous, so all sequences are carefully planned and storyboarded and used as blueprints during filming. Most directors appreciate that this is a highly specialized area, and give Underwater DoPs and t

  • A Marketing Assistant will work under the Marketing Director mainly doing clerical work. They are often responsible for researching new markets, creating SWOTS, following up on sales prospects, providing vital status reports, as well as coordinating and scheduling meetings.

  • A Marketing Executive will develop marketing campaigns that promote a company's product, service or idea. The role includes planning, advertising, public relations, organising events, product development, distribution, sponsorship and research.

  • Master Control Operators are responsible for monitoring the quality and accuracy of the on-air product, ensuring the transmission meets government regulations, troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, and preparing programing for future playback. Regulations include both technical ones (such as those against over modulation and dead air), as well as content ones (such as indecency and station ID).

  • A person who creates artwork (usually for the background of a shot) which is included in the movie either via a matte shot or optical printing.

  • Mechanical Effects (also called Practical or Physical Effects), are usually accomplished during the live-action shooting. This includes the use of mechanized props, scenery and scale models, and pyrotechnics. Making a car appear to drive by itself, or blowing up a building are examples of Mechanical Effects. Mechanical Effects are often incorporated into set design and makeup. For example, a set may be built with break-away doors or walls, or prosthetic makeup can be used to make an actor look l

  • Motion Design is the art of graphic design within the context of motion graphics such as film, video or computer animation. Examples include the typography and graphics you see as the titles for a film, broadcast design like show opens for television or the spinning, three-dimensional logo at the end of a TV commercial. Although this art form has been around for decades, it has taken quantum leaps forward in recent years. If you watch much TV or see many films, you will have noticed that the gra

  • Multi-camera productions are most often sitcoms and soap operas, as well as talk shows, sporting events and newscasts. Multi-camera means multiple cameras. Most multi-camera productions use three cameras that run simultaneously to catch various reactions in the same scene rather than having to run a scene over and over as is typical with most single camera shoots. Additionally, they are invaluable during live events because one camera can be focused on one individual or moment while the other ca

  • Music Editors help directors to achieve their musical ambitions on films, and provide a crucial link between the film and the composer. They structure the soundtrack, ensuring that all the components work together. For film music to work successfully it must be beautifully written, well performed and appropriate to the story and setting. In addition, it must be very carefully placed within the film, in order to complement the action, rather than detract from it. Music Editors' responsibiliti

  • Music Supervisors act as mediators between production teams and composers and their teams, which may include orchestrators, engineers, copyists, musician's contractors, etc. They also suggest ideas, and research and obtain rights to source music for films. Music Supervisors oversee spotting sessions (deciding on where the director wants music, and why), recruit and contract musicians, book recording studios and attend sessions, ensuring that delivery requirements are fulfilled. If the music is t

  • Music Truck A2 is an assistant position often requested by the on site music and audio production team at a film or tv set. This person is responsible for keeping track of equipment, winding cables, as well as fetching and organizing audio gear.

  • Someone who adapts a musical composition for voices, instruments, and/or performance styles other than those for which the music was originally written.

  • A News Director controls the news gallery during the news output. He/she selects and calls up the different camera angles, incoming video, graphics and guests. He/she oversees the output of the program while it is on air and makes sure of its smooth running and the look of the program.

  • A News Tape Editor is someone who not only edits tapes for newscasts, but may also be required to monitor and record network feeds, maintain archives, and coordinate feeds from bureaus and live trucks. This person needs a good grasp of editing techniques and should be able to edit video on tape-to-tape systems or non-linear setups. The Editor usually edits according to the style guidelines set by the news director, but often has creative control. The Editor works closely with producers and re

  • A News Producer is the person who takes all the elements that have been gathered throughout the day (packages, vostos, vo's, copy stories, graphics), and constructs a newscast. The Producer is generally involved in the morning or afternoon meeting during which the stories are assigned. The news director or executive producer will parcel out stories to the various Producers. The Producer then begins to build a newscast, adding stories and elements that will give "flow" to the program. In some

  • Paramedics and other paramedical staff, such as chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists, are required in the film industry at certain times. Paramedical practitioners work on an occasional basis, and must have relevant qualifications and experience in the medical field, and ideally some experience within the film or audio visual industries. Responsibilities: Only one Paramedic may be required on some general filming, and more specifically on low risk stunt and action scenes, usually

  • A Masseuse with the ability to be on location at a film or tv set. Available to give actors and crew massages immediately upon request.

