TEAM

The art department contains a number of sub-departments, each with their own crew and set of responsibilities.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Runs the entire art department and is responsible for translating the film into visual form.

ART DIRECTOR

Designs sets, oversees construction, and helps determine the overall look of the production.

SET DESIGNER

Creates the technical drawings telling the construction crew what to build.

STORYBOARD ARTIST

Creates drawings that represent the director’s shots to help visualize the framing, movement, and sequence of how the story is told.

SET DECORATOR

Decides what furniture and decorations should be used in set dressing.

SET DRESSER

Places the furniture and decorations the set decorator chooses on set.

PROPERTY MASTER

Finds and keeps track of all the props that appear on the screen to add authenticity.

PRODUCTION BUYERS

Finds and either buys or rents the set dressings, Construction Materials and atc..

PROP MAKER

Crafts props by hand that are unique or difficult to find.

CONSTRUCTION CREW

Builds and paints the sets. The construction crew includes carpenters, painters, scenic artists, and plasterers.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Creates props that require design and/or text.

COORDINATORS

Keep the departments running smoothly. The coordinators include the art department coordinator, the set decoration coordinator, and the construction coordinator.

HELPERS/RUNNERS

Run errands, handle logistics, and do whatever needs to be done to keep sets running smoothly.

 

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