Career outlook for TV or film director
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would take charge of the production of a film or TV programme.
You might lead a team of any size. You could direct feature films, short films, TV programmes, adverts, music videos or corporate videos. Your creative decisions would guide the rest of the crew.
- Meet producers
- Commission a script or an idea for a documentary
- Decide how to shoot the script
- Decide how the production should look and where it should be filmed
- Plan the shooting schedule and logistics
- Have the final say in which cast and crew members are hired
- Guide the technical crew
- Direct the actors, or the contributors to a documentary
- Supervise editing to produce the final cut
- Enforce health and safety rules
In some cases you might write your own scripts and raise money for projects. On small productions you might also use camera or sound equipment.
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