Career path is what anyone who aspire to go into the film industry needs to understand.

Outside the film industry, films are usually seen as just a form of entertainment but this is not true especially to those who are within the industry earning a living with it.

ALSO READ…Steps in Film Production

Films as we all know is part of many culture today apart from the fact that films inspire, inform it also an important key that educated and edify the society today.

Films are far from what many see as entertainment, because film also offer jobs and a career path for many people. The glamour of Hollywood and the creativity of filmmaking attract dozens of people looking to work on the next big blockbuster movie.

It also have improve and boost the economy of many countries, the United States and Canada as crucial examples, reaching $10.2billiion revenue in 2012 according to box office.  its also a form of tourist attraction.

This content will focus mainly on the many career paths in the Movie industry, what is need to excel in this careers and how to get started in this career paths.

It will be broken down into different sections first, this will help you understand the different careers, which department each belongs to and the roles carried out by individuals in this department.

Before we go into details let’s take a brief look at the different departments and careers in this departments.
DEPARTMENT: KEY CREATIVE TEAM

CAREERS: Producer, Director, Screenwriter.

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION

CAREERS: Executive Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Production Secretary, Production Accountant, Post-production Supervisor, First      Assistant Director, Second Assistant Director, Third Assistant Director, Production Assistant/Production Runner,  Script Supervisor,  Stunt Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: SCRIPT

CAREERS: Story Producer, Script Editor, Script Co-ordinator

DEPARTMENT: LOCATION

CAREERS: Location Manager, Location Assistant, Location Scout

DEPARTMENT: CAMERA

CAREERS: Director of Photography/Cinematographer, Camera Operator, First Assistant Camera (Focus Puller),  Second Assistant Camera (Clapper Loader), Loader, Camera Production Assistant, Digital Imaging Technician (DIT),  Data Wrangler, Steadicam Operator, Motion Control Technician/Operator, Video Split/Assist Operator

DEPARTMENT: SOUND

CAREERS: Production Sound Mixer (Sound Recordist),  Boom Operator (Boom Swinger)

DEPARTMENT: GRIP

CAREERS: Key Grip, Best Boy (Grip),  Dolly Grip

DEPARTMENT: ELECTRICAL

CAREERS: Gaffer, Best Boy (Electrical), Lighting Technician

DEPARTMENT: ART

CAREERS: Production Designer,  Art Director,  Set Designer,  Illustrator,  Set Decorator,  Buyer, Set Dresser, Props Master,  Standby Props,  Props Builder,  Armourer,  Construction Coordinator/ Construction Manager,  Key Scenic, Greensman.

DEPARTMENT: HAIR AND MAKE-UP

CAREERS: Make-up Artist,  Hairdresser,

DEPARTMENT: WARDROBE

CAREERS: Costume Designer,  Costume Supervisor,  Costume Standby,  Art Finisher, Buyer, Cutter/Fitter

DEPARTMENT: POST PRODUCTION

CAREERS: Film Editor (Offline Editor for video productions),  Assistant Editor , Online Editor (for video productions), Colourist, Negative Cutter

DEPARTMENT: VISUAL EFFECTS (VFX)

CAREERS: Visual Effects Supervisor, Compositor, Roto/Paint Artist, Matte Painter

DEPARTMENT: POST PRODUCTION – SOUND/MUSIC

CAREERS: Sound Designer, Dialogue Editor, Sound Editor, Re-recording Mixer, Music Supervisor, Composer,  Foley Artist

DEPARTMENT: OTHER PRODUCTION CREW

CAREERS: Casting Director,  Storyboard Artist, Caterers, Unit Nurse, Unit Publicist, Stills Photographer

DEPARTMENT: INTERACTIVE MEDIA

CAREERS: Producer, Designer, Developer,  Production Assistant, Studio Manager, Project Manager, Account Manager, New Business Developer,  Content Strategist,  Information Architect, Web Editor, SEO Specialist (Search Engine Optimisation), Programmer, Usability Specialist

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Steps in Pre-production

Steps in Production

Post Production

Ok Guyz I have come to the end of the list, Do well to drop your Question, objections or suggestion on the comment box below. Next time I do be writing on the career path “Producer” will be sharing with you the necessary skills you need to become a producer, till then stay tight.

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