Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start. There are hundreds of different job roles in film, TV, animation and visual effects, and learning about the responsibilities of each one and where your strengths could best fit into the industry can be vital to your future career. Read more below about what jobs like director, producer, games designer, camera operator, runner and gaffer really entail, and how to get in and work your way up through different careers in screen.
Creates the illusion of movement through a range of methods, including computer-generated, stop-motion and hand-drawn animation
The UK’s fastest growing entertainment industry includes roles in production, design, art, programming and testing
Film and TV drama
Covers genres ranging from period dramas to epic fantasies screened at the cinema, on TV or on streaming sites
Visual effects (VFX)
Involves the creation of images and sequences that are otherwise impossible to create on set, such as alien landscapes, enormous crowd scenes or fire-breathing dragons