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Production: Specialty Careers

If you're intrigued by onscreen visual effects, drone piloting, safe weapons handling, and more, there might be a place for you in the Production: Specialty department.
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Production Assistant

Production Assistant

A Production Assistant works with various departments on set as needed for odd jobs and support tasks. This is the entry-level position for many crew positions. Learn More Avg. Salary: $34,296 Salary Range: $31K - $43K Alt Titles: PA
Visual Effects Supervisor

Visual Effects Supervisor

Post Visual Effects Supervisors advise on the cost of applying visual effects in post-production, and they hire the artistic team to execute the work. Learn More Avg. Salary: $140,502 Salary Range:
$59K - $225K
Alt Titles: Visual Effects Supervisor, VFX Supervisor
Production Accountant

Production Accountant

A Production Accountant looks after all of the finances for a production. They issue paychecks and give updates to the Producers on where their actual budget is in relation to their projected budget. Learn More Avg. Salary: $58,332 Salary Range: $32K - $87K Alt Titles: Accountant
Armorer

Armorer

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. Learn More Avg. Salary: $31,577 Salary Range: $24K - $42K Alt Titles: None
Film Catering

Film Catering

A Catering (or Craft Services) person provides all food and beverages on set, with the exception of meal times. Learn More Avg. Salary: $48,963 Salary Range: $29K-$56K Alt Titles: Crafty, Craft Services, Entertainment Catering, Caterer
Digital Imaging Technician

Digital Imaging Technician

The Digital Imaging Technician is responsible for wrangling all data on set and duplicating it for safety. They’re responsible for ensuring all footage is available and intact for the Editor. Learn More Avg. Salary: $41,257 Salary Range: $41K - $41K Alt Titles: DIT
drone pilot

Drone Pilot

The job of a Drone Pilot is to capture footage from a unique, bird’s eye perspective.

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$0-$1,500/day

Alt Titles: Drone Operator, Drone Camera Operator
on set vfx supervisor

On Set VFX Supervisor

The job of an On-Set VFX Supervisor is to make sure that the required VFX shots are executed as needed, as well as to manage the VFX budget, schedule and expectations. Learn More Avg. Salary: $140,502 Salary Range: $59K - $225K Alt Titles: Studio VFX Supervisor, In-House VFX Supervisor
Drone Operator

Drone Operator

A Drone Operator works to remotely pilot aircraft that gets footage from above a specific location during production. Learn More Avg. Salary: $58,026 Salary Range: $39R - $92K Alt Titles: Drone Pilot
assistant production accountant

Assistant Production Accountant

Whereas the Production Accountant takes care of macro-level financials and overall budgets for a production, Assistant Production Accountants take care of micro-level financials... Learn More Avg. Salary: $73000 Salary Range: $70K - $78K Alt Titles: Second Assistant Production Accountant
key craft services

Key Craft Services

Key Craft Services provide snacks, coffee and refreshments to crew and cast throughout the day. They also maintain trash on and around set. Learn More Avg. Salary: $130,000 Salary Range: $110k to $180k+ Alt Titles: Key Crafty Service, Key Crafty, Key Craft Server
Lead Chef (Film)

Lead Chef

Lead Chefs in television, film and commercials feed the cast and crew breakfast and lunch on production days. As part of the catering team, they feed from 50 to 350 people at any given time. Learn More Avg. Salary: $48,428 Salary Range:
$24K - $67K
Alt Titles: Key Caterer, Catering, Chef Driver, Head Chef
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