Sea Films can provide your production with all necessary production crew, including:
Duties include testing all camera equipment to verify it’s in good working order, it’s set to the correct shooting format and the camera is built up ready for the DP to use. Changing lenses, pulling focus and helping to position lights on shoots and packing up and securing the gear at the end of the day are all part of the job. Runners are used to help out wherever they are needed in all areas of our productions. On location, runners may help co-ordinate extras, perform crowd control duties, act as a couriers, arrange lunches and help keep the set clean safe and tidy. Our runners are trainees building a career in the film industry.
Digital Imaging Technicians (DIT) & Data Wranglers
Under the direction of the DP, the DIT adjusts and monitors the multitude of variable settings in the HD digital camera to manipulate the resulting image to produce the desired look of the film. Data Wranglers are responsible for managing the transfer of data from the camera to a computer and creating separate backups on additional hard drives. Trust ours, they are the best.
Our trained lighting and rigging technicians work closely with the DP and electrical department to setup tripods and camera support systems, rig cameras, operate dollies and Jib arms. They assist in rigging lighting set-ups to achieve the desired look for blocking out film sequences and help maintain on set logistics and safety. Trust me, you really need to get a grip on your film!
Our field producers arrange and monitor the overall content and quality of video productions on set and on location. They are responsible for researching, arranging interviews, selecting locations and generally managing our onsite production crews and camera teams, to produce content under strict deadlines.
Location Managers assess the suitability of locations, negotiate contracts and payments and present their findings to Producers and other decision makers. During production they are usually the first to arrive on set and the last to leave, liaising between the crew and the location owners. Location managers and 1st AD's are very important members of the crew.
Production Assistants & Runners
Our production assistants are good listeners and willing to take direction to efficiently complete delegated tasks in order to prevent lost time and costly delays in the filming schedule. We regularly employ film students in these roles and only select highly motivated and enthusiastic emerging film makers in this role.
Senior welfare officer also available
A new staff appointment became inevitable at Sea Films after Mylene formed a bond with Bronte Russell on a recent film assignment. Bronte was looking for a new high profile appointment commensurate with her experience when the chance meeting occurred. Mylene immediately spotted her potential and after some delicate negotiations offered her a position with our company. Bronte has now taken up the role of Senior Welfare Officer effective immediately. Due to her cuteness, Bronte’s role will encompass a wide variety of duties, including Security officer, Publicity & promotion and importantly she will be directly responsible for Staff Moral and Wellbeing. According to Managing Director Mal, Bronte brings with her a full eight years of dedicated service and experience and this appointment will ensure Sea Films remains “right on the ball” well into the future. During her first interview after her selection was announced Bronte said: “ In my former position at the Animal Welfare league I felt caged in, and this sea change is just what I needed”. For more information on this exciting appointment and for a face to face meeting with Bronte, contact her on +61 8 8322 3127 or check her out on Facebook.
Please contact us for help and support filling any crew roles you may have on your next project.