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  • 1. Aliyah Ryan Assignment 2 Task 2a Manager: Production Managers responsibilities are preparing production schedules or script breakdowns and to verify Producers' budgets and schedules. This is a managerial job as they production manager is managing the whole team making sure everything’s on track and the production is good; it is also a financial job as the production manager is in charge of budgets and making sure the production is not spending too much money and is not going over their balance. This is a key job when it comes to the production process of filming as they deal with the in’s and outs behind the scenes of the production making sure everything runs smoothly ensuring that the production team meets their deadlines and making sure that they are sticking to their budget. Production managers must have great communication skills and be able to work with their team members, actors and members of the public. Creative: Hair and makeup artist work in a verity of places within the media industry whether it being TV, film, music video advert and much more. The role of this job is to make the actor, actress, music artist look how the script has described them to look like. This is a creative job as the hair and makeup artist use their artist c skill to create the desired look for the character, through the hair and makeup they are able to make the character look a certain whether it’s in relation to social class, and time periods, and any other elements required to create the desired illusion. Hair and makeup artist day-to-day duties are to make sure the character looks good and to do their hair and make up for their scene and touching up their hair and makeup between scenes. Their responsibilities are to make sure that the actors and actresses look the way the production team would like them too and to make sure they always look good. Hair and makeup artist work with other members of the production team like how the hair and makeup looks making sure that they have the desired look.
  • 2. Aliyah Ryan Editorial: Script editors are a very important when it comes to the script screen writing process as they analyses the script that has been written then help the screen writers buy identifying problems with the script and the potential consequences that will come with the choices the screen writers have chosen to put in the script. This job is a editorial job as they are helping adjust and write the screen/screen play for the production team to then film, this part of the job is pre production as without the vital part of the of creating the script the film, TV show or advert cannot be made/produced. Their responsibilities are helping Screenwriters to develop a route map for their story, and for reminding them of this map when they write scenes that deviate from the narrative. To work effectively, Script Editors must agree a development schedule with Producers and Screenwriters. Technical: Camera Assistants support senior members of the Camera department; this is a very hand on job as the camera assistants are trainees who offer support the studio department. Their job can vary from carrying out task such as moving the cameras and the rest of the equipment to setting up and preparing the cameras for a scenes and helping out the camera crew with whatever else they need to be done. This is a technical job as they are working the electronic equipment and are helping with the production of the film, TV show or advert they are creating. Research: Location Managers work on television drama, drama-documentaries and continuing drama productions. They research and assess suitable locations, negotiate contracts and payments, and present their findings to Producers and other decision makers. This is a managerial and financial job as they are in charge of each location for the scenes in the film of TV productions; they are also in charge of paying people for using their location for the production to be filmed on. They are responsible for making the location of the production safe and filling out health and safety as well as risk assessment forms for each location ensuring that is safe enough for people to be there and film, Financial: A Financial controller consists on two types of jobs, they will ensure that the proper financial controls and reports are in place; they also work on a bigger scale with larger productions taking control of the film productions accounts making sure that they are on track and in budget. This is a managerial and a financial role as the finial controllers are dealing with money and they are managing account team members helping them with the budget of the production. Their responsibilities are controlling the accounts of the film, taxation and financial analysis. They help the producers prepare a budget and raise their finance with schemes from the government. Organizational: A Production Co-coordinator’s job role is organizational as they are responsible for scheduling and coordinating the communications and day-to-day work from the production team. Their responsibilities are to run the production office making sure that it is set up and are also responsible for ordering equipment, accommodation, cast and crew, visas, permits and much more; this is all pre production work. They also work with in the production
  • 3. Aliyah Ryan preparing cast lists, informing people of the script changes daily progress reports and call sheet. They work with other people within heir work place with different responsibilities such as the actors and actresses updating them on their new script changes ensuring they know heir new line and are ready to film. Administrative: A broadcast assistant help and support the production of TV, they assist producers and presenters to make sure that the program/show/production runs as smooth as possible. This is a administrative job role as this job takes care of documents and contracts. A broadcasting assistants duties and responsibilities are to planning for live shows and researching; they also put in creative ideas about the show that is being produced and help develop it. Broad casing assistants work closely with producers presenters and other people making sure the TV show is on track and if it is a live show that the production is organized Alan de Palette, Writer who works for the BCC (pre production): Alan