Film director

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A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.wikipedia
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Film

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A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.
Preceding film in origin by thousands of years, early plays and dances had elements common to film: scripts, sets, costumes, production, direction, actors, audiences, storyboards and scores.

Auteur

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Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
An auteur (, 'author') is an artist, such as a film director, who applies a highly centralized and subjective control to many aspects of a collaborative creative work; in other words, a person equivalent to an author of a novel or a play.

Casting (performing arts)

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The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.
However, within a given television production a casting panel can consist of a television producer, or within film production a casting panel could contain a film producer, film director, and/or choreographer.

Cinematographer

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Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, film editors or actors.
The cinematographer selects the camera, film stock, lenses, filters, etc., to realize the scene in accordance with the intentions of the director.

Filmmaking

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The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.
Director: is primarily responsible for the storytelling, creative decisions and acting of the film.

Film producer

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Generally, the sole superiors of the director are the producer(s) and the studio that is financing the film.
One of the most important tasks is to hire the director and other key crew members.

Film editing

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Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, film editors or actors. While the film is still in production, the director sends "dailies" to the film editor and explains his or her overall vision for the film, allowing the editor to assemble an editor's cut.
Sometimes, auteurist film directors edit their own films, for example, Akira Kurosawa, Bahram Beyzai and the Coen brothers.

Dailies

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While the film is still in production, the director sends "dailies" to the film editor and explains his or her overall vision for the film, allowing the editor to assemble an editor's cut.
They are so called because usually at the end of each day, that day's footage is developed, synced to sound, and printed on film in a batch (or telecined onto video tape or disk) for viewing the next day by the director, some members of the film crew, and some actors.

Director's cut

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In post-production, the director works with the editor to edit the material into the director's cut.
A director's cut is an edited version of a film (or television episode, music video, commercial, or video game) that is supposed to represent the director's own approved edit.

Final cut privilege

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Well-established directors have the "final cut privilege", meaning that they have the final say on which edit of the film is released.
Final cut privilege (final cut right) is a film industry term, usually meaning the right of a director to decide how a film is ultimately released for public viewing.

Screenwriter

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Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, film editors or actors.
Many screenwriters also work as full or part-time script doctors, attempting to better a script to suit the desires of a director or studio.

Jan de Bont

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Several American cinematographers have become directors, including Barry Sonnenfeld, originally the Coen brothers' DP; Jan de Bont, cinematographer on films as Die Hard and Basic Instinct, directed Speed and Twister.
Jan de Bont (born 22 October 1943) is a former Dutch cinematographer, director and film producer.

Wally Pfister

Wally Pfister, cinematographer on Christopher Nolan's three Batman films made his directorial debut with Transcendence.
Walter C. Pfister, ASC (born July 8, 1961) is an American cinematographer and director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan.

Editor's cut

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While the film is still in production, the director sends "dailies" to the film editor and explains his or her overall vision for the film, allowing the editor to assemble an editor's cut.
An editor's cut of a motion picture is made by the film editor on their own, or working with the film director.

Alan Smithee

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Alan Smithee (pseudonym for anonymous directors)
Alan Smithee (also Allen Smithee) is an official pseudonym used by film directors who wish to disown a project.

List of unions for film directing

List of unions for film directing
The following is a list of unions, guilds, or professional associations for film directors.

Outline of film

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Film director

Screenplay

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A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision.

Goal

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A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision.

European Union law

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Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.

Budget

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Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the boundaries of the film's budget.

Outline (list)

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Some outline a general plotline and let the actors improvise dialogue, while others control every aspect, and demand that the actors and crew follow instructions precisely.

Film crew

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This entails organizing the film crew in such a way to achieve their vision of the film.

Motion picture content rating system

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The director must work within the restrictions of the film's budget and the demands of the producer and studio (such as the need to get a particular age rating).

Post-production

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Directors also play an important role in post-production.