Responsible for taking a script and making it come to life in either television, movies, or theater. Use vision and creativity to direct the action and words of actors.
- Act as primary force behind movie, television, and theater direction.
- Make creative decisions regarding what types of technology, techniques and camera angles to employ.
- Make artistic decisions on set during production.
- Participate in the casting of actors.
- Choose location for film, commercial, or television show to be shot.
- Read and interpret scripts.
- Decide on day-to-day shooting schedule.
- Plan shots and storyboard.
- Consult with producers.
- Raise money to fund film production.
- Create budgets and adhere to budget limitations during shooting.
- Advise and coach actors.
- Instruct cameraman and women on angles and where to shoot.
- Watch rushes for errors and weak spots in film.
- Reshoot scenes that aren't up to standard.
- Participate in editing.
- Work closely with scene, costume, and lighting directors.