Guide to Film & TV Production Department Roles
For novices in the film and television industry, the roles of the various departments and people involved in movie / TV production can be confusing. This free guide explains the role of each member of the production team, including:
- The key creative team (producer, director, screenwriter).
- The production department (executive producer, line producer, production manager, etc).
- The script department (story producer, script editor, script co-ordinator).
- The location department (location manager, location assistant, scout).
- The camera department (DP/cinematographer, camera operator, 1st assistant camera operator, etc).
- The sound department (sound recordist, boom operator).
- The grip department (key grip, best boy, dolly grip).
- The electrical department (gaffer, best boy, lighting technician).
- The art department (production designer, art director, set designer, props master, etc).
- The hair and make-up department (make-up artist, hairdresser).
- The wardrobe department (costume designer, costume supervisor, costume standby, etc).
- Post-production (film editor, assistant editor, colorist, etc).
- Visual effects (FX supervisor, compositor, roto artist, etc).
- Post-production sound and music (sound designer, dialogue editor, sound editor, etc).
- Other production crew (casting director, storyboard artist, caterers, etc).
- Interactive media (producer, designer, developer, etc).
The free Guide to Film & TV Production Department Roles is a valuable learning tool for anyone just starting out in the movie business. Download your copy now.
Last Updated: 11-June-2016