There are many types of jobs necessary to creating a movie or television show. The following is an elaborate collection of some of the most common roles and titles used on sets in Manitoba.
Animal Wrangling – Animal Head Wrangler, Coordinator, Trainer, Large Animal Handler, Small Animal Handler
Art Department – including Production Designer, Art Director, Assistant Art Director, Art Department Coordinator, Clearances, Art Department Assistant, Graphics, Draftsperson, Model Builder, Story Board Artist
Catering – Head Chef, Sous Chef, Assistant Chef/Caterer
Construction – Construction Coordinator, Foreman/Head Carpenter, Scenic Carpenter, Carpenter, Carpenter’s Assistant, Labourer, Scenic Metal Fabricator, Welder
Continuity – Script Supervisor/Continuity
Costume – Costume Designer, Assistant Costume Designer, Costume Coordinator, Set Supervisor, Truck Costumer, Costume Assistant, Costumer
Extras Casting – Extras Casting Director, Extras Casting Assistant
First Aid / Craft Service – Key FACS, First Assistant FACS, Second Assistant FACS, Shopper/Crew
Greens – Head Greens Person, Greens Crew, General Labourer
Grips – Key Grip, Best Boy, Dolly Grip, Grip, Rigging Grip
Hair – Key Hairstylist, First Assistant Stylist, Second Assistant Stylist, Wigs
Lighting – Gaffer, Lighting Designer/Director, Best Boy Electric, Generator Operator, Lighting Crew, Rigging Gaffer, Rigging Electric
Makeup – Special Effects Makeup, Key Makeup Artist, First Assistant Makeup Artist, Second Assistant Makeup Artist
Paint – Key Scenic Artist, Scenic Artist/Scenic Painter, Sign Painter, Painter
Picture Vehicles – Picture Vehicles Coordinator, Assistant Picture Vehicles Coordinator, General Labourer
Props – Property Master, Assistant Property Master, Props Buyer, Firearms Safety Coordinator, Weapons Handler, Props Builder, Props Crew
Security – Security Coordinator, Security Captain, Security Crew/Watchperson
Set Decorating – Set Decorator, Lead Dresser, Set Buyer, On Set Dresser, Draper/Upholsterer, Set Dresser, Set Decorating Crew, General Labourer
Sound – Sound Mixer, Boom Operator, Playback Operator/Second Boom Operator, Sound Assistant/Cableperson, General Labourer
Special Effects (SPFX) – Special Effects Coordinator, First Assistant SPFX, Second Assistant SPFX, Third Assistant SPFX, General Labourer
Transport – Transport Coordinator, Driver Captain, Honeywagon Driver, Special Equipment Driver, Cast Driver, Driver, Unit Mover Driver, General Labourer
For job descriptions of these titles and application procedures, see the IATSE Local 856 website.
Accounting – including Production Accountant, First and Second Assistant Production Accountant, Accounting Clerk
Assistant Directing – including First, Second and Third Assistant Directors
Directing – including Director, Second Unit Director
Locations – including Locations Manager, Assistant Locations Manager, Locations Production Assistant
Editing – including Picture Editor, Sound Editor, First Assistant Editor, Second Assistant Editor
Production – including Production Manager, Unit Manager/Assistant Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Assistant Production Coordinator, Office PA, Set Production Assistant, Production Assistant
For job descriptions of these titles, see the DGC National website.
For application procedures, see the DGC Manitoba website.
Director of Photography
Underwater DOP/OP, Underwater Electronic Camera Op
First Camera Assistant, Second Camera Assistant
Electronic DOP, Electronic Camera Operator
Video Electronic Playback Coordinator, Operator, Assistant
Special – Remote Head, 360 Imagery, Motion Control, Teleprompter, Digital Imaging Technician
For job descriptions of these titles, see the IATSE Local 669 website.
Casting – including Casting Director, Assistant Casting Director