More credits, but still not the top list...

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Anyone knows how the credits are listed? I'm a Cinematographer but the first list of credits that appear are from camera department while I'd prefer DP credits first which are also more than the camera ones... any idea how to make sure to have DP credits listed on top of the IMDb page?
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Luigi,
IMDb do it like this:
Whenever a person's filmography is displayed, the order of the categories is based on the number of credits in each one.
For example if someone has two credits as director, five credits as cinematographer and one as producer, his/her listing will display the cinematographer credits first, then the directing credits and finally the producing one.
Because episode credits are also factored in, it may appear like a smaller category is listed first. Double check that the person is listed on the exact episodes of a television show that they worked on, in order to ensure the correct ordering.
There are two exceptions to this rule: "Himself/Herself" credits and "Thanks" credits always appear as the last categories on the page, regardless of the number of entries.
So in your case you have 19 credits within the "camera & electrical department" and 24 within "cinematography"; however the latter is second on your page.

This seems to be primarily because although it says 19, you have many more credits in the "camera & electrical department" than this.

The obvious example is that one credit is made up of several tv show episodes, but the bigger factor is that you have many credits across several titles - for example the "one" (in terms of displayed count) credit in Killer's Mind: Fragmentum #5 actually has three credits within it as you were camera, grip and gaffer....whereas on Shells for Shelley you did pretty much all the roles!

So these ad up even thought they do not display in the "count" displayed at the top of each category; hence cinematographer is not top of the list even though the title count is higher.

bob
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Thanks Bob, that's another issue... Shells for Shelley and other credits are wrong but I tried to delete them many times and it's not working, they don't go away. In Shells for Shelley I didn't do anything but camera and additional photography, but I've never worked as grip or gaffer or PA... it was impossible to cover at the same time all the roles so I don't know why they put me on all those credits which I cannot delete.
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Luigi,
While IMDb lists you as being credited on-screen on Shells for Shelley for the roles of:
(additional grip)
(additional photography)
(assistant camera)
(dolly grip)
(gaffer)
(grip)
(key grip) 

The only one that is actually shown as your credit is assistant camera:



So it would be fully correct for me to go ahead and get the other 6 removed.....but thought out of politeness I should at least mention it to your first.

bob
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I keep asking IMDb to delete them but they don't do it! It's frustrating!
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Who did you ask? Do you mean you did an update submission for the film page?
Regardless, I'll have a stab at it - 141116-224751-403000.


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Yes, I tried to update my page.
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Luigi,
All those incorrect credits on Shells for Shelley have now been removed, leaving only the credit shown on the screen.

A side benefit of this is that the category of Cinematographer now has the most credits, and thus your categories are ordered thus:



All turned out fairly well!

bob
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Oh my goodness, that's awesome! Finally! Thank you so much Bob!