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Actors from the Comédie-Française, c.?1720.

An actor (often actress for women; see terminology) is a person who portrays a character in a performance.[1] The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern mediums such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is  (hupokrit?s), literally "one who answers".[2] The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.

Actress

An actress (often actress for women; see terminology) is a person who portrays a character in a performance.[1] The actress performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern mediums such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is  (hupokrit?s), literally "one who answers".[2] The actress interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actress is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.


Art Director

An art director is someone who is responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design and direct others who develop artwork or layouts.

A film producer is a person who oversees the production of a film. Either employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, and editing; and arranging financing.


Assistant Producers

Associate Producers take on responsibilities delegated to them by the Producer. They work on the development and pre-production stages, and on the production. Duties can range from supervising the production design team or post production, or co-ordinating the work of visual effects companies.

Producer's Assistants provide administrativesupport to the Producer. They are involved in all stages from pre-production through to post production. The Producer assigns them responsibilities almost on a daily basis, throughout the production of the film.

Art director

Art director is the title for a variety of similar job functions in theater, advertising, marketing, publishing, fashion, film and television, the Internet, and video games. It is the charge of a sole art director to supervise and unify the vision.


Prop Makers

 Prop Makers are given instructions, designs or rough ideas by the Production Designer, Art Director or Property Master. Before the shoot, Prop Makers plan and create the required props. 

They may carry out their own research into the style and specifications of the props. On period films, this may also involve finding out how the objects would have been created during a particular historical period and culture. They liaise with production buyers to get all the right tools and materials. They may also be asked to adapt hired or bought in props as necessary. They normally produce a minimum of two of every item, in case of damage.

 Prop Makers are given instructions, designs or rough ideas by the Production Designer, Art Director or Property Master. Before the shoot, Prop Makers plan and create the required props. 

They may carry out their own research into the style and specifications of the props. On period films, this may also involve finding out how the objects would have been created during a particular historical period and culture. They liaise with production buyers to get all the right tools and materials. They may also be asked to adapt hired or bought in props as necessary. They normally produce a minimum of two of every item, in case of damage.

Scenic Artist/Painter

Theatrical scenic painting includes wide-ranging disciplines, encompassing virtually the entire scope ofpainting and craft techniques. ... The painter might also be accomplished in three-dimensional skills such as sculpting, plasterering and gilding. The scenic painter subordinates their skills to the theatre designer.


Set Construction Co-ordinator/Builder:


Set construction is the process undertaken by a construction manager to build full-scale scenery, as specified by a production designer or art director working in collaboration with the director of a production to create a set for a theatrical, film or television production. The set designer produces a scale model, scale drawings, paint elevations (a scale painting supplied to the scenic painter of each element that requires painting), and research about props, textures, and so on. Scale drawings typically include a groundplan, elevation, and section of the complete set, as well as more detailed drawings of individual scenic elements which, in theatrical productions, may be static, flown, or built onto scenery wagons. Models and paint elevations are frequently hand-produced, though in recent years, many Production Designers and most commercial theatres have begun producing scale drawings with the aid of computer drafting programs such as AutoCAD or Vectorworks.

In film. Set dressers arrange objects on a film set before shooting. They work under the direction of a leadman and the Set Decorator. Set dressers place furniture, hang pictures, and put out decorative items.


STORY BOARD ARTIST:

A storyboard artist visualizes stories and sketches frames of the story.[1] Quick pencil drawings and marker renderings are two of the most common traditional techniques, although nowadays Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Storyboard Pro, and other storyboard applications are often used. The digital camera is one of the latest techniques in creating storyboards.

Most storyboard artists nowadays begin and finish their work on computers using software and digital pencils or a graphics tablet. Storyboard artists may use photos to create visuals where stock photos or photos taken specifically for the project are put together digitally to produce a photographic representation called a photovisual.


Camera Assistant(1st AC) :

The role of the First Assistant Camera (1st Assistant Camera, 1st AC - and previously know as the Focus Puller) is one of the most skilled jobs on a film crew. 1stACs are responsible for focusing and refocusing thecamera lens as Actors move within the frame of each shot.

camera operator:


A camera operator, sometimes informally called a cameraman, is a professional operator of a film or video camera. In filmmaking, the person designing the lighting is the cinematographer or director of photography, who is also informally called a "cameraman" though it is a different job. A camera operator in a video production may be known as a television camera operator, video camera operator, or videographer, depending on the context and technology involved, usually operating a professional video camera.


Camera Operator (Jib Arm / Crane):


In cinematography, a jib is a boom device with a camera on one end, and a counterweight and camera controls on the other.[1] It operates like a see-saw, but with the balance point located close to the counterweight, so that the camera end of the arm can move through an extended arc. A jib permits the camera to be moved vertically, horizontally, or a combination of the two. A jib is often mounted on a tripod or similar support.[2]



Data Wrangling:

Data wrangling, sometimes referred to as data munging, is the process of transforming and mapping data from one "raw" data form into another format with the intent of making it more appropriate and valuable for a variety of downstream purposes such as analytics. A data wrangler is a person who performs these transformation operations.

