TechnicalThere are many aspects of the technical side of mediathe side I have decided to focus on is the visual side of itall which includes recording and lighting. Lighting is akey aspect of filming as without the correct lightingthere could be a problem with the lack of lighting oreven too much lighting so the lighting technician hasthe job or selecting different lights and their brightnessor simply even just setting up the rig in order to get thelights properly positioned to brighten the focus area up.
EditorialAn editorial assistant is someone who is relatively new tothe company and as they are new they will mostcommonly report to a more senior editor as an editorialassistant is usually a college or university first yeargraduate who is looking to work their way up throughthe company to become editor in chief which is thehighest up position for an editor to achieve.
ResearchResearchers are the people that do most of the leg workgoing from place to place for interviews with people thatthey can get valuable information from and then relaythat information back to the people who need it. A lot ofresearch can be done over the phone or by E-mail to getinformation for articles that the journalists then can putinto a story that the publishers can then be sent to theeditors which can then be fully edited to be sent to thewebsite to be uploaded or entered into the news piece itwas to be featured in.
AdministrativeFinancial accountants are people who work behind thescenes making sure there is always a good cash flow inthe production. The financial accountant has one of themost important roles in a production as without afinancial accountant payments won’t be paid on timeand there will be no one to make sure the production iskeeping it’s head above water so by having accountants itmakes other members from the creative side be allowedto focus on just their part of it all. In shorter productionsit’s not uncommon for there only to be one accountant asthat is all that is needed as there is not much to do so itbecomes a one person job.
CreativeFilm directors are at the top of the pecking order on aproduction as they control the entire scene and as soonas they feel something has gone wrong the director canbring the whole production to a stand still with a simple“cut”. The director is also what bands different parts ofthe industry together as he has control over the soundand lighting (technical) and the entire creative teamworking together until the director feels the scene hasbeen done to the best of it’s possible ability.
Technical earningsA lighting technicians’ earnings vary greatly as they aredependant on the company they work for, theirexperience and their skills. The average wage of alighting technician is £25,275 but if someone is juststarting off then the wage may be substantially loweroverall. Most lighting technicians work on a free lancecontract therefor they have no company or representingbody to tie them down to one company and as they movefrom place to place they are paid weekly. If a technicianwas to work on a feature film they would receive £1,227 aweek whereas if they work on a television productionthey are expected to get £256 per 8 hour day.
Editorial earningsAn editorial assistant is expected to receive a startingsalary that varies between £14,000 and £20,ooo a yearagain this varies on the scale of production and companythey are employed by. The average salary in publishingstarts at £23,ooo for people further down the companyand then ends at £40,ooo for more senior members whohave worked at the company for anywhere upwards of 10years.
Researcher earningsThe overall salary can vary or be dependant on thecompany you work for , the larger the company thelarger the pay check and visa versa, and how senior orhigh up your position in the company is. As mostresearcher jobs aren’t on a fixed contract they are paidweekly with junior researchers being paid a maximum of£350 a week and more senior researchers being offeredweekly a minimum of £650 a week at the top companieswhich include the BBC and Sky.
Administrative earningsFinancial accountants make quite a substantial salary astheir job is incredibly important and difficult. Theaverage salary for an accountant starts at roughly £25,oooa year for new young members whereas at the oppositeend of the spectrum the senior accountants of thecompany can make upwards of £50,000 a year. As muchas £100,000 a year could be made dependant on theemployer, location and number of responsibilities theaccountant is in charge of.
Creative EarningsThere is no real average wage for a director it reallydepends on the success of previous productions and theseniority of the director. For example Steven Spielberg isthe most well known and highest renound director inthe world and all together a month he makes Monthly:USD 10,833,333.00 whereas at the opposite end of thescale small scale directors who more commonly work ona free lance contract earn £902 a week.