The Art of Filmmaking:
A Collaborative Event of Creativity
Bong S. Eliab
Ateneo de Davao University
Cinematographer
 Director of Photography
 Handles the lighting,
chooses the lenses and
film stock, visual elements
of im...
Camera Operator
 responsible for physically
operating the camera and
maintaining composition
throughout a given scene
or ...
Focus Puller
 First Assistant
Cameraman
 responsible for keeping
the camera's focus right
during a shoot
 This typicall...
Clapper Loaders
 Second Assistant
Cameraman
 To load and change the
film, put lenses on the
camera, operate the
clapper
...
Second Unit
 a team that shoots footage
which is of lesser
importance for the final
motion picture
 Second unit footage
...
Grips
 Headed by Key Grip
 Responsible for safety
and movement of
cameras, camera
accessories like
cranes, dollies, trac...
Crane Grip
Dolly Grip
Gaffer
 Chief lighting
technician
 in charge of all
lighting and electrical
supply on the set
 Best Boy: number one
ele...
Costume Designer
 Responsible for
everything the actors
wear in the movie -
from head to toe
 Coordinates with
productio...
Make-up and Hair Supervisor
 Organizes make-up tests
for actors
 Responsible for designing,
styling, creating the look
f...
Greens Department
 Responsible for all the
green materials in sets
 Plants, trees, forests,
gardens, flowers
Catering Supervisor
 Responsible for menu
plans during the shoot
 Takes charge of
mobile catering
services, hot boxes fo...
Production Designer
 Art Director
 Conceives and elaborates the
settings, rooms, and exteriors
for the physical texture ...
Composer
 Responsible for the film’s
musical sound track
 Two important film
music written as
complete: title score and
...
Actors
 Most recognizable,
most promotable and
memorable elements
of film
 Simulcra of our
desires
 Star System
 Creat...
Screenwriter
 Create the story/ plot
 Write actual dialogues the
actors would speak
 Script Doctors: fix words
others h...
Editor
 Assembles pieces of
footage into a coherent
whole
 Gives the film its final
shape
 sees the footage in the
larg...
Producer
 An initiator of project,
a fund-raiser, a deal
maker and an
administrator
 Oversees the writing,
casting, desi...
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Session 6 filmmakers as story tellers: Film Appreciation Course

  1. 1. The Art of Filmmaking: A Collaborative Event of Creativity Bong S. Eliab Ateneo de Davao University
  2. 2. Cinematographer  Director of Photography  Handles the lighting, chooses the lenses and film stock, visual elements of image, its spatial qualities, density, color values or gray scale  Responsible for all camera operators Iggmar Bergman and Sven Nykvist
  3. 3. Camera Operator  responsible for physically operating the camera and maintaining composition throughout a given scene or shot  a camera operator is part of a camera crew consisting of the director of photography and one or more camera assistants.
  4. 4. Focus Puller  First Assistant Cameraman  responsible for keeping the camera's focus right during a shoot  This typically requires pulling the focus with a follow focus device during the take, to compensate for camera or subject movement
  5. 5. Clapper Loaders  Second Assistant Cameraman  To load and change the film, put lenses on the camera, operate the clapper  Provide reference point for the editor to synchronize visual and aural elements  oversees the state of the undeveloped negative
  6. 6. Second Unit  a team that shoots footage which is of lesser importance for the final motion picture  Second unit footage typically includes shots like scenery, close-ups of objects and other inserts or cutaways.
  7. 7. Grips  Headed by Key Grip  Responsible for safety and movement of cameras, camera accessories like cranes, dollies, tracks and rigging  Best Boy Grip  Dolly Grip, Grips
  8. 8. Crane Grip
  9. 9. Dolly Grip
  10. 10. Gaffer  Chief lighting technician  in charge of all lighting and electrical supply on the set  Best Boy: number one electrician in-charge of a group of boys
  11. 11. Costume Designer  Responsible for everything the actors wear in the movie - from head to toe  Coordinates with production designer on color palette  Deals with the actors’ skin tones and colors
  12. 12. Make-up and Hair Supervisor  Organizes make-up tests for actors  Responsible for designing, styling, creating the look for each character  Maintains the coherence of actor’s make-up in the scene with many shots
  13. 13. Greens Department  Responsible for all the green materials in sets  Plants, trees, forests, gardens, flowers
  14. 14. Catering Supervisor  Responsible for menu plans during the shoot  Takes charge of mobile catering services, hot boxes for off-site crew  Over-all in-charge of supply chain to ensure food 24 hours/day
  15. 15. Production Designer  Art Director  Conceives and elaborates the settings, rooms, and exteriors for the physical texture of the film, and for its spatial and temporal orientation  Combines talents of graphic artists, CGI designer, costume designer, interior decorator, architect, art historian
  16. 16. Composer  Responsible for the film’s musical sound track  Two important film music written as complete: title score and the music for final credits  Others: music cues, fragments and snatches of melodies Michael Giacchino, Star Trek Music Composer
  17. 17. Actors  Most recognizable, most promotable and memorable elements of film  Simulcra of our desires  Star System  Creative Individual  Screen Persona
  18. 18. Screenwriter  Create the story/ plot  Write actual dialogues the actors would speak  Script Doctors: fix words others have written that the director thinks won’t transfer well when filmed  Make “shootable” scripts
  19. 19. Editor  Assembles pieces of footage into a coherent whole  Gives the film its final shape  sees the footage in the larger perspective of continuity styles  Has sharp eyes for detail, rhythm and prodigious visual memory
  20. 20. Producer  An initiator of project, a fund-raiser, a deal maker and an administrator  Oversees the writing, casting, designs, direction and editing.

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