ART414.001 FA21 Crew

Production Sound 02,
Digital Imaging Technician
CeresEditor (Audio)
Production Designer
CopelandEditor (Visual),
Lighting 02LabonowskiAsst. Editor,
Lighting 01Lattner-LaneFoley/FX
Production Sound 01SchiffbauerColor
CameraTiptonDialogue Editor

Production Responsibilities


  • 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.


(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
  • Delivers recorded media to the DIT


  • Creates a prescriptive lighting plot.  Includes location scouting and sunlight research/prediction.
  • Specifies, checks out, and returns lighting instruments
  • Hangs lights to support the work of the cinematographer
  • Manages electrics to support lighting
  • Revises a descriptive lighting plot and set photos as a nominal, repeatable record

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
  • Delivers recorded media to the DIT

Digital Imaging Technician

  • Manages, logs, and backs up all audio and video recording media
  • Organizes server folders
  • 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

Post Production Responsibilities

Editor (Visual)

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

Editor (Audio)

  • supervise and combines the work of the following three editors:

Editor (Dialogue)

  • edits, mixes, and replaces dialogue recordings

Editor (Foley, FX, Atmospheres)

  • records and mixes sound effects and background ambience

Editor (Score)

  • contracts with a composer
  • records, edits, and mixes multi-track music recordings


  • 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