LOCATION SCOUT. There are three different jobs in the Location aspect of TV & Film. Unit Manager, Location Manager and Assistant Location Manager.Location Scout- Does much of the actual research, footwork and photography to document location possibilities. Often the Location Manager will do some scouting himself, as well as the Assistant Location Manager.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Unit Manger role for example, includes going between the film crew and thelocation, making sure that the propertys residents or landlords are kept informed and are happy so that filming can move quickly with no disruptions. They also have to resolve any complaints so that they don’t impact the shooting schedule.However the Location Manager’s job is completely different. Their primary role is to identify and find ideal locations for the film shoot, reporting to the Producer, Director and Production Designer to make sure it is right for the production.The Assistant Location Mangers job is purely to assist the Location Manager- they also look for additional locations whilst the Location Scout is finding the bigger places.
RATES OF PAY. These will vary according to location in the country, the budget of the production they are working on..Rates of pay vary with experience, but assistant location managers starting outcan expect to earn between £916 and £1297 per week depending on the type of production.Location managers can expect to earn £1221 per week for a television drama and up to £1730 for a major feature film.
SECRETARY- ADMINISTRATIVE.A secretary has administrative responsibilities for example one managing the business affairs and activities of an executive or an organization. Secretaries support Producers and Production Departments.Secretaries also may also act as receptionists, answer telephones, and take on office management if needed, duties such as keeping the kitchen stocked,dealing with cleaners, keeping the first aid box. In larger studios, the role maybe confined to the needs of the Production Office. Some typing is involved,both on behalf of other members of the team and also for writing their own letters, notes, charts, etc. This can be, but is not always, an entry-level role
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.Production Secretaries- Have a variety of roles and responsibilities these coulddepend on who they work for , they are responsible for regular administrative duties such as organizing couriers and shipments; taking accurate messages; collecting and distributing time sheets; ensuring that invoices are authorized by the relevant people; liaising with the Accounts department; keeping the petty cash book; preparing and issuing standard employment contracts; checking stocks and re-ordering studio supplies; ensuring that support contracts for studio equipment are current and valid; helping to keep databases up to date; taking notes at meetings; and general secretarial duties.
QUALIFICATIONS. The Qualifications/Experience needed includes ;No degree qualifications are necessary, although it can be a benefit if it has been studied at A-level or in a university role.Good IT skills are essential, and an interest in software programmes other than word processing can be helpful. In addition to standard packages, knowledge of spreadsheets and scheduling programmes, together withPhotoshop, can be an asset. They must be numerate, literate and capable of composing letters with out help. Therefore a good typing skills are required, but it is unlikely that shorthand will be needed. In all Animation techniques, both attention to detail and diligent follow up are vital.
RATES OF PAY. The average salary for a Production Secretary in the UK is: £19,250 With regard to age and impact on salary for a Production Secretary, astatistical average weighting this can be based on how salary varies by age andnot for a specific job which may vary considerably this suggests on average a secretary will get £14,438 for a worker in their 20s, £18,865 (30s), £22,330 (40s) and £22,330 (50s).
CONTRACT.Usually a Production Secretary has a fixed term contract , this could be an amount of months. T H E I R P L AC E W I T H I N T H E O RG A N I Z AT I O N Secretaries have a major part with in a organization :- As they are responsible of most of the organization with in the production.
DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING CREATIVE. This is a vital role in all of the arts and entertainment industries. In another sense, they can be seen as another element in any product development process. The creative director may also assume the roles of an art director, copywriter, or lead designer. The responsibilities of a creative director include leading the communication design, interactive design, andconcept forward in any work assigned. For example, this responsibility is often seen in industries related to advertisement.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Advertising directors often are responsible for producing innovative ideas for advertising campaigns in all kinds of media, including :television; radio; posters; press; direct mail. Meeting with the account management team to discuss the clients requirements;gaining an understanding of the target audience and business that the advert is aimed at; working closely with the copywriter to generate creative ideas and concepts to fulfill the clients brief; Meeting with the creative director before presenting ideas to clients;
RATE OF PAY. Range of typical starting salaries: new entrants on a work placement with an agency might be paid the national minimum wage; for those in juniorpositions, salaries may range from £18,000 to £25,000, depending on the type and location of the agency. Senior art directors may earn anything between £45,000 and £120,000,although very few reach the upper end of this range as the highest salaries will only be paid by the leading agencies.
MORE INFORMATION.In modern advertising practice, an art director typically works in tandem with a copywriter. The team usually works together to devise an overall concept also known as the "creative" or "big idea for the commercial, mailer, brochure, or other advertisement.
EDITORIAL – EDITOR. Roles and Responsibilities •Editing various shots together, to make the final product•Working closely with the director throughout the filming process, checking for continuity and synchronization between scenes • Make sure the scenes, which are usually filmed out of time and sequence, fit together in a way that makes sense and tells the story
SALARY • A typical starting salaries: £18,000 - £25,000, from a television or post- production company • Salaries with experience: £20,000 - £35,000• Typical salaries at senior levels: £37,000 - £70,000 (the higher end comes with high profile jobs)
CONTRACTS. • Editors tend to work on a freelance basis, employed by the production company itself or by an agency, though employment from agencies is easier to come by, agencies demand a cut of salary.• Working freelance means working for intense periods of time though there is often long breaks in between
HOURS. Editors tend to work long hours, shift work can be involved.Night shifts and lots of over time is required to meet strict deadlines
KEY SKILLS. •ability to be creative under pressure; •imagination and an understanding of narrative; •excellent communication and interpersonal skills; •developed sense of rhythm and timing in story telling; •highly developed aesthetic visual awareness; •ability to lead a team; •patience, attention to detail and good organizational skills;•knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures.
JOBS.Costume Designer – Design the costumeWardrobe Superviser - Supervising all wardrobe related activitiesCostume Maker – Makes the costumes designed for the featureJob responsibilities for people in the Costume Department vary fromproduction to production, depending on the requirements of theCostume Designer. General knowledge of both costume history andmodern fashion, General knowledge about the qualities of differenttypes of fabric.
SALARY.The salary estimates of costume designers based on work experience are: •Entry-Level Costume Designer: $500/ production •Experienced Costume Designer: $20,000/production •Top-Level Costume Designer: $150,000/production
CONTRACTS.People in the costume department often work on a freelance basis.
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