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Jobs in The Film Industry
Transcript of Jobs in The Film Industry
The producer has the role of bringing the production team together to discuss ideas for a film before the movie is made and they then stay close to the director for the production to make sure they both get what they want.
Some producers have been both producer and director as well as writing the movie which would be what I would like to do in the future because its a good and fun career.
A producer has a busy working pattern. The work hours are long and you will spend a lot of time away from home and family so expect to work long hours. Your daily life will be spent in studios. There is a lot of office work and working with your actors. You will also be on a contract to start a fulltime career .
He was born on the 28th of June 1926. He is best known as a director and for making many parodies of films. He got his career started as a screenwriter back in the 50's after he served time in the war but his first major break was in the ironically titled the producers.
Or motion picture industry includes technology and film making such as production companies,film studios,cinematography, film production,scriptwriting,pre production, post production,actor, directors.
You will need to have a high level of maths and english as well as good communication skills. However no formal academic qualifications are required.
Many actors today have trained at great length in special programs, stage schools or colleges to perfect their skills, with a majority of professional actors having undergone extensive training.
Not all professional actors today, however, have been professionally trained, with a few having none.
Skills and qualities
• Measure materials or distances, using measuring tape.
•Cut or saw different materials using hand tools and power tools such as handsaw, power saw and machinery.
• Mark cutting lines on materials, using pencil .
• Study blueprints and diagrams
• Assemble and fasten material together to construct wood or metal framework of structures
Film Actor Salary
Most set designers work on a freelance basis. Freelance rates can vary widely based on the type of production and your track record.
Annual salary £30,189.64
It is key when producing to have a creative mind and good team skills to stand out as a leader. you need to have good pitching skills because you and the director have to stay close together and sell ideas because otherwise the film company will not take you seriously.
Contracts: benefits/ bounces
Working hours and conditions:
Skills, interests and Qualities:
As a video editor you would need to have:
What's the best route in?
An actor or actress is a person who works in Film, theatre or television and tells a story by portraying a character using by using dialogue and body language.
A film actor is somebody who acts exclusively, or mostly, in films.
Will I need a qualification?
Starting salaries for those employed by a television or post-production studio are in the region of £18,000 to £25,000.
With experience as a film or video editor, you could earn £20,000 to £35,000.
At a senior level, you could reach potential earnings of £37,000 to £70,000 but the higher end of this scale is only available to senior editors working on high-status projects.
The best experience to become an editor is you could begin as a runner to a trainee to become a second assistant, then with more experience to first assistant then eventually to become an editor. however with digital editing second assistant are now only employed on very big budgets films.
As a trainee with two years of experience you would have to work as an assistant for television or on low budgets films, for a long period of time to become a first assistant on feature films. Some big budgets productions take on trainees and second assistant. It’s important to keep up with the film pre-production data.
If you were working with an editor as an assistant, you may be allowed to carry out editing, some sections of the film. If you became a full experience assistant you may also work as an editor on short films, which you can show your talents.
But back then things were things were much easier back then to get into film and Mel brooks has the personally to get in. He did not start producing however until high anxiety were he did all three write, director and produced. with as he got bigger he did it in most of his movies
such as history of the world part one, Spaceballs.
He also make cameos and has started in most of his movies.
Interview with producer
It is not essential to have studied film, video or media production before you look for work. However, you may find it helpful to take a course that includes practical skills, work placements and the chance to make contacts. Many colleges and universities offer relevant courses. See Creative Skill set’s website for details of industry-endorsed courses.
You don’t need a specific qualification. If you are considering taking a film production course in higher education, the following courses have been rigorously assessed by the film industry and awarded the Creative Skill set Tick for the high standard of education they provide and the degree to which they prepare you for a career in film
The industry has been going since the late 1800's but early tests go back even before that.
The term movies did exist until the 1920s before that it was like magic. but over the past 90 years movies have become bigger than ever before
The Filming Industry
Jim Carrey and Brad Pitt are two of some of the most iconic film actors of this genertion, with neither having any formal training as actors.
You will also need the necessary licences and certificates to drive and operate a variety of vehicles and machinery. As well as knowledge of up to date health and safety changes.
