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Writes the original music.Composer
39.6%
Chief of the camera and lighting crew of the film. Typically, the director tells this person how they want a shot to look and this person chooses the correct aperture, filter, and Director of photography
34.7%
Uses the camera at the direction of the cinematographer.Camera operator
33.7%
Assistant to the production sound mixer; uses a boom pole, a long pole made of light aluminum or carbon fiber that allows precise positioning of the microphone above or below the aBoom operator
32.7%
Head of the electrical department; designs and executes lighting plan for a production. Sometimes credited as 'chief lighting technician.'Gaffer
32.7%
Usually synonymous with 'director of photography,' though some insist this only applies when the director of photography and camera operator are the same person.Cinematographer
31.7%
Usually an investor or just a credit that the filmmaker gave to someone.Executive producer
28.7%
Keeps track of what parts of the script have been filmed and makes notes of any deviations between what was actually filmed and what appeared in the script; notes are given to the 'Continuity person'
28.7%
Is the chief assistant of the 1st AD.Second assistant director
27.7%
Chief grip on a set; helps set up the set to achieve correct lighting and blocking.Key grip
27.7%
Oversees the creative aspects of a film, ultimately subordinate to the film's producer or producers. Sometimes takes on many of the roles of the producer.Director
26.7%
Designs, plans, and organizes the construction of garments, down to the fabric, colors, and sizes.Costume designer
24.8%
Keeps the camera in focus as it is shooting.First assistant camera
24.8%
Creates the physical, visual appearance of the film - settings, costumes, properties, character makeup, etc.Production designer
21.8%
Maintains and styles hair, in conjunction with the makeup artist.Hair stylist
21.8%
Operates the camera dolly; places, levels, and moves the dolly track, then pushes and pulls the dolly, and usually a camera operator and camera assistant as riders.Dolly grip
18.8%
Reports to the production designer; more directly oversees artists and craftspeopleArt director
17.8%
Decorates set with furnishings and other objects.Set decorator
16.8%
Applies and removes the 'dressing', i.e. furniture, drapery, carpets, doorknobs, wall sockets, etc.Set dresser
16.8%
Assists the production manager and director, oversees day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and set.First assistant director
15.8%
Operates the clapperboard at the beginning of each take and loads the raw film stock into the camera magazines, manages the inventory of film (often eliminated on small productionsSecond assistant camera
15.8%
Assembles and edits all the sound effects.Sound editor
14.9%
Assists the 1st AD with set operations and general office tasks.Production assistant
13.9%
Finds and manages all the props; usually has several assistants.Property master
13.9%
Puts motion picture film from the manufacturer's light-tight canisters to the camera magazines, manages the inventory of film (often eliminated on small productions)Loader
13.9%
Handles and trains animals.Wrangler
12.9%
Chief assistant to the key grip; organizes grip equipment.Best boy grip
12.9%
Chief assistant to the gaffer.Best boy electric
12.9%
Creates and records diegetic sound effects.Foley artist
12.9%
Supervises the physical (not creative) aspects of the shooting: personnel, technology, budget, and scheduling. Also responsible for keeping film on schedule and budget.Production manager
11.9%
Arranges casting and performance of stunts, works closely with the director.Stunt coordinator
11.9%
A specialized props technician who deals with firearms.Armourer
10.9%
Responsible for schedule, budget, efficiency of post production.Post-production supervisor
9.9%
Assembles the various shots into a coherent film, with the help of the director.Film editor
9.9%
Job description Job title % Correct
Works with composer, mixers, and editors to create and integrate the film's music. This person's primary responsibility is to negotiate the rights for non-original music.Music supervisor
9.9%
Production manager but for second unit shooting.Unit manager
8.9%
Locates and then purchases or rents the set dressing and other objects.Buyer
8.9%
Sets up and controls lighting equipment.Lighting technician
8.9%
In charge of the visual effects departments; creates post-production alterations to the film's images.Visual effects supervisor
8.9%
Artists draw/paint entire sets or extend portions of an existing set.Matte painter
8.9%
In charge of post-production sound; sometimes involves great creative license.Sound designer
8.9%
Carries out the instructions of the art director; often involves measuring locations, creating graphics and paper props, collecting information for the production designerAssistant art director
7.9%
Coordinates internal workings of the digital camera.Digital imaging technician
7.9%
Fits or tailors costumes, usually on-setCutter
6.9%
Pulls cables, often acts as additional boom operator or mixer.Utility sound technician
6.9%
Initiates, coordinates, supervises, and controls matters such as raising funding, hiring key personnel and arranging for distributors.Film producer
5.9%
Organizes all logistics: hiring crew, renting equipment, etc.Production coordinator
5.9%
Draftsman, often an architect, who plans structures or interior spacesSet designer
5.9%
Foreman of the sets crew, often referred to as the 'swing gang.'Lead man
5.9%
Oversees the construction of all the sets.Construction coordinator
5.9%
Monitors the quality and continuity of costumes, and handle the star's wardrobe.Costume standby
5.9%
Balances the dialogue, music, and effects, and finalizes the film's audio track.Mixer
5.9%
Illustrates visual representations to communicate the ideas of production designer.Illustrator
5%
Foreman of a 'gang' of carpenters and laborers.Head carpenter
5%
Create the characters look for anyone appearing on screen. Some specialize in 'effects' make-up: monsters, aging, etc.Make-up artists
5%
Assists with the design of the costumes, manage the wardrobe workspace, supervise construction or sourcing of garments.Costume supervisor
5%
Employed on larger productions to manage the set costumes, and handle the star's wardrobe.Key costumer
5%
Sources and purchases fabrics and garments, lead may personally hire oneBuyer
5%
Operates a motion control rig, which essentially is a 'camera robot' able to consistently repeat camera moves for special effects use.Motion control technician
5%
Responsible for recording all sound during filming; involves choice and deployment of microphones, operating equipment, mixing of audio signals in real time.Production sound mixer
5%
Adjusts the color of the film via printer lights for greater consistency in the film's colors, uses digital tools in manipulating the image.Color timer
5%
Combines images from different sources, such as film, CGI, and text.Compositor
5%
Assembles and edits all dialog in the soundtrack, may supervise dubbing.Dialog editor
5%
Deals with landscape design of plant material.Greensmen
4%
Makes new clothing appear dirty, faded and worn.Art finisher
4%
Often technicians in construction, plastics, machining, electronics.Props builder
3%
Responsible for the surface treatments of the sets, i.e. aging and gilding, painting faux- wood, stone, brick, stained glass.Key scenic artist
3%

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