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The BBG Communications blog is kind of something I invented. I thought it would be interesting to discuss through different communication techniques things that I am interested in. I like to look at new job opps, classic car stuff, and sports.

May 2010 - Posts

  • MOTION PICTURE DIRECTING

    A dream job is an enjoyable occupation that compensates you more than adequately, and seems almost impossible to attain. Confucius once said “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. If this job is so enjoyable it feels like play, it’s a dream job. Part of the "American dream" is to become rich, so a dream job should not only pay for work done, but give the individual a chance to make a fortune. Most people think of dream jobs, as just that, dreams; many of these jobs are hard to get into, so just achieving the position is a “pipe dream” in itself.

    Many of us leave movie theatres in disappointment; shaking our heads, we think “I could’ve done better”. If you can, as a motion picture Director, the rewards are satisfying, both egotistically and monetarily. According to www.payscale.com, the median salary for movie directors with over five years of experience is seventy-five thousand dollars per picture. However, according to the BBG Communications, out of three hundred and sixty thousand motion picture occupations in 2002, only eleven thousand were producers and directors. Which means Directors comprise about half of that figure, 1.45% of the entire film industry.

    Film Directors main tasks are deciding how to interpret a screenplay visually and directing actor’s performances. During production a director will look at storyboards, which are drawn interpretations of certain scenes, and decide where the cameras will be placed and how each scene will be blocked out. The Director will then work with the film’s stars, helping them to emote correctly. Also, Directors are the supervisors of all departments working on a motion picture.

    This meager job description only barely touches on the myriad of tasks that a Director is responsible for. Directors also work closely with a film Producer, to choose movie sets and locations. He or she will also confer with the Director of Photography to decide on lighting and mood, what film stocks will be used, different trick shots and so on. Even after a film is shot, the Director will meet with the Editor, to supervise editing of film sequences to best tell the story. In short, the Director is the man with the vision; he is singularly the most responsible for how a motion picture will look, sound and feel.

    Dream Jobs are those rare occupations that pay excellently, are personally rewarding, and more than likely, you’ll never get the chance to realize. Being a Director is my personal pipe dream. The chance to work with actors, oversee the look and feel of a film, and more importantly, to entertain, is something I would relish for life. I know there will be thousands of obstacles ahead that will prevent me from reaching that goal. However, on the set of a major motion picture, with millions of dollars at stake, a Director faces many more obstacles on the job everyday.


     
     

    Posted May 23 2010, 06:55 PM by abadicio90 with 1 comment(s)
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