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Video Production takes many forms, depending on budget, scope and other factors. For larger productions, a variety of specialists cover critical roles like videography, lighting, casting, writing, direction, audio recording, graphic design, music production, video and audio editing and more. At the other end of the spectrum, there are talented one- or two-person crews who handle all aspects of production and post. Every situation is truly unique.
Fortunately, The Roster has a range of resources to accommodate any level of complexity. Often, the most efficient way to start is to retain a Video Producer who can plan and staff your production. Achieving the perfect balance of production value and cost-effectiveness may seem daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. If you aren’t sure exactly what staffing you’ll need, you can rely on our deep expertise. Please reach out to us and we can talk through your project together.
Videographers record and edit video and may work independently or with a small crew. An experienced Videographer should be capable of handling a variety of project types in different recording environments according to a project's needs.
A Video Editor is a professional who is responsible for taking raw video footage and turning it into a cohesive video program. The Video Editor collaborates with the director and producer and must follow a script or outline to realize the purpose of each scene of the video.
A Production Audio Engineer oversees the setting up, configuration, and operation of audio recording equipment for both location and studio production environments.
Working in collaboration with a Film or Video Director, a Storyboard Artist sketches the earliest visual representations of a story's narrative, including camera angles and lighting. These story panels help convey the director's vision and guide the entire production team in the creation of the film or video.
The role of a Video (or Film) Producer is to oversee video (or film) production. Whether employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of production, such as selecting the script, coordinating writing, directing, editing, and arranging financing. Whereas the director makes the creative decisions during the making of the production, the producer typically manages logistics and business operations. The producer must ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget.
A Director of Photography, working in collaboration with a film or video Director, is responsible for all photographic aspects of a video or film production, including lighting, lens selection, camera movement, and in the case of filmmaking, even film stock selection and processing methods to achieve the desired visual style.
A Video (or Film) Director is responsible for the artistic and dramatic interpretation of a screenplay (or script), guiding the production crew and actors in the fulfillment of his or her vision. The Director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design and all the creative aspects of video and film production.
A Production Manager leads a team through a production by planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking a production plan. This includes how the production will be executed through a budget, timeline, schedule, and roles and responsibilities.
The Casting Director is responsible for selecting suitable actors for roles in film, television, radio, theater, advertisements, and music productions. Casting Directors will analyze scripts, schedule auditions, and manage actors' contracts.
A 3D Designer/Animator provides design services, including research, consulting and the creation of compelling, high-quality 3D graphics and animation. The Animator employs industry-standard tools and best practices to deliver video output as specified, along with the authoring work files.
Animation & Motion Graphics
An Animator/Motion Graphics Specialist is a video artist who creates vibrant digital graphics for video, film, and television using industry-standard tools and best practices to deliver high-quality video output to meet project requirements.
A Photographer takes professional-quality photos, but there’s often much more to the job. Responsibilities may also include location scouting, casting, lighting, photography and digital editing/retouching. This role requires a strong working knowledge of all applicable industry-standard tools, best practices and file formats.
A Digital Scribe or Graphic Recorder provides graphic recording services, generating bitmap and vector recorded notes and designs for either live or recorded meetings and events. The well-qualified professional displays a strong working knowledge of all applicable industry-standard tools, best practices and file formats.
An Audio Producer/Engineer provides audio production and post services including recording, editing and mixing of various audio elements. If working off-site, the role requires a professional-grade studio setup. The Audio Producer uses industry-standard tools, best practices and file formats as specified.
A Print Production Manager oversees the process of creating physical documents like business cards, marketing materials, signage, etc. This role requires a deep working knowledge of papers, inks, printing processes and logistics. The job may also include file preparation/optimization and requires a strong working knowledge of all applicable industry-standard tools, best practices and file formats.
The role of a Voice-Over Artist, or Voice Talent, is to read a script out loud to make a voice recording which will become part of an audio or video production. For an announcer or narrator role, a strong, clear speaking voice is an essential part of bringing the script to life. Other Voice Talent specializes in character voices, either for cartoons, audiobooks or radio. Regardless, becoming successful requires someone who is intelligent, thinks quickly and responds well to direction from a producer or director.
Music Composers are responsible for creating music for a variety of different media. They work with clients to create original scores for their projects. Music Composers may create scores using computer software or through collaboration with other musicians while managing project budgets and timelines to turn creative projects around quickly and efficiently.