de Palette came in the industry as a writer through writing articles for newspapers in 1988 at the age of 19, he then was able to work for the BBC on several puff their radio channels. Alan gets to write scripts of radio and TV production along side with other people. Alan go to where is he is today through hard work, he studied media for one year at college he then left and went straight into finding a job, he has struggled at times when it has come to getting into contact and gaining experiences as he did not know how to go about it. He felt like if he went university he would have the resources and knowledge that would help him go the right way about contacting people for work experience. From looking at Alan I have learnt that getting into this industry is not easy is take a lot of hard work and you have to determine to do it. Simon Joanne’s, Freelance Director (production): Simon Joanne’s is a freelance director. He has worked his way up in the music television industry and is, now working with some of the biggest names in pop and rock. He graduated from Salford University with a degree in design studies. His final year dissertation he made a music video and knew it was the career path he wanted to follow and work within the media industry. He started as a runner working for Sky in Spain and wok his way up the career ladder. Simone believes the media industry is tough industry but can be very
  • 4. Aliyah Ryan rewarding. When he finally became a direct he had the privilege to show his talent by directing The Wasted Youth Prison Gig film shot within Pentonville Prison, Nike's Jonga Bonita football finale, and multi camera shoots for BBC Radio 3's Sir John Eliot Gardner Presents Bach Christmas Special. From looking at Simon’s story i can see that this industry can be very challenging at times but when you have made it and accomplished you dream it is very rewarding and pleasing. Nick Dudman, Make-up Effects Artist (postproduction): Nick Dudman is a makeup artist who works within the media industry helping production project get the look they want in their TV shows, he helps transform the actor or actress into what the script requires them to look like whether it is an ugly monster o a person with a extra ear growing on their face. Nick got into the industry by pestering a make-up artist called Stuart Freebourne who did the star wars movie, after consistently trying to contact Stuart and pestering him, Stuart arranged to see him and have a look at his portfolio. Nick has been offered to work on the new batman movie to do Jack Nicholson’s make, which was a great experience for him. From looking at Nick I have learnt that you should never stop learning s he said in a previous interview. Knowledge is key and there are many things you learn from the job and through education that can help you out later on in life. Nick still attends night school studying a computer course to improve his work making sure he can perfect his craft and perfect everything his does. 2B:
  • 5. Aliyah Ryan Sound department: Within the sound department there are boom operators, these are people that responsible for picking up sound buy placing and moving the microphones on he right place whilst filming. He or she use a special microphone called a boom and place it over the actor’s head so they can pick up the sounds of the film and they make sure it is not in the frame of each shot of the film. Her job role is technical as they are dealing with electronic equipment and are responsible for making sure the sound the pickup is good quality ad clear enough for everyone to understand the and hear whilst watching the film. This is a production role as they are working on the set of making the film ad are involved with the making and creating the film .They day duties would be to be on set all day with the camera crew making sure they are in the right position at the right time; the boom operators also receive daily small booklet which have ages from scripts for them to memorise the shots for the following days ad to make any repairs if necessary. Boom operators work with other members of their team like the camera crew, director and production sound assistants making sure the sound they are picking up are clear and they are at a perfect angle where they can pick up the dialogue as well as not be seen nor the boom to be seen either. Grip department: The grip department are in charge of lighting and are responsible for setting up the lighting required for the shot needed for the day. Grips work closely with the director making sure the camera moves smoothly and the positioning of the camera is achievable. This specific work in the media industry is technical as they are dealing with electronic equipment such as cameras, lights, tripods and much more. This is a production role as they are working on the set of making the film ad are involved with the making and creating the film. Their responsibilities and duties are carrying out technical recce sheets/forms making sure that everything works out okay and that the film would be able to be made. Grips also turn up to the set early to set up the scenes to be filmed ensuring that everything that the need is there and ensuring that they can film on that day. Grips work with other people with different responsibilities as them such as screenwriters; this is because they need to go through the script making sure they get the exact lighting that is needed. Electrical department: The electrical department are in charge of all the electrical equipment on the set whilst making the film. One of the main roles in this department is called a Gaffer. A Gaffer is the head of the electronic department and is in charge of installing lighting equipment and arranges the power supply in order to create the designed lighting effects. This is a technical and managerial job, this is because the Gaffer is dealing with electronic equipment and they are managing the other people who work within the electric department. This job is a production job as it involves helping out with the making of the film and requires the Gaffer to be on set helping out to create the desired look for each of the scenes needed. The Gaffers duties and responsibilities are all the practical aspects of lighting sets and locations. They work closely with Lighting Directors in order to fulfil their creative vision for the production's lighting.
