How Much Does Everyone Get Paid?

Check out this hypothetical movie budget put together by Vanity Fair. While everything on this may not be 100% accurate, a majority of it is at least in the ballpark range. Keep in mind a lot of this budget can fluctuate on many factors such as who’s producing, directing or distributing it. Again, this is a a hard and fast rule of how much everyone would get paid.

What Does Everyone Actually Do?

Ever wondered what everyone on a movie set actually does? Here is a quick video describing the main positions on a hollywood crew. This doesn’t cover every position, but for the most part this covers some of the most commonly used.

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One Comment

  • Where do I begin? DP’s don’t usually operate, then there is a First AC or Focus puller that actually focuses the camera and a 2nd AC to keep the gear in order and to slate the takes. Grips? They don’t manage the electrics and they don’t “watch equipment”

    Interesting video but it was made by someone that doesn’t know whats actually going on

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