ART467.001 SP20 Crew

Asst DirectorKralColor
CinematographyShettelAudio Editor
Production SoundShugartsEditor
Production DesignerVan TasselDialogue



  • Schedules the production
  • Budgets the production; manages purchasing
  • Maintains personal and location releases
  • Maintains credits list
  • Markets the film
    • Hires poster designer
    • Oversees trailer
    • Strategically enters the film in festivals.


  • Motivates actors to produce their best dramatic performance.
  • Attends casting sessions and selects actors.  Oversees rehearsals.
  • Interprets a script; understands the story and narrative style.
  • Chooses set locations from among those scouted by the Production Designer.
  • Works within budgetary constraints.  Adheres to production schedule.
  • Manages conflict on set.
  • Coordinates with camera crew, production designer, and composer to ensure a consistent creative execution.
  • Works with the editor to create the film in its final form.


  • Writes the script.


(a.k.a. director of photography, lighting cameraman, camera operator)

  • Manages camera and lighting crew
  • Oversee the selection and manipulation of technical equipment to create screen images.
  • Lenses & Filters
  • Lighting techniques
  • Camera movements
  • Aspect ratio, digital effects, image contrast, frame rates
  • Manages and backs up all recording media (in conjunction with the Digital Imaging Technician); Delivers recorded media to the editor

Assistant Director

  • Shooting schedule. Once the director signs off on the storyboards, the first AD creates an overall shooting schedule. The AD clears the shooting schedule with the production manager, line producer, and crew department heads. The AD must ensure that all scenes are appropriately scheduled for when the applicable location, props, and cast are available.
  • Call sheets. Before each day of shooting, a call sheet is drawn up by the second AD in conjunction with the first AD. During production, it’s the first AD’s job to make sure that everyone is making their call times and the filming is progressing on schedule.
  • Calling the roll. During filming, one of the first assistant director’s primary responsibilities is what’s known as “calling the roll”. Calling the roll is when the 1st AD cues the various department heads (including camera operator, key grip, and sound mixer) to prepare for filming to start.
  • Liaise with the crew. The AD serves as the go-between for the director and the rest of the crew. If something needs to be communicated in either direction, it generally goes through the first AD.
  • On-set diplomat. The AD is also responsible for controlling discipline on the set. If someone is not doing their job effectively or there are conflicts on set, it is the first AD’s job to resolve the situation. This may require taking disciplinary action or changing personnel when appropriate.
  • Safety. Safety is a priority on any film set and the first AD must also ensure that all health and safety standards are met. Each department has different precautions to ensure that cast and crew members aren’t in danger. The first AD oversees each department and is ultimately responsible for ensuring that each department head is maintaining a safe workspace.

Production Sound

(a.k.a.  production sound mixer, location sound recordist, location sound engineer, or sound mixer)

  • Works within budgetary constraints.  Adheres to production schedule.
  • Manages audio crew (chiefly the boom operator and utility sound technician).
  • Selects, maintains, and deploys microphones, cables, field recorders, mixers, and headphones
  • Makes and logs dual-system recordings of all location dialogue
  • Makes and logs recordings of roomtone and wildcat effects
  • Manages and backs up all recording media (in conjunction with the Digital Imaging Technician); Delivers recorded media to the editor.

Digital Imaging Technician

Manages, logs, and backs up all audio and video recording media; Delivers recorded media to the editor.

Production Designer

  • Works within budgetary constraints.  Adheres to production schedule.
  • Works alongside the director to select and design the following elements to visually convey the film’s story:
    • Costumes
    • Make-Up
    • Location Scouting
    • Set Dressing

Editor (Visual)

  • Organizes raw footage.
  • Selects shots, combines them into sequences.
  • Works with the director to creatively tell the film’s story

Editor (Audio)

  • Combines the following elements to meet technical standards of level and creatively tell the film’s story:
    • Dialogue
    • Foley, Effects, Atmospheres
    • Score.  Contract with a composer to add original music.


  • Effects basic color correction.
    • Input LUT (Look Up Table)
    • White Balance
      • Temperature
      • Tint
    • Tone
      • Exposure
      • Contrast
    • Highlights
    • Shadows
    • Whites
    • Blacks
  • Make individual shots recorded under different lighting conditions look like they belong in the same scene.
  • Monitors for broadcast-safe levels of brightness and color.
  • Adds subjective, creative color grading to creatively tell the film’s story.


  • Designs titles (coordinated with marketing for branding consistency)
  • Designs visual effects
  • Designs credit crawl