FYI, I've added "Narrator" and "Executive Producer" to the wiki as "Roles".
If you add a role to the wiki, please post it in this thread
Btw, are we supposed to use standardized roles, or the roles as they appear on the release?
Nik stated that there is no official source for roles as of yet, so, this is truly an experimental thing!
Oh ok, thanks! :)
I've added Set Decorator, Songs By and Score.
Though maybe score is the same as "Original Music Composer"?
I think they are the same but we should keep them separate for now.
I've now alphabetized the roles for easier locating in the list.
I added Written By
Also, are we doing this as on release or do we conform to the wiki? I've put 'Costume Designer' and 'Production Designer' on a submission - should I edit those?
As nik said in the thread linked above, there is no official source yet for credits, so I say that "as on release" is the logical way to go.
OK - sounds good...though in cases where the roles are similar it would make more sense to make these decisions now, before there are a thousand releases to be edited ;)
Well, you added "Written By", but this morning, I came across "Writer". What do we like? I've begun to notice that in film they use nouns to give credit:
Anyone opposed to adding "Actress" to the roles? Is it an industry term or is Actor "gender neutral"?
"Actress" is fine.
My feeling is using the roles on the releases is easier. We can then list them in the wiki, and make notes of any that are really the same.
Score (also see "Original Music Composer")
We could possibly do the same for languages?
OK, I will use as on release (henceforth known as AOR) for credits. However, many are just names:
For instance, in Blade Runner http://s3.amazonaws.com/images.discogslabs.com/films/52764f58b673b80008bb28ab.jpg
Harrison Ford is the Starring Actor because it actually says "Starring" before his name:. The other 3 on the packaging are simply prefixed by "With". So, I'm guessing Actor/Actress in these cases would be fine.
As far as all the supporting roles and supporting staff of technicians and engineers, they could be taken from watching the credits at the end of the movie. That would be the ideal way, although extremely tedious.
"Harrison Ford is the Starring Actor because it actually says "Starring" before his name:. The other 3 on the packaging are simply prefixed by "With". So, I'm guessing Actor/Actress in these cases would be fine. "
I would put 'Starring' and 'With' as the roles :)
"As far as all the supporting roles and supporting staff of technicians and engineers, they could be taken from watching the credits at the end of the movie. That would be the ideal way, although extremely tedious."
We have imdb for that - I would limit roles to the billing on the releases.
As per http://www.filmo.gs/forum/279-Submitting-films-only , I think it is ok for end credits to be added if the user wants to do that.
Should we add this role to the wiki?
"Music", as see here:
Oops, sorry, missed this - I added "Associate Producer" to roles a few days ago.
@7jlong -> no problem, we should be able to see what is going on at http://www.filmo.gs/wiki/Film-Data/history in any case :-)
@Adambassador -> yeh, 'Music' is fine!
OK, I added "Music" as a role
Added 'Introducing', 'Starring', 'Story By', 'With' as well as Directed By and Produced By