Producer-Director


UCI SIZE-NEUTRAL SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

Class Specifications - D.15
Managing Producer-Director (6211) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Principal Producer-Director (6212) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Senior Producer-Director (6213) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Producer-Director (6214)
Assistant Producer-Director (6215)

February, 1978 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995


SERIES CONCEPT

Producer-Directors perform professional-level duties in the design, 
planning, production, writing, editing, directing, staging, evaluating, 
and distributing of instructional programs in a campus instructional 
media center, learning resource center, or related department, and 
perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically consult with clients and content specialists 
during the project development to determine the instructional goals 
and objectives of productions; assist faculty in designing 
instructional media materials; prepare film, videotape, and 
multimedia treatments, storyboards and outlines; write scripts; 
coordinate the production crews and equipment used for studio and 
remote television or motion picture productions; coordinate and 
direct audio-visual multimedia presentations; and plan production 
activities. The series is characterized by the application of 
educational principles, through the use of procedures and techniques 
of television, motion picture or audio visual production and 
directing; by the educational applications of television or motion 
picture programs; by editing and script writing techniques and 
principles; and by application of production equipment such as 
cameras, lights, sound recording and mixing, editing, projection, a
nd other related equipment.

CLASS CONCEPTS

Managing Producer-Director

Under general direction incumbents coordinate media production 
activities; evaluate requests for audio-visual productions; plan, 
develop, and initiate projects and assign tasks to staff;.  manage 
the budget, monitor expenses and assist the department head in 
policy and personnel matters; and are assigned responsibility for 
production and distribution of contractual agreements and copyright 
clearances.

Typically at this level, incumbents plan instructional materials 
and program content; approve production schedules and content; 
originate and research highly technical and complex program topics; 
determine staffing and operating policies; investigate and approve 
adoption of new methods of production; safe-keep all equipment; and 
may consult with other public agencies and non-profit organizations 
in the production of multi-media productions.

INCUMBENT MUST MEET ALL CRITERIA FOR FLSA ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION 
OR MUST SUPERVISE A MINIMUM OF 2 FTE AND MEET ALL OTHER CRITERIA 
FOR FLSA EXECUTIVE EXEMPTION.

Principal Producer-Director

Under direction incumbents develop, plan, schedule, and supervise 
the planning and production of motion picture, multi-media, audio-
visual or television schedules and programs; plan content of 
productions; prepare budgets for assigned productions; and estimate 
costs of programs for clients.

Typically at this level, incumbents supervise the quality and 
quantity of television, multi-media, audio-visual, and motion 
picture productions; confer with faculty about program plans; 
serve as technical consultant on script development, studio and 
remote production problems; oversee the preparation of scheduling 
to minimize production conflicts and maximize utilization of 
facilities; supervise the maintenance of a videotape library; 
monitor expenses; may prepare study guides to facilitate rental 
of programs and film; and may supervise and train lower level 
Producer-Directors.

INCUMBENT MUST MEET ALL CRITERIA FOR FLSA ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION.

Senior Producer-Director

Under general supervision incumbents produce multi-media programs 
and assist faculty in designing instructional materials; coordinate, 
review and evaluate productions; prepare cost estimates; recommend 
equipment purchases; and produce and direct television film or multi-
media presentations.

Typically at this level, incumbents confer with content specialists, 
instructional design experts, and faculty to determine goals and 
objectives in instructional programs; research topic and prepare 
script outlines; write dialogue; survey locations; supervise scenery 
construction; coordinate photography, lighting, graphics, scene 
design, sound and special effects; synchronize sound tracts with 
motion pictures; and may supervise and train lower level Producer-
Directors.

INCUMBENT MUST MEET ALL CRITERIA FOR FLSA ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTION.

Producer-Director

Under supervision, incumbents prepare film and multi-media outlines, 
write scripts and assist in the planning of production activities; 
are assigned responsibility for program quality and completion; 
assist in the preparation of production cost estimates; and review 
and evaluate productions.

Typically at this level, incumbents assemble, install and plan the 
use of television, motion picture, or other audio-visual equipment; 
design and order visual materials for assigned productions; work 
directly with clients in the design and execution of programs; 
prepare outlines and shooting scripts; direct studio crews; edit 
film or audio-visual tape, and mix sound for final product; may 
operate camera and other equipment during production staging; 
arrange for facilities, locations and sets for filming or taping; 
synchronize and edit film and tracts; and may assign and check 
work of support staff.

Assistant Producer-Director

Under close supervision, and in a training capacity, incumbents 
assist in the production, writing, editing, and staging of audio-
visual multi-media presentations; assist in the preparation of 
scripts and in the selection of tape composites; and assist in the 
control of equipment and props.

Typically at this level, incumbents assist in the installation and 
operation of television or motion picture equipment; order and 
procure props, costumes, make-up, lighting and other equipment; 
construct and finish staging devices; transport, set up, and may 
operate  cameras, television monitors and other audio-visual 
equipment; assemble film for cutting and viewing; edit film, and 
assist in the scheduling and maintenance of equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Managing Producer-Director

Graduation from college with a major in instructional media or 
communications or a related field; and four years of professional 
media production experience; or an equivalent combination of 
education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential 
to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the 
position.

Principal Producer-Director

Graduation from college with a major in instructional media or 
communications or a related field; and three years of professional 
media production experience; or an equivalent combination of 
education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential 
to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the 
position.

Senior Producer-Director

Graduation from college with a major in instructional media or 
communications or a related field; and two years of professional 
media production experience; or an equivalent combination of 
education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential 
to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the 
position.

Producer-Director

Graduation from college with a major in instructional media or 
communications or a related field; and one year of professional 
media production experience; or an equivalent combination of 
education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential 
to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the 
position.

Assistant Producer-Director

Graduation from college with a major in instructional media or 
communications or a related field; or an equivalent combination 
of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential 
to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the
position.