The Director• Director: this person is responsible for the project and how it is executed. This person usually comes up with the genre and plot, hires the actors, arranges the location and directs the filming and editing process. This person’s input is what shapes and navigates the product to a particular standard. They control a films artistic and dramatic aspects, while guiding the technical crew and actors.• Their role is on-going, throughout the pre-production, post-production and during the film-making process, as they are required to constantly give their input.
The Cameraperson• The cameraman is responsible for physically operating the camera and maintaining composition and camera angles throughout a given scene or shot. In narrative filmmaking, the camera operator will collaborate with the director, director of photography, actors and crew to make technical and creative decisions.• The cameraperson usually is used throughout the production of the product, as they capture the director’s vision of what the film should be like.
The Editor• This person is vital to the outcome of the product. Once the footage has been filmed, it is entirely in this person’s hands to manipulate the footage to produce a continuous, and accurate interpretation of the director’s intention. The Editor is responsible for aligning and combining the shots and footage, mixing and matching to create a coherent and entertaining film. The film editor works with the raw footage, selecting shots and combining them into sequences to create a finished motion picture. Film editing is part of the post-production of the process.
Sound Managers• These people are responsible for the audio of the film. They are in charge of sound effects, background music, and any audio that has been added to enhance the product. This includes songs, diagetic/non-diagetic sounds, synchronous/asynchronous sounds, and general background noise.• These people also play a huge part in the production as they add a different layer to the compilation of shots, to make the sequence flow together and make it an enjoyable and seamless video.
Who is who?• Director: Jaspreet Hanspal• Why?: Experienced with doing Drama at A-Level, therefore able to direct actors to get a good quality of role play. Also organised and decisive, able to make decisions quickly. Also does English Literature A-Level, so is able to produce a well written script, with a creative and innovative idea that is original for the production company, and vocal, so is able to voice ideas effectively and therefore makes a good team leader.
Who is who?• Cameraperson: Sharna Mandil• Why?: Able to use the camera effectively, with experience in Media A-Level and a general interest in photography and cinematography. Confident and a good listener, able to follow director’s instructions well, and also puts in her own input when needed which is helpful.
Who is who?• Editor: Ahmed Khan• Why?: Experienced and very talented at editing, does it for a hobby. Very good at making precise decisions that usually have a considerable effect, especially with choice of shots for editing. Reliable and a relatively quick worker, confident in the job allocated because he has a-lot of experience and is liable to deliver a great finished product.
Who is who?• Sound Managers: Ahmed Khan & Jaspreet Hanspal• Why?: Director and Editor working in unison will allow for the sound department of the production to be immaculate in terms of them being able to consolidate with one another and decide which sounds are best suited to the film.