Film Production Roles
This is a pivotal role as the director is the link between the production, creative and technical teams. The style and structure if the film are decided by the director but the job also involves casting, script editing, shot composition, shot selection and editing.
Producers undertake all organisational aspects. Their first job is to bring the cast and crew together. They raise developing finance and supervise the process. They also approve locations, studio hire, the final shooting script, production schedule and budget. A producer acts primarily as the link between all departments on a film (director, actors, crew, post-production).
This entails communicating between the director, director of photography and the actors the achieve the intended visual style. They must also be responsible for setting up and operating camera equipment as well as managing any other staff surrounding the camera teams (e.g. if multiple cameras are used).
Often the highest quality sound is recording on location or on set in synchronisation with the camera. A sound recordist must communicate between the camera operator and sound editors.
This role involves tasks such as colour correcting and grading. This ensures the production has consistency as well as ensures the cinematography mirrors the directors visual intention.