Rita Charitable Trust

Clean-up artist ( 1 years diploma course)

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Brief Job Description: Individuals at this job need to clean-up/ detail-out the
designs of the Character designers/ Layout designers and keep them ready for
production


Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to know how to draw,
illustrate and finalise designs. The individual must be able to work on image
editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Gimp etc.

Clean-up artist ( 1 years diploma course)
Clean-up artist ( 1 years diploma course)

Description
Attitude poses Attitude poses are used to describe the body language and personality of
the characters
Budget Budget is an estimate of the total cost of production that may include a
break-up of cost components


Character line-up Character line-up is the portrayal of characters side-by-side
Character turnarounds Character turnarounds are used to depict the characters look from all
angles


Clean-up Refining the interim/rough animation
Color keys Color keys are used to depict the mood of the production through hues
and tones
color theory Color theory is the art of combining all the colors in the color wheel to
create specific color combinations


Core Skills/Generic
Skills
Core Skills or Generic Skills are a group of skills that are key to learning and
working in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work
environment. In the context of the OS, these include communication
related skills that are applicable to most job roles.


Creative Brief Creative brief is a document that captures the key questions that serve as
a guide for the production including the vision, objective of the project,
target audience, timelines, budgets, milestones, stakeholders etc

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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.


Function Function is an activity necessary for achieving the key purpose of the
sector, occupation, or area of work, which can be carried out by a person
or a group of persons. Functions are identified through functional analysis
and form the basis of OS.


Job role Job role defines a unique set of functions that together form a unique
employment opportunity in an organization.
Knowledge and
Understanding


Knowledge and Understanding are statements which together specify the
technical, generic, professional and organizational specific knowledge that
an individual needs in order to perform to the required standard.
Lighting keys Lighting keys are used to depict the mood of the production through
intensity, tine and shadows


Mouth chart Mouth chart is used to portray the emotions and expressions of the
characters
National Occupational
Standards (NOS)
NOS are Occupational Standards which apply uniquely in the Indian
context.
Occupation Occupation is a set of job roles, which perform similar/related set of
functions in an industry

Qualifications Pack For Clean-up artist
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.


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

Understanding the script
Description This OS unit is about interpreting the script/ brief/ storyboard/ concept for the
animation and design process


Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Interpret the script/ brief/ storyboard/concept correctly
 Liaise with the team to improve understanding


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Interpret the script/
brief/ storyboard
/concept correctly
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. understand the artistic and communication goals of the script, brief or
storyboard with respect to the individual’s role


PC2. be aware of the intended medium and target audience, and how this may
affect animation processes
PC3. understand the aspects related to the design brief (appearance, complexion,
dressing, moods, personalities, expressions etc.)


PC4. understand the requirements according to the scripts (number, types,
duplicates etc.) based on the individual’s role and its requirements
PC5. understand the specifications for the background and other aspects
(dimensions, operating parameters etc.) based on the individual’s role and its
requirements


PC6. understand the technical needs of the project with respect to the job role
(Television, Film, Gaming, Internet, DVD etc.)
PC7. understand the of the concept, which may be self-created, provided in a brief,
or arrived at via discussions with relevant personnel (Director, Executive
Producer etc


Liaise with the team
to improve
understanding
PC8. liaise with relevant personnel (Art Director, Producers, Animation Supervisor
etc) to better understand script elements, as appropriate


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

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. the creative vision and elements of production relating to the job role
KA2. the project pipeline/schedule and timelines with respect to the individual’s role
KA3. the intended purpose/ end-use of the models/ designs that need to be created
by the individual

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. principles of animation
KB2. how to assess the script and its artistic and communication goals
KB3. how to extract and interpret relevant information regarding the script’s vision
KB4. how to discuss and understand relevant information regarding the concept’s
vision from relevant personnel (Art Director, Producers, Animation Supervisor
etc)


KB5. how to research and tap into the sources for procuring information/
background material that will enhance understanding of the concept
KB6. applicable copyright norms and intellectual property rights
KB7. applicable health and safety guidelines


Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing skills

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. document notes while understanding the brief, requirements and
specifications to refer to during the production process


Reading skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read and understand the script/ brief/ storyboard
SA3. research links, videos, artwork etc. that can be used as references
Oral communication (Listening and Speaking skills)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. understand the central idea and the concept of the script


B. Professional Skills Plan and organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. analyse the tasks required and estimate the time required for each task, so as
to manage the allotted work and achieve it in given schedules


Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. critically analyse the various elements of the script and the work that may be
required in relevance with the individual’s role


Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. break down scripts in terms of major and minor characters.


