A director generally has control of the production of a shoot. For TV and films, directors are often the top-level creative vision or author of the project, whereas on commercials, directors usually work with an ad agency to develop the final creative. These ad projects often have a director of photography or cinematographer credit instead of a director credit. A directors job is to realize the artistic and technical parts of a production, and they work closely with production team and talent to achieve the finished product.

Source: PayScale Canada

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Directors Work On:

• Commercials
• Branded content
• Corporate, event and educational films
• Movies and TV shows

Past winners of the Applied Arts Awards

  • 2020 Design Awards MacKenzie Thomson (Cossette)
    Design Awards

    MacKenzie Thomson (Cossette)
  • 2020 Advertising Awards lg2
    Advertising Awards

  • 2019 Student Awards Yangsen Cao
    Student Awards

    Yangsen Cao
  • 2020 Advertising Awards Wunder
    Advertising Awards