Unless there's a stinger or a hoard of movie theater patrons clogging the exits, most people don't usually decide to sit through the end credits of a movie. However, this long list of names are real people who have done some pretty amazing things to bring these projects to the masses, and if you've ever wondered what these individuals do and what their titles mean, from the producer all the way to the ADR editor, John P. Hess of Filmmaker IQ explains it all in this very informative video. Check it out below:
Aside from making you feel more appreciation for how much work, planning, money it takes to pull off such a massive creative project, Hess' video may also open your eyes to new opportunities in your filmmaking career. For example, you might have a dream of working as a cinematographer on Hollywood films, which is great, but you've got to work your way up through the ranks before someone will trust you enough to hire you for that title. You'll be able to plan out your future a little more effectively if you know more about all of the different positions you could take in the department you hope to be head of one day.
So the next time you watch a movie, stick around for the credits if you can. Take some time to read and acknowledge at least some of the titles and names on that scrolling list, because they're the army of people who contributed to putting it up on your screen.
Source: Filmmaker IQ