Section 1: Film Industry


What is it like working in the film industry?

Working in the film industry can be very challenging but also fun, you will need to be open to all suggestions and be able to communicate with everyone on set and be motivated at all times. Working in the industry you’ll need to have a range of skills such as communication, passion and motivation. It is important you have good communication skills because you will have to talk to people on set with anything and everything that is happening good or bad and resolve the issue.


Give 10 examples of qualities you need to work in the film industry

  1. Authority
    Great filmmakers must have a strong sense of leadership. They are responsible for leading a team to create an outstanding finished product and must be able to lead the team to make sure everyone is working at their best.
  2. Communication
    Great filmmakers must have excellent communication skills. They must be able to clearly and fluently.
  3. Creativity
    You must be very creative, and able to come up with good ideas for stories, backgrounds, music, and other elements involved in a film production.
  4. Decisiveness
    Great filmmakers must be able to make firm decisions and stick to them to help ensure production stays on track.
  5. Drive
    A great filmmaker has a huge sense of drive and ambition.
  6. Grace Under Pressure
    Great filmmakers are able to handle pressure well. They understand that complications will happen during the filmmaking process and are able to handle the problems at hand.
  7. Open Minded
    Great filmmakers are open-minded to changes in their ideas. They accept input readily and consider other points of view without judgment.
  8. Problem Solving
    Great filmmakers can quickly address problems that have come up during production. You are able to identify problems and figure out the best way to fix them.
  9. Technologically Savvy
    A great filmmaker is familiar with many, if not all, of the technological elements that are involved in the film making process, and has a grasp on what is feasible and what is not.
  10. Vision
    Great filmmakers have terrific vision and can see the film from its conception through to its final product. They never lose sight of the ultimate goal.





***The links below may help if you need more info after your masterclass with Rupert:


Useful for job roles and progression as well as information about the industry

Good introduction to working in the industry

Further articles:
10 commandments of film making
Seven arts of working in film
Essential personal traits of filmmakers
Top 10 qualities of a great filmmaker



Why is time management important in the film industry? 

Time management is very important in the film industry because everything has to be completed on time, if nothing is completed on time it sets back schedule and delays everything there are many issues if post production runs over time such as lighting or weather.


Give at least 4 examples of good time management skills

Time management is important in the film industry because when you have a set time to film your scene  it has to be done on time and if you are late and have to rush then the quality of work you put in effects your work outcome.

Time management is important in the film industry because when you are on time you will have more time and put more effort into your work then you would if you was late.

Time management is important in the film industry  because if you end up finishing your shoot early you will have more time to go over everything and film more scenes if you have time.

Time management is important in the film industry because everyone should know what they have to do and no one is unclear or unaware in what is going on then things on set can run smoothly.

***please upload the call sheets for your two shoots, and any other production documentation (schedules etc)

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Describe the key aspects of health and safety when working on film productions 

Those who have to lift heavy equipment are at risk of injury, as are those who are having to walk around set because there is the risk of tripping over wires. There are also risks when rigging and de-rigging, so these must be prevented as much as possible. People working on set are also exposed to risks concerning lighting, light from the heat can burn someone or bun though wires.

Describe at least 3 health and safety considerations for your own film

Health and safety considerations I had to take on consideration the film set was wires, lighting and the use of the smoke machine . Making sure no one tripped over wires and i myself did not trip over the wires, making sure whatever type of light source we used was safe and using the smoke machine that there wasn’t too much smoke so no one could see or choke on.

***please upload the risk assessment for your primary shoot


1.4 & 1.5 


***please summarise or upload the copyright information you learned in your first editing class with Tom


Why does copyright law exist?

Copyright law exists because it prevent people from using other peoples work and to be credited for it. copyright law is put in place as it is not fair for someone to gain more credit fro something they have not created.

What kind of work is covered by copyright?

copyright law covers from writing, photography, music, film, websites and many more.


What might happen if you were to use copyrighted material in your film?

you could face a penalty fine for copyrighting in your film.


How can you make sure not to infringe copyright law in your film?

You can ask for permission too use it in your film by contacting the owners or make sure whatever you use in your film is something that you are aloud to use without having to contact someone for their permission. You could also make your own sounds and music for your film.

How has copyright law affected your film production?

We did not use any outside sources like music, door opening or closing, flickers ect… for our films we used all the natural sounds from the room we filmed in.

***You might also find the following links useful to complete this section: 



  1. Great thoughts on the working culture of the film industry, Raquim! Perhaps a little more detail would have been helpful, but you’ve successfully completed 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3


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