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Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio

Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.   (O'Net 27-2012.02)

 
Reported job titles:   Art Framing Manager, Artistic Director, Assistant Director, Associate Artistic Director, Commercial Director, Creative Director   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Producers and Directors which includes:
                          - Producers
                          - Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
                          - Program Directors
                          - Talent Directors
                          - Technical Directors/Managers
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 15.12   $ 17.95   $ 24.78   $ 31.53   $ 39.69   $ 27.97  
    Yearly $31,450   $37,340   $51,540   $65,580   $82,560   $58,170  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 16.79   $ 20.24   $ 28.05   $ 34.91   $ 54.35   $ 32.11  
    Yearly $34,930   $42,090   $58,350   $72,620   $113,040   $66,780  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 12.50   $ 15.65   $ 20.01   $ 25.48   $ 33.21   $ 21.18  
    Yearly $26,010   $32,560   $41,630   $53,000   $69,080   $44,050  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 12.22   $ 15.39   $ 17.95   $ 25.15   $ 29.33   $ 20.47  
    Yearly $25,420   $32,010   $37,330   $52,310   $61,010   $42,570  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Producers and Directors which includes:
                                  - Producers
                                  - Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
                                  - Program Directors
                                  - Talent Directors
                                  - Technical Directors/Managers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 471 487 0.3% 17
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Producers and Directors which includes:
                                - Producers
                                - Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
                                - Program Directors
                                - Talent Directors
                                - Technical Directors/Managers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Motion picture, video, and sound recording industries 26.7%
    Broadcasting (except Internet) 23.2%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 20.7%
    Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries 8.4%
    Advertising, public relations, and related services 5.6%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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  • Supervise and coordinate the work of camera, lighting, design, and sound crewmembers.
     
  • Plan details such as framing, composition, camera movement, sound, and actor movement for each shot or scene.
     
  • Direct live broadcasts, films and recordings, or non-broadcast programming for public entertainment or education.
     
  • Confer with technical directors, managers, crew members, and writers to discuss details of production, such as photography, script, music, sets, and costumes.
     
  • Compile cue words and phrases, and cue announcers, cast members, and technicians during performances.
     
  • Establish pace of programs and sequences of scenes according to time requirements and cast and set accessibility.
     
  • Identify and approve equipment and elements required for productions, such as scenery, lights, props, costumes, choreography, and music.
     
  • Consult with writers, producers, or actors about script changes, or "workshop" scripts, through rehearsal with writers and actors to create final drafts.
     
  • Select plays or scripts for production, and determine how material should be interpreted and performed.
     
  • Study and research scripts to determine how they should be directed.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio  updated June 2010
     


    Knowledge
    for Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio  updated June 2010
     


    Skills
    for Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio  updated June 2010
     


    Work Activities
    for Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio  updated June 2010
     


    Interests
    for Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio  updated June 2010
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    Education and Training Requirements
    for Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio  updated June 2010
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
     
    • Directing and Theatrical Production.
     
    • Documentary Production. (NEW)
     
    • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
     
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
     
    • Musical Theatre. (NEW)
     
    • Radio and Television.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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