Monday, May 18, 2015

To Get Jobs in Film Industry Join National College of Media and Communication

To Get Jobs in Film Industry Join National College of Media and Communication

Syed Ali Mujtaba

There is a plethora of jobs available in the film industry. There is little knowledge among the students as to what job they may aspire for. They only see the glamour part of the industry and may like to be Director, Cinematographer, and Audio-grapher. However, there are plenty of jobs that are available and with little training; any media student can fit into such positions quite easily.  


Jobs primarily in the Pre-Production stage of the film may include the following:

● Writer-changes intangible ideas into words, providing a blueprint for every aspect of production- Production Designer-translates the ideas expressed in the script into the elements that will be seen- Art Director-working under the Production Designer, coordinates the Art Department

● Studio Executive-part of the financing and distribution arm of the industry; oversees production of a project as a whole from the development stage to exhibition- Producer-oversees all aspects of production

● Unit Production Manager-in charge of all logistics including, day-to-day planning, production scheduling, terms of employment for cast and crew, supplies, equipment, locations, permits, travel, transportation, and financial considerations for production

● Music Composer-creates musical score to accompany images onscreen - Musician-performs instrumentals to help create the musical score


Some of the jobs primarily on set during actual production include the following:

● Director-generally in charge of the creative decisions made throughout production

● Actor-performs a character as written in the screenplay; generally has lines of dialogue to speak- Extra-an Actor without dialogue; fills in the background to support the principal action

● Stunt Coordinator-coordinates and designs sequences or actions considered dangerous- Stunt Performer-skilled and trained performers capable of executing dangerous actions

● First Assistant Director-coordinates each department on a shot-by-shot basis to keep the production on schedule- Second Assistant Director-assists the First Assistant Director and completes necessary paperwork- Second Second Assistant Director-lends assistance to the Second Assistant Director

● Director of Photography-responsible for technical and creative decisions regarding lighting and camera setup- Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)-video engineer specializing in high-definition cameras- Camera Operator-points the camera and frames the shot using a variety of tools - First Assistant Camera/Focus Puller-responsible for technical upkeep of camera and keeps subjects in focus during each take- Second Assistant Camera/Clapper-assists the First Assistant Camera in camera setup and keeps track of all camera equipment

● Location Mixer-maintains proper sound levels during a take- Boom Operator-holds a microphone over the action, out of site from the camera- Cable Puller-assists the Mixer and Boom Operator during setup and each shot

● Costumer-assists the Wardrobe Supervisor and dresses Actor- Wardrobe Supervisor-organizes and maintains costumes and also tracks costume continuity- Costume Designer-designs and/or buys clothing that the Actors should be wearing per the script

● Makeup Artist-applies cosmetic makeup in accordance with the requirements of the story- Hair Stylist-designs and styles hair in accordance with the requirements of the story

● Set Decorator-in charge of all furnishings seen on set- Set Dresser-works with the Set Decorator to place items on the set- Standby Painter-creates signage and touches up damaged painted surfaces during production- Special Effects-constructs on-set rigging of props to perform a variety of real effects (not computer graphics) and is usually a specialist in creating explosions, fire, and bullet hits


Editor-syncs sound and image and then cuts shots into a logical order to tell the story- Assistant Editor-maintains editing equipment and deals with related paperwork

Visual Effects Supervisor-coordinates the various effects requirements- Visual Effects (CGI)-uses computers to create any number of illusions that are impossible to achieve practically on set or are simply less expensive to create digitally

● Post-Production Sound-"sweetens" (improves sound quality) and edits dialogue, sound effects, and music tracks

These are just a few of the jobs listed above. Many more of them exists and can be found out during the course training at the National College of Media and Communication.NCMC is the best place to study Film Making courses.

Syed Ali Mujtaba heads National College of Media and Communication. He can be contacted at 9790919011


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