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Film Composer

Composer

Alternate Titles: Film Composer

Job Description: The Composer creates the score for a motion picture through writing, revising, and recording new music to elicit an emotional response.

Salary: $20,000 to $152,000

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Makeup Artist

Job Description: As part of a production team, a Makeup Artist’s job is to collaborate with other creatives by painting faces, creating character looks and designing other facial effects in line with their vision.

General Salary Range: Varies widely; $300/day – $3,000/day

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Screenwriter

Screenwriter

Alternate Titles: Writer

Job Description: The Screenwriter writes the screenplay for a film, which includes all scenes and dialogue. They start with a treatment before writing the first draft and making multiple revisions.

Salary: $70,000+

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Graphic Artist

Graphic Artist

Alternate Titles: Motion Graphics Artist, Motion Graphics and Titles

Job Description: Graphic Artists implement general visual effects and create custom transitions through carefully selected fonts and colors.

Salary: $80,000 to $120,0000

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Colorist

Colorist

Alternate Titles: Post Digital Imaging Technician

Job Description: The Colorist processes every image in a cinematic production to achieve the desired hues and contrast. The work is a sort of hybrid of visual effects and cinematography.

Average Annual Salary: $69,000

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Production Designer

Production Designer

Alternate Titles: PD, Scenic Design

Job Description: The Production Designer manages the Art Department on a set and oversees the visuals of the film. They participate in location scouts and design sets.

Average Annual Salary: $90,000

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Armorer

Armorer

Job Description: An Armorer supervises the use of all weapons on a film set and provides instruction for the Actors on how to properly and safely use them.

Average Annual Salary: $60,000

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Costume Designer

Costume Designer

Alternate Titles: Head of Wardrobe

Job Description: The Costume Designer creates costumes to tell a story about the characters. He or she is the artistic head for all costume based decisions on a film set.

Salary: $3,000 to $12,000 per day

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Sound Designer

Sound Designer

Alternate Titles: SDx, Supervising Sound Editor

Job Description: The Sound Designer oversees the creative aspects of how a film will feel sonically and what its unified aesthetic of sound will be.

Salary: $100 to $400 per day

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Sound Designer

Sound Designer

Alternate Titles: SDx, Supervising Sound Editor

Job Description: The Sound Designer oversees the creative aspects of how a film will feel sonically and what its unified aesthetic of sound will be.

Salary: $100 to $400 per day

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Music Supervisor

Music Supervisor

Alternate Titles: Music Sup.

Job Description: The Music Supervisor oversees all music that takes place in a motion picture, selecting tracks that fit the mood and tone of each scene, and sometimes sitting in during recording sessions.

Average Annual Salary: $90,000

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Foley Artist

Foley Engineer

Alternate Titles: Foley Recordist

Job Description: The Foley Engineer works in the Sound Department, setting up microphones and recording the sound effects Foley Artists create for a motion picture.

Salary: $150 to $300 per day

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Film Catering

Film Catering Person

Alternate Titles: Crafty, Craft Services, Entertainment Catering, Caterer

Job Description: A Catering (or Craft Services) person provides all food and beverages on set, with the exception of meal times.

Average Annual Salary: $74,000

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