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Watch: What Does A Graphic Designer Do? These Films and TV Shows Won’t Tell You…

Watch: What Does A Graphic Designer Do? These Films and TV Shows Won't Tell You...

If you watch enough films, you begin to see where filmmakers’ creativity flags. There’s the aerial shot of wooded landscapes that often precedes films of suspense; there’s the rock music that blasts in first-day-of-school scenes during teen comedies; there’s the ubiquitous shot of someone waking up and slapping an alarm clock right after the opening credits have finished. And, when someone is asked what their job is, it’s often… “graphic designer.” This job title has popped up in many films, from Prelude to a Kiss to Friends to Girls to Parenthood to Juno, and yet do we learn what the job entails? Not really. Is it a good job? Not sure. Does it fill out the script? Yes it does. This funny supercut by Ellen Mercer and Lucy Streule fills us in–or doesn’t–on the recurrence of this job, from the small screen to the big screen. Enjoy!

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