  • 6. Aliyah Ryan Location department: The location department is responsible for each of the location in which the scene of the film will be shot. The Location manager is the main person in charge of organizing the location and making sure he or she picks the right location for what the script requires for the production, they have to calculate the costs of shooting the film at each location and if the production would need any permits to be able to shoot in a specific area. The Location manager’s day-to-day duties are making decisions to ensure that productions proceed smoothly. This is a managerial job as the Location manager are in charge of managing all aspects of shooting in each location, and also ensuring that every location is handed back to its owners in a satisfactory condition after the shoot. They work closely with the Director to get an understanding of his or her creative vision for the film. This then allows the Location Managers' to get a picture of what the director wants the film to look like, they can then make decisions when identifying and visiting potential locations, together with issues such as accessibility, and the flexibility of the schedule and budget. Creative department: The director of who work s on the creative team is in charge of directing the production and making sure the production turns out how the creative team wanted it to look like. Their role is to direct the actors cameraman’ woman, boom operators and more to make the film turn out good. The director is responsible for looking at the creative aspects of a film, including controlling the content and flow of the film's plot, directing the performances of actors, and managing technical details such as the positioning of cameras, and the use of lighting. Their job is pre production, production as well as post production; this is because sometimes some d8irectors like to write their own film so they would be involved in the pre production process. Their role is also production because they are involved in the filming and making of the production; they are also involved in choosing the music for the film and making sure it meets the standards of the creative team. The director would work with the screenwriter even though they have different responsibilities; this is because the director may want to ask the screen writer how the exact shot should be and if they could improve it. Pippa Best. Script Editor (pre production): Pippa Best is a script editor who read over screenplay correcting the script and making adjustment to it to make it better and improved. She will inform the scriptwriter of hoe she though the script was making notes if she got bored, enjoyed it, was confused etc. Pippa got into the media industry buy working as runner, “I started as a runner working in documentaries and then in 1995 I joined a production company called Zephyr Films as a production assistant. It gave me a great overview of production. As part of the job, I would be given scripts to read to see if they would be of interest for us to produce. I got more and more involved in this area. Then Zephyr ran out of money and I was made redundant. It was hard at the time but turned out to be a very good thing as that was when I realized I wanted to be a script editor.” From looking at
  • 7. Aliyah Ryan Pippa’s interview I have seen that her job is very time consuming and you would have to be very determined and enthusiastic to read the scripts the whole way through how do they do what they do. Ginger McCarthy Rigger (production): Ginger is a rigger; his job consists of making sure the location of the film is safe to be filmed and build the set up and complex scenes in the film. The best highlight of Gingers career wa working for the film Die Another Day, where he and others built one of the most elaborate Bond sets to date - the Ice Palace, he also helped out with the film Saving Private Ryan. “After I left school, I qualified as a scaffolder and was working on Magdalen College, Oxford, building a large scaffold for stonemasons who were carrying out renovation work. By coincidence, Sir Richard Attenborough had chosen Magdalen as a location for Shadowlands. Through the college, the crew asked if I could build a lifting gantry on the top of Magdalen tower. I decided there and then that this was for me, and I wanted to know more.” I have learnt from looking at Ginger that Rigging can be really hard work and time consuming and some of the times after all of the hard work the editors of the film may chooses to cut out that scene. Mia Bittar Editor (post production) Mia works in the post production department making final cuts of the film by working closely with the director making sure they select the best shots to use. This type of work is very time consuming as you could be sitting at a computer for hours trying different style of each scene depending on how the director feels about them. Mia’s work is interesting as she feels like she is making the movie and has the privilege to be part of the process of creating it. Like many other Mia started her way from the bottom up becoming runner then an assistant runner, throughout the year she has ladder her way up the work ladder to where she is today. I have learnt from looking at Mia that
  • 8. Aliyah Ryan  What do they enjoy about their job,  What interesting things do they do,  What is their work history – how did they get to where they got to?  What projects have they worked on?  What have you learnt from them that has furthered your knowledge about job roles within the film industry?