When working in production it’s often easy to forget that some of the things we regularly do can seem nonsensical or weird to someone new to video or working with a production company. Of course, you should never be afraid to ask your film crew to explain what they’re doing – in fact, we love to blather on about our work, as this blog shows – it’s always nice to go in with a bit of pre-knowledge.
The Director is in charge of the creative elements of the film.
Before filming, they will develop the project from initial brief to the final concept, working with all the crew to plan every aspect, from the script to the way the scene will be lit, to make sure they work and are consistent with this overall vision.
The Scriptwriter, as the name suggests, writes the script, containing the words the actors will speak and the setting they will be filmed in.
The Producer is in charge of putting the shoot together and making sure everything runs smoothly.
There’s been big changes afoot at Nice Media. New team members (including yours truly), new clients, and finally, as of last Friday, a new home.
Your first time on set can be a confusing with so many people around doing different jobs. To help you understand exactly what everybody is up to, here is our guide to the main roles on set.