Your video is now on the way and you are curious about all the people moving around on the set, arranging and rearranging audio, camera, and lighting to capture each scene. Many people are unaware of all the crew members needed to successfully create a video, so we want to mention some of them for you to know who they are and what they do.
Depending on the project’s complexity, the number of crew members needed for producing a video can go from just a few to dozens of people. When you are involved in any production, it’s good to know the roles of the team, so that you know who to approach with questions and which person does what.
A crew of two to four can usually manage most corporate productions as long as the professional team includes scriptwriter, producer, director, and editor. Although, when there are actors involved, multiple locations or more complex types of productions, you will find out that the team quickly becomes bigger. Here are some of the people you can find:
- Scriptwriter: Creates the story line and the dialogue used in the video
- Director: Is the leading person on a movie set. The director works closely with the on screen talent on their performances and has final creative control on almost every aspect. The director also plays a large role in casting, script revisions, shooting and even editing.
- Producer: Helps organize the entire production. This person helps develop the script into a workable project, is involved in hiring actors and crew members and also keeps track of finances throughout the project.
- Camera Operator: Is the person who physically controls and operates the camera during filming, following instructions from the director. This person controls the shot’s framing, and the camera movements according to the storyline and the indications given.
- Soundman: Is the technician required to assemble, operate and maintain the equipment used to record, amplify, enhance, mix or reproduce sound. This person identifies the sound requirements for a given shot and performs the necessary actions to produce that sound.
- Grip: Is in charge of creating patterns and shadow effects, coloring light, diffusing light or blocking light and everything else that is built around the lights to create the desired lighting.
- Best Boy: Is the lead electrician on the set who operates, adjusts and balances the electrical loads, and makes sure of providing the required power to each of the lights.
- Makeup and wardrobe: They are the people in charge of providing the appropriate make-up and outfits for all the on screen talent involved during the filming process.
There are many other crew members that can be involved in larger productions. A good thing about hiring the professionals for creating your video is that you don’t have to worry if a large crew is needed; they will provide all the necessary personnel for meeting your needs.
Each member of the team helps create the magic in your video
There is a lot of work and many professionals involved to transform your idea into an outstanding product. Every single member of the crew is important to obtain the best results and make your project a great success. This is a real team effort, just like an orchestra, with everyone working together, but at the same time each one concentrated in its own task, to create the magic of your video production in Toronto.
When you are looking for a professional and efficient videographer in Toronto, ask them a lot of questions, listen to what they have to offer you, and only then make your decisions. Contact VCM today to speak to us about your video production needs, or visit us at www.vcminteractive.com , we will be happy to help in all the possible ways.