Film Career Guide: 2nd Assistant Director

Reading Time: 3 minutes What does a 2nd assistant director do? Before working on a film set, be sure to understand everyone’s individual job roles and responsibilities. The 2nd assistant director is the key assistant to the 1st assistant director. Together they work within the AD department to help the director organise both cast and crew during production. It’s

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Film Industry Career FAQ (Quick Guide)

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at a few common film industry career related questions, including general tips on how and where to find jobs in the film industry. There are hundreds of jobs in the film industry. Some of them you already know, such as director, producer and screenwriter. However, you can’t say for sure

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Film Career Guide: What Is a Costume Designer?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at the role of the costume designer and also the importance of costume in film. The costume designer creates and hires costumes for the actors. Great costume design boosts the production value and the right costume can enhance the film’s story and the actor’s performance. Unquestionably, costume design is an

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How To Apply To The Best Film Schools

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this article, we quickly break down the application process for a few of the best film schools in the world. Firstly, while it may be true that film school is not a requirement, there are many pros to attending a professional program. For instance, they can provide equipment and work experience. On the whole,

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Film Career Guide: What Is A Key Grip?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article we look at the role of the key grip and grip department. It’s essential to understand the fundamentals of every job role on a film set.  One role which you might not already know about is the key grip. The grip works closely with the DOP and camera department. They are skilled

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Film Career Guide: What Is a Location Manager?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we will explore the role of the film location manager. Your location choice determines how your audience interprets a scene. It must help with story development and reveal more about a character. What’s more, some people even say that the location is a character in a movie. Locations management is not the

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6 Places To Find Film Production Internships

Reading Time: 5 minutes Film production internships are an undeniably great way to start your film career. By attending a film internship, you get to learn about the industry whilst working within it. Not to mention, the opportunity to make initial industry contacts, and get that first experience credit on your filmmaker resume. Below you will find more information

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Film Career Guide: What Is a Gaffer?

Reading Time: 4 minutes You will have seen the job title gaffer on the film’s credits. But do you know specifically what a gaffer does on a film set? Like all film jobs, the gaffer has a series of professional duties to complete during production. Their position is a mix of both technical and creative expertise. So, whether you

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Film Set Jobs: The Ultimate A-Z Guide

Reading Time: 6 minutes In this article we break down various different film set jobs and how they relate to other departments. Teamwork makes the dreamwork, and filmmaking at heart is a collaborative art. That is to say, if you want to make a film you’re going to need a film crew. And with so many film set jobs

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How To Become A Production Designer

Reading Time: 5 minutes In this article, you’ll learn about the career of a film set production designer. If you’re interested in the visual side of filmmaking but not so much the tech. Then perhaps the role of production designer could be of interest to you. So what exactly is a production designer and how do you find work

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