Rita Charitable Trust

Roto artist (1 years diploma)

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Brief Job Description: Individuals at this job need to break content down into
individual frames/elements and alter/re-create content in accordance to
requirements

Roto artist (1 years diploma)
Roto artist (1 years diploma)


Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to have a good
understanding of the fundamentals and principles of film-making. The individual
must know the fundamentals of depth and should possess good drawing and


illustration skills. The individual must have a good working knowledge of
rotoscopy software including Nuke, After Effects, Silhouette etc.

Qualifications Pack For Roto artist


Keywords /Terms Description
Budget Budget is an estimate of the total cost of production that may include a
break-up of cost components


Colour grading Colour grading is the process of modifying/enhancing the colour of
productions
Compositing Compositing is the process of combining layers of images/elements into a
single frame
Computer-generated
effects


Computer-generated effects is the process of creating illusionary images
for use in productions
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.


Digital Intermediate Digital Intermediate is the process of altering the colour characteristics of
a digital version of the production
Editing Editing is the process of organizing, cutting and putting together audio,
visual footage to prepare an accurate, condensed and consistent final
output that communicates the expected content
Footage Recorded medium in any media


Ingest Ingest is the process of importing the relevant audio visual files and/or
images to the computer’s hard disk and uploading them to the editing
software
Modeling Modeling is the process of creating three-dimensional models for
animation using a specialised software application.


Rendering Rendering is the process of converting three-dimensional models into two dimensional images with 3D effects
Rotoscopy Rotoscopy is the process of breaking down content into individual frames,
tracing out individual images and altering content according to
requirements


Screen conversion Screen conversion is the process of conversion from 2D to 3D
Sound editing Editing of sound materials with/ without visuals
Visual effects Visual effects is the process of integrating live-action footage with
computer-generated effects


Timelines It is a basic part of editing software to view/ cut material
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.
Vertical Vertical may exist within a sub-sector representing different domain areas
or the client industries served by the industry.


Occupation Occupation is a set of job roles, which perform similar/related set of
functions in an industry

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.


Sub-functions Sub-functions are sub-activities essential to fulfill the achieving the
objectives of the function.
Job role Job role defines a unique set of functions that together form a unique
employment opportunity in an organization.
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
Code


Qualifications Pack Code is a unique reference code that identifies a
qualifications pack.
Qualifications Pack(QP) Qualifications Pack comprises the set of OS, together with the educational,
training and other criteria required to perform a job role. A Qualifications
Pack is assigned a unique qualification pack code.

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

Understand requirements and plan workflow
Description This OS unit is about understanding the post-production requirements and planning
the process and workflow
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Understanding requirements for post-production
 Planning the process for post-production.


 Preparing and finalising effort estimates and work plan
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Understanding


requirements for
post-production
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. understand the creative and technical requirements and expectations in
terms of quality of deliverables and timelines, as necessary to the role
Planning the process


for post-production
PC2. determine key post-production processes that would be involved to produce
the desired outcome and chart-out the process workflow, as per role
 key processes could include computer-generated effects, colour grading,
digital intermediate, screen conversion, rendering, rotoscopy, keying,
match-moving and compositing
Preparing and


finalising effort
estimates and work
plan
PC3. translate, or support senior personnel in translating, expectations into effort
estimates for each process
PC4. prepare a work plan, for oneself or other team members if appropriate,
keeping in mind the impact on the production budget, timelines and technical
viability


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. production vision, objectives, expected output, distribution/exhibition
channels
KA2. post-production objectives, expected outcomes and quality standards
KA3. the technical, budget and time constraints applicable
KA4. established data management and work flow systems
KA5. how to maintain quality control as production scales


B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. post-production techniques that would apply to the current production, as
per role


KB2. the relevant equipment and software required e.g. Silhouette, Nuke, Fusion,
Combustion, Shake Premier, PF track, After Effects, Render man, Quantel,
Smoke, Flame, Avid, 3DS Max and FCP
KB3. how to translate script requirements and post-production objectives into a
schedule that could cover the workflow, key activities, deliverables and
timelines, as appropriate to the role

KB4. the implications of each activity on time, materials, equipment, manpower
and budget, as appropriate to the role
KB5. the impact of each activity on the one’s own, or the wider team’s, process
workflow


KB6. how to estimate the cost and time it would take, keeping in mind the
intended visual style
KB7. domestic and International post-production best practices prevalent in the
industry


KB8. applicable copyright norms and intellectual property rights
KB9. 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 post-production requirements that can serve as a reference
document for circulation to the team
SA2. document decisions on the processes involved and techniques to be used
with reasons thereof


SA3. document the project work-plan including the key deliverables, resources
involved and timelines, as required in the role
SA4. document do’s and don’ts for different machines and software for reference
of the team


SA5. document other areas (e.g. requirements of the target audience, market,
end-product, reference links and videos) that may be relevant for the team
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA6. read and understand the script and determine requirements, as per role
SA7. read and research about emerging techniques in post-production
SA8. read user manuals for equipment and software


SA9. read about the tastes and preferences of the target audience and the market
where the end-product intends to be distributed
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:


SA10. understand the creative vision of the Director and Producer, and resolve any
issues, as necessary to the role
SA11. communicate with team members, relay instructions, collaborate and resolve
issues with members of the post-production team handling different
aspects/processes to determine the effort involved for the activities that
would need to be performed (Supervisor)

Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan the activities, workflow, resourcing and timelines in accordance to the
creative and technical requirements


SB2. create post-production schedules, for oneself or the wider team
SB3. use time management techniques so that the scheduled time is not exceeded
SB4. manage and enforce deadlines successfully–on time
work well in a fast-paced environment


Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. identify any issues that may arise during post-production and find solutions to
address them
Analytical Thinking


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. have a keen eye for detail and maintain an aesthetic sense towards colour
grading, vfx components and software capabilities of the final output
SB7. envision the impact of selecting a particular technique/activity on the budget,
resourcing and timelines


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. appraise the quality of the raw footage gathered to ensure it is in line with the
post-production requirements and quality standards
Decision making


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. manage decision on suitable course of action
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB10. check that the medium finalized/selected meets project/customer
requirements

Manage equipment & material
Description This OS unit is about managing equipment and material throughout the postproduction process
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Preparing materials and equipment for the post production process
 Managing interim work-products during post-production


 Ensuring work-products are distribution/exhibition ready as per the required
technical specifications
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Preparing materials
and equipment for the
post production
process


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. gather raw footage/material and select, or assist in selecting, relevant
material that can be used for post-production
PC2. ingest, or support in ingesting, the footage and keep the material ready for
the post-production process
Managing interim


work-products during
post-production
PC3. ensure that back-ups for interim work-products are saved in the appropriate
file formats, and take responsibility/manage others’ interim work-products
as relevant to the role
Ensuring workproducts are
distribution/exhibition
ready as per the
required technical
specifications


PC4. ensure, or supervise others in ensuring, that final work-products are
prepared in appropriate file formats (such as mp4, avi, wmv, mpg and mov),
appropriate mediums (such as DVD, film, tape and digital), and are
compatible with intended distribution/exhibition mediums
PC5. clear logs/data and keep the software and equipment ready for future use
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 purpose and intended use of the end-product
KA2. the creative and technical specifications of the work-product, including the
quality standards expected of the final output


KA3. the intended distribution/exhibition mediums for the production
KA4. established data management and work flow systems
KA5. how to maintain quality control as production scales
B. Technical
Knowledge


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. how to work on relevant equipment and software e.g. Silhouette, Nuke,
Fusion, Combustion, Shake Premier, PF track, After Effects, Renderman,
Quantel, Smoke, Flame, Avid, 3DS Max and FCP
KB2. the format, resolution and quality in which the material would need to be
ingested, based on the intended final output


KB3. how to identify issues with the raw material/footage prior to, or during, the
ingest process
KB4. the storage media relevant to the type of production
KB5. file-naming conventions appropriate to the production

Writing Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. prepare documentation to accompany the work-product
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read and understand the technical specifications of equipment and software
SA3. gather and watch raw footage/material


SA4. gather references of work-products and productions that could provide
ideas and help conceptualise possibilities for post-production
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. discuss and understand requirements and specifications from the Producer
and Supervisor


SA6. discuss any problems with the footage that could impact the postproduction process and solicit suggestions for resolving them
B. Professional Skills Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan and prioritise work according to the requirements
SB2. manage and enforce deadlines successfully–on time
SB3. work well in a fast-paced environment


Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. highlight any issues (such as visual and sound) with the raw material that
may impact the post production process and take pro-active steps to resolve
them
SB5. identify and resolve commonly occurring issues in the equipment
Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. select the equipment to be used in line with the budget allocated and project
specifications and targets.


Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. check that the equipment selected (hardware and software components)
meets project specifications and requirements
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. have precise attention to all the details of systems, project specifications,
outputs of post production.


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. have a keen eye for detail and maintain an aesthetic sense towards the final
output

Rotoscoping footage
Description This OS unit is about altering/re-creating content frame-by-frame
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Understanding rotoscopy objectives
 Breaking-down and altering elements


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Understanding
rotoscopy objectives


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. understand rotoscopy objectives, which could include:
 tracing live action images for animation
 creating depth maps for stereo conversion
 removing faults/wires in live action footage


 creating mattes for visual effects
 colour grading for specific objects/frames
Breaking-down and
altering elements


PC2. use the software to break the content down into individual frames in
accordance to requirements
PC3. ensure that the work-products meet rotoscopy objectives and quality
standards and are ready for compositing


PC4. respond positively to feedback and 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. production vision and objectives
KA2. the technical, budget and time constraints applicable
KA3. the creative and technical specifications of the work-product, including the
quality standards expected of the final output
KA4. established data management and work flow systems
KA5. how to maintain quality control as production scales


B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the fundamentals and principles of film-making (live action, motion control,
varioable speed shooting and animation techniques)
KB2. life drawing including human anatomy, emotions, actions and expressions
KB3. the fundamentals of depth


KB4. how to work with graphics and animation software including Adobe Flash,
Harmony
KB5. how to work on rotoscopy software including Mocha, Silhouette, Nuke, After
Effects etc.
KB6. how to apply motion tracking in rotoscopy
KB7. the design standards and specifications that needs to be complied with to
produce the final output


KB8. relevant copyright norms and guidelines
KB9. applicable health and safety guidelines

Writing Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. document notes and specifications to assist in the process


Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. gather appropriate reference material and raw footage that can be used as a
guide during the process
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. understand objectives, requirements and specifications from the Director and
Producer


SA4. present interim and final work-products to the Producer and solicit feedback
on areas of improvement
B. Professional Skills Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan and prioritise work according to the requirements and agreed timelines
SB2. work effectively as a member of the team and help realise overall timelines


Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. address comments on the interim/final work-products and make changes
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. assess the raw footage to determine if it is suitable for rotoscopy
SB5. appraise the quality of the final output to ensure it is in line with the expected
quality standards


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. evaluate all aspects of completed projects and note the areas of improvement
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. check that your own work meets customer/project requirements

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 at 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
emergency


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