This may include further munging, data visualization, data aggregation, training a statistical model, as well as many other potential uses. Data munging as a process typically follows a set of general steps which begin with extracting the data in a raw form from the data source, "munging" the raw data using algorithms (e.g. sorting) or parsing the data into predefined data structures, and finally depositing the resulting content into a data sink for storage and future use.


Digital Imaging Technician:

A digital imaging technician (DIT) works in the motion picture film industry. The DIT position was created in response to the transition from the long established film movie camera medium into the current digital cinema era.[1] The DIT is the camera department crew member who works in collaboration with the cinematographer on workflow, systemization, camera settings, signal integrity and image manipulation to achieve the highest image quality and creative goals of cinematography in the digital realm.[2]

With the progression of the digitization ever more tasks concerning data management emerged: the position of the Digital Imaging Technician was introduced. The DIT is the connector between on-set time and post production. DITs support the camera team with technical and creative tasks with the digital camera. Their purpose is to ensure the best technical quality possible, as well as production safety. DITs are responsible for tasks during preparation, on-set time and post production. They are also responsible for managing data on set, such as making backups and quality checks of the material. In post production, the DIT hands the recordings to the post production team, possibly after checking the quality of the material and generating working copies.


Director of Photography:

A cinematographer or director of photography(sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image.

Photographer / Production Stills:

A film still (sometimes called a publicity still or a production still) is a photograph taken on or off the set of a movie or television program during production. These photographs are also taken in formal studio settings and venues of opportunity such as film stars' homes, film debut events, and commercial settings. The photos were taken by studio photographers for promotional purposes. Such stills consisted of posed portraits, used for public display or free fan handouts, which are sometimes autographed. They can also consist of posed or candid images taken on the set during production, and may include stars, crew members or directors at work.

Steadicam Owner / Operator:

The steadicam is a camera mounting device that utilizes a mechanical arm attached to a body harness to provide extremely smooth hand-held shots. The steadicam operator is responsible for setting up and operating the steadicam during production. Most steadicam operators are very physically fit due to the amount of strength and endurance needed to operate the steadicam.

Videography:

Videography refers to the process of capturing moving images on electronic media (e.g., videotape, direct to disk recording, or solid state storage) and even streaming media. The term includes methods of video production and post-production. It could be considered the video equivalent of cinematography (moving images recorded on film stock). The advent of digital video recording in the late 20th century blurred the distinction between videography and cinematography, as in both methods the intermittent mechanism became the same. Nowadays, any video work outside commercial motion picture production could be called videography.


Food stylists

Food stylists are first and foremost cooks who are responsible for all of the food items involved in a food photography shoot. Based on a client's request, they obtain ingredients, cook them, and ensure that the prepared food stays ready to be photographed, maintaining a uniform look throughout a busy day of shooting.


Craft Service

In film, television and video production, craft service is the department which can assist other IATSE crafts.The craft service person can provide food and beverages to other departments such as camera, sound, electricians, grips, props, art director, set decorator, special effects, hair and make-up, background as part of the on production work. These other departments are referred to as crafts.[1] In addition to clearing the set of trash, the craft service department provides snacks and drinks.[2]Craft service workers are nicknamed "crafties". Crafts service is also an IATSE craft and the work is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.


Food Stylist

Food Stylist is a professional food stylist that specializes in food styling – the art of making food photography beautiful for advertising, editorial spreads, filmtelevision.  Nicole creates upmarket foodon TV, film, web, catalogs, magazines and cookbooks.

Singers 

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi (film songs).


Dancers 

Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture.[nb 1]Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.

An important distinction is to be drawn between the contexts of theatrical and participatory dance,[4] although these two categories are not always completely separate; both may have special functions, whether social, ceremonial, competitive, erotic, martial, or sacred/liturgical. Other forms of human movement are sometimes said to have a dance-like quality, including martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading, figure skating, synchronized swimming, marching bands, and many other forms of athletics.

24 Frames

In filmmaking, video production, animation, and related fields, a frame is one of the many still images which compose the complete moving picture. The term is derived from the fact that, from the beginning of modern filmmaking toward the end of the 19th century, and in many places still up to the present, the single images have been recorded on a strip of photographic film that quickly increased in length, historically; each image on such a strip looks rather like a framed picture when examined individually.

The term may also be used more generally as a noun or verb to refer to the edges of the image as seen in a camera viewfinder or projected on a screen. Thus, the camera operator can be said to keep a car in frame by panning with it as it speeds past.

Junior artists

Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term being a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood", Bollywood is a part of the larger cinema of India (also known as Indywood), which includes other production centers producing films in other Indian languages. Linguistically, Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, mutually intelligible to both Hindi and Urdu speakers, while modern Bollywood films also increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish 

Indian cinema is the world's largest film industry in terms of film production, with an annual output of 1,986 feature films as of 2017, and Bollywood is its largest film producer, with 364 Hindi films produced annually as of 2017. Bollywood represents 43% of Indian net box office revenue, while Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36%, and the rest of the regional cinema constitute 21%, as of 2014. Bollywood is thus one of the largest centers of film production in the world. According to certain news outlets, in terms of ticket sales in 2001, Indian cinema sold an estimated 3.6 billion tickets annually across the globe, compared to Hollywood's 2.6 billion tickets sold. 

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