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Art Director

FILM, TV

Art Directors realise the Production Designer’s creative vision for all the sets and locations that give productions their look and feel

Assistant Art Director

FILM, TV

Assistant Art Directors turn initial sketches into worked-up drawings from which sets are built or locations adapted

Assistant Editor

FILM

Assistant Editors take responsibility for the smooth running of the cutting room on feature films

Audio / Dubbing Assistant

FILM, TV

Audio or Dubbing Assistants manage the preparation and maintenance of all audio suites.

Casting Director

FILM

Casting Directors organise the casting (selecting) of Actors for all roles in a film

Co-producer

FILM

Co-producers work with Producers to turn stories into profitable films. Their responsibilities vary hugely.

Colourist

FILM, TV

Colourists make sure that all shots in each scene match one another by balancing colour saturation and luminance from shot to shot

Concept Artist

FILM, VFX

Concept Artists produce the illustrations that help Production Designers realise their vision

DCP Author

FILM

With the growing complexities of cinema-grade projectors, DCP Authors are the technicians who make sure a film can be played perfectly on the screen.

Development Executive

FILM

Development Executives are responsible for finding and developing stories and screenplays that will make successful films.

Director

FILM

Directors are the driving creative force in a film’s production – visualising and defining the style and structure of the film, then bringing it to life

Director of Photography

FILM

Directors of Photography work with the Director, camera crew and lighting department to create the visual identity, or look, of a film

Edit Assistant

FILM, TV

Edit Assistants provide basic technical and practical support for Editors, Telecine Operators, Colourists and other senior staff.

Editor

FILM

Film Editors work closely with the Director to craft the finished film

EPK Director/Producer

FILM

EPK Directors/Producers create additional content to support the press and marketing campaign for a film’s release

Foley Editor

FILM

The Foley Editor adds specialist subtle sounds to enhance the action or realism in a scene

Gaffer (Film)

FILM

Also known as Chief Electrician, Supervising or Chief Lighting Technician, Gaffers oversee all practical and technical aspects of the electrics and lighting to get the right effects.

Graphic Artist

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, FILM, TV

Graphic Artists create all the props with graphic or written elements

Grip

FILM

Grips build and maintain all equipment that supports cameras, helping to position and move cameras smoothly and safely.

Lighting Technician

FILM

Lighting Technicians are also known as Lighting Operators or Lighting Electricians and are commonly referred to as “Sparks”. They help with the settting up and looking after

Model Maker

FILM

Model Makers design, create and produce 3D scale models and miniatures for use on film productions

Moving Light Operator

FILM

Moving Light Operators operate, programme and maintain automated moving lights

Producer

FILM

Producers are responsible for all aspects of a film’s production, putting together a creative and talented cast and crew, and turning story ideas into profitable films

Producer (Animation)

ANIMATION

The boss in the animator’s studio, the producer is responsible for the budget and scheduling, making sure the project develops creatively while running efficiently.

Producer (VFX)

VFX

Responsible for the overall running of a project, from staffing to scheduling and budget.

Production Assistant (Animation)

ANIMATION

Production Assistants assist in the smooth running of the production

Production Co-ordinator

FILM

Production Co-ordinators run the daily operation of the production office

Production Designer

FILM

Production Designers define and manage every visual aspect of a film

Production Designer (Animation)

ANIMATION

Production Designers create the ‘look’ of an animation project

Production Manager

FILM

Production Managers make sure the production runs smoothly for the Producer and Line Producer

Production Runner

FILM

Production Runners help out wherever they are needed on productions

Production Secretary (Animation)

ANIMATION

Production Secretaries in animation support Producers and animation production departments

Project Manager / Producer (Games)

GAMES

Ensure the successful delivery of a game

Render Wrangler

ANIMATION

Render Wranglers supervise the rendering process, converting computer data and outputting it as a sequence of viewable images

Rigger

Riggers create skeletons for 3D Models, allowing them to move realistically and dynamically.

Roto Artist

ANIMATION, VFX

Roto Artists trace the areas of live action frames where computer graphics will overlap or interact with live image

Runner (Animation)

ANIMATION

Runners provide support wherever it might be required within an animation studio, supporting the production office and editing department

Runner (VFX)

VFX

Runners help keep the VFX artists happy and productive through support and taking on basic tracking, project management and animation duties.

Scenic Artist

FILM

Scenic Artists paint backdrops, murals and many other elements on film sets

Sculptor

FILM

Sculptors design and create special features, such as statues or complex props

Storyboard Artist (Animation)

ANIMATION

Storyboard Artists illustrate the narrative and draw panels to demonstrate action

Storyboard Artist (Film)

FILM

Storyboard Artists draw a series of pictures to represent a script or screenplay

Storyboard Assistant (Animation)

ANIMATION

Storyboard Assistants in animation clean up existing panels and complete partly-drawn panels

Technical Artist (Games)

GAMES

Technical Artists act as a bridge between the Artists and Programmers working on a game

VFX Supervisor

VFX

Makes sure that VFX shots are identified, and elements are captured appropriately for port-production.