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Actor course (1 year Diploma course)

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Brief Job Description: The individual will portray the assigned character in a feature or
short film, TV series, web series, in a television, advertisement, stage in theme parks and
theatrical presentation, under the guidance of the production director.


Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to understand the full range of
human emotions and interaction to portray a character in a filmed or live entertainment
program. The person should have patience, good communication skills, ability to adapt
to different situations, capability of understanding instructions and to work well as part
of a team.

He/she must also be physically fit. The person should also keep
himself/herself updated about current events to inform the people on latest issues,
wherever desired.

Actor course
Actor

Qualifications Pack For Actor

Keywords /Terms
Description
Sector

Sector is a conglomeration of different business operations having similar
businesses and interests. It may also be defined as a distinct subset of the
economy whose components share similar characteristics and interests.
Sub-sector

Sub-sector is derived from a further breakdown based on the
characteristics and interests of its components.
Occupation Occupation is a set of job roles, which perform similar / related set of
functions in an industry.
Job role

Job role defines a unique set of functions that together form a unique
employment opportunity in an organisation.
Occupational
Standards(OS)

OS specify the standards of performance an individual must achieve when
carrying out a function in the workplace, together with the

knowledge and
understanding

they need to meet that standard consistently. Occupational
Standards are applicable both in the Indian and global contexts.
Performance Criteria

Performance criteria are statements that together specify the standard of
performance required when carrying out a task.


National Occupational
Standards (NOS)

NOS are occupational standards which apply uniquely in the Indian context.
Qualifications Pack
(QP)
QP comprises the set of OSs, together with the educational, training and
other criteria required to perform a job role. A QP is assigned a unique
qualifications pack code.
Description

Description gives a short summary of the unit content. This would be
helpful to anyone searching on a database to verify that this is the
appropriate OS they are looking for.
Scope

Scope is a set of statements specifying the range of variables that an
individual may have to deal with in carrying out the function which have a
critical impact on quality of performance required.


Knowledge and
Understanding

Knowledge and understanding are statements which together specify the
technical, generic, professional and organizational specific knowledge that
an individual need to perform to the required standard.


Organisational
Context

Organisational context includes the way the organization is structured and
how it operates, including the extent of operative knowledge managers
have of their relevant areas of responsibility.


Technical Knowledge

Technical knowledge is the specific knowledge needed to accomplish
specific designated responsibilities.


Core Skills/Generic
Skills

Core skills or generic skills area group of skills that are the key to learning
and working in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work
environment in today’s world. In the context of the OS, these include
communication related skills that are applicable to most job roles.
Assignment Desk The department in a news organization that tracks all stories and
developments and allocates news gathering resources to them.


Budget

Budget is an estimate of the total cost of production that may include a
break-up of cost components.
Copyright Laws A legal framework linked to intellectual property and the rights given to
creators of original products/ concepts.
Copy Desk The department in a news organization where final copy (text or script) is
prepared for publishing and/ or broadcasting.

Script

Script is a structured narrative of a story and or the spoken word/
narrative that accompanies a programme.
Set The background/ scenery visible through the camera (for video
production) or directly to the spectator (for theatrical production).
Target Audience Group of people at whom content/ adverting is aimed. A target audience
is typically defined by age, gender, economic classification, geography and
any other relevant parameters.
Timelines

Timelines is a listing of dates by which the production milestones/stages
need to be completed.
Vertical

Vertical may exist within a sub-sector representing different domain areas
or the client industries served by the industry.

Keywords/Terms Description
NOS National Occupational Standard(s)
NSQF National Skills Qualifications Framework
QP Qualifications Pack
NVEQF National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework

Recognise the character to be portrayed


Unit Title
(Task) Recognise the character to be portrayed
Description This unit is about recognizing the character to be portrayed as per the script or
demand for a film or TV series or theater
Scope

This unit/task covers:
 Interpret and research on the character roles
 Experiencing acting as an art
 Voice modulation, body movement, improvisation
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element

Performance Criteria
Interpret and
research on the
character roles

To be competent, the actor must be able to:
PC1. identify the character as per the script
PC2. conduct research on characteristic behaviors for the assigned role
PC3. express a wide emotional range and act/react believably with other
actors as per the demand of the script
PC4. memorise the lines (dialogues) and character activities according to
the script or Director’s instructions


