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Animation Camera Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate special camera to make animated cartoon motion picture films
  • Place background drawing on horizontal easel over which camera is suspended
  • Position transparent celluloid slide on which animation has been drawn over background covers it with glass plate
  • Expose frame of motion picture film repeats process, using next drawing in animation sequence
  • Regulate exposure aperture to obtain special effects, like fade out or fade-ins.

Assistant Camera Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Locate marks frames of motion picture film to identify film segments for optical effects processing
  • Read work order or optical effects specifications sheets to ascertain optical effects specifications location of subject material on original photography film
  • Mount single or multiple rolls of film on spindles of winding device, locates marked start frame of film and aligns start frame in start position of synchronizer-counter device to locate identify film frames specified for optical effects
  • Turn crank on winding device to advance film observes film passing over viewing light box to detect damage or unclean condition
  • Clean film using cleaning solutions velvet cloth
  • Repair minor damage, like torn sprocket holes, using tape
  • Periodically stops film when viewing more than one roll simultaneously compares numbers printed on film edges to make sure synchronization of films
  • Stop film when counter reading matches number indicated on work order for start of first optical effect
  • Review subject matter within film frame compares to description on work order to make sure match when work order does not include reference numbers
  • Mark reference frame of film, using film notcher, tape, or other marking device to indicate optical effect starting point
  • Mark symbols and numbers on film edge or leader to indicate type of effect length
  • Advance film to additional reference frames indicated, and marks designated frames to show reference points within individual optical effects
  • Prepare count sheet indicating position, length, and type of optical effects required for films which do not have prepared specification sheets
  • Splice strips of leader material to film, and assembles designated segments of film in specified relationship, using splicing device
  • May confer with clients regarding optical effects requirements production problems
  • May determine artwork requirements requisition artwork
  • May review approve finished optical effects
  • May load and unload film from camera magazine, and mount remove magazines from camera
  • May change subtitle cards when filming subtitles.

Assistant Producer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Direct activities of one or more departments of motion picture studio
  • May direct preparation of daily production schedules operating cost reports.

Audiovisual Program Productions Sales Representative Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Contact prospective customers to sell service of producing motion pictures or recordings designed to inform specific audiences about goods, services, or procedures, performing duties as described under Sales Representative retail trade, wholesale tr. Master Title
  • Record customers instructions and plans preliminary programs commensurate with customers objectives budget limitations
  • Obtain information necessary for production specialists to produce programs that accomplish customers aims
  • Consult with production specialists to obtain cost estimate of program submits estimate to customer for approval.

Buyer renter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Locate and arranges for purchase or rental of props specified for use in motion pictures when such props are not in studio stock are not to be constructed by studio personnel
  • May purchase stock, like lumber, to be used in fabrication of props.

Camera Operator Animation Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate special camera to make animated cartoon motion picture films
  • Place background drawing on horizontal easel over which camera is suspended
  • Position transparent celluloid slide on which animation has been drawn over background covers it with glass plate
  • Expose frame of motion picture film repeats process, using next drawing in animation sequence
  • Regulate exposure aperture to obtain special effects, like fade out or fade-ins.

Camera Operator Title Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Photograph title cards bearing foreign-language titles dialogue on standard motion picture film for use with films for export
  • Sets title card on photographing rack
  • Switch on mercury light
  • Mount rolls of film in camera and adjusts focuses lens
  • Photograph title cards, removes film from camera, and forwards it for developing.

Chief Electrician Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates installation, maintenance, and operation of all electrical lighting equipment in motion picture studios outside locations
  • Confer with Director, Motion Picture motion picture , Art Director motion picture, radio-tv broad. and other key personnel regarding lighting specifications for specific sets
  • Prepare requisitions or issues work orders for purchase or construction of special electrical equipment
  • Arrange with local utility company for use of power lines or transformers when filming scenes on outside locations
  • Inspect sets after equipment is installed to make sure conformance with lighting equipment requirements.

Chief Projectionist Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in projecting motion picture film in motion picture studio
  • Train workers in methods techniques of operating projectors
  • Observe workers projection operations to verify conformance with established operating procedures
  • Requisition supplies materials
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Chief Recordist Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in servicing operating recording machines, power supply units, and allied equipment
  • Assign workers to test repair defective equipment
  • Read production schedule to ascertain recording machines to be used informs workers
  • Place sound film sections under microscope of densitometer records densitometer readings on test forms to define density of film
  • Examine film under microscope to define width of noise reduction line on film, and records readings
  • Read instructions to define amount of current to be used on exposure lamp of each film recording machine, and what adjustments are necessary
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

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