Who’s Who on the Set: Below-The-Line (Part 1)
Jobs description in the Production Department
This guide focuses on the key jobs which make the Directing, Camera and Lighting departments the cornerstone of any Film and TV production.
You’re looking to start a career in film production. But where do you start? How do you know if your dream job is working in the Directing department or Camera department? What is the difference between an Assistant-Director and a Camera Assistant? Or a Gaffer and a Director of Photography?
This guide focuses on the key jobs which make the Directing, Camera and Lighting departments the cornerstone of any film production. It also explains the various bridges which exist between the different jobs, and how going from student to an assistant can lead you to your career as Head of Department (HOD) in your chosen area of expertise.
By the end of this guide you will be able to:
- Discover the best path to become becoming a film director
- Understand why the Director of Photography is as vital as the director
- Identify different jobs in the directing, lighting and camera departments
Below-the-line Roles (Part 1)
- First Assistant Director (1st AD)
- Script Supervisor
- Stunt Coordinator
- Director of Photography (DP)
- Gaffer Camera Operator
- First Assistant Camera (1st AC) – also known as the Focus Puller,
- Second Assistant Camera (2nd AC) – also known as the Clapper Loader
Author: Michael Barmish
Release Date: April 20, 2020
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