Experiencing acting
as an art

PC5. work and rehearse with other actors using background of the role in
an artform under the supervision of the Director to fulfill his/her
vision
PC6. analyze the character background to portray similar role as desired
PC7. create similar expression and dialogue of a character as per the
demand of the scene

Voice modulation,
body movement,
improvisation

PC8. portray the character as its emotional and story arcs progresses,
even if scenes are shot out of the story’s time sequence
PC9. scale a performance in accordance with the frame of the shot,
controlling movement, gesture, voice levels, emotional intensity and
energy levels.


Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context (Knowledge
of the company /
organization and its
processes)

The actor on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. vision of the creative team (Scriptwriter, Director, Production
Designer among others)

Recognise the character to be portrayed

B. Technical
Knowledge

The actor on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. history, background and motivation of a character within the
framework of the script
KB2. theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform
works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.


KB3. media production, communication, and dissemination techniques
and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via
written, oral, and visual media
KB4. human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability,
personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological
research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral
and affective disorders.


KB5. principles and processes for providing customer and personal
services, including audians needs assessment, meeting quality
standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
KB6. background of the fictional character to be portrayed, including life
history and motivation
KB7. consumer tastes and changes in the demand


KB8. the setup and process of a film or stage production, whether studio
set or location, indoors or outdoors, with regard to cameras,
lighting, set furniture and props
KB9. the responsibility of each person on the production as they affect
his/her professional manner and performance
KB10. being familiar with ‘hitting the mark’, ‘catching the light’, and other
technicalities

Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills

Reading and Memory Skills


The actor needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. read and study the script and remember lines and activities of the
character portrayed
Portrayal with Body and Movement


SA2. be comfortable and fluent in interactions with other actors, with
objects, with costumes, adornment and make-up artists.
Portrayal with Voice

SA3. gain control of breathing technique and enhance their capacities, to
‘find’ their voice, and then to develop its range, pitch, timbre, and to
place it in different registers.

Improvisation
SA4. improvising to act similar to different character roles (historical,
petriotric etc.)


B. Professional Skills Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan, prepare and practice performance in accordance with the role.


Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. foresee any problems with the successful execution of the role and
resolve them proactively


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. critically appraise quality of own performance to identify issues


Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. finalize the final style of modulation for the performance


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. assess if the role meets his/her capabilities and skill-sets


Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. check that their own work meets customer/project requirements

Perform acting

Description

This unit is about performing for TV shoot / film or live performance as an
actor in a leading role or role of any character
Scope

This unit/task covers the following:
 Perform to act as a specific character
 Interpret roles of co-workers

Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Perform to act as a
specific character

The actor must be able to:
PC1. attend auditions and casting calls in order to give audition for roles
PC2. memorize the script and dialogues
PC3. support the co-actor(s) in regular rehearsal and practice.
PC4. analyse the vision of the creative team (Scriptwriter, Director,
Production Designer among others)


PC5. act as per given instructions of the Director and in sequence of shout
count
PC6. performing physical activities that require considerable use of your
arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting,
balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
PC7. performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including
serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or
guests.


Interpret roles of coworkers
PC8. analyze the place of the character portrayed within the framework of
the story as per the script (both for themselves and co-actor)
PC9. act as per the scene demand and display the character’s purpose / role
to be played
PC10.collaborate with other actors as part of an ensemble


Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /organization and its
processes)


The Actor on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. producing company and content of the script.

KA2. industry personnel and terminology, interview, audition and screen
test processes and the role of casting agents, contracts, payments,
insurance.
KA3. the role of marketing and distribution in ensuring a film’s chances of
commercial success, including the actor’s involvement in live, on line
and print promotion

Technical
Knowledge

The Actor on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the technical arrangements and equipment for a film shoot, whether
studio set or location, indoors or outdoors, with regard to cameras,
lighting, set furniture and props, costumes and makeup.
KB2. the responsibility of each person on the shoot as they affect his / her
performance.
KB3. the process of dubbing and voice-over work
KB4. performance in a local language when required


Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Reading & Memory Skills

The Actor needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. read and study the script and remember lines and actions of the


character portrayed
Interpersonal Skills

The Actor needs to know how to:
SA2. understand the creative vision of the Director/ Script writer and
Producer, as appropriate
SA3. take suggestions from the Director to effectively portray the
character.


