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Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

Overview

Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors direct the artistic and production aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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

Job Titles

  • Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)
  • Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
  • Director of Photography
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Program Director (Television or Radio)
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Video Producer
  • Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

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