The Construction Coordinator

Learn the role of the Construction Coordinator and the construction department.

The Construction Coordinator

Developed by Jason Tomaric, FilmSkills
The art department features two departments, the construction department and the set decorators.  In this module, you will learn the role of the construction coordinator, the foreman, gang bosses and laborers, how accounting and purchasing of materials works, and how sets are constructed for a movie.


  • 27:52 video that takes you into the world of the construction coordinator
  • Companion guide
  • The duties and responsibilities of the:
    • Construction Coordinator
    • Leadmen
    • Gang Bosses
    • Laborers
  • How the construction coordinator addresses the accounting
  • How material are purchased
  • How a shop is set-up
  • How the hiring occurs in the construction department
Jason Tomaric

Jason Tomaric

Director, Cinematographer Los Angeles, California
Jason J. Tomaric is an Emmy, Telly, and CINE Award-winning director and cinematographer of four internationally-distributed feature films, dozens of national television commercials, music videos, and the largest film training content library in the world, published author of 8 books - used in many top universities, and creator of, an industry-changing learning management platform. 
Jason has worked in Los Angeles and around the world in over 20 countries. His clients include Disney, NBC/Universal, National Geographic, McDonald’s, Toyota, Scion, Microsoft, and Paul Mitchell, with narrative work screened at Sundance, Slamdance, and South by Southwest film festivals as well as on Netflix and on all broadcast networks.
Jason has taught and/or guest lectured at some of the nation's most prestigious film schools including UCLA, Columbia College, John Carroll University, Kent State University, San Francisco State, University of Notre Dame, and numerous film festivals.
Jason has written eight industry-defining books, all sold in bookstores, and used in film schools around the world. The American Society of Cinematographers hails Jason's books - "There are no wasted words in Tomaric's tome, which concisely summarizes each facet of the director's craft.  It's difficult to think of a step in the process that Tomaric fails to address." 
Jason’s DVD training series on Hollywood film production have trained filmmakers in over 40 countries, with distributors in Europe, Hong Kong, New York and Australia.
In 2010, Jason launched FilmSkills, which combines the world’s largest film training video library with his proprietary learning management system.  Adopted by 47 universities within the first year, FilmSkills is now the leading industry-standard training solution for motion picture and television production.
In 2015, Jason launched, an industry-changing learning management platform that bridges the gap between academia and industry.
Jeffrey H. Luther

Jeffrey H. Luther

Production Designer and Art Director, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Without Warning"
Jeffery Luther is a Los Angeles-based production designer and art director, whose credits include: "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Sarah Silverman Program," and "Without Warning."
Mark Fenlason

Mark Fenlason

Emmy-nominated Production Designer, "Hard Rain", "Titanic" and "Red Shoe Diaries"

Mark Fenlason is known for his work on "Hard Rain," "Titanic," and "Red Shoe Diaries."

Robert "Cass" McEntee

Robert "Cass" McEntee

Construction Coordinator, "24", "Mad Men", "Roswell", and "The Italian Job"

Robert "Cass" McEntee is a construction coordinator with such credits as Pair of Kings, Hawthorne, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Mad Men, Wizards of Waverly Place,  Leagally Blonde 2, The Italian Job, 24, Roswell and Felicity.