What is a Costume Supervisor?
Costume Supervisors support the Costume Designer. Costume Designers play their role by, designing, creating, buying or hiring all the costumes to be worn by the cast. As a result, it is not often that the Costume Designer has time to be on set. This is where the Costume Supervisor comes in.
During pre-production, Costume Designers go through scripts to identify the characters and the relative pieces of clothing, taking into account the level of emphasis they want to put on a specific character and developing a costume which fits their emotional status. Ordinarily, the Costume Supervisor will assist with and help create a catalogue which details which costume will be required for each scene.
What is a Compositor?
You’ll find Compositors working in animation and post-production. They are the ones with all the technical know-how, who bring the various elements of the production together. Compositors are responsible for creating the final product. They do this by piecing together each layer of previously created material. Previously created materials include live action, visual effects, 2D animation, computer graphics and more. That’s a lot of technical know-how!
What is a Bookings Coordinator?
Bookings Coordinators work primarily in post-production. Supporting the post-production team and often working with the Facilities Manager, Bookings Coordinators are responsible for all job allocations. To be a Bookings Coordinator you will need a can-do attitude, great interpersonal and budgeting skills and of course be fluent in all things organisational.
What is a Clapper Loader?
Clapper Loaders are responsible for loading raw film stock into camera magazines, operating the clapperboard and the upkeep and maintenance of all records/paperwork within the Camera Department.
What is a Casting Director?
Casting Directors work closely with the Director to find the right talent to realise the artistic vision for a feature.
The work of a Casting Director takes place before production. A good Casting Director should possess extensive and up-to-date knowledge of the current talent in the industry, being able to match every role with a suitable actor.
What is an Art Director?
The Art Department is the biggest department in most productions, in terms of crew members, costs and workload. The Art Director leads it by realising the vision of the Production Designer.
On feature films, the Art Director is the ‘Project Manager’ of the Art Department. Appointed by the Production Designer, they are responsible for the whole Art Department crew. On TV productions they can also handle scheduling and budgeting operations, whilst the roles of Art Director and Production Designer are often combined in smaller productions.