Section 2: Professional Development

2.1 

Please upload or summarise the crew test you did with Rupert

 

 

The crew test went through the main roles within film production. I will summarise a few.

Producer; Finds the finance for the film, Finds the Script, Hires the director, Deals with marketing,

Director; Oversees Film Production, Controls artistic elements of film making.

Location Manager; Finds and negotiate the locations for film shoots

Cast Director; Find actors through speaking with agents

Production Manager; Controls the budget of the film and how the money is spent

Assistant Director; Controls the set, and health and safety

Runner; Helps all members of the crew by doing smaller jobs

DOP; Controls compositions of the shots

DIT; Controls image quality control

Camera Op; Operates the camera

Gaffer; Sets up the lights

Grip; Supports the camera

Focus Puller; Keeps the shot in focus

Clapper loader; Logs the shots with the clapper

Sound Mixer; Controls the level of sounds picked up by the boom

Boom Op; Operates the boom mic

Editor; Puts the shots together

Script Supervisor; Controls the continuity through the scenes

 

2.2

Describe the structure and interrelationships of the production department. You can use a diagram or similar if you wish

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One of the closest relationships on set is that between the Director and the DOP. The two work very closely together to find out what is the best way to compose the shots in order to achieve the directors desired effect.  However, the DOP must also work closely with the Camera Operator, in many cases the DOP is also the camera operator but not always. It is important for the DOP and Camera OP to communicate well so the correct shot is achieved.

The Director also speaks to the first AD. This allows easy communication between the rest of the crew and the Director as the first AD is the link between the Director and Crew.

The Sound Mixer and the Boom Op must also have a very close and efficient relationship to achieve good quality sound. To achieve sound that is at a good level it is important that the Boom Op maintains a similar distance between the sound and the mic at all times so that the mixer can level the sound accordingly and easily. However, the Boom Op also usually needs a good relationship with the DOP to avoid getting any Boom shadows in the shot.

2.3 

Describe at least 2 potentional progression routes into the film industry (e.g. university, apprenticeships, entry level work, film festivals etc)

 

 

What do you plan to do when the academy is finished?

 

 

Briefly describe the job of one of your tutors, and what they have done in their career

 

 

 

2.4 

What is the wider creative media sector? (think about music, costume, advertising, animation, theatre, games etc)

 

 

Explain how film production connects to the wider creative media sector

 

***you might find the following link helpful for completing this section:

http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries 

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