Skills and Qualifications
A film actors earnings vary on a number of factors, including, but not limited to; the importance of their role, how well their performance was recieved, how successful the movie they were in did at the box office. The actors popularity could even factor, as an actor with high demand could have a small cameo in a film, but make more money than the lead.
Leonardo DiCaprio is the highest paid film actor to date, making up to $77,000,000USD per film.
He also earned roughly $10,000,000USD for acting and co-producing The Wolf of Wall Street, whilst co-actor, Jonah Hill earned only $60,000USD.
Acting requires a wide range of skills to use when working in a movie, including, but not limited to:
A well developed imagination.
The ability to interpret drama and human emotion.
Acting may also demand an ability to use accents, dialects, body language and improvisation.
Read and understand a stage plan or layout
Correctly and efficiently store items
Drive and tow various vehicles safely within the confines of a busy film studio or location
Use specialist moving and lifting equipment
Know the different types of wood available how to order and store them, and how they can best be used in set construction
Be aware of health and safety legislation for Electrical Safely, Lifting and Handling, Disposal of Hazardous Waste,
Be flexible and adaptable
Work effectively, safely and collaborate with a range of different departments
Have excellent communication skills
Work independently and as part of a team
Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr. was born on the 1st of June 1937 in Memphis, to parents, Morgan Freeman Sr. and Mayme Revere. Morgan Jr. loved acting at a young age, and would later pursue his dream job after serving as a mechanic and radar technician in the US Air Force, taking acting and dancing lessons after moving to Los Angeles.
Morgan would later join a theatre company and make his Broadway debut in 1968, in an all-black production of "Hello Dolly!". In 1971, Morgan would appear regularly in the childrens educational program, The Electric Company, which was aired until 1977.
His first major film role was in 1987 in the film "Street Smart", as a violent pimp, which would lead to him recieving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1994, Freeman, at this point, already famous, would gain mainstream success after starring alongside Tim Robbins in "The Shawshank Redemption", which was based on the Steven King novel, "Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption".
Today, Morgan has starred in roughly 3 movies minimum nearly year since 2003, starring in many popular films such as the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy, Bruce Almighty, The Lego Movie, Seven, The Bucket List, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and more.
• Have wide experience of post-production process.
• Be creative under pressure.
• Be familiar with computer editing equipment software.
• Have an imagination.
• Have excellent communication skills.
• Have highly developed visual awareness.
• Be able to lead a team.
• Have patience and attention to detail.
• Have good organisational skills.
• Understand the health and safety laws and production.
salaries £18,000 to £32,000
Voice acting is a form of acting where an actor primarily uses their voice to either narrate or provide a voice for a character, usually animated. However, a voice actor can provide the voice for a character in a foreign language film also.
There are some actors who specialise in voice acting. However, they normally lend their voices to animated television shows as actors known mostly for live action movie roles are cast as the voice talent in animated films.
Some voice actors in films with singing required i.e. every Disney film, might have a singer as the characters singing voice.
You don’t need a specific qualification. But if you are considering taking a film production course in higher education, these courses are consider helpful for this job:
• Communication and media studies;
• Fine art/visual art;
• Information technology/multimedia;
• Graphic design.
Several colleges and universities offer courses, including:
• Level 1 Award in Using Mixed Media Techniques
• Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Creative Media Production
• Level 4 HNC Diploma in Creative Media Production.
A mixture of creative and practical skills.
A good sense of timing and visual awareness.
A high level of attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills.
The ability to work as part of a team.
Willingness to work long hours when necessary.
The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Patience and concentration.
Good computer skills.
The hours of being an editor is working long hours, unsociable hours and often under pressure in an edit suite. They are employed on a freelance basis by the producer and sometimes with the approval of the films financers, based on their reputation and experience. Editors often work on television drama, as well as on feature films.
Salary for a Radio Editor
Post – production editing takes place in enclosed studios and editing suites, where you would spend long periods working on computers.
In the film industry an editor job description is too able to:
The Filming Industry
Hank Azaria has had roles in films, but is best known for voicing a majority of characters from the hit TV show; The Simpsons.
Current accredited film production courses:
BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University
BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design at the Arts University Bournemouth
BA (Hons) Film Production at the Arts University Bournemouth
BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance Design at the Arts University Bournemouth
HND Diploma in Creative Media Production (Media Moving Image) at Belfast Metropolitan College