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What Is A Grip?

Best guess is the term “grip” comes from the old English theater, and referred to a tool bag or “bag of tricks.” When someone called for the grip, a technician would fetch the bag. Over […]

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What Is A Director of Photography?

The camera serves as the audience’s eye into worlds that are strange, dramatic, and fascinating. Through film and television the viewer suspends disbelief to accompany the cast on an adventure—to end in catastrophe or celebration. […]

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What Does A Director Do?

The director is the ultimate creative voice of a film; he or she holds the core vision of the project and leads the cast and crew through preproduction, principal photography, and post-production. Like a general […]

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What Does A Producer Do?

This title must be one of the most misused and misunderstood in the film industry—so much so that, after the stampede of producers that took the stage to accept the Best Picture Oscar for Shakespeare […]

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What Is An Executive Producer?

What Is An Executive Producer?   In many ways, television production departs greatly from the formula for filmmaking, as do the job functions associated with certain titles. On a television series, the executive producer may […]

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What is a Line Producer?

What is a Line Producer?   Expenditures on every film or television production are divided in two segments: above the line and below the line. Above the line refers to writers, producers, directors, and actors (including extras). […]

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What is a Unit Production Manager?

The role of a unit production manager is similar to that of a line producer, in that the UPM is hired by the producer during preproduction to oversee the budget and scheduling of a film or television show through the […]

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What does a Location Manager do?

What does a Location Manager do? A Location Manager finds and obtains permission to use set locations for film projects, and serves as the face of the movie to the community surrounding the set. Your […]

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So You Want to Be a Comic Artist?

So You Want to Be a Comic Artist? Learn To Draw The Marvel Way… Whether it’s a web comic, comic book, or graphic novel, the artists of the comic world have a variety of roles […]