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Assistant Art Director

The assistant art director is responsible for executing tasks delegated by the art director; these may include management of personnel, disbursement of budget allowances, and overseeing art department activities on set.

Model Builder

Helping to communicate the set designer’s vision through a physical representation is the model builder. In design meetings, it is understandably difficult for others to fully imagine the finished scenic product based on two-dimensional sketches. Therefore, the scale model becomes the most important and effective tool in representing the world in which a stage show will live.

Scenic Painter

A bit of artfully applied paint can fool an audience into believing almost anything. Scenic painters are skilled in the art of deception and mimicry, transforming wood flats into a stylized Nile delta or a city square in 19th-century Seville.

Property Master

The property master on a film or television production is responsible for all objects handled by the actors during a scene. This includes food, weapons, household items, office supplies, and intergalactic communication devices.

Stage Automation Technician

Traditionally, scenery was flown in from above the stage or pushed on from the wings, but now, on automated shows, one individual behind a console can accomplish the work previously done by several fly men and stagehands. This has also been a field dominated by men, but more and more women are expanding into the areas of automation and rigging.

Scenic Charge Artist

It is generally cost-prohibitive to use authentic materials to build theatrical sets, thus productions rely on skilled artists who replicate the real world—bricks, velvet, blue sky—on stage with a paintbrush. The scenic charge artist is essentially a scenic painter who is responsible for interpreting the set designer’s illustrations concerning the color and texture of the scenery’s surfaces.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Albert, Sam, Harry, and Jack were the brothers Warner. Four years after incorporating their film company, they released the world’s first synchronized-sound feature (talkie), The Jazz Singer, in 1927. Today the motion picture arm of Warner Bros. is one of the largest and most recognizable brands in the entertainment industry, with a catalog of more than 6,650 films.

Hudson Scenic Studio

Hudson Scenic Studio opened in 1980 as a small shop in upstate New York with five employees. Since that time, the studio has moved to Yonkers, and now occupies a 72,000-square-foot facility that caters to the design and fabrication needs of the live entertainment industry.

Set Decorator

The set decorator is responsible for converting the blank canvas of the set into a space that feels authentic, lived-in, and believable. This artist deals in the details, the small touches that reveal to the audience something about the person or people who occupy the locations of films and television shows.

Set Designer

Even a minimalist set comprising only a single table and two chairs reflects conscious decision-making, intended to reflect the themes inherent in the story and support the cast on stage without being obtrusive. The set designer takes in the words on the page, the director’s vision, and  the limitations of space, time, and budget, then synthesizes it all into a meaningful environment for the performance.