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Movies Crew

—Director: It is responsible for the casting, editing, shot selection, shot composition, and script editing of a film. They are the creative source behind a movie, and must communicate to actors on the way a particular shot is to be played. Directors usually have artistic control over all aspects of a film. —

Art Director: Person who is in charge of and oversees the artists and craftspeople who build the movie sets. —

Assistant Director: The Assistant Director is responsible for tracking the progress of the film versus the production schedule. Also responsible for preparing call sheets.

Casting Director: He/She auditions and helps choose all the speaking role actors in movies, television shows, and plays. Must have a wide knowledge of actors, and be able to match the talent with the role. Also serves as the liason between Directors, actors, and their agents. Responsible for negotiating deals with agents and for obtaining contracts for each hired actor.

Director of photography: It is responsible for the process of recording a scene as instructed by the Director. Duties include selection of film, cameras, and lenses as well as selecting the lighting. The Director of Photography directs the Gaffer's placement of lighting.

—Producers are in charge of a movie's production in all matters, except for the creative efforts of the Director. The Producer is also responsible for raising funds, hiring key personnel, and arranging for distribution.—Production Assistants do various odd jobs on movie sets, including stopping traffic, acting as couriers, and fetching items from craft services. PA's are often attached directly to a specific actor or filmmaker.

Production Illustrators draw all the storyboards used to make a film. They are also responsible for any drawings needed during the course of a production.

Production Manager: Responsible for ordering equipment, securing cast and crew accommodations, and other practical matters on the set. Reports directly to the film's Producer. Associate Producer is an individual who share the responsibility for creative and business dealings with the Executive Producer.

—Background Artists design and/or construct the art used at the rear of a set.

—Choreographer: Person responsible for planning and directing all dance sequences within a movie or play.

—Composers are musicians whose music appears in a movie's score. Most films have at least one original song written expressly for the score. —

Costume Designer: Person who is directly responsible for designing the costumes in a film. —

The Dialog Coach is responsible for helping an actor's speech pattern fit their character, usually by assisting with pronunciations and accents.

—Grip specifically responsible for positioning the dolly. The dolly is a small truck that rolls along tracks and carries the camera, camera person, and occasionally the Director.

Editor: A person who edits a movie, by following the Director's instructions. Editors normally work on the visual editing of a film, and are in charge of reconstructing the sequence of events within a film.

Line Producer: Responsible for managing every person and issue associated with a film. Line Producers typically work on one film at a time.

Gaffer; Literally translates to "old man." The Gaffer is in charge of the electrical department.

Foley Artists create foley sound effects. Foley Artists use a variety of objects to create the sounds of footsteps and other incidental noises in a film.

Extras are people who do not have a speaking role and are usually used for filler in a crowd scene, or as background action. No acting experience is necessary to be an Extra.

Body Doubles are used to take the place of the actor/actress for a specific scene. Normally the Director will choose to use a Body Double when an actor's actual body part isn't quite what is desired for a scene. Body Doubles are often used for scenes involving nudity or physical prowess.

Screenwriters adapt existing works for production into a movie, or create a new screenplay to be filmed.

Wranglers are directly responsible for all entities on the set who cannot be spoken with. They are responsible for the care and control of items and animals, and must have an expertise in dealing with these particular items or animals.

Set Designers translate a Production Designer's vision and ideas of the movie into a set which is then used for filming. Set Designers report to the Art Director and are in charge of a Leadman.

Technical Advisors are experts on a specific subject matter, and offer advice on making a film more authentic and true to its subject matter.

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