Sure, there are plenty of director/producer/writer/stars out there, and occasionally they do things like their own music (John Carpenter). But who gets into the real nitty-gritty? Luke Halpin (who played the son, Sandy, in the original movie and TV Flipper)
boat driver (for **The SpongeBob Squarepants** movie!)
I suspect he was doing all this because he needed the workm, but, still, I’m amazed at the range. Dan O’Bannon
visual design consultant
special effects supervisor
computer animation and displays (for **Star Wars** -- he did the Death Star graphics when they were targeting the Rebel Base, for instance)
actor (Pinback in **Dark Star**, and a bit part in his own **Return of the Living Dead**
Music Arranger (!)
Costume Designer (!!)
And, of course, we can’t forget Marv Newland, who did damned near everything in Bambi Meets Godzilla. But I suspect that was tongue in cheek.
The guys listed in the above two posts have more things listed as accomplishments than
or even the low-budget, have-to-do-it-all-themselves specialists
Composer & Music Dept.
Camera & Electrical Dept.
Visual & Special Effect
Second Unit/Assistant Director
and Miscellaneous Crew (“chef”)