Plans, directs and coordinates filming to control the quality and style of photography in films or videos.
Skill Level 1
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2536-15 Director of Photography
Group: 2123 Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors
direct the artistic and production aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions.
studying scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting
assessing locations and staging requirements for productions in association with specialist designers
overseeing creative aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions
determining lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect
viewing film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot
planning and organising the preparation and presentation of programs
supervising the positioning of scenery, props and lighting and sound equipment
assessing technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing program content, set locations and stage directions with production team
creating, planning, writing scripts for, recording, videotaping and editing programs
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).