11Executive ProducerExecutive Producers are responsible for the overall quality control of productions.Not involved in the technical aspects of the filmmaking process, but has played a crucial financial or creative role.
12ProducerInvolved throughout all phases of the film- making process from development to completion of a project.Initiates, coordinates, supervises, and controls matters such as hiring key personnel, and arranging distribution.
13DirectorResponsible for overseeing the creative aspects of a film, including controlling the content and flow of the film's plot, directing the performances of actors, 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.
14ScreenwriterThe Screenwriter, or Scriptwriter, writes the original or adapted screenplay. Responsible for researching the story, developing the narrative, writing the screenplay, and delivering it to the Producer(s).They are almost always freelancers or they are commissioned by a Producer.
15Production Department 1st Asst. DirectorLine Producer 2nd Asst. DirectorProduction Manager Production AssistantProduction Coordinator Script SupervisorPost-production Supervisor Stunt Coordinator
16Line ProducerPrepares all the financial details –budget— of a film’s shooting script.They manage the day-to-day physical aspects of the production.
17Production ManagerResponsibility to help make sure filming stays on schedule and within its budget.Supervises the physical aspects of the production including personnel, technology, budget and schedling (not the creative aspects).
18Production Coordinator The PC is the information nexus of the production, responsible for organizing all the logistics from hiring crew, renting equipment, and booking talent.The PC is an integral part of film production.
19Post-Production Supervisor 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.
201st Assistant Director(1st AD) – Assists the Production Manager and Director.Oversees day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and the set. Ensures filming comes on on-schedule while maintaining a working environment in which the director, actors and crew can be focused on their work.
212nd Assistant Director (2nd AD) – Chief assistant of the 1st AD. Responsible for creating Call Sheets that let the crew know the schedule and important details about the shooting day.
22Production AssistantReferred to as PA’s or Runners, assist in the production office or in various departments with general tasks.
23Script SupervisorKeeps 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.The Script Supervisor works very closely with the Director on set. Also called “Continuity.”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
24Stunt CoordinatorWhere 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.
26Location ManagerResponsible for finding and securing locations to be used for the production as well as coordinating the logistics, permits and costs involved.
27Camera Department Cinematographer (Director of Photography) Camera OperatorFirst Asst. CameraSecond Asst. Camera
28Cinematographer Also called “Director of Photography,” or DP. The DP is the chief of the camera and lighting crew of the film. Not to be confused with the Director.Makes decisions on lighting and framing of scenes in conjunction with the Director.
29Camera OperatorOperates the camera at the direction of the Cinematographer (Director of Photography) or the Film Director to capture the scenes on film.Generally, a Cinematographer (Director of Photography) does not operate the camera, but sometimes these jobs are combined.
30First Asst. Camera(1st AC) - “Focus Puller” - Responsible for keeping the camera in focus as it is shooting.
31Second Asst. Camera(2nd AC) - “Clapper Loader” - Operates the clapperboard at the beginning of each take and loads the raw film stock into the camera magazines between takes.Also in charge of overseeing the meticulously kept notebooks that record when the film stock is received, used, and sent to the lab for processing.
32Other Camera Crew Jobs Loader Camera Production Assistant Digital Imaging TechnicianData WranglerSteadicam OperatorMotion Control Technician/Operator
34Production Sound Mixer “Sound Recordist” - Head of the sound department on set, responsible for recording all sound during filming.This involves the choice and deployment of microphones, operation of a sound recording device, and sometimes the mixing of audio signals in real time.
35Boom Operator“Boom Swinger” – Responsible for microphone placement and movement during filming.
36Grip DepartmentGrips are trained lighting and rigging technicians. They are concerned with the “mechanical” side of things. Main responsibility is to work closely with the Electrical department to put in lighting set-ups required for a shot.Key GripBest Boy (Grip)Dolly Grip
37Key Grip “Key Grip” is theChief Grip on the set. Works with the Cinematographer (DP) to help prepare the set and to achieve correct lighting and blocking.
38Best Boy (Grip) Chief assistant to the Key Grip. Responsible for organizing the grip truck.
39Dolly Grip Grips work mainly with the Camera department. A Dolly Grip helps set up and operate dollies, “trucks,” and tracks.
