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Did you ever stick around and pay any attention to the credits at the end of a movie or TV program? Did you ever consider a career in the film industry? Do you have any idea of the job opportunities connected to TV and film that are available here in Nova Scotia ?
Well , when those credits come up at the end of a movie, as long as you don't turn it off, you are sure to realize that there is some pile of different kinds of job titles involved in the making of a movie or show.
Let's see just what you really know about "the behind the scenes"
world of moviemaking?
Directors most often work for producers. They help producers select
scripts, coordinate auditions and determine budget parameters. They
often choose cast members; schedule rehearsals; select the settings,
background, lighting, music and costumes; and oversee the filming and
editing. Independent directors, can also play the role
as the screenwriter. However, most screenwriters work for directors.
They create the characters, dialog and plot by writing the screenplay in
a master shot format. This format is a very detailed storyboard kinda
format that is a more instructional style of writing, which determine
when and how quick cameras are to fade in or out, for example.
Key Grip is the person in charge of all the people who move
anything. This means that they are the boss of all the individuals
(grips) who move scenery, cameras, set up and take down the scaffolding
that the lights, microphones etc. are hung on.
Best Boy Grip: would be the Key Grip's assistant.
Camera Operator: The camera operator is the person who is responsible for carrying out the cinematographers directions. They are the ones who actually aim the camera
Remember: Cinematographer: is responsible for transforming the screenwriter's and director's concepts into real visual images by creating the mood, atmosphere, and visual style of the film. This person determines the lighting, camera angles, mounts, exposure, filters and so on.
Choreographer: is some different. it is the person who designs choreographies (sequential events) for dancing/fighting scenes.
*** Click here *** to take the practice test to find out what you do know about the kinds of film related careers are out there.
Don't feel bad if you didn't do very well. Plenty of us actually don't know what many of the titles/jobs are. Below is an explanation of a few of these careers so that we might be better informed. The following link is another excellent resource for "The behind the scenes, who's who credits" http://tms.ecol.net/movies/whoplain.htm
Film Careers Crossword Puzzle For the purpose of this exercise some answers that are made up of 2 words have been compounded. For example: the title of Associate Producer would be Associate Producer (without the space in between) Across 5. person in charge of all the people who move anything 7. designs dancing/fighting scenes 9. the gaffer's assistant 10. sets the mood by deciding the lighting, camera angles etc Down 1. responsible to aim and focus the camera 2. responsible for sound during taping 3. the driving creative force behind a film 4. the head electrician 6. "The money person" and/or CEO 8. creates sound effects such as foot steps, wind and other sounds