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This unit group includes producers, directors, choreographers and others who oversee and control the technical and artistic aspects of film, television, radio, dance and theatre productions. They are employed by film production companies, radio and television stations, broadcast departments, advertising companies, sound recording studios, record production companies and dance companies. They may also be self-employed.
artistic director – motion picture, choreographer, cyber-choreographer, director – motion picture, director of photography, film editor, filmmaker, multimedia audio producer, producer – performing arts, producer-director, radio producer, record producer, stage director – performing arts, technical director – broadcasting, television producer.
- Film, radio and television producers plan, organize and control the various stages and scheduling involved in the production of presentations, motion pictures, television shows and radio programs; engage directors and other production personnel and supervise all technical personnel, and determine the treatment, scope and scheduling of production; maintain production archives and negotiate royalties.
- Directors interpret scripts and direct the mise-en-scène; select and direct the actors, extras and technical crew; advise the cast and crew on the interpretation and delivery of the performance; direct rehearsals, filmings, broadcasts and performances; and confer with crew and specialists throughout production and post-production to achieve desired presentation.
- Choreographers create dances for film, theatre and television performances that convey stories, ideas and moods, and direct rehearsals for dancers to achieve desired interpretation.
- Art directors plan, organize and direct the artistic aspects of motion pictures, stage productions and television shows by overseeing the design of sets, costumes, furnishings and props to create portrayals of period and setting.
- Film editors edit motion picture film and arrange film segments into sequences to achieve continuity and desired dramatic, comedic and thematic effects.
- Record producers plan and co-ordinate the production of musical recordings, direct musicians and singers during rehearsals and recordings and manage technicians involved in duplicating, dubbing and mastering of recordings.
- Directors of photography co-ordinate and direct the photography of motion pictures, supervise camera operators and other crews and determine lighting, lenses, camera angles, backgrounds and other elements to achieve desired visual effect.
Outlook & Prospects for Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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|North Shore Region||2011-06-09|
Currently the chances of Producers, Directors and Choreographers finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area. There are very few potential employers noted for this occupation in our local and surrounding areas. Opportunities for self-employment or contract work may exist in this occupational group. Opportunities are not generally advertised as networking or being part of the arts and culture community is usually necessary to gain access to available work in the local area.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Producers, Directors and Choreographers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Producers, Directors and Choreographers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
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