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    Need clarification on credits for a paper resume. Of course the full credits are included at end roll of video but when doing one's own personal paper resume I am confused .
    I wonder what type of professional sounding title would i use when listing a video that i made in its entirety ? Wouldn't it sound strange in that case to list producer director camera editor writer etc ...is there a professional term to cover all this ?? Yes it might be a rinky dink little video that i put together but i may want to list some of these anyhow. Is it Queen Rinky Dink? Or the more mysterious Princes Auturess ??? Can you suggest anything?

    Another question is when one is camera operator and also, decides where
    tripod will be, frame size, how the shot will look, lighting ...what is the
    correct term...cinematographer, D.O.P ?? Are those terms a little
    lofty for a small potato independant like me? Best to stick with "camera" ?.

    What about when I did the paper edit and someone else followed my detailed
    instructions to do the physical editing.. what would I still give myself an
    editor credit ?? IS that called paper editor ? Offline editor? Or do i skip it entirely because it is assumed that the producer, director does their editing notes??

    Similarly generally if on a project you had an editor and writer ( and they are credited in end credits on video roll ) but you were also very involved in the process ,revisions,reworking,ideas etc do you still give yourself Editor, writer
    credits in your personal resume or is it just assumed that the producer/
    director does these things ? It just seems awkward because i don't want it to
    sound like i was the only one involved but I also wonder if it is something
    you list because you were involved in these aspects too?

    What if you did some camera work on some sections of the a project and had
    other camera people in it too..do you still list that camera credit ?

    I would love to finish this thing, so your input is greatly appreciated!

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    What do you mean by resume credits? A film resume? You want to list your position? Or the whole crew on that particular film? I don't get what you're asking.

    Usually for a personal resume it goes something like this:
    NAME OF FILM - POSITION - DIRECTOR or PRODUCTION COMPANY
    NAME OF FILM - POSITION - DIRECTOR or PRODUCTION COMPANY
    NAME OF FILM - POSITION - DIRECTOR or PRODUCTION COMPANY
    There Will Be Blood - Daniel Plainview - Paul Thomas Anderson
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    There Will Be Blood - Daniel Plainview - Miramax Films
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    It is for my own resume. I want to add what I did for each of the films that I mention, NOT the whole crew credits. The whole crew credits were listed in the actual film credits....this is just for my own personal resume.

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    Depends on what job you are applying for. People who run camera their whole lives are NOT people persons. It's really a low-level position in filmmaking. The director is the people person, and is 20x better position than camera operator. Use that.

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    For a website. Am mentioning most of them. I dont really mind what comes. or doesnt come of it just trying to get the wording/descriptions accurate

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