Job Roles and Contracts    By James De Meillon
Job ProfilesJob Profiles can be split into many different sub  topics. These topics include:-Creative > (Camera, Light, Mu...
Creative Profiles Camera – The camera crew is a very important while  creating a film, they must be steady and gently wit...
Creative Profiles Music department – The music department can be crucial  to set some scenes as it can create either a ne...
Creative Profiles Sound – Recording sound on a set can be very important  as they help make the film seem realistic. They...
Casting ProfilesCasting – good casting in vital for a film to achieve success. It is what can encourage the audiences to w...
Casting ProfilesHair + Makeup – They are in charge of the hair styles for the film as well as the make up. They are key in...
ManagingAccounts – A financial resource must be carefully managed  by the accountants. In the film industry it is critical...
ManagingLocation – Films are very rarely just shot in a set. Most the  time they require to go to a real location where th...
ManagingExhibition Department – this is the final part of the film  production. They are what bring the finished productio...
Editing + SetsEditing + Post Production – Post production is the final stage  of producing a film. After filming is done, ...
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  1. 1. Job Roles and Contracts By James De Meillon
  2. 2. Job ProfilesJob Profiles can be split into many different sub topics. These topics include:-Creative > (Camera, Light, Music, Art, Sound, Direction)-Cast > (Casting, Costume, Hair + Makeup, Performing, Scripts)-Managing > (Accounts, Health + Safety, Locations, Distribution, Exhibition, Transport)-Editing + Sets > ( Editing + Post Production, Props, Construction)
  3. 3. Creative Profiles Camera – The camera crew is a very important while creating a film, they must be steady and gently with the equipment. They must be creative as they need to use varying shots and movement of the camera must not be noticeable. Roles include Cameraman, Director of photography, 1st assistant camera, 2nd assistant camera, camera operator/ assistant, etc. Lighting – This is a very important job as it sets the mood and the scene, if done incorrectly then the scene could be ruined and production could be halted. They must be creative as they can decide the mood and the mood can set the impact on the audience. They require a crew as well as a lighting technician, operator and even someone to move the lights.
  4. 4. Creative Profiles Music department – The music department can be crucial to set some scenes as it can create either a negative or positive atmosphere. It must be creative to allow the audience to be impressed, scared, happy in certain scenes. Jobs include Composer, Supervisor, Song Writer, Music Arranger, etc. Art Department – The art department can be important as they help to create the sets and the sets help to display where the film is located. They can encourage the audience to be engaged during the film as it brings the image to life. The department can be crucial in setting the story as it is the most creative job available. Jobs include Art Director, Production Designer, Set Director, Storyboard Artist, etc.
  5. 5. Creative Profiles Sound – Recording sound on a set can be very important as they help make the film seem realistic. They capture the voices of the actors through use of things such as boom operators and make sure all the equipment is working properly. Their job roles include the likes of Sound Designer, Sound Mixer, Boom Operator, Music Editor, etc. Direction – This is the most important part as they see the image and have overall decision on everything. They make the brie plans and create the style of the film. They set themselves aims in hope to achieve the best production possible. Jobs include Director, 1st Assistant Director, 2nd Assistant Director, Floor Runner, etc.
  6. 6. Casting ProfilesCasting – good casting in vital for a film to achieve success. It is what can encourage the audiences to want to watch the film. The directors often work with the casting directors on other productions. The casting directors must audition a range of actors until they find the perfect one for their film. Jobs include Casting Director, Casting Assistant, etc.Costume – The costume can be important during production of the film. It helps to create the character. They are responsible for fitting, hiring and designing the clothes. It can provide the audience information about the timeline of the character as well as the character itself. Jobs include Costume Designer, Costume Maker, Wardrobe Supervisor, etc.
  7. 7. Casting ProfilesHair + Makeup – They are in charge of the hair styles for the film as well as the make up. They are key in the design of the film. The jobs include Make Up Artist, Hair Dresser, etc.Performing – Actors must work with directors to create important characters. How they move and act throughout the film is important and vital for the film to be a success. Jobs include Actor, Agent, Choreographer, Singer, etc.Scripts – The Script is a key element in creating the film and characters. It determines the characters attitude and how they behave. It also helps to create the story and is needed before a film can be created. Jobs include Script Writer, Script Editor, Script Reader, etc.
  8. 8. ManagingAccounts – A financial resource must be carefully managed by the accountants. In the film industry it is critical that all the money must be used in duration to create the film. The money must be handled with care otherwise the film could go bankrupt and production could be cancelled. Job roles for this include Production Accounting, Financial Controller, Assistant Accountant, etc.Health and Safety – It is very important that health and safety is carried out as there are so many different regulations made around it. The cast and crew must all be safe throughout the process of creating the film unless otherwise stated. Job roles include Health and Safety Advisor, Paramedics, etc.
  9. 9. ManagingLocation – Films are very rarely just shot in a set. Most the time they require to go to a real location where there is more space and natural environments/ lighting around them. The location sets the film and it is vital for the film that the perfect location is found. For many films the location is cornered off so that the production of the film can be carried out in private. Job roles include Unit Manager, Location Manager, etc.Distribution - This is important as it encourages the audience to watch the film. Is displays the film in towns via posters and adverts and attempts to attract as big of an audience as possible to view the film. They must be strategic and knowledgeable about promotions as there are so many films out nowadays. This job includes Distributors, Publicist, etc.
  10. 10. ManagingExhibition Department – this is the final part of the film production. They are what bring the finished production to the audience. They are employed by many organisations from big to small, it is a vital process to the film creation. Jobs include Programmer, Projectionist, etc.Transport – the transport department is important to the recording of the film. They vary in price and often heap ones are used for the film. They usually travel overseas and take the cast and crew to different locations to film. They also carry the equipment while with their vehicle so that the film has everything it needs to be created. Jobs include Transport Manager, Transport Captain, Unit Driver, etc.
  11. 11. Editing + SetsEditing + Post Production – Post production is the final stage of producing a film. After filming is done, editing is used to successfully create effects and transitions. Jobs include Editor, Titles Designer, etc.Props – This department is in charge of how all the props are created and where they are placed, they work closely with the art and construction department. Jobs include Props Master, Prop Makes, Dressing Props, etc.Construction – Similar to the art department the construction build all the sets and decide how they want them designed. Jobs include Construction Manager, Plasterer, etc.

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