Archive for December, 2010

Creative industries Interests – Working on Set(OUDF105)

With Creative Industries we are looking at the interest we have in the entertainment industries so that we are able to identify the roll to which we wish to set up are career path in. My personal interest within the entertainment industries is within film, I know I would like on the set for a film production company but my specific job role i am still uncertain of , hopefully this course will help me come to a decision. To help me become more informed i have researched some of the job roles I have an interest in.

The Team:



The crew is split into different departments with each of them specialising in their particulate area of work, as films are created in stages each department will jong the production at different stages.


Script writers – These are the people who come up, with the main foundations for the film, the main story and how it will be told. there is often more then one writer on any one project.


Producer – The producer is almost like the manger he is very behind the scenes, supervising and cordenating different departments often hiring crew and keeping control of the budget. They are the ones who get the ball rolling finding funding for a project, to get an idea and turn it into a script or to buy an existing script. they may find funding from many places such as the privet or public sector once the funding is in place each department is given its own budget to work with, this can change due to weather and deadlines ect.

Production manager – The production manager is to make shore the production is on time and within budget.

The Location Manager – The Locations manager job is in the name they research, locate and secures the filming locations for each individual shot. They work closely with the Director and the Production Designer.

The Unit Manager – The unit manger does the exactly the same as as the production manager but there are often shoots on a couple of locations at one so he is there to assist on another location.


Director – The director has an image of the film controlling the creative aspects of the filming,they  follow the story board and plan how they will be shot in detail. They control how the actors move and deliver there lines.

First Assistant Director – The key role of the First AD is to manage each take and to provide assistance to the Production manger and Director. They are there to make shore the filming is on schedule

this includes the cast and crew, equipment, script and set is also on schedule.

Second Assistant director – They are there to assist the First Ad and also direct the the background action.

The Script Supervisor – The script supervisor is there to make shore each shot once filmed makes sense and can easily be edited together in chronological order as most shots are shot at different times. They keep track of what parts of the script have been shot and that there is a element of consistency between shots.


The composition, moment and lighting all collaborated together create the cinematography of a film. The camera operators work the cameras that capture all the elements of a film.

The cinematographer/ Director of Photography – This is the person that makes there fill of a move happen thought the directors vision. They are the head of the camera and lighting department , so they have complete control over lighting and shot framing. they make the directors vision come alive with the chose of apertures, filters and lighting.

The camera Operator – They use the camera to capture the action under the instruction of the cinematographer. Sometimes the cinematographer may operate a camera.

The First Assistant Camera – They are responsible just for focusing the camera lens before each shoot.

The Second Assistant Camera – They have a bigger role then the 1st AC as they are involved in moving and positioning the cameras. A older responsibility is to check when film stock is received, used and sent for processing. They also organise the camera equipment and make shore it is transported from one location to another.

The Clapper – There job is to operate a clipboard at the start of each take and is responsible for making shore the cameras have film in them. They are also there to check film usage and the stock of film left as with new digital cameras this position is no longer needed.

Grips – Grips are technicians that build and operate the equipment that support the camera, tripods, dollies, tracks, jibs and cranes they work closely with the electrical department to build lighting set-ups.

Video Assistant Operator – They are there to playback video so the team knows what is being shot.


Film Editor – The Editor assembles the film into a logical order with the assistance from the director.

Colourist – In traditional film the Colourist changes the colour of the film using a photo chemical process.

The negative Cutter – Cuts and splices the film together as requested buy the editor, the film is then sent off to the lab to be made into prints.

The Visual Effects Supervisor – They are in charge of the post-production visual effects, this is the editing and alterations made to the films images in post-production. a special effect is something that happens when filming like a car blowing up  and a visual effect if edited effect placed in after by manipulating the films images.

A Compositor – A Compositor is a visual effects artist

Sound Designer – The sound  designer is in charge of the post production sound this job has some creative element but can involve more simple tasks such as working with the Director and Editor to balance sound.

The Dialogue Editor – Puts together and edits the dialogue in the sound track.

Sound Editor – Assembles and edits all the special effects in the sound track

Music Supervisor – works with the Composer,Mixers and Editors to composes the music to be placed in the film often having to aquier the rights to music and sounds so they can be used.

The Composer – Writes the musical score for the film

The Foley Artist – Records most of the sound effects for the soundtrack.


My Video/Image Release Form

In Creative Industries we have been discussing what we will need if we are to work withing this industry, In this post I have posted my video release form. A video release form is a a simple legal agreement that gives you the right to use the recording of video, Photograph or sound recording of a person/s who have sign the form. This protects you legally if the person decided they do not what or have not give you permission to use there image.

Video/Image Release Form

I _________________________ give my permission to Mr. Cameron David Bland to videotape, photograph, record, me, my name, voice and/or likeness. I also give the full rights and proceeds of these Video Recording, photographed images and recordings of me, my name, voice and/or likeness in any form digital/film or print to Mr. Cameron David Bland. I also authorize Mr. Cameron David Bland his licensees and assignees the right to use, edit, copy and distribute (Charitable or committal) in whichever way they wish in any and all forms/formats.

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the contents of this agreement prior to the signing; I also declare that I am of legal age and that the agreement is irrevocable.

Print Name:______________________