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Set Dresser

No matter how impressive the set or visual effects, the scene does not feel organic without set dressings; these include tables, chairs, utensils, and anything else that occupies a scene (but the actor doesn’t touch) that makes a space feel lived in and realistic. To assist in bringing the set to life, set dressers are tasked with implementing the set decorator’s design.

Carpenter’s Assistant

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. 

Set Designer

Audiences don’t usually spend much time wondering if a particular scene of a film or television show was shot on location or created on a sound stage, and that’s the way it should be. Set designers that create elaborate and visually stunning scenery leave an impression on admiring viewers, but the subtle sets that seamlessly create a believable environment inside of a sound stage are noteworthy for holding the suspension of disbelief.

Lead Carpenter

Filming is an involved and complicated process with numerous teams working in collaboration to bring the several logistical and creative pieces together. The set construction process is a small example of that; many skilled craftsmen and women work diligently to complete pieces of a larger design that come together only through cooperation and careful planning.

Leadman

Set dressing is a simple task—place a dish there, a curtain here—that plays an important role in the realism and continuity of a film or television production. A bare set of walls or empty backlot street is not nearly as convincing or enveloping as a fully dressed environment with all of the ordinary items that humans interact with in real life. 

Set Decoration Crew

The set decoration crew, known colloquially as the set dec crew, are the junior members of the set decorating department and begin work during pre-production of a film or television show. The number of technicians required on the crew will be determined by the scale of the production and number of different sets to be dressed.