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Acting Career Quick Start

Film Crew Jobs

Film Crew Jobs: What they are and how they
can help you finance your acting career.

Many actors can't afford to spend all of their time focusing on their acting careers. Why? Simple. Because they have to work for a living like most of us do. There are many different ways to fund an acting career as I talk about on this website. In my opinion, the mistake that many actors, both new and more esperienced actors, is that they find jobs that have nothing to do with the acting business or the acting industry. If you are trying to pursue an acting career and need to work to make money to pay your bills, then at least try and look for something that has to do with the acting business. The advantages are that you can learn, make new friends and build relationships with people you can learn from and a related job, might lead to the job you are really looking for.

Here below is a list of film crew jobs that you could think of doing to help you finance your acting career.

Production Department:

First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Executive Producer
Production Manager
Unit Manager
Production Coordinator
Post Production Supervisor
Production Assistant
Script Supervisor
Stunt Coordinator
Legal Counselor
Insurance Broker

Art Department:

Production Designer
Art Director
Assistant Art Director
Set Designer
Set Decorator
Lead Man
Set Dresser

Prop Master
Construction Coordinator
Head Carpenter
Key Scenic Artist
Special Effects Supervisor
Special Effects Assistant
Special Effects Pyrotechnics

Make Up Artist
Costume Designer
Constume Supervisor
Key Costumer
Costume Standby
Art Finisher
Costume Buyer

Director Of Photography
Camera Operator
Focus Puller

Clapper Loader
Camera Production Assistant
Digital Imaging Technician
Steadicam Operator
Motion Control Operator
Production Sound Mixer
Boom Operator
Utility Sound Technician
Key Grip
Best Boy
Dolly Grip
Best Electrical Boy
Lighting Technician
Location Manager
Assistant Location Manager
Location Scout
Location Assistant
Film Editor
Assistant Film Editor
Negative Cutter
Telecine Colorist
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Creative Director
Visual Effect Supervisor
Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Assistants
Roto Painter
Matte Painter

System Administrator
Sound Designer
Dialogue Editor
Sound Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Music Supervisor
Foley Artist
Food Stylist
Teleprompter Operators
Transportation Department
Unit Publicists
Video Engineer
Production Secretaries
Production Supervisor

These are most of the types of film crew jobs you will see. There are more. Hopefully this page has been helpful in engaging you in thinking about what you can do to make money to fund your acting career. Film crew jobs and stage production jobs are just another way to make money and stay connected with the acting business.

Other than film crew jobs, there are other ways to fund your acting career. Make sure you have a look at the six-part moneymaking series.

You might also find these books and dvd interesting as well!

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