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Breaking down the film crew roles

What do the ending credits of a film mean?



We’ve all seen the ending credits to a film and it’s at that point we sometimes realise how many people are actually involved! But do we know what they all mean or their role on set? Let’s break down some of the most common ones and what they are:


Director

1st AD

2nd AD

Script writer

Script supervisor


Producer

Executive producer

Production manager

Location manager

Location scout

Runner


Director of Photography

Camera operator

1st AC

2nd AC

Video split operator

DIT

Continuity

Stills photographer


Actors

Extras

Stunt doubles

Stand ins


Set designer

Set dresser

Prop designer

Standby props

Armourer


Editor

Editor’s iassistant


Gaffer

Best boy


Grip

Key grip

Best boy


Sound designer

Sound recordist

Boom operator

Foley artist

Music/ score composer


Visual Effects co-ordinator

VFX supervisor

Rotoscoping

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