Sure, it might be nice to be the star in front of the lens, but there are so many components that go into creating a movie, and the job opportunities cover a wide array of talents. You might have to start out as a Runner or Best Boy to get to these top movie jobs, but it’ll be worth it once you get there.
1. Director – Right up there with Actors, Directors are known for putting their unique stamp on a production. Arguably the best film job behind the lens, this role lets you make your vision of the script come to life on screen. This means you have a hand in just about every aspect of production to create a cohesive, artistic picture.
2. Producer – The Producer for a movie ensures flow—that Actors, sets, and other components are going to be where they need to be, when they need to be there. As a Producer, you take on a role that’s less artistic, and more administrative and business-oriented, but you provide the necessary components to allow the artistic people to do their work, going between the set and the production company’s offices on a daily basis.
3. Editor – As the Editor of a film, you’re left with perhaps the most difficult task of all: creating a movie where none exists. You patch together film rolls of various scenes, Actors, and locations, as well as adding special effects, music, and lighting techniques to create a story. It’s in the editing room that all of the elements of a film come together, and you decide what’s in and what’s out.
4. Screenwriter – Without you, there wouldn’t be a film to begin with. The Screenwriter is the ultimate creator of the film. You construct the story, the setting, the dialogue, the characters, and you put it all down on paper. Creating a story meant for film necessitates cinematic elements, a specific length, and, above all, an interesting plotline.
5. Film Composer – Sometimes, the reason the audience feels something for a character is not the Actor’s magnificent ability to cry a single perfect tear, or the Director’s skill in capturing that single tear at the right moment in the exact right way. It’s actually because you—the Film Composer—decided that that moment called for a certain note from a violin. As the punctuations on scenes, the original compositions for a movie become synonymous with the film, and can make or break the emotional resonance of the delivery.
Careers You May Like
Supervise filming and post-production to keep movie budgets under control.
Manage the business side of producing TV shows.
Oversee the design, marketing and coordination of fashion shows.
Drive the creative and artistic vision of a film.
Investigate and write up news stories for TV, web, or print.
Act as the driving creative force behind a play or musical.
Publish your thoughts and insights for online audiences.
Oversee the development and production of songs and albums.
Be involved in each step of a film's production and distribution.
Create a brand identity through articles, videos, and other unique media.
Write anything from scripts or news to blogs or books.
Write dialogue and directions for a motion picture.
Coordinate cameras and crew to tell a true story on film.
Supervise the design and production of advertising spots.
Write educational articles and quizzes to help students learn.
Research and write histories, biographies, and science books.
Help new Writers find their voice, an Agent and, ultimately, a Publisher.
Take charge of what your radio station broadcasts.
Oversee secondary budget and business details for Movie or TV Producer.
Keep track of the budget for TV or film productions.
Help the First Assistant Director to keep film production running smoothly.
Make all major creative and business decisions for TV Shows.
Balance, equalize, or re-record dialogue for films or TV.
Keep the cast and crew working together on a movie set.
Weave interesting characters and plots together to write best sellers.
Help the Film Director by managing the technical aspects of filming.
Use words and rhymes to create poetry.
Oversee all movie business and production from start to finish.
Write intriguing books to keep your readers in suspense.
Write original songs that capture the mood of major motion pictures.
Write music scores for orchestras, operas, or single instruments.
Make the final narrative decisions on a movie by choosing the scene order.
Lead the daily work of creating a television show.
Create novels full of love, lust, and passion for your dedicated fans.
Develop visual concepts, schedules and budgets for film special effects.
Plan and develop movie soundtracks.
Coordinate the staff, production, and media clips for on-air news shows.
Write lyrics and catchy phrases to accompany melodies.
Order supplies, supervise staff, and manage production processes.
Digitally touch-up the color in the final editing process of films and TV.