Section 2: Professional Development


Please upload or summarise the crew test you did with Rupert

1st AD – Scheduling the film, breaking down the script, making a shot list

Boom Op – Holding the boom mic, recording the atmosphere, make sure the boom isn’t in the shot

D.O.P. – Cinematography, lighting scene and choosing the shot

Production Manager – Budgeting and finance, overseeing finance

Editor – Editing film together according to the script

Director – Overseeing all creative aspects of the production

Script Supervisor – Makes notes about shots and director’s comments, continuity, write time codes, close with clapper loader

Camera Op – Operating/using the camera



 Describe the structure and interrelationships of the production department. You can use a diagram or similar if you wish 

The director and D.O.P. work together closely and collaborate in order to compromise on shots they want for the film, and the D.O.P. then works with the lighting and camera crew to achieve the shots. All departments need guidance from the director, and the 1st AD makes sure things are going according to plan, and that every department knows what they are doing. The departments all also work together so that they know what they are each doing.

Role Allocations Spaghetti

Role Allocations Worst Kind



Describe at least 2 potentional progression routes into the film industry (e.g. university, apprenticeships, entry level work, film festivals etc)

 One way of entering the film industry is through networking opportunities, where you would be surrounded with other filmmakers who would be interested in working with you and/or funding your film.

The second way is through film festivals in order to get your work seen by professionals already in the industry, giving you more opportunities to network and meet other filmmakers for future collaborations.


What do you plan to do when the academy is finished?

After the academy is finished, I would like to go to university, but still pursue filmmaking in my spare time, and eventually enter the film industry as a director and writer. I am not completely certain on how I would achieve this, though I am currently thinking of doing networking events as well as entering film festivals.


Briefly describe the job of one of your tutors, and what they have done in their career


One of my tutors was Neil Mcenery-West, who has directed a film named ‘Containment’ in 2015. The film won many prestigious awards, such as Accession Award at the East End Film Festival and Best Ensemble Cast at the South Texas International Film Festival. Before this successful film, he had directed a short film called Undertown, which gained him a Best Director award at the New York Independent Film Festival.



What is the wider creative media sector? (think about music, costume, advertising, animation, theatre, games etc)

The wider creative media sector is a section in the media industry which is involved in the music, theatre and games industries, for example. They are involved in creating visuals for music videos, for instance, as well as gaming visuals, amongst other things.


Explain how film production connects to the wider creative media sector

The internet plays a big part in linking film production and the wider creative media sector, as there is a very large target group. For example, crowd funding is an inclusive and easy way to earn money for all sorts of projects, as people can gain an audience who support them and their ventures, meaning they can help them succeed in their goals.

The music industry is also an important and significant sector that has a link with film production, as films almost always have a soundtrack, whether classical and orchestral, or popular music from contemporary eras. This is useful to make a film as authentic as possible, as well as stylising it.

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3 thoughts on “Section 2: Professional Development”

  1. Thank you for uploading your responses to 2.4 – you’re almost there! Please just describe how the wider creative media might interact with the film industry – for instance the fashion industry & costumes, advertising industry & film productions, music industry for film music, etc


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