What is a film director?

A film director is responsible for the entire creative execution of the film. He/she is in charge of the entire process from pre-production all the way to the end of post-production. Despite the fact that the director is ultimately responsible for all the aspects of the film, he/she usually has a reliable crew to look after these aspects. For example the DP will look after the look, color, lighting and framing. There will be wardrobe, make-up, and sound specialists. However, there is one responsibility that the director has that nobody else helps with and that is working with the actors. In saying that, the number one job of a director is to work with their actors and get the best performances out of them. Nobody else is supposed to give direction to the actors except for the director.

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