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Set Wireman

Not everything you see on screen is a trick; sometimes flipping a switch to turn on a light is just that simple. Just like an electrician wires a house, film and television sets can include practical wiring. Practical set wiring refers to any electrical apparatus seen on-camera that is actually used, like a table lamp that turns on or a working blender. All power being delivered to the production facilities—for example, to the costume trailer or craft services area—also falls under the domain of practical wiring.

Second Assistant Director

The second assistant director is hired during pre-production and is an aide to the first assistant director and, by extension, the director.

First Assistant Director

The first assistant director is responsible to the director, and is chiefly concerned with facilitating a smooth workflow on set and serving the needs of the director. This person begins work during pre-production and is typically handpicked by the director. In some instances, the assistant director may also be assigned the responsibilities of the unit production manager.

Stage Automation Engineer

To accomplish the fantastic feat of a flying car in that stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or rotating and tilting the 50-ton Sand/Cliff Deck in , theatrical productions rely on sophisticated technology and the skills of a stage automation engineer.

Picture Car Coordinator

What would Knight Rider be without the wit and wisdom of KITT; how would Bo and Luke get out of all those predicaments on The Dukes of Hazzard without the good old General Lee? Those automotive stars aside, any time you see a car in a film or TV show, a specialized technician known as a picture car coordinator is on set as well.

Unit Videographer

The unit videographer (also known as EPK cameraperson, or video camera operator) is hired to record behind-the-scenes and “making of” footage for films and television shows for use in electronic press kits and/or DVD extras. While the first unit production crew is filming the movie or show, the unit videographer and a small team are following their every move, and capturing interviews.

Set Decorator

The set decorator is responsible for converting the blank canvas of the set into a space that feels authentic, lived-in, and believable. This artist deals in the details, the small touches that reveal to the audience something about the person or people who occupy the locations of films and television shows.

Unit Stills Photographer

The unit stills photographer works on a freelance basis and is hired by the producer, studio publicity department, PR firm, or film sales agent. This person is responsible for photographing scenes during production on a film or television show that will be used in publicity materials, the movie poster, or DVD packaging.

Sound Assistant

The sound assistant works under the supervision of the production sound mixer and boom operator to support the function of the sound department and maintain audio recording equipment. This technician is at the bottom of the ladder, but gains hands-on experience toward future career advancement.

Special Effects Makeup Artist

While makeup is often used in film to make actors and actresses look more beautiful, it can also be used to make them look scary, beat-up, or inhuman. When a director needs a handsome actor to become a horrifying mutant zombie, he or she turns to the considerable talents of the special effects makeup artist.