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Film Crew 101

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Film Crew 101 pulls back the curtain on all the different roles that go into making a film or TV show. Ever wondered what a Gaffer or Best Boy does? Have you dreamt about working in the art department of a major movie but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you are well on your way building a care… read more

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First Assistant Accountant

April 8th, 2021


Today’s guest and First Assistant Accountant extraordinaire is Lisa Shillingburg. Some of Lisa’s film credits include Limitless, Munich, The Founder, Stillwater, and a small film you may have heard of called The …

The First Assistant Editor

January 7th, 2021


Kale Whorton is a first assistant editor whose assistant editor credits include films Bumblebee and Black Panther as well as TV series The United States of Tara, Weeds, and Orange is the New Black. Kale spoke to Film …

The Assistant Production Office Coordinator

December 31st, 2020


The APOC works directly under the Production Office Coordinator in the production office. As a go-between between producers, the studio, and production, the production office is a hub that supports every department on a …

The Location Scout

December 9th, 2020


Location Scout Jen Farris' location credits include the TV series Lovecraft Country, American Soul, Atlanta, Genius, and Sleepy Hollow. Jen has also …

The Special Effects Makeup Artist

December 2nd, 2020


Matthew Mungle has over 200 film and tv credits to his name as a special effects and prosthetic makeup artist. Matthew has worked on Hillbilly Elegy, The Irishman, August Osage County, FridaSchindler’s List, Outbreak

The Editor

November 26th, 2020


Host Amy Janes speaks with editor Stuart Levy, whose credits include "Any Given Sunday," "Red Eye," "Nim’s Island," "Foxcatcher," "Insurgent," "Allegiant," and "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."

The Sound Utility

November 19th, 2020


The sound utility is the third in line in the sound department, which is often comprised of the sound mixer, the boom op, and the sound utility. This …

The First Assistant Director

November 5th, 2020


Kim Richards' 1st AD credits include The MandalorianWhy Women Kill, and The Lion King in addition to other work in the AD department on projects like The MentalistRay Donavan, The Jungle BookSilicon Valley

The Payroll Accountant

October 29th, 2020


Cathy Marshall-Hart is a payroll accountant that has worked on some amazing and iconic films. Her list of credits includes The Matrix ReloadedThe …

The VFX Key Grip

October 22nd, 2020


A Key Grip works with the Gaffer and the Director of Photography to help oversee electric and rigging crews on a set. They’ll work with these teams to execute lighting and camera movements with a variety of equipment. A …

The Production Office PA

October 15th, 2020


Melissa Caswell is an Oklahoma-based script supervisor and production assistant. She has worked as a Base Camp PA on the Sundance award-winning "Minari," an Office PA on "Stillwater," and an APOC on the independent …

The Digital Imaging Technician

October 8th, 2020


Dino began working in the digital cinema space after the purchase of one of the first Red One cameras. Combined with his extensive background in production, his knowledge of the camera positioned him to stand out as a …

The Hair Department Head

October 1st, 2020


Chris Clark's credits include "Pan Am," "Scream Queens," "Feud: Bette and Joan," "American Crime Story," "Pose," "The Politician," and Netflix's …

The Gaffer

September 24th, 2020


A Gaffer, or more formally, the Chief Lighting Technician, is in charge of the crew that runs the lighting on a film set. Gaffer Steve Mathis has worked on films including Halloween, Back to the Future, Mrs. Doubtfire, …

The Post Production Coordinator

September 17th, 2020


A post production coordinator supports post-production teams as they work to deliver a finished film. Today, our host, Emmy award-winning documentary series editor and award-winning
feature documentary producer, Amy …

The Key Makeup Artist

September 8th, 2020


Also referred to as a "Key Makeup" or "Key," a Key Makeup Artist assists the makeup department head and supports the department as a whole. Depending …

The Production Sound Mixer

September 4th, 2020


Mathew Price is a Production Sound Mixer whose skill can be heard in some of your favorite films and tv shows (he's worked on The SopranosThe Marvelous Mrs. MasielDaredevilYou, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to …

The Background Production Assistant

September 2nd, 2020


A background production assistant works in the AD department. Their main focus is to organize and oversee the background actors, or extras, on set. 

A background pa works with the 2nd AD to prepare for the shoot day. …

The Unit Production Manager

September 2nd, 2020


A Unit Production Manager is responsible for advising on and overseeing the film production budget, working with department heads to hire the …

Film Crew 101 Trailer

August 31st, 2020


Film Crew 101 pulls back the curtain on all the different roles that go into making a film or TV show. Ever wondered what a Gaffer or Best Boy does? …

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