Film Director

Direct artistic and production aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions.

Film Director

Film Director

Roles and responsibilities

As a film, television, radio or stage director, your tasks will include:

  • study scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting
  • assess locations and staging requirements for productions in association with specialist designers
  • oversee creative aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions
  • determine lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect
  • view film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot
  • plan and organise the preparation and presentation of programs
  • supervise the positioning of scenery, props and lighting and sound equipment
  • assess technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing program content, set locations and stage directions with production team
  • manage the editing of film or videotape and the addition of soundtracks and other effects
  • coordinate the activities of the studio/stage crew, performers and technicians during rehearsals and production

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

As a film, television, radio or stage director, your tasks will include:

  • study scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting
  • assess locations and staging requirements for productions in association with specialist designers
  • oversee creative aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions
  • determine lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect
  • view film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot
  • plan and organise the preparation and presentation of programs
  • supervise the positioning of scenery, props and lighting and sound equipment
  • assess technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing program content, set locations and stage directions with production team
  • manage the editing of film or videotape and the addition of soundtracks and other effects
  • coordinate the activities of the studio/stage crew, performers and technicians during rehearsals and production

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Undergraduate courses to become

Film Director

Postgraduate courses to become

Film Director