The Film Director is instrumental in the making of a lm as it is his/her vision of the story unraveling on screen. Having envisioned everything on an artistic and dramatic level, the Film Director per- forms like a conductor, overseeing the composi- tion of crew and cast to ensure creative outcome. De ning the framework within which work is to be done, the Film Director performs several du- ties, provides direction and ultimately seals the lm with his/her own personal signature. In case it is the producer who is really in charge, the Film Director performs general coordination duties.
By his/her side we usually nd:
1. The Assistant Director who is responsible for all separate production units and their smooth op- eration.
•During pre-production: the Assistance Director works closely with the director on the following: the nal editing of the script, dividing the scenes in individual shots, rehearsing with the actors, de- ciding on shooting locations and planning lming. • During the shooting: the Assistant Director pre- pares the daily lming program and makes sure the crew follows it, updates the actors on the daily lming schedule, maintains record of activities (in collaboration with the script supervisor) in order to handle the project within estimated time.
2. The Script Supervisor who is responsible for the following:
• Coherence and continuity of spaces, time, set objects, camera positioning and movement be- tween the lm’s scenes.
• Continuity and accuracy of dialogues and of the transitions between shots, according to director’s decoupage.
• Clapperboard and timing of scenes.
• Preparing shooting reports in collaboration with the Camera Operator and according to the needs of the DoP and the Editor.
• Filling-in, on a daily basis, a shooting diary (real time, rst clapperboard, wrap), together with the Production Manager and the Assistant Director.