Assistant Film Director
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Job Overview

We are looking for an efficient and talented Assistant Film Director to be a part of our growing team. You will be assisting the Director during long as well as ad shoots. You will also be responsible for instructing and managing the extras and crew members on set.

You should be able to develop and notify cast and crew members of the shooting schedule. Besides, you should also set up goals and objectives within the department. As an Assistant Film Director, you should also manage the shooting budget allocated and track all the expenses. 

Moreover, you will be coordinating with the technical department in determining appropriate shooting angles and positioning of equipment. In addition to this, you will be assisting in recruiting new crew members and providing them necessary training. Your ability to work at flexible hours and travel to various locations is vital.

If you can handle a competitive work environment and own top-notch creative skills, then do get in touch with us. We would love to have a word with you. 

Responsibilities

  • Planning shooting schedules and timelines

  • Ensuring all cast and crew are notified of shooting schedules and any changes in the same

  • Assisting in creating storyboards

  • Instructing and managing extras on the set

  • Discussing camera positioning with the crew members

  • Resolving any minor conflicts or concerns on the set

  • Developing and implementing safety protocols on set

  • Coordinating daily activities with the Director

  • Setting within department goals and plans

  • Assisting in hiring and training crew members and scriptwriters

  • Monitoring assigned budget and tracking expenses

  • Coordinating with the technical staff to arrange set equipment 

  • Ensuring the filming locations remain undisclosed to the general public

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field

  • Proven work experience in the Entertainment Media industry as an Assistant Film Director or a similar position

  • A certified course from a reputed and recognized film institute is required

  • Familiarity using various filming cameras and equipment

  • Knowledge of various shooting techniques such as aerial perspective, bird's eyeshot, and boomshot

  • Sound editing and technical skills

  • Detail-oriented and highly-motivated individual

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work for long and flexible hours

  • Willingness to travel to different locations

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