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

Course work courses to pursue this career
Postgraduate study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.