VIDEO PRODUCTION CREW
FULL VIDEO PRODUCTION CREWS AVAILABLE
Whether you need a video production expert to help your in-house video team or a full crew to film, we can help. Here is a list of video production crew members and their roles.
DoP / Director of Photography
Gaffer / Lighting person
Video Production Crew
A video director controls the vision of the entire video production shoot. He or she has an understanding of every crew members role. A good director knows how to get the best performance out of everyone involved in the video production shoot. The director especially works closely with the DP or director of photography.
Director of Photography / DP
A director of photography or DP is the highest ranking camera operator on set. He or she has a full understanding of how all shots are filmed and framed. They consider many aspects including background, foreground, characters, angles, lighting, and action. A good DP can work in difficult situations to make the image look better than it does in real life.
A producer is a vague term. Many studios have different definitions of what a producer’s role is. For us, the producer is the person who keeps the production together and makes sure everyone is in communication. They may take notes during the entire process the editor understands the vision. They should also have a good grasp on the directors vision of the final product and what they expect from every crew member. Producers can also play the role of the interviewer. Sometimes the producer is the highest ranking crew member on set and on occasion may act as the director.
An interviewer is the person who asks the interviewee questions on camera to gather narration for a story. There is an entire art for to interviewing. A good interviewer can get clear and compelling dialogue out of almost any person being interviewed. Many times, interviewees (the person being interviewed) are nervous on camera. They may have a hard time being themselves on camera. For an experienced interviewer, this is usually not an issue. Manipulating the conversation and steering the interviewee towards key messages is expected.
A sound person records the audio during production. Sometimes the sound person only has the role of capturing audio. Other times a DP or camera operator may double as a sound person depending on the clients budget. Audio is sometimes an overlooked aspect of video production but very important. Audiences may lose interest in your video if the recording is not stellar. Be sure to make sure you have an accomplished sound person available during filming your video.