Rita Charitable Trust

Colour key artist (1 years diploma course)

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Brief Job Description: Individuals at this job need to conceptualise the colour keys
for all elements within a production


Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to have a good knowledge of
colour theory, light and shadows. The individual must know how to draw and
apply colour effects. The individual must be able to design colour keys consistent
with the creative style of the production using software such as Adobe
Photoshop.

Colour key artist (1 years diploma course)
Colour key artist (1 years diploma course)

Qualifications Pack For Colour key artist


Keywords /Terms
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.


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 Colour key 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
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

Understanding the script


B. Technical
Knowledge
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 sentricity


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

Conceptualize color keys
Description This OS unit is about conceptualizing the color keys to be used for all elements within a
frame


Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Conceptualizing color keys for the production, under supervision
 This may include: Character color keys, Background color keys,
Lighting keys, Shadow keys
 Adding color to line drawings, under supervision


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance criteria
Conceptualizing color
keys for the
production, under
supervision
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. interpreting the requirements of the script to understand the color keys
required with respect to the individual’s job role
PC2. maintaining consistency across all production elements


Adding color to line
drawings, under
supervision
PC3. add color to line drawings in accordance with the color keys established,
under supervision
PC4. check that the color keys picked out and added to the drawings match the
production requirements
PC5. ensure consistency amongst all the characters


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 organization’s policies with respect to the color effects and the final
outcome of production


KA3. the softwares that are to be used to add the color keys to the line drawings
KA4. the creative requirements of the team with respect to the color keys
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the principles of Color theory and ways in which it can be explored to meet
the needs of the production


KB2. how to draw and illustrate with emphasis on lighting, mood and action
KB3. the principles of light and shadows
KB4. fundamentals of photography (would be an added advantage)
KB5. how to apply color effects such as color tones, textures, matte etc.
KB6. the sources for research and reference material


KB7. the color temperature of lights and film
KB8. how to visualize a scene under different lighting conditions
KB9. indoor and Outdoor lighting techniques

KB10. how to use coloring software such as Nuke, Adobe Photoshop etc.
KB11. how to work on the traditional medium using watercolor, oils, acrylic etc.
KB12. 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 to serve as a guide for the production process
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. keep apprised of how other artists apply colortheory to create stunning images
SA3. gather references to help define color keys for the production


Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. understand the color palette and requirements from the Art Director


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 with the 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.


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. be able to take direction and be prepared to make changes to your work in
response to constructive feedback


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. have an appreciation for accuracy and pay close attention to detail
Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:

Ensure that the color keys are consistent across all sequences
Description This OS unit is about ensuring that the color keys selected match the production
requirements and are consistent across all the sequences
Scope This unit/task covers the following:


 Checking the color keys for all the elements
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Checking the color
keys for all the
elements


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must under close supervision of a
senior be able to:
PC1. ensure that the color keys match the production requirements
PC2. scan the artwork to make sure it matches the technical standards
PC3. ensure that the digital images match the production references
PC4. resolve problems as and when they arise without delay to make sure that
disruption in the production chain is minimized


PC5. respond positively to feedback and any changes in creative requirements
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 organization’s policies with respect to the color effects and the final
outcome of production


KA3. the softwares that are to be used to add the color keys to the line drawings
KA4. the creative requirements of the team with respect to the color keys


B. Technical
Knowledge

KB1. the principles of Color theory and ways in which it can be explored to meet the
needs of the production
KB2. how to draw and illustrate with emphasis on lighting, mood and action
KB3. the principles of light and shadows


KB4. fundamentals of photography (would be an added advantage)
KB5. how to apply color effects such as color tones, textures, matte etc.
KB6. the sources for research and reference material
KB7. the color temperature of lights and film
KB8. how to visualize a scene under different lighting conditions
KB9. indoor and outdoor lighting techniques


KB10. how to use coloring software such as Nuke, Adobe Photoshop etc.
KB11. how to work on the traditional medium using watercolor, oils, acrylic etc.
KB12. applicable health and safety guidelines

Writing Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. document notes to serve as a guide for the production process


Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. keep apprised of how other artists apply colortheory to create stunning images
SA3. gather references to help define color keys for the production and to ensure
consistency


Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. understand the color palette and requirements with the Art Director


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 agreed
timelines


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


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

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