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Film Set Roles
This person is not that creative, and they are likely the ones with the money. Your client could be the EP, they could be an investor or the big studio financing your film.
Think of a wedding planner and how they run the whole show, not really the creative things but they understand the creative world. That’s the producer. They have almost equal power to the director on set and they work together.
This is you! You direct the vision of the project in pre-production, production, and post-production!
They work closely with the Director, sometimes they argue, but they are in charge of the lighting and camera under the direction of the director.
They are often hired by the DP, they actually move the lights and set them up.
They work with the Gaffer. They move things like stands, apple boxes, etc… they mainly speak to the DP.
The hero on set! They work the hardest, they are the lowest paid and they need more respect. Be that set that changes their narrative.
Hair, makeup, nail artist, and styling. They matter and their expertise should be listened to.
All the background artwork, the set decor, the props, etc… that’s all from the expertise of the Art Dept. /Set Decorator
They are a storyteller. Hopefully, you involved them in the pre-process so that you. They will help put all of your hard work into something that is beautiful.
They take all of the footage that is in “picture-lock” and give it an even color, stylistic approach. This is important for storytelling.
All of those great sound effects, the perfect sound levels, the perfect mix of voiceover, sound effects, music, atmosphere, etc… all of that is the magic of the sound mixer (under your direction as the director).
Think of this as the optional but powerful narrator of the story. It’s a voice that walks you through the journey.