Customer centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. check that your own work meets customer/project requirements


Critical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. forsee the characters to be developed as per the script updations


Analytical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. have a keen eye for details

Ensure consistency across all scenes
Description This OS unit is about ensuring consistency across scenes in production
Scope This unit/task covers:


 Understanding and noting continuity requirements
 Maintaining continuity and consistency across scenes


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance criteria
Understanding and
noting continuity
requirements
To be competent the user/ individual must be able to:
PC1. record continuity-related details e.g. position, placement, color etc. as
required


Maintaining continuity
and consistency across
scenes
PC2. ensure that the final look is consistent with the creative requirements
agreed upon, and continuity is maintained throughout the production
PC3. ensure that designs, layouts and templates are uniform across the
production, as required


PC4. ensure that lighting, color formats and effects are consistent across the
production
PC5. check the resolution of scenes to ensure that they match the production
requirements
PC6. alert relevant personnel (Art Director, Animation Supervisor, Producer) if
continuity is not being maintained, and rectify the situation as appropriate


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

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. the final look of the production, and the implications of this on continuity
efforts
KA2. the organizational policies regarding the final presentation of the work
products


B. Technical
Knowledge

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. how to interpret the script/concept/design brief for continuity
requirements
KB2. how to note and record continuity details (e.g. the position, placement,
color of an object, the manner of interaction with the character – e.g. left
hand or right hand)


KB3. how to ensure continuity details are correctly recorded
KB4. the role of the script/continuity supervisor or other relevant personnel, and
coordinating with him/her to ensure that consistency across scenes
KB5. the technical requirements of the medium in which the production will be
exhibited, and how this may affect the continuity process (eg: templates for
animation processes)


KB6. applicable health and safety guidelines

Writing skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. record continuity-related details e.g. position, placement, color etc. as
required


Reading skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read and understand the script to determine continuity requirements
Oral communication (listening and speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. describe and discuss the creative style with the Director, Producer or
relevant personnel to understand key concerns regarding consistency


B. Professional
Skills
Plan and organize

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. organize continuity details and records to easily use as a reference and spot
errors


Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. identify any continuity errors and take steps to rectify them, or escalate the
issue, as appropriate.


Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. manage decision on suitable course of action to meet project requirements


Customer centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. check that your own work meets customer/project requirements


Analytical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. ability to analyse and interpret scene in terms of: composition and subject
matter, the context in which they will be viewed or used.


Critical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. provide feedback on the script

Clean artwork
Description This OS unit is about cleaning all the rough drawings prepared by the character and
layout designers and preparing the final assets for production


Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Cleaning-up and finalizing artwork for production, under supervision (Character
packs, background visuals, architecture, machinery, props, landscapes)


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the scope
Element Performance criteria
Cleaning-up and
finalizing artwork for
production, under
supervision
(Character packs,
background visuals,
architecture,
machinery, props,
landscapes)


To be competent, the user/individual on the job be able to:
PC1. ensure that the drawings and associated material are complete, accurate and
comply with the design information and industry technical conventions
PC2. ensure that the drawings clearly show the visual effect at key stages intended
by the decision makers for the production


PC3. select methods, media and relevant scale for the drawings
PC4. make sure there is consistency amongst all the drawings in the sequence
PC5. ensure that the drawings contain sufficient information for the intended use
and are completed with agreed deadlines


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

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. the creative vision and elements of production
KA2. the final outcome that is expected
KA3. any organizational norms or policies that have to be adhered to while
preparing/ cleaning up the art-work


B. Technical
Knowledge

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. life drawing including human anatomy, emotions, actions and expressions
KB2. human mannerisms, behavior, facial expressions, walking style
KB3. different types of landscapes, geographies and architecture


KB4. how to draw, paint and clean frame-by-frame layouts
KB5. how to represent perspective and three-dimensional spaces
KB6. how to work on image editing software such as Flash, Adobe Photoshop, and
Gimp etc.


