Jobs in Tv Production & Salary Info
The creative overseer. It’s the director’s job to visualise the script and to bring together the work of everyone in the production – actors or participants, camera, lighting, sound, art and costume teams – to realise that vision.
This is a more organisational role than the director. The producer oversees all parts of a production, from securing the rights to a script, to agreeing a budget, to organising filming schedules, to assessing the editor’s cuts.
3. Camera operator
Camera operators are hands-on with the filming equipment, moving and angling cameras to get the right shot. They may have a camera script, which tells you which shots to take, or they may be able to exercise their judgement and creativity in choosing their shots. A camera operator will typically start out working as a camera assistant, who helps set up the equipment for the camera operator.
The cinematographer is the head of the camera and lighting crews. This role involves working closely with the director to produce the desired visual effect by selecting the right camera, film stock and lenses, and shaping the shots taken by the camera operator. Digital formats are widely used both for TV, video and feature films, but some productions are still shot using traditional film stock.
5. Sound mixer
Sound mixers maintain and operate sound recording equipment. They’re responsible for recording all the sound for the production, and then, in post-production, collating and mixing the audio content and creating certain sound effects themselves. The boom operator also works on the sound team, holding a microphone on a pole (the ‘boom mic’) as close to people speaking as possible while keeping it out of frame. Sound assistants help with setting up and maintaining equipment, check mic placements and work as second mixers/boom operators when needed.
In post-production, the editor takes the visual footage, the sound mixer’s audio and other elements and works with the director to cut and shape them into the finished product.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) publishes annual salary surveys each year.
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