This page is a list of film jobs and what they do. Not all terms have been defined. Comment the definition of terms you know to fill this in faster. If you feel a definition needs to be changed, use the contact form on the home page to tell me.
Assistant Producer – A person who does a limited number of producing functions delegated to him/her by the producer.
Audio Engineer – The person who records, manipulates, and mixes recordings for the film.
Best Boy – Assistant to the department head of electric or grip.
Boom Operator – The person who is in charge of boom operation. Assistant to the Audio Engineer.
Camera Operator – A person in the film crew consisting of the Director of Photography.
Casting Director – The person in charge of casting for the film.
Chief Lighting Technician – In charge of lighting on the film set. Takes orders from the Cinematographer. (Gaffer)
Cinematographer – This person is the chief over the camera and lighting crews on a film set. (Director of Photography, DP, DoP)
Concept Artist – Artist that creates depictions of ideas.
Costume Designer – Person in charge of designing costumes for films.
Costume Illustrator – Person in charge of illustrating the costumes for the costume designer.
Dialogue Editor – The editor that is responsible for editing dialogue in the film.
Digital Color Specialist –
Digital Compositor –
Director of Photography – See Cinematographer
Film Editor –
Film Educator –
Film Promoter –
Global Film Strategist –
Gaffer – See Chief Lighting Technician
Interactive Art Director –
Location Manager –
Location Scout –
Make-up Artist –
Media Director –
Media Planner –
Motion Graphics Designer –
Music Editor –
Producer – Handles all the finances of the film, hires the cast, crew, and director and makes sure everything runs smoothly.
Production Assistant –
Production Manager –
Production Designer – Creates the style of the sets, props, and visual details that give the film a unique look
Scoring Crew –
Script Supervisor –
Set Designer –
Set Lighting Technician –
Sound Effects Editor –
Sound Effects Recordist –
Special Effects Director –
Steadicam Operator – The person who operates a Steadicam.
Title Designer –
Visual Effects Designer –
Visual Effects Supervisor –
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