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Director

Director

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+

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Cinematographer

Cinematographer

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

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Camera Operator and Steadicam Operator

Camera Operator

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

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Picture Editor

Film Editor

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

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Production Assistant

Production Assistant

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

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Script Supervisor

Script Supervisor

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.

Salary: $78,000

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1st Assistant Director

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

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Key Grip

Key Grip

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

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