Watch This Nifty Animation to Learn the Major Film Crew Positions & Their On-Set Duties
If you're just getting into filmmaking, the major positions are usually pretty obvious -- like the Director, Writer, and Cinematographer. But you've probably seen a credit list once or twice and wondered just who all of those people are -- and more importantly -- do you need them on your small indie set? Thanks to Vimeo Video School, you can get a rundown of most of the major film crew positions and their duties in just a few minutes. Check out the video below:
With most sets now being tapeless, and more and more people shooting RAW video, the DIT and Data Wrangler (sometimes the same position) are incredibly important crew members. These are the people who handle the footage, create dailies, and make sure everything is working and backed up on set before the cards are erased. They also should be checking to make sure if there are any errors in the transfer, which can happen from time to time. Evan Luzi from The Black and Blue had a great video a while back about working as a Data Wrangler:
To read the full list from the animation above, head on over to the Vimeo Video School post.
Some of you more experienced guys and gals, what do you think? Anything to add to the above videos?