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Careers in Art Direction, Set Decorating, Costume Design, and More.

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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Art Director

Job Description: Art Directors oversee the building of sets and the creation of all show signage in line with the vision of the Production Designer.

General Salary Range: $42,000 to $150,000+

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makeup artist, film makeup artist

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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Props Master

Props Manager

Alternate Titles: Props Master, Property Master, Props

Job Description: The Props Manager acquires, organizes, and maintains all items that an Actor uses within a film. They source props from thrift shops and props houses.

Salary: $150 to $400 per day

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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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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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Assistant Costume Designer

Assistant Costume Designer

Alternate Titles: Theatrical Designer

Job Description: Assistant Costume Designers assist Costume Designers with all looks for Actors on set. They also plan, create, organize, and help maintain clothes on set.

Salary: $25,000 to $100,000

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