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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Who Does What In A Movie??

Hit movie!! a regular term used when a person likes the movie which he has seen recently. He will praise the actor for that movie. But actually it is the effort of more than 100 technician to create a movie. Have a look over the technician terms and their role in creating the movie.

The director controls everything, gives orders to the cast and crew and makes sure that the script is followed.


There can be more than one producer, who is responsible for raising the money to make the film and for other important activities, such as as casting and controlling the costs.

Screenplay writer
The person who writes the script. This gives the actors and actresses their lines and explains how the action takes place.

The actors and actresses who appear in the film.

The people who appear in crowd scenes but do not have speaking parts.

Animatronic engineer
The technician responsible for making the robotic creatures used in science-fiction and fantasy films.

Art director
The art director coordinates the costumes, sets and make-up to set the overall style of the film.

Best boy
The deputy electrician, assistant to the gaffer.

Casting director
The person who chooses the actors for each role in the film.

The caterer supplies meals so that the cast and crew can work all day.

The person who directs the lighting and films the action, originally called the cameraman.

Clapper loader
Details of each scene are witting on a special board called a clapper board. The clapper loader snaps it shut in front of the camera as filming beings to record what is being filmed.

The composer writes the music or adapts an existing score as a backing track to the film.

Costume designer
The costume designer is responsible for designing and supplying the special clothing worn by the cast.

The editor cuts and connects the best versions of each section of film to create the final version.

The chief electrician, who is responsible for lighting the set. The word may come from slang for grandfather - a senior person respected by everyone. Gaffer tape is the heavy-duty tape used on sets to secure cables and almost anything else.

Key grip
A grip is responsible for moving the sets and for laying the tracks on which the camera runs. The key grip is in charge of all the other grips.

Make up artist
He or she applies the cosmetics which alter or improve an actor's looks under the studio lights.

Sound engineer
This engineer makes sure that the actors' dialogue and all the other sounds heard on the film are properly recorded and synchronized with the action.

Special effects coordinator
This person is responsible for creating spectacular scenes through a mixture of photographic mechanical and computer methods.

Stunt man/woman
Specialists who perform the actions that are too difficult or dangerous for an actor. Stunt doubles are stunt men or women made up to look like the actors so it looks as though the actors have performed a feat themselves.

Wardrobe mistress
The wardrobe mistress (or master) is in charge of the costumes, making sure they fit, are in good condition and available when they are needed for a scene.

1 comment:

Mathi said...

That was a nice analysis.. really cool effort!