Why isn't the d.o.p. up there with the director and writer at the top of the Cast & Crew page ?

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Why isn't the d.o.p. up there with the director and writer at the top of the Cast & Crew page ? He/She is way up there in both hierarchy and creative input...
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Why isn’t the designer/Art director?

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Because a genuine director is his own production designer, and the art director is the head of department for the construction unit...
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What they now often call the production designer, often used to be called the art director. It’s a different name for what is, or sometimes was, the same job. And it often wasn’t the director. Steve
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Hi, wobelix. Could you maybe post a screen capture of an IMDb web page for clarification/clarity?
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Most people are more interested in the cast than the DOP. The DOP should not be up with the director and writers. They're also less important than the producers. But the DOP and other key creatives (such as the production designer) should be above the other crew. I'm sure they used to be, but now it seems like the sections have been organised in mostly alphabetical order. It looks very strange.
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If "DOP", stands for what I think it stands for, then the occupation already is up very high in the IMDb crew display. So, what are y'all complaining about?
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I don't know what you're seeing, but to me the cinematography section is the 11th one down, past even the camera department.

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