SA4. respect and consult other actors on the set to ensure each is helping
to create their best performance according to the Director’s vision
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The Actor needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. improvise speech and activity when necessary during auditions,
rehearsal and filming or stage presentation


B. Professional Skills

Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

Perform acting

SB1. NA
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. plan, prepare and practice performance in accordance with the role
being auditioned for


Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. work on the areas of improvement identified/highlighted by auditions


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. assess if the role meets his/her capabilities and skill-sets


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. critically appraise quality of own performance to identify issues


Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. check that their own work meets customer/project requirements

Develop and maintain portfolio
Description This unit is about exploring the opportunity to work in media &
entertainment industry as artistic professional.


Scope

This unit/task covers the following:


Create portfolio
 Approach industry to avail opportunities
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria

Create portfolio To be competent, an artist must be able to:
PC1. prepare portfolio, recording, show reel, etc.,
PC2. choose best headshots and performance shots to showcase
PC3. create unique portfolio which speaks to a range of audiences
PC4. apply social media network like youtube / linkedin for promotional
purposes


Approach industry to
avail opportunities

PC5. promote themselves through networking
PC6. approach associations for becoming a member
PC7. approach clients (producers /casting directors / dance director etc.) in
a professional manner


PC8. be on time and in suggested dress for audition / presentation
PC9. be ready to cold-read as per project requirement(s) in line with the
expertise


PC10.be ready for presentation /screen test, voice test etc., wherever
required during audition/interviewing
PC11.negotiate for remuneration of contract / work order aligned with the
assignments


PC12.recognize common components of an assignment contract including
term and duration of project
PC13. collaborate with others to determine technical details of production

Develop and maintain portfolio

A. Organizational
Context (Knowledge
of the company /
organization and its
processes)

An artistic professional on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. brand value of the business /production houses
KA2. relavent designing / distribution policy of India
KA3. relavent guidelines defined by Government like broadcasting


guideline of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
KA4. legal framework pertaining to design, film, television etc.


B. Technical
Knowledge

An artistic professional on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. how to familiarize with the content of the assignments (design /script
etc.)
KB2. industry personnel and terminology, interview, audition and screen
test processes and the role of agents, contracts, payments, insurance.
KB3. how to negotiate a professional contract for his services, including an
understanding of payments, taxation, convergence rate and other legal
matters


KB4. about the risk involved in getting work orders in case of freelancing
KB5. how to update of portfolio in line with change in technology vs
increase in experience.
KB6. relevant industry association / forum whom individual will approach
while in professional trouble


KB7. role of marketing and distribution in ensuring the chances of
commercial success, including the role of individuals involvement
KB8. principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products
or services, including, marketing strategy and tactics, product
demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.


KB9. arrangements and equipment for a design / shoot, whether lab or
studio set or location, indoors or outdoors, with regard to set,
premises, cameras, lighting, set furniture and props, costumes and
makeup.
KB10.business and management principles involved in strategic planning,
resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique,
production methods, and coordination of people and resources

KB11.media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and
methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via
written, oral, and visual media.
KB12.principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products
or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product
demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
KB13.responsibility of each person on the production floor as they affect
the individual performance.


KB14.process of dubbing and voice-over work etc. wherever applicable
KB15.performance in a local language when required

Reading & Memory Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. read and study the assignments and remember lines and actions of
the task performed / character portrayed


Interpersonal Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. be patient while designing / costuming, makeup and other
preparatory work suited the profile for the test
SA3. take suggestions from the client to effectively perform the task /
portray the character.


SA4. respect and consult with other associates on the production floor to
ensure each is helping to create their best performances according to
the client’s vision
SA5. developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with
others, and maintaining them


SA6. understand the creative vision of the clients (Director/ Script writer
and Producer) as appropriate


Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA7. improvise speech and activity when necessary during performance

SA8. ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others
will understand
SA9. ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented
through spoken words and sentences