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Lead Painter

Hired during pre-production by the paint coordinator or paint foreman on a film or television set, the lead painter is a senior member of the crew who shall take on the greatest responsibility for mentoring the staff at large and for setting the example for artistic quality.

Animation Layout Artist

In computer-aided animation, a layout artist serves a similar function to a cinematographer; this person is responsible for determining the shot’s frame, camera angle, camera path, and lighting of each key animation scene. While the camera is virtual, and an artist, instead of a gaffer, fills in the lighting, the principle is essentially the same.

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.

Paint Foreman

The paint foreman may be hired by the paint coordinator and begins work during pre-production on a film or television program. This person is second in command of the paint department and must be capable of assuming the role of the crew head in the event that the paint coordinator is unavailable.

Key Scenic Artist

In film and television production, it is often cumbersome and costly to use authentic materials in set construction. Instead, wood paneling, marble countertops, or titanium alloy bulkheads are replicated and approximated with cheaper stand-ins. With help from the carpenters, scenic artists complete this illusion with the application of faux finishes and expert painting techniques. As highly specialized artists, these members of the paint department focus on disguising one material for another and tricking the camera’s lens.