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What does a Photographer do?

Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

What are the Main Tasks of a Photographer?

  • Write and edit news stories from information collected by reporters and other sources.
  • Coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.
  • Research production topics using the internet, video archives, and other informational sources.
  • Review film, recordings, or rehearsals to ensure conformance to production and broadcast standards.
  • Monitor postproduction processes to ensure accurate completion of details.
  • Conduct meetings with staff to discuss production progress and to ensure production objectives are attained.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing operational reports, distributing rehearsal call sheets and script copies, and arranging for rehearsal quarters.
  • Resolve personnel problems that arise during the production process by acting as liaisons between dissenting parties when necessary.
  • Hire directors, principal cast members, and key production staff members.
  • Arrange financing for productions.
  • Determine production size, content, and budget, establishing details such as production schedules and management policies.
  • Select plays, scripts, books, or ideas to be produced.
  • Perform management activities such as budgeting, scheduling, planning, and marketing.
  • Compose and edit scripts or provide screenwriters with story outlines from which scripts can be written.
  • Negotiate with parties, including independent producers and the distributors and broadcasters who will be handling completed productions.
  • Negotiate contracts with artistic personnel, often in accordance with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Determine and direct the content of radio programming.
  • Obtain rights to scripts or to such items as existing video footage.
  • Write and submit proposals to bid on contracts for projects.
  • Produce shows for special occasions, such as holidays or testimonials.
  • Plan and coordinate the production of musical recordings, selecting music and directing performers.
  • Develop marketing plans for finished products, collaborating with sales associates to supervise product distribution.
  • Maintain knowledge of minimum wages and working conditions established by unions or associations of actors and technicians.
  • Obtain and distribute costumes, props, music, and studio equipment needed to complete productions.
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