  • A PA is 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. Tasks and levels of responsibility can vary greatly, depending on the film, the needs of the rest of the team, and the skills of the individual PA themselves. Production Assistants are often attached to individual actors or filmmakers. A PA can work on set or in the office.

  • A PA is 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. Tasks and levels of responsibility can vary greatly, depending on the film, the needs of the rest of the team, and the skills of the individual PA themselves. Production Assistants are often attached to individual actors or filmmakers. A PA can work on set or in the office.

  • Paralegals are professionals trained to assist lawyers in various legal capacities. Paralegal duties entail more responsibility than clerical tasks, and fall into a broad range of substantive legal work.

  • Depending on the type of business you run, a Personal Assistant can be responsible for a myriad of tasks. As with any position, Personal Assistants usually excel at particular forms of administrative support, so before you begin the hiring process, look carefully at what you’ll need and expect from your Assistant. In many cases, the Personal Assistant takes on the role of secretary, handling your correspondence, invoicing and billing. Others work in more of an administrative capacity by ta

  • Editors are one of the key heads of department on feature films, responsible for first assistant editors, and on bigger productions, second assistants and trainees. The way a story unfolds and grabs the attention of the audience is one of the most important elements in filmmaking. To ensure that the story flows effortlessly from beginning to end, each shot is carefully chosen and edited into a series of scenes, which are in turn assembled to create the finished film. This highly creative, ch

  • A Post Producer is the integral person for film and tv that does the actual editing, dubbing, and other post production duties when the shooting and taping are complete.

  • A person who works many facets of the post production process, including ensuring the smooth operation of the editorial department, coordinating the production and delivery of final delivery elements, scheduling and coordinating ADR sessions, managing the administration of the department including post production accounting and final delivery paperwork, organizing final post production related documents, and coordinating the final wrap and proper storage of final video and audio masters and offl

  • Post Production Supervisors are 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. Although this is not a creative role, it is pivotal in ensuring that the film's post production budget is manageable and achievable, and that all deadlines are met. Because

  • A PR Assistant is an entry level public relations position that works closely with account coordinators and account managers to fulfill client needs. The PR assistant will work with the public relations team to ensure smooth running of the division in daily tasks and as it relates to the entire agency.

  • A PR Executive will interpret opinions, advise top level management, generate a multitude of opportunities to increase firm awareness, create and execute good will, and track the results of a particular campaign.

  • Term used for one who is essentially an all in one film maker. Ability to go through the processes of production, shooting, and editing all in one.

  • A Producer sets the situation for the production of a television show or movie. A film Producer initiates, coordinates, supervises and controls all aspects of a production, from fundraising and hiring key personnel, to arranging for distributors. The Producer sees the project through to the end, from development to completion. Traditionally, the film Producer is considered the chief of staff while the director is in charge of the line. This "staff and line" organization mirrors that of mo

  • Production Accountants are 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. Production Accountants usually work on a freelance basis. The experience and qualification required will depend on the size and scale of the film or TV produc

  • Production Runners are the foot soldiers of a film or television production team, performing small but important tasks in the office, around the set and on location. Their duties may involve anything from office administration to crowd control, and from public relations to cleaning up locations. Production Runners are usually employed on a freelance basis, are not very well paid, and their hours are long and irregular. However, the work is usually extremely varied and provides a good entry level

  • Production Coordinators support the production managers or production supervisors in organizing the business, finance and employment issues in film and television productions. The work is varied and each project may be different. In general a Production Coordinator will help to make sure that everything runs smoothly during filming and that the project stays within budget and on schedule. Your work may include production tracking the project, office management, coordinating schedules, tracki

  • Production Designers are major heads of department on film crews, and are responsible for the entire art department. They play a crucial role in helping directors to achieve the film's visual requirements, and in providing producers with carefully calculated schedules which offer viable ways of making films within agreed budgets and specified periods of time. Filming locations may range from an orderly Victorian parlor, to a late-night café, to the interior of an alien spaceship. The look of a