Film Director

The Lowdown

  • Being the driving creative force in a film’s production – visualising and defining the style and structure of the film, then bringing it to life
  • Carrying out duties such as casting, script editing, shot composition, shot selection and editing
  • Acting as the crucial link between the production, technical and creative teams

To do this role, you will need to:custom-printed-director-chairs-105204_l

  • have exceptional artistic vision and creative skills
  • have unerring commitment
  • have a deep passion for filmmaking
  • be a strong and confident leader
  • make decisions
  • delegate and collaborate with others
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • inspire and motivate the team
  • have an extensive understanding of the entire filmmaking process, from both technical and creative points of view
  • work intensively for long hours
  • pay attention to detail
  • remain calm and think clearly under great pressure
  • have great self-belief
  • be determined to succeed

Available at: (Accessed: 1 March 2017).


The Lowdown

  • Turning story ideas into profitable films
  • Putting together a creative and talented cast and crew
  • Being responsible for all aspects of a film’s production

To do this role, you will need to:

  • Have experience of working in the film industry
  • Have a good business sense
  • Have a good understanding of finance
  • Have good creative vision
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be good at negotiating
  • Be good at motivating people
  • Be good at problem-solving
  • Understand the creative processes of filmmaking
  • Be able to secure finance for the production
  • Be able to prepare and control the production budget
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work well under pressure and motivate the production team
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and codes of practice
  • Understand the relevant health and safety laws and procedures

Available at: (Accessed: 1 March 2017).


The Lowdown

  • Researching and developing story ideas
  • Writing screenplays

To do this role, you will need to:screenplay-contests1.jpg

  • Have an in-depth understanding of story, plot and narrative
  • Understand the different ways that films affect audiences
  • Be familiar with current formats for presenting screenplays
  • Be able to demonstrate creative imagination
  • Be able to bring to life the individuality of characters
  • Be able to write visually, using sound and dialogue to support action
  • Be dedicated and well organised
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be able to work to strict deadlines
  • Be able to handle frequent rejection
  • Be ambitious
  • Be realistic

Available at: (Accessed: 1 March 2017).

Sixteen Personalities 

I took a test online about my personality, where I got ‘Protagonist’. I think my personality picture1would be good for any of the careers above. It says in the careers page of the test; “making Protagonists natural HR administrators, event coordinators, and politicians.” Which I feel means I would be good at being a director or producer as I’m able to lead a team and work with others.

Available at: (Accessed: 1 March 2017).

Evaluation of Results

I felt as I continued to read the feedback more and more, the qualities that were mentioned, I defiantly agreed that they were mine. Even the weakness wrote about, are apart of my character traits. So, I was very satisfied.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s