If you are new to film production, you have definitely come across the term film director and you are probably wondering who he/she is and what his/her role usually is in the process of film production. As our first article in this magazine, we thought it best to get this term out of the way so that when we use it in our subsequent articles you will be more familiar with it.
When it comes to film production, the film director is the one who will be in charge and responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the production process run smoothly from start to finish. The work of the director starts at conception of the idea and ends at delivery of the final production. Let’s look at the main roles of a film director.
#1 They are responsible for the creative direction of the film
It’s the responsibility of the film director to make the creative decisions in terms of determining how every scene in the film will unfold, all the props that will be used, how every character in the film should look, as well as which of the actors will play specific roles.
#2 They are responsible for coordinating the entire team
It’s the work of the film director to coordinate the different individuals involved in the production process such as those who are in charge of the lighting, setting the scenery, the writers, and so forth. Every individual or team responsible for making sure that the film production process goes as planned answers to the director.
#3 They are responsible for all aspects of the production process
The film director will be in charge all through the production process from the pre-production, to the production, to the post-production. Their role is to decide, coordinate and organize every person and team involved in these three processes.
Ultimately, it’s the work of the film director to control all the artistic and dramatic aspects of the film,visualize the script, and offer guidance to the technical crew as well as the actors to ensure the film comes out perfectly.