The history of video: First things first

Everyone loves a pub quiz, right? Every flavour of crisps in the middle of the table, multiple pencils and a quirky team name. If there was a round on video we would ace it; we’d play our Joker card. If there was a round on video for learning, well, everyone else might as well go home.

How much do you know about video? Try your hand at these and score ten points for each correct answer…

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Jobs On Set: Stylist

We show a lot in the clothes that we wear, so the Costume Designer uses clothes to help create a visual identity for the characters.

Before filming, they will look at the brief and think about how the characters would dress, and source different clothes to suit this.

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Jobs On Set: Sound Recordist

Occasionally overlooked when planning a video, the Sound Recordist has the important job of making sure the actors or interviewees can be heard properly.

Before filming, they will check the script to make sure they have all the equipment needed to capture the sound, and source anything they don’t have.

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Jobs On Set: Director

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.

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Jobs on Set: Lighting Cameraman

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.

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