Valuable for students aspiring to enter the world of Filmmaking. Young people everywhere are interested in "breaking in" to film production. However it is a business shrouded in mystique and it is very difficult to find out what it's all about or how to get started. In this six program series, The Crew unravels the mystery and explores the various technical positions that form a film production unit. Covering 18 different departments from Grips to Costume, Lighting to Makeup, the series vividly presents the jobs and lives of film production workers and explores the technical aspects of producing a film by talking to the people who make it happen. In each program, The Crew follows technicians from three various departments, in the milieu of a film set as they perform their jobs. The technicians talk candidly about hierarchy, job demands and the creative aspects of each position. They discuss how to get started, entry-level skills required, pay rates to expect and the personal pros and cons of working in "the business." Costume Designer: Designs, creates, acquires and supervises the construction and fitting of all costumes and wardrobe. Works in consultation with the production designer and the director. Camera Operator: Responsible for the actual operation of the camera. 1st Assistant Camera: Responsible for adjusting the focus of the lens while fi lming. Also known as the focus puller. 2nd Assistant Camera: Responsble for marking the actor's places, slating, paperwork, dealing with film stock, camera equipment and the lab. Key Grip: The head of the grip department. Responsible for overseeing the moving and set-up of cameras, lights, dolly track and other equipment as needed.
The Crew - A Six Title Series that Takes you Behind the Scenes of the Film Industry. A fascinating and informative series, realistic about life in the film industry and what it takes to succeed. The Crew, not only unveils the secrets of "breaking in" to the film business but also provides the tools necessary to make an informed career choice.
3 Stars - Video Librarian