What is a Grip on a Movie Set? Job Description and Duties

Camera & Lighting DepartmentOpen menu Best Boy Camera Operator Director Of Photography Focus Puller Key Grip Gaffer Dolly Grip Grip Sound DepartmentOpen menu Boom Operator Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions The short answer to the question, “What is a Grip?” is that a Grip on a film crew is someone who moves lighting equipment… Continue reading What is a Grip on a Movie Set? Job Description and Duties

What is a Best Boy in Film? Job Description and Duties Explained

Camera & Lighting DepartmentOpen menu Best Boy Camera Operator Director Of Photography Focus Puller Key Grip Gaffer Dolly Grip Grip Sound DepartmentOpen menu Boom Operator Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions How many times have you watched a movie’s end credits and asked “What’s a Best Boy?” Among the many credited film crew members on… Continue reading What is a Best Boy in Film? Job Description and Duties Explained

What is a Gaffer? Definition and Job Description Explained

Camera & Lighting DepartmentOpen menu Best Boy Camera Operator Director Of Photography Focus Puller Key Grip Gaffer Dolly Grip Grip Sound DepartmentOpen menu Boom Operator Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions A lot of job titles on a film set come from other industries or traditions, and Gaffer is one of them. The Gaffer is… Continue reading What is a Gaffer? Definition and Job Description Explained

How to Create a One Line Schedule for Any Production

Shooting Schedule EssentialsOpen menu What Is a Shooting Schedule How to Plan a Film Shoot How to Create Multiple Shooting Schedules How to Create a One Line Schedule What is the Dood Report DOOD Report Explained Shooting Schedule Pro-TipsOpen menu How to Make a Better Shooting Schedule How to Schedule a Musical How to Find… Continue reading How to Create a One Line Schedule for Any Production

Ultimate Guide to Film Terms: The Definitive Glossary of Film Terminology

Browse Film Terms  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z Whether you’re working on your first or 100th film, there is always something new to learn. When you need to update your film terminology, this resource will… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Film Terms: The Definitive Glossary of Film Terminology

What is a Stuntman — Job Description and How to Get Started

Stunts DepartmentOpen menu Stunt Coordinator Stuntman Ultimate Guide to Film Crew Positions What is a stuntman? Stuntmen and stuntwomen, collectively known as stunt performers, play a pivotal role in the film industry. Though they don’t receive the same level of acclaim as the movie stars they work alongside and sometimes double, stunt performers do vital… Continue reading What is a Stuntman — Job Description and How to Get Started

Eye Level Shots: Creative Examples of Camera Angles & Shots

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Famous Movie Cars: A List of the Most Iconic Movie Cars of All Time

Nothing says movie nostalgia quite like the cars the characters drive, especially when the film involves racing of any kind. In many cases, these vehicles can become the visual icon for the entire film. They also become extensions of the characters themselves — they’re not just props, they become key elements of the character development.… Continue reading Famous Movie Cars: A List of the Most Iconic Movie Cars of All Time

How Much Does A PA Make? Find Production Assistant Jobs & Salary Info

Production assistant jobs are a great way to break into the film and entertainment industry, but they can be hard to find and even harder to book. Afterall, they’re highly sought after entry-level jobs. We’re going to help you find a movie PA job, teach you how to put together a production assistant resume, and… Continue reading How Much Does A PA Make? Find Production Assistant Jobs & Salary Info

What is Call Time in the Production World? And Where Can I Find It?

Whether you’re a producer, a coordinator, an actor, or a parent of an actor, you’re probably well-versed in the industry-term, ‘call time.’ But if you’re coming to this post being none of these people, or soon to be one of these people, and you have no idea what it is, you can breathe easy. This… Continue reading What is Call Time in the Production World? And Where Can I Find It?

The Hollywood Trenches: 10 Rules for Working With Child Actors

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