Motion tracking is the foundation upon which all live-action visual effects are built; this is the first step in creating a match move, which allows a computer-generated object to be inserted into live-action footage.
The principle responsibility of the assistant mix engineer is to streamline and simplify the primary mix engineer’s workflow. While the assistant is expected to perform many technical tasks, he or she is mostly essential to maintain organization.
The assistant mastering engineer serves much like an apprentice—whether formally or informally—to the mastering engineer. He or she is expected to observe more than actually participate in the process. However, the assistant does have a vital role to perform. To ensure that the primary engineer is able to work as efficiently as possible, the assistant is responsible for prepping and organizing sessions.
This entry-level position in film, television, and live production works within the scenic or construction department and is vital to the efficient operation of the scene shop and to building of sets during pre-production.
On a lucky day, the average film may require only a few minutes of replacement dialogue to substitute for unusable audio recorded during principal photography. Then there are those films that necessitate a great deal of ADR because of added special effects or particularly challenging environmental conditions where ADR editors may be working on replacement tracks in the double-digits. When a single ADR editor winds up with a massive workload, he or she often relies on an assistant to keep the process organized and efficient.
Similar to the work of a tape logger for a television production company or film studio, the media library assistant works within a music publishing company, record label, or similar organization to maintain and track the enormous digital and hardcopy inventory of music compositions.
Quality assurance testers are concerned with quantitative information, identifying and recording bugs in a game’s programming. Usability researchers, on the other hand, aim to track the qualitative response of a player, measuring the enjoyment factor when interacting with the game.
A musical score for film, television, or a video game endures several stages between the composer’s pen and the live orchestra recording. One of the final checkpoints is with the sequencing programmer, who converts sheet music to a simplified digital track.
Members of the box office staff are typically the first contact between a patron and the event they plan to attend, and as such, these individuals are responsible not only for the accurate dissemination of tickets but also with ensuring responsible customer service.
Representing the record label, the salesperson is responsible for establishing relationships with retail stores, rack jobbers, and online outlets to set up channels of distribution for album sales. He or she secures contracts for distribution, oversees the delivery order to provide the merchant with product, and continues to service the account as necessary.