Entertainment Careers

  • Art Department Coordinator
    The art department coordinator acts as the administrator of the crew; he or she is under the supervision of the art director. The coordinator assists this person in the business matters of the department, as well as the smooth operation of pre-production, principal...
  • Art Director
    Though art direction has been an integral part of the filmmaking process for more than 100 years, the craft is not well understood—even among those working in the industry. For many years, these artists and their contributions were underappreciated, but more recently, the...
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    The art director at a game studio is responsible for reviewing all art assets for quality and continuity with the creative director’s vision. This person supervises teams of artists, animators, and designers from concept to ship date. He or she is ultimately...
  • Artistic Director
    The artistic director of a performing arts organization, such as a regional theater or opera, is the chief creative officer responsible for the artistic vision of the company. This person assumes creative control over choices regarding show selection and staging, and those...
  • Assistant Art Director
    The assistant art director is responsible for executing tasks delegated by the art director; these may include management of personnel, disbursement of budget allowances, and overseeing art department activities on set.
  • Assistant Costume Designer_thumb
    The last stop on your way toward becoming a professional stage costume designer is to apprentice under a senior designer as an assistant. You are charged with keeping the logistics and creative chaos under control while the department churns out garments for a cast of two...
  • Assistant Dialogue Editor
    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...
  • Assistant Editor
    An editor should be able to walk in, sit down at the Avid and start cutting, not have to load stock and toil over the tedious task of compiling footage for multi-camera shots; the assistant editors manage the day-to-day details to streamline the post-production process and...
  • Assistant Mastering Engineer
    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...
  • Assistant Mix Engineer
    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.
  • Assistant Producer
    In the video game industry, the assistant producer acts as a facilitator for the development staff, and is responsible for monitoring the logistical concerns of a game’s creation. He or she works under the supervision of the producer and manages lead personnel in...
  • Assistant Property Master
    Just about everything an actor touches or uses in a scene is considered a prop. Taking into account the full run of a two-hour movie, that could amount to hundreds or even thousands of objects. To keep the massive inventory organized and make sure that every item is at the...
  • Assistant Script Supervisor
    Most film and television productions will employ only one script supervisor, but large projects can require an assistant to help shoulder some of the responsibilities of that position. This person is hired by the script supervisor and will support him or her in maintaining...
  • Assistant Sound Effects Editor
    While watching a film or television show, you may not immediately appreciate the effort of a sound effects editor. By their very nature, sound effects are generally background information that is meant to deliver a more complete sensory experience. However, if you can close...
  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Before you can be passed the stage manager’s god mic, you will first have to toil in his shadow as an assistant. An assistant stage manager combines the roles of personal assistant, technician, and drudge, with the intent to learn the trade and make the connections...
  • Assistant Studio Manager
    The assistant studio manager works under the direction of the studio manager to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the facility. This person is delegated supervisory responsibility over the general staff, and is charged with overseeing the studio in the manager’s...
  • Associate Animation Director
    Similar to how a film or theatrical director coaches the performance of actors and blocks the movement of the scene, an animation director working in video game development is responsible for guiding animators to create lively, expressive characters that evoke real emotion...
  • Associate Sound Designer
    The associate sound designer is an assistant and apprentice to the sound designer on theatrical productions and live events. This person aids in the development of all audio elements, as well as collaborating with the stage manager and crew of audio technicians.
  • Audio Lead
    Every piece of audio embedded in a game passes through the hands of the audio lead. This person is responsible for compiling and designing sound effects, background score, and other audio assets that create a rich, fully immersive experience for the player.
  • Audio Programmer
    The audio programmer at a game development studio works under the supervision of the audio lead to develop tools used to integrate sound into the game, and write code to manipulate and trigger audio cues like sound effects and background music.