UNIT GROUP 2123 FILM, TELEVISION, RADIO AND STAGE DIRECTORS
FILM, TELEVISION, RADIO AND STAGE DIRECTORS direct the artistic and production aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Tasks Include:

    • studying scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting
    • assessing locations and staging requirements for productions in association with specialist designers
    • overseeing creative aspects of film, television, radio and stage productions
    • determining 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
    • viewing film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot
    • planning and organising the preparation and presentation of programs
    • supervising the positioning of scenery, props and lighting and sound equipment
    • assessing technical requirements of productions by studying scripts and discussing program content, set locations and stage directions with production team
    • creating, planning, writing scripts for, recording, videotaping and editing programs

Occupations:

212311 Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
212313 Director of Photography
212314 Film and Video Editor
212315 Program Director (Television or Radio)
212316 Stage Manager
212317 Technical Director
212318 Video Producer
212399 Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors nec


212311 ART DIRECTOR (FILM, TELEVISION OR STAGE)

Alternative Title:

Production Designer
Plans, organises and controls artistic aspects of film, television or stage productions. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications and experience.

Skill Level: 1


212312 DIRECTOR (FILM, TELEVISION, RADIO OR STAGE)

Interprets and approves selection of scripts, and directs and instructs cast and crew during filming, recording or performance of productions. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications and experience.

Skill Level: 1


212313 DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Alternative Title:

Cinematographer
Plans, directs and coordinates filming to control the quality and style of photography in films or videos.

Skill Level: 1


212314 FILM AND VIDEO EDITOR

Makes and implements editorial decisions regarding mood, pace and climax of films, television programs, video productions or commercials.

Skill Level: 1


212315 PROGRAM DIRECTOR (TELEVISION OR RADIO)

Compiles and directs programs for television or radio.

Skill Level: 1


212316 STAGE MANAGER

Plans, organises, supervises and coordinates the activities of workers responsible for placing sets and properties, and operating lighting and sound equipment as part of film, television or stage productions.

Skill Level: 1


212317 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Alternative Title:

Technical Producer
Controls the quality of pictures and sound for television or radio programs by directing technical teams and planning and organising technical facilities.

Skill Level: 1


212318 VIDEO PRODUCER

Creates films, television programs, video productions or commercials by filming, adding sound and editing in digital or analogue format. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications and experience.

Skill Level: 1


212399 FILM, TELEVISION, RADIO AND STAGE DIRECTORS NEC

This occupation group covers Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:
Audio Director
Casting Director
Lighting Director
Location Manager (Film or Television)