KB7. applicable health and safety guidelines
Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core skills/
generic skills
Writing skills

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. document character descriptions to help present to the Director and Producer,
and guide the production process

Clean artwork

Reading skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read and understand the design brief
SA3. read and understand the character descriptions prepared by the character
designers


Oral communication (Listening and speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. understand requirements from the character designers and layout designers


B. Professional Skills Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan and prioritize own work according to the requirements and timelines
agreed upon with a supervisor


Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. identify any creative problems that may arise during the production and find
solutions to address them with respect to the individual’s job description.


Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. make creative decisions while creating visual references as per the script


Customer centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. be creative and imaginative as per the changes or updations in the story or
characters
Analytical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. be creative and imaginative as per the changes or updations in the story or
characters


SB6. have an appreciation for accuracy and pay close attention to detail
Critical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. be able to take direction and be prepared to make changes to your work in
response to constructive feedback

Maintain workplace health and safety
Description This OS unit is about contributing towards maintaining a healthy, safe and secure
working environment
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Understanding the health, safety and security risks prevalent in the workplace
 Knowing the people responsible for health and safety and the resources
available


 Identifying and reporting risks
 Complying with procedures in the event of an emergency
Performance criteria (PC) w.r.t. the scope
Element Performance criteria
Understanding the
health, safety and
security risks
prevalent in the
workplace


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. maintain one’s posture and position to minimize fatigue and any risk of
injury
PC2. maintain first aid kit and keep oneself updated on the first aid procedures
PC3. identify and document potential risks like sitting postures while using
computer, eye fatigues and other hazards at the workplace


PC4. accurately maintain accident reports
PC5. report health and safety risks/ hazards to the concerned personnel
PC6. participate in organization’s health and safety knowledge sessions and drills
Knowing the people


responsible for
health and safety and
the resources
available
PC7. identify the people responsible for health and safety at the workplace,
including those to contact in case of an emergency
PC8. identify security signals e.g. fire alarms and places such as staircases, fire
warden stations, first aid and medical rooms
Identifying and
reporting risks
PC9. identify aspects of your workplace that could cause potential risk to own
and others health and safety
PC10. ensure own personal health and safety, and that of others at the workplace
through precautionary measures
PC11. identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and
security to the designated person


PC12. report any hazards outside the individual’s authority to the relevant person in
line with organisational procedures and warn other people who may be
affected
Complying with
procedures in
the event of an
PC13. follow organization’s emergency procedures for accidents, fires or any
other natural calamity in case of a hazard
PC14. identify and correct risks like illness, accidents, fires or any other natural

calamity safely and within the limits of individual’s authority
Knowledge and understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context (Knowledge
of the company /
organization and its
processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. organization’s norms and policies relating to health and safety
KA2. government norms and policies regarding health and safety and related
emergency procedures


KA3. limits of authority while dealing with risks/ hazards
KA4. the importance of maintaining high standards of health and safety at a
workplace
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the different types of health and safety hazards in a workplace
KB2. safe working practices for own job role
KB3. evacuation procedures and other arrangements for handling risks
KB4. names and contact numbers of people responsible for health and safety in a
workplace


KB5. how to summon medical assistance and the emergency services, where
necessary
KB6. vendors’ or manufacturers’ instructions for maintaining health and safety while
using equipment, systems and/or machines
Skills (S) (optional)
A. Core skills/
generic Skills
Writing skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. how to write and provide feedback regarding health and safety to the
concerned people
SA2. how to write and highlight potential risks or report a hazard to the concerned
people


Reading skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. read instructions, policies, procedures and norms relating to health and safety
Oral communication (listening and speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. highlight potential risks and report hazards to the designated people
SA5. listen and communicate information with all anyone concerned or affected
B. Professional Skills Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. make decisions on a suitable course of action or plan


Plan and organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. plan and organize people and resources to deal with risks/ hazards that lie
within the scope of one’s individual authority
Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. apply problem solving approaches in different situations