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Job roles in film production

  1. 1. Job Roles In Film Production<br />
  2. 2. Production <br />Producers<br />Executive producers<br />Production manager <br /> unit manager <br />Production coordinator<br />Post production supervisor <br />First assistant director<br /> second assistant director <br />Production assistant <br />Script supervisor <br />Stunt coordinator <br />Casting director<br />Extras <br />
  3. 3. Jobs in production <br />Producer - A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. The producer initiates, coordinates, supervises, and controls matters such as raising funding, hiring key people, and arranging for distributors. The producer is involved throughout all phases of the filmmaking process from development to completion of a project. <br />Executive Producer- An executive producer is usually an investor in the project. There may be multiple executive producers on a project, depending on the financing arrangements. <br />Production Manager- the production manager supervises the physical aspects of the production including the actors, technology, budget, and scheduling. It is the production manager's responsibility to make sure the filming stays on schedule and within its budget. The PM also helps manage the day-to-day budget by managing operating costs such as salaries, production costs, and everyday equipment rental costs. The PM often works under the supervision of a line producer and directly supervises the Production Coordinator. <br />Unit Manager- The unit manager fulfils the same role as the production manager but for secondary "unit" shooting.<br />
  4. 4. Production Coordinator- The Production Coordinator is responsible for organizing all the logistics from hiring crew, renting equipment, and booking talent. The PC is an integral part of film production. <br />Post-production supervisor- Post Production Supervisors are responsible for the post production process, during which they maintain clarity of information and good channels of communication between the Producer, Editor, Supervising Sound Editor, the Facilities Companies (such as film labs, CGI studios and negative cutters) and the Production Accountant. Although this is not a creative role, it is pivotal in ensuring that the film's Post Production budget is manageable and achievable, and that all deadlines are met. Because large amounts of money are involved, and most of a film's budget is spent during Production, the Post Production period can often be difficult and challenging. <br />Director-The director is responsible for overseeing the creative aspects of a film, including controlling the content and flow of the film's plot, directing the performances of actors, organizing and selecting the locations in which the film will be shot, and managing technical details such as the positioning of cameras, the use of lighting, and the timing and content of the film's soundtrack. Though the director wields a great deal of power, they are ultimately subordinate to the film's producer or producers. Some directors, especially more established ones, take on many of the roles of a producer, and the distinction between the two roles is sometimes<br />
  5. 5. First Assistant Director- The first assistant director assists the production manager and director. The ultimate aim is to ensure the film comes in on schedule while maintaining a working environment in which the director, principal artists (actors) and crew can be focused on their work. They oversee day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and set. A 1st AD may also be responsible for directing background action for major shots or the entirety of relatively minor shots, at the director's discretion. <br />Second Assistant Director-The second assistant director (2nd AD) is the chief assistant of the 1st AD and helps carry out those tasks delegated to the 1st AD. The 2nd AD may also direct background action and extras in addition to helping the 1st AD with scheduling, booking, etc. The 2nd AD is responsible for creating Call Sheets that let the crew know the schedule and important details about the shooting day. In Canadian and British functional structures there are 3rd ADs and even Trainee ADs; in the American system there are 2nd 2nd ADs. <br />Production Assistant- A production assistant assists the first assistant director with set operations. Production assistants, almost always referred to as PAs, also assist in the production office with general tasks.<br />
  6. 6. Script Supervisor - Also known as the "continuity person", the script supervisor keeps track of what parts of the script have been filmed and makes notes of any deviations between what was actually filmed and what appeared in the script. They make notes on every shot, and keep track of props, blocking, and other details to ensure continuity from shot to shot and scene to scene. The Script Supervisor's notes are given to the Editor to expedite the editing process. The script supervisor works very closely with the director on set. <br />Stunt Coordinator- Where the film requires a stunt, and involves the use of stunt performers, the stunt coordinator will arrange the casting and performance of the stunt, working closely with the director. <br />Casting Director- Chooses the actors for the characters of the film by inviting the actors to a practice for the script called an audition.<br />
  7. 7. Art department <br />Some of the crew who work in the art department under the production designer include:<br />art director <br />assistant art director<br />set designer (draughtsman)<br />set decorator<br />costume designer<br />property master<br />concept illustrator<br />graphic designer<br />model maker<br />
  8. 8. Production designer <br />Production designer is the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films, TV programs, music videos or adverts. <br />Production designers have one of the key creative roles in the creation of motion pictures and television. Working directly with the director and producer, they must select the settings and style to visually tell the story. <br />
  9. 9. Cast director <br />The cast director has the role of selecting the cast members i.e. the actors, singers, musicians, models and other talents for performance. <br />It sometimes involves a series of auditions in front of a casting panel, composed of individuals such as the producer, directorand/or choreographer. <br />
  10. 10. Assistant director <br />An assistant director is a person who helps the filmmaker in the making of a movie or television show. The duties of an AD include setting the shooting schedule, tracking daily progress against the filming production schedule, arranging logistics, preparing daily call sheets, checking the arrival of cast and crew, maintaining order on the set, rehearsing cast, and directing extras. <br />In the realm of theatre, an "assistant director" can take on many different roles. Responsibilities range from helping the director take notes during the rehearsalperiod to actually staging parts of the play. Many aspiring theatre directors begin their careers assistant directing.<br />
  11. 11. Location manager <br />The location manager is in charge of finding and securing locations in which scenes and filming will take place. <br />They are also have other responsibilities such as addressing the issue that may arise due the productions impact on the community. <br />