The highest level positions are in the editing room on set. Editors work under the supervision of a director of photography and a sound editor.
1. The editor reads the rough cut before it is shot. His responsibilities include the following:
a. To prepare all elements of the film so as to complete the script within the budget required. b. To arrange, edit and complete the final cut of the film as per the script. c. To prepare all production elements so as to complete the film within the budget. a. To help determine camera angles, sound direction, lighting direction, framing, composition and cinematography to be used in the final cut. b. To make a list of the original and current camera models and settings so as to create an exact duplicate in case of emergencies and to correct any errors made in the film.
A cinematographer (CG) is responsible for the following:
a. To make sure the overall camera movement matches with the scene as described in the script when possible. b. To make sure that the overall camera movement is natural and naturalistic. c. To make sure the camera is in focus with regard to surrounding objects, even if the scene has been moved, if necessary by adjusting the camera’s position. d. To ensure that the scene can be restored to the original condition when the director and/or the production designer decides it needs to be restored. e. To make sure camera positions and angles are matched to the shot so that scenes can be reconstructed with the director’s approval on the fly. f. To ensure that the final image is in focus with regard to other objects on or close to the camera such as foreground and background light. g. To select the correct lighting direction for the scene. h. To make sure that the camera is in focus even in close, bright light environments where there may be shadows. i. To ensure that the scene is brightened where shadows have occurred in all or most scenes. j. To insure that the overall light direction is correct and in focus when the camera angles of the scene or scene direction is used on set. k. To ensure that the scene and direction of lighting are correct and in focus when camera angles of the scene or scene direction is used in post time.
The lighting direction is the direction of lighting of the scene that is controlled by the camera and the director. The lighting direction depends on the overall movement of