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Job Description: Directors ensure the film’s story is being told through the Actors’ performances and the onscreen visuals. They are in charge of every creative aspect from development to post-production.
Salary: $32,000 to $187,000+
Alternate Titles: Director of Photography, DP
Job Description: The Cinematographer works with the Director to achieve the overall visual aesthetic of a cinematic production.
Salary: $2,000 to $20,000 per week
Alternate Titles: Camera Person, Shooter, Steadicam
Job Description: Camera Operators work with the camera team to operate a camera and record the action of a scene on a film set.
Average Annual Salary: $59,000
Alternate Titles: Editor, Cutter
Job Description: The Film Editor (also known as Picture Editor) works with the Director, editing footage together to shape character and perspective, thereby creating a comprehensive onscreen narrative.
Average Annual Salary: $75,000
Alternate Titles: PA
Job Description: 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.
Salary: $150 to $250 per day
Alternate Titles: Scripty, Continuity
Job Description: The Script Supervisor oversees continuity during principal photography, ensuring people and props are where they should be in each shot.
1st Assistant Director
Alternate Titles: 1st AD
Job Description: The 1st Assistant Director manages the schedule for a film set and coordinates all on-set departments for each shot.
Salary: $8,000 per week
Alternate Titles: Head of Grip Department
Job Description: The Key Grip supervises the Grip Department, providing all support for lights and camera on set. They shape light for a cinematic quality.
Salary: $150 to $500 per day