Audio-Visual Job Roles

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Audio-Visual Job Roles by Mind Map: Audio-Visual Job Roles

1. Editor

1.1. Work closely with the Director to craft the finished film

1.2. Working in an edit suite for long hours

1.3. Running a team of assistants and trainees on big productions

1.4. Skills required:

1.4.1. Technical aptitude

1.4.2. A wide experience of the post production process

1.4.3. Be creative under pressure

1.4.4. Be familiar with a variety of computer editing equipment

1.4.5. Have highly developed aesthetic visual awareness

2. Camera Operator

2.1. Prepares and operates all camera equipment

2.2. Works with the Director and Director of Photography to achieve the visual style of the film

2.3. Manages other camera department staff

2.4. Skills required:

2.4.1. know how to operate the camera expertly

2.4.2. have good working knowledge of all camera systems, lenses, support equipment and accessories

2.4.3. provide creative input

2.4.4. have a good sense of visual composition, perspective and movement

3. Digital Imaging Technician

3.1. Ensures a digital camera is being used to produce high quality images

3.2. Making sure all footage is secured and backed up, and creating dailies for the director and Director of Photography to view

3.3. Applying LUTs to raw footage to give an impression of what the footage will look like after the post production phase

3.4. Skills required:

3.4.1. Know the ins-and-outs of digital cinematography

3.4.2. Have in-depth knowledge of all the major cameras used in digital film

3.4.3. Have a good eye for colour

3.4.4. Be aware of file formats, storage media and computer hardware, in order to cater your personal DIT rig to the shoot you’re working on

4. Director

4.1. Be the driving creative force in a film's production - visualise and define the style and structure of the film, then bring it to life

4.2. Carry out duties such as casting, script editing, shot composition, shot selection and editing

4.3. Acting as the crucial link between the production, technical and creative teams

4.4. Skills required:

4.4.1. have exceptional artistic vision and creative skills

4.4.2. have a deep passion for filmmaking

4.4.3. be a strong and confident leader

4.4.4. have an extensive understanding of the entire filmmaking process, from both technical and creative points of view

4.4.5. be determined to succeed

5. Executive Producer

5.1. Supervise the Producer on behalf of the studio, financiers or distributors

5.2. Making sure the film is completed on time, and on budget

5.3. Raising finances for a film and securing rights

5.4. Skills required:

5.4.1. Have excellent negotiating skills

5.4.2. Have a keen business sense

5.4.3. Have good experience of all aspects of film production, financing and distribution

5.4.4. Have good contacts in the industry

5.4.5. Understand the film market

5.4.6. Understand audience trends

6. Lighting Technician

6.1. Look after lighting equipment on a film set, or on location

6.2. Help with the power supply

6.3. Help to set up lighting equipment

6.4. Skills equired:

6.4.1. Understand the relevant health and safety laws and procedures

6.4.2. Be able to work comfortably at heights

6.4.3. Have knowledge of different types of lighting equipment, accessories and effects

6.4.4. Have stamina and physical agility

7. Sound Designer

7.1. Create sounds effects for giant explosions or car crashes

7.2. Create more subtle sounds to enhance mood and feeling

7.3. Manage the sound post production process

7.4. Skills required:

7.4.1. A genuine enthusiasm for sound and film

7.4.2. A good understanding of acoustics

7.4.3. An expert knowledge of sound recording and editing techniques

7.4.4. Excellent listening skills

7.4.5. Creativity and imagination

8. Storyboard Artist

8.1. Draw a series of pictures to represent a script or screenplay

8.2. Work with the Director to turn their vision into reality

8.3. Use computer drawing and storyboarding software

8.4. Skills required:

8.4.1. A basic technical knowledge of film cameras and lenses

8.4.2. Be skilled in image manipulation packages

8.4.3. Excellent drawing skills

9. Radio Producer

9.1. Create content and manage the whole radio production process for both live and recorded programmes

9.2. Generate original ideas, identify suitable ideas from others, and carry out thorough research

9.3. Skills required:

9.3.1. Excellent writing and storytelling skills, with the ability to tailor and adapt content for different audiences and platforms

9.3.2. Knowledge of the radio market, different station and programme styles, and audience demographics

9.3.3. Confidence and tenacity to pursue information, overcome obstacles and pitch ideas to senior colleagues

10. Radio Traffic Manager

10.1. Scheduling advertising and promotions for commercial radio, aiming to maximise revenue

10.2. Skills required:

10.2.1. Excellent organisational and administrative skills

10.2.2. Able to analyse and interpret data, and interpret the information for non–specialist colleagues

10.2.3. A good understanding of the radio sales process

10.2.4. Able to use relevant traffic management and playout software