Valuable for students aspiring to enter the world of Filmmaking. Young people everywhere are interested in "breaking in" to film production. However it is a business shrouded in mystique and it is very difficult to find out what it's all about or how to get started. In this six program series, The Crew unravels the mystery and explores the various technical positions that form a film production unit. Covering 18 different departments from Grips to Costume, Lighting to Makeup, the series vividly presents the jobs and lives of film production workers and explores the technical aspects of producing a film by talking to the people who make it happen. In each program, The Crew follows technicians from three various departments, in the milieu of a film set as they perform their jobs. The technicians talk candidly about hierarchy, job demands and the creative aspects of each position. They discuss how to get started, entry-level skills required, pay rates to expect and the personal pros and cons of working in "the business." Lead Painter: Also known as lead scenic artist. Paints all the sets on a production, as well as backdrops as needed. On-Set Painter: The person responsible for the upkeep and continuity of paint elements during shooting. Location Sound Mixer: The person responsible for sound recording, including the selection of appropriate microphones and their placement and use. During production, this person is responsible for the recording and integrity of all sound. Special Effects Make-up Artist: Assists the designer as required. Responsible for application and "touch-ups" on set.