40Electrical Department GafferBest Boy (Electrical)Lighting Technician
41GafferHead of the Electrical department. (“Chief Lighting Technician”)Responsible for the design and execution of the lighting plan for production.
42Best Boy (Electrical) Chief assistant to the Gaffer. Lighting technicians are involved with setting up and controlling lighting equipment.
43Production Designer Art Director Set Designer Set Decorator Art DepartmentProduction DesignerArt DirectorSet DesignerSet Decorator
44Production Designer“Creative Director” - Responsible for creating the physical, visual appearance of the film — settings, costumes, character makeup.Works closely with the Director and the Cinematographer to achieve the look of the film.
45Art Director Reports to the Production Designer. Oversees the artists and craftspeople, such as the Set Designers, Graphic Artists, and Illustrators who give form to the production design as it develops.
46Set DesignerThe Set Designer is the draftsman, often an architect, who realizes the structures or interior spaces called for by the Production Designer.
47Set DecoratorIn charge of the decorating of a film set, which includes the furnishings and all the other objects that will be seen in the film.
48Other Art Dept. Jobs – Set Design IllustratorBuyerSet Dresser
49Other Art Dept. Jobs - Props Props MasterProp BuilderStandby PropsArmorer/Weapons Master
50Other Art Dept. Jobs – Construction Construction CoordinatorHead CarpenterKey ScenicGreensman
51Hair & Make-up Department Make-up ArtistHairdresser
52Make-up ArtistWork with make-up, hair, prosthetics and special effects to create the characters’ look for anyone appearing on screen.Their role is to manipulate an Actor's on-screen appearance whether it makes them look more youthful, larger, older, or in some cases monstrous.
53HairdresserResponsible for maintaining and styling the hair of anyone appearing on screen.
55Costume DesignerResponsible for all the clothing and costumes worn by the cast.Also responsible for designing, planning, and organizing the construction of the garments down to the fabric, colors, and sizes.
56Costume Supervisor Works closely with the Costume Designer. Supervises creation or sourcing of garments, hiring of support staff, budget, paperwork, and department logistics.
57Other Costume Dept. Jobs Key CostumerCostume StandbyArt FinisherCostume BuyerCutter/Fitter
58Post-Production Film Editor Online Editor (for Video Production) Offline Editor (for Video Production)
59Film EditorAssembles the various shots into a coherent film, working closely with the Director.There are usually several Assistant Editors.
60Other Post- Production Jobs Assistant EditorNegative CutterColoristTelecine Colorist
61Also called “Special Effects” Visual Effects Supervisor Compositor
62Visual Effects Supervisor In charge of the Visual Effect department.Helps design moving set elements and props that will safely break, explode, burn, collapse and implode without destroying the film set.Also responsible for overseeing the reproduction of weather conditions and other on-camera magic.
63Special Effects Assistant Builds set pieces like breakaway furniture and cities in miniature, lighting pyrotechnics, and setting up rigging equipment for stunts.Can also assist in prosthetic makeup.
64CompositorResponsible for compositing images from different sources such as video, film, computer generated 3-D imagery, 2-D animations, matte paintings, photographs, and text.
65Other Visual Effects Jobs Visual Effects EditorRotoscope Artists/Paint ArtistsMatte Painter
66Post-Production Sound & Music Sound DesignerDialog EditorSound Editor
67In charge of the post-production sound of a movie. Sound DesignerIn charge of the post-production sound of a movie.
68Dialog EditorResponsible for assembling and editing all the dialog in the soundtrack.
69Sound EditorResponsible for assembling and editing all the sound effects in the soundtrack.
70Re-recording Mixer Music Supervisor Composer Foley Artist Other Sound Dept. JobsRe-recording MixerMusic SupervisorComposerFoley Artist
71Casting Director Storyboard Artist Other Production JobsCasting DirectorStoryboard Artist
72Casting DirectorWorks closely with the Director and Producer to suggest actors for the characters of the film.This usually involves inviting potential Actors to read an excerpt from the script for an audition.
73Storyboard ArtistVisualizes stories using sketches on paper to help the production team envision the physical look and layout of a film.
74Additional Film Credits Stills PhotographerLegal CounselAccountantInsurance BrokerSystem Administrator