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Making a feature length film is a lot of work and requires a team of people. We are always in need of more hands so if you've wanted to know what it's like to work on a movie set, here's your chance. Check out our list of needs, then contact us if you want to help in any of those areas. Don't know what you want to do? Not a problem, if you have a willing spirit, we'll find a place for you!




























Unit Production Manager

The UPM, under the supervision of the Exec Producer, coordinates, facilitates, and oversees the preparation of the production unit, including: all off-set logistics, day to day production decisions, locations, budget schedules and personnel. Specific duties will include:

• Prepare script breakdown and preliminary shooting schedule with the 1st AD

• Prepare and coordinate the budget

• Oversee search and survey of all locations and the completion of business arrangements for the same

• Assist in the preparation of the production with a mind towards efficiency collaboration

• Supervise completion of the production report for each day’s work, showing work covered and the status of the production, and arrange for distribution of that report to proper channels

• Coordinate arrangements for the transportation and housing of cast, crew, and staff

• Oversee the securing of releases and negotiations for locations and personnel

• Maintain a liaison with the local authorities regarding locations and the operation of the company.


Assistant Director

During preproduction the 1st AD works in conjunction with the UPM in organizing the crew, securing equipment, script break down, stripboard (production board) prep, and shooting schedule. During production he/she assists the director with respect to on-set production details, coordinates and supervises crew and cast activities and facilitates an organized flow of production activity. Specific duties will include:

• Prepare script breakdown and preliminary shooting schedule with the UPM

Aid in location business, as delegated by the UPM

Check weather reports

• Prepare day-out-of-day schedules for talent employment and determine the cast and crew calls

• Supervise the preparation of the call sheet for cast and crew

• Direct background action and supervise crowd control

• Supervise the functioning of the shooting set and crew

2nd Assistant Director

The 2nd AD is the chief assistant to the 1st AD in conducting the business of the set or the location site. Specific duties will include:

• Prepare the call sheet, in conjunction with the 1st AD

• Prepare the daily production report, in conjunction with the UPM

• Distribute scripts, sides, changes, and call sheets to cast and crew

• Communicate advance scheduling to cast and crew

• Aid in location managing as required by the UPM, 1st AD, or Location Manager

• Facilitate transportation of equipment and personnel, under the supervision of the UPM

• Schedule food, lodging, and other facilities

• Supervise set and location wrap

• Maintain liaison between UPM and 1st AD

• Assist in the direction of background action and the supervision of crowd control

Script Supervisor

The script supervisor maintains a daily log of the shots covered and their relation to the script during the course of a production, acts as chief continuity person, and acts as an on-set liaison to the post-production staff. Specific duties will include:

• Maintain of log of all shots, including the following information: shot number(s) as seen on script, actual slated shot number(s), comments by director or DP, continuity information including digital stills references, tape/reel#, camera settings, date, time, production statistics, etc.

• Act as continuity person on set

- uses a digital still camera to establish continuity referents for each shot covered in a day of shooting. These shots are cross-referenced with the script supervisor’s log for accessibility on set. Specific duties will include:

- Taking pictures of each shot covered, with particular attention to in-point and out-point of a shot. This means a photograph should be taken before the director says “action,” and immediately after the director says “cut.” These photographs should not use a flash…

• Maintain liaison with 2nd AD, provide information for daily production reports

• Provide editor, other postproduction staff with log of footage

Documentary Videographer

The documentary videographer captures “behind the scenes” footage for the Electronic Press Kit and other documentary purposes. Specific duties will include:

• Filming set operations

• Filming interviews with cast and crew

ELECTRICAL:

Gaffer

Also sometimes called the lighting designer, the gaffer is the chief electrician who supervises set lighting in accordance with the requirements of the DP. Specific duties will include:

• Lighting of sets and locations

• Maintenance and management of lights and lighting equipment

• Specialized electrical work such as generator operation

Best-Boy Electric

The best-boy electric is the chief assistant to the gaffer in the lighting of sets and the operation of electrical systems. Specific duties will include:

• Lighting of sets and locations

• Maintenance and management of lights and lighting equipment

• Specialized electrical work such as generator operation






Catering Manager

This Person is responsible for supplying the set with it’s meals at the correct time. Specific duties will include:

Communicate With Vendors to order food, schedule time for pickup, pay vendors

Transport food to set

Set up dinning area

Supply napkins, plates, drinks, cups, utensils, etc.

Craft Services

Craft services is in charge of overseeing the snacks on set. Specific Duties include:

Setting up the craft services area

Policing trash around craft services area

Stocking craft service area as needed

Taking drinks and snacks to members of the crew who are preoccupied

Sets up and maintains green rooms craft services

Acquiring and caring for own equipment throughout the shoot such as:

o Tables

o Coolers

o Tents

o Chairs

Acquiring snacks and supplies for use on the set such as ice, beverages, and napkins etc.

ART DEPARTMENT:

Location Manager

The location manager works with the UPM and the 2nd AD to manage the discovery and securing of locations. The locations manager maintains a liaison between the production and the local authorities, and obtains the necessary clearance and release for use of locations.

Key Makeup Person

The key makeup person applies and maintains the cast’s makeup. Specific duties will include:

• Applying makeup to cast members

• Maintaining actor’s makeup during shooting, in coordination with the script supervisor and the continuity stills photographer

Key Hairdresser

The key hairdresser dresses and maintains the cast’s hair. Specific duties will include:

• Dressing cast members hair

• Maintaining actor’s hair during shooting, in coordination with the script supervisor and the continuity stills photographer

Costumer Designer (wardrobe coordinator)

The costume designer works under the supervision of the director and the art director to design, obtain, assemble, and maintain the costumes for a production. Specific duties will include:

• The development of costuming concepts and design of costumes

• Coordination with the art director, production designer, and DP

• The obtaining of all costume components

• The final assembly of all costumes

• The maintenance of all costumes

Property Manager

The property manager works in coordination with the art director, production designer, and DP to gather, maintain, and manage all the props for a production. Specific duties will include:

• Seeking and obtaining props

• Maintenance and management of props

Boom Operators

The boom operators work under the supervision of the mixer/recordist in the recording of production sound, holding mic booms, placing mics, holding cables, and operating various recording devices. Specific duties will include:

• Holding mic booms and cables

• Headphone monitoring of mics

• Mic placement, set-up, and tear-down

• Operation of recording devices