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.
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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.
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
CAREERS: Story Producer, Script Editor, Script Co-ordinator
CAREERS: Location Manager, Location Assistant, Location Scout
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
CAREERS: Production Sound Mixer (Sound Recordist), Boom Operator (Boom Swinger)
CAREERS: Key Grip, Best Boy (Grip), Dolly Grip
CAREERS: Gaffer, Best Boy (Electrical), Lighting Technician
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,
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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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.