It takes a lot of effort and a series of steps to set-up and finishes a film production. Apart from the actors, we have crew members behind the scenes to ensure the production process is smooth.
Our crew members are professional and talented individuals with several years of experience in the industry. Our team is innovative and respected across the country and beyond. We have received nominations and awards for always maximising our team’s talent and creativity, including Oscars, BAFTAs, AFIs, and Golden Globes awards.
We source for talents among award-winning film schools or through an audition process. They ensure the process of producing a movie is comfortable and of quality.
Internationally, we are appreciated by foreign crews with whom we share the same goals and vision and collaborate with. We receive support from the Australian Government in the forms of incentives and activity approvals.
Usually, the members of a crew include:
Director of Photography
The DOP, in short, is the head of the camera crew and is designated to assist the director or cameraman in getting the perfect shot of scenes and moments. As the name implies, he or she directs the photography. He supervises the use of additions such as filters, lighting, and lens.
Both the principal director and DOP are responsible for all creative inputs and technicalities during shooting. In essence, the DOP’s role is one of the biggest on the crew.
The cameraman, as often called, handles the camera and picks scenes at angles. Sometimes, he is the same person as the director of photography, but other times, he is supervised by the DOP. Stand-ins assist our cameramen.
First Assistant Camera
It is also known as the focus puller. It is saddled to pull and keep up focus while shooting from the beginning to the end.
Second Assistant Camera
On the other hand, a second assistant camera helps load and unload the shots taken at locations. Operators also keep records of ongoings about all crew members.
On movie sets, lighting and camera are inevitable and require set-up, a person acting in this respect as an engineer is known as a grip. They are responsible for assembling equipment such as tracks, dollies, etc.
There are two major types of grips – key and dolly grips. The former serves as the director of operations while the latter assembles and operates set-up equipment.
The Gaffer is responsible for all the lighting effects produced in a film and often leads the production’s technical unit. They give quality effects to shots taken by the camera operator.
Sound is also an integral part of a production. The boom operator holds down the mic close to the actors, although hidden from the camera. Sometimes, actors make use of lapel microphones.
A production designer takes charge of any production aesthetic, including props and designs and costumes. The director supervises their work.
Each production follows a script that is a storyline. The script supervisor, therefore, ensures the continuity of the shoot. Hence, they are otherwise known as continuity. They supervise even the minute details. He may order for the projection of a scene if not appropriately acted out.