(Last Updated on : 18/07/2012)
Pre-production of a film making, is a crucial part where the movie is designed and planned. The production company is created and a production office established. The production is storyboarded and visualized with the help of illustrators and concept artists. A production budget will also be drawn up to cost the film. The Producer will hire the following pre-production roles:
1. The director who is primarily responsible for the acting in the movie and managing the creative elements.
2. The assistant director manages the shooting schedule and logistics of the production among other tasks.
3. Casting director finds actors for the parts in the script. This normally requires an audition by the actor. Lead actors are carefully chosen and are often based on the actor's reputation or "star power."
4. The location manager finds and manages the film locations. Most pictures are shot in the predictable environment of a studio sound stage but occasionally outdoor sequences will call for filming on location.
5. The production manager manages the production budget and production schedule. He or she also reports on behalf of the production office to the studio executives or financiers of the film.
6. The director of photography (DOP) or cinematographer creates the photography of the film. He or she cooperates with the director, director of audiography (DOA) and assistant director (AD).
7. The art director manages the art department, which makes production sets, costumes and provides makeup & hair styling services.
8. The production designer creates the look and feel of the production sets, costumes, make up and hairstyles, working with the art director to create these elements.
9. The storyboard artist creates visual images to help the director and production designer communicate their ideas to the production team.
10. The director of audiography (DOA) or sound director (SD) manages the audio experience of a film. He or she cooperates with the director, DOP, and AD.
11. The sound designer creates new sounds with the help of Foley artists.
12. The composer creates new music.
13. The choreographer creates and coordinates the movement and dance - typically for musicals. Some films also credit a fight choreographer.