Section 2: Professional Development


Please upload or summarise the crew test you did with Rupert




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

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As we can see in the diagram, there are four sectors that sum up the film’s quality.

All directing roles (and production) lie under the production team. The most famous role that would happen to be included in the team, is the Director. The director has the ultimate responsibility  to maintain the creative vision and overall style of a feature film.  These people would supported by a number of Assistant Directors, who ensure that the Director’s artistic ambitions are achieved during the filming process, by providing logistical, organisational and time-management support.

These artistic ambitions are reached, with the help of the art department. The Art department is crucial, as they would assist in bring the visual perception on a 3-D platform, whether through props or immense costumes. They are bringing the creative sector of a film into life. Although, the art department, may differ on the type of film, creativity is always being expressed. The art department on an live action film, would be expressed through outfits of characters and buildings. The art department on an animated film, would be the animator department. The art department can also include visual special effects, which would be filmed by the camera team. The camera team plays responsibility in quality filming. High resolution is important, as a film without a greater visual quality would not appeal to the audience. How the creativity is seen , is through the camera lens. Without, a good camera team, we can not truly see the value in the film. but a good camera team, can help emphasise on better audio. Audio is another key factor in a great film. This is where we are use our ears to truly understand the reasoning of the way a voice sounds or a specific effect takes place in a scene and so, it is the sound department, to ensure that each sound is clearly recorded, through boom operators and sound recorders. If all goes to plan, it will be edited to incorporate the most suitable scenes that clearly express the message that is wanting to be played across. It may eventually be adverted for people to see.


Role Allocations Spaghetti

Role Allocations Worst Kind


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


  1. Film festivals

Film festivals act as a gateway to truly showcase an aspiring worker in the film industry, through their creative lens. Many independent film groups use festivals as an opportunity is to gain true criticism and cause the opinion of the viewer to be completely unbiased. By receiving feedback, it will help a worker in film enhance their skills, to have a greater grasp of connecting with their creative side.


2. University

The reason I am deciding to talk about university is that, university is not always the true highlight of someone wanting to work into the industry, some want to go straight into the industry to gain first hand experience. Though, going to a university or specialised film school will actually challenge the person and help to have connections with other creative mindsets. It help to maintain an open mind, as the transition to working with contrasting creative people will cause a link to think outside the box. If we are not challenged in every way, we cannot grow. Growth is individual. sometimes, working may be best for others, but those who decide to understand the concept of film, academically is a great thing.




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

I would say that the wider creative media sector, is a refined structure of expressing ideas in an objectively creative medium through sub-genres. They would usually include sounds, pictorials and a format to profess talent.


1: Television – News, Drama, Documentary, Comedy, and Music. News may be a surprise to others as being creative, but in reality, it is actually expressing how our society is through the expression of words used to creative an emotional atmosphere, but news has its own biases that can be used against its creative choice of becoming a bringer of ‘bad news; the news itself may be controversial but the purpose of the news is not.
Film: Features, Documentaries, Bollywood, and Specialist
Print:Posters, Flyers, and Books

Books are the most prominent medium for this type of creativity. When a book receives stellar reviews, this sector becomes easily transferable into posters and possible promotion for the fans of the novel, to watch a film adaptation and correlation their own visualisations with the directors.

Games : Fantasy and Action

Radio: Music, Talk, Drive-time, Soap operas

Interactive : Advertising and Marketing:

Structure is the way that the media industries are grouped together and form media sectors.
Ownership refers to who owns the companies or groups of companies in the media industries.


Explain how film production connects to the wider creative media sector

I would like to expand on film, on the basis of an adaptation. When a book becomes adapted to a film, the creative elements of a book will be abridged, not to dilute the authenticity but to portray the directors true reflection of how the film may be. When a film completely mirrors the book, it looses its touch and doesn’t show anything entertaining to those who have not read the book and to those who have, all it will show is a clearer view of how characters may appear. It will therefore lack artistry, so it is important to highlight the key events in the book’s plot . If highlighted correctly, the promotion creative sector such as flyers and other promotion forums will start to come into play. Through distribution and marketing, we are connecting the wider industry, as  Feature films are distributed through cinema and big festival and award shows.

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3 thoughts on “Section 2: Professional Development”

  1. Please remember to complete 2.1 & 2.2 by the end of today! Your experiences on set will help, but please think about what you learnt in class and look at your course booklet for further guidance.


  2. Thank you for uploading your responses to 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4. Great thoughts! You’ve successfully completed these sections. Please remember to complete your response to 2.1 – you just need to briefly outline the key roles on a film production (around 10 major roles or so would be about right! More if you’d like). You can use your booklet to help with this!


  3. Thank you for adding to 2.2, Katherine. This just meets the requirements for 2.1, so I can sign you off for this section. It would, however, have been preferable for you to clearly lay out the key roles an responsibilities in the film industry


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