The production carpenter works with the construction team and is responsible for installing, building, and removing structures made of wood and other materials. These structures are either inside studios or on set at various locations. Under the guidance of the lead carpenter and construction manager, carpenters are among several members of the team who work together to carry out the design and creative vision of production designers and art directors.
Carpenters are skilled craftsmen with a strong working knowledge of carpentry and an ability to complete set productions in a timely manner. They often work under pressure to complete projects on schedule, and to task, with an emphasis on consistency in build and look and feel throughout production.
In addition to construction skills, the ability to read drawings, and health and safety knowledge, carpenters require soft skills such as agility, communication, and organization to maintain both reliability on set, and meet the goals of production. Lumina’s assessment provides candidates with a ‘spark model’ highlighting qualities and traits, and emphasizing their uniqueness. Candidates are also provided with a view of how these traits change with behavioural patterns, underlying the individual’s everyday and overextended personas.