Rita Charitable Trust

Set Carpenter (1 years diploma)

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Brief Job Description: Individuals in this job need to understand woodwork
requirements, manufacture the items and install them correctly on set.


Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to manufacture wooden
structures and items as per the script requirements. The individual should have
carpentry and joinery skills – including how to make scale drawings, how to

Set Carpenter (1 years diploma)
Set Carpenter (1 years diploma)


measure and cut pieces of wood and techniques for joining wooden components.
The individual should possess basic literacy and numeracy skills, and be able to
communicate effectively with the set construction team. The individual must be
flexible and innovative, and should be able to contribute in identifying ways to
make set construction more cost effective.

Description
Blueprint A technical drawing of an architecture or engineering design, typically with
measurements and angles of each component
Budget Budget is an estimate of the total cost of production that may include a break-up of
cost components


Construction Schedule A detailed breakdown of activities for a construction project, with the duration of
each activity and organized in sequential order
Continuity Continuity represents the seamless transition from one shot to another
Copyright Laws A legal framework linked to intellectual property and the rights given to creators of
original products/ concepts


Draftsman (1) A visual artist who specialises in artistic drawings. Or, (2) A person who prepares
technical drawings and plans under the direction of an architect or engineer or
designer.
Dress Set Decorating the set for aesthetic/ visual purposes
Labour Laws Legal norms governing the relationship between workers, employers, trade unions
and the government


Post-production Post-production is the final finishing phase of the production, where the raw footage
is edited, special effects are added, music and sound are integrated, colour correction
is done etc.
Props A property, commonly shortened to prop (plural: props), is an object used on stage
or on screen by actors during a performance or screen production. In practical terms,
a prop is considered to be anything
movable or portable on a stage or a set.


Scale Drawings A drawing that depicts the accurate dimensions of an object, except they have all
been reduced or enlarged by a certain fixed percentage (called the scale).
Screenplay Screenplay is the script coupled with key characteristics of the scene and directions
for acting
Script Script is a structured narrative of a story
Set The background/ scenery visible through the camera (for video production) or
directly to the spectator (for theatrical production)


Setting out (Carpentry) Marking out different sections of a wooden item to full scale on rods/ plywood (this
helps create a stencil/ mould to standardize the measurements of an item, and is
also known as “setting out”)
Set Etiquette A set of guidelines that dictate how cast and crew should behave on set and interact
with each other


Strike Set Process of dismantling the set (including moveable items and semi- permanent
fixtures), and storing, discarding or returning these items
Timelines Timelines is a listing of dates by which the production milestones/stages need to be
completed


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.
Unit Code Unit Code is a unique identifier for an Occupational Standard, which Is
denoted by an


Unit Title Unit Title gives a clear overall statement about what the incumbent should
be able to do.
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 the 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 the 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 needs in order to perform to the required standard.


Organizational Context Organizational 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 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.


Keywords /Terms Description
CAD Computer Aided Design
NOS National Occupational Standard(s)
QP Qualifications Pack
NVEQF National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
NVQF National Vocational Qualifications Framework

Wrap-up set and return/ dispose of items
Description This OS unit is about packing up items on set after the shoot is over (striking the set)
and ensuring items are returned or disposed of correctly
Scope This unit/task covers the following:


 Packing-up various items and ensuring they are returned and disposed of correctly
 Maintain documentation
Note:
This task can be undertaken by different members of the Set Crafts department,
depending on the scale and complexity of the project. Eg: On large projects, an Art
Director may participate in a supervisory capacity, while Set Decorators, Dressers,
Assistants etc. could be responsible for the physical return/disposal etc. of items.


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Packing-up various
items and ensuring
they are returned and
disposed of correctly


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. based on the script and production schedule prepare a schedule/to-do list of
key activities relating to pack-up/ striking the set, as appropriate to the role
PC2. supervise, or assist, support staff in striking the set, which may include:


 furniture
 soft furnishings
 wallpaper
 lighting fixtures
 decorative items
 hand props and featured props
 any other elements of the set that are not being struck by other teams
PC3. ensure, personally or in a supervisory capacity, that all set items are returned
or disposed of as planned


Maintain
documentation
PC4. ensure, personally or in a supervisory capacity, that necessary
documentation, records, refunds, payments etc. aremaintained


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 key expectations from the shoot, specifics of the location and any key
limitations on budget, resources and time availability


KA2. relevant organizational processes for return of items, collecting security
refunds, disposal/ sale of items etc.

B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the requirement for different types of set furnishings and props and their
intended use
KB2. how to prepare a to-do-list/ schedule for striking the seat (based on the script
and production schedule)


KB3. how to determine whether items need to be (1) returned, (2) retained/ stored
for later, (3) disposed of/ discarded or (4) sold to other parties
KB4. how to ensure that any items required for continuity are correctly stored and
transported to the next set/ location
KB5. how to arrange for packing and moving staff to remove items from set and
transport them onward (to suppliers, disposal facilities, buyers etc.)
KB6. how to personally take down items and/ or supervise support staff in striking
the set


KB7. how to check the list of struck items against the original inventory list, and
account for items that are misplaced or damaged
KB8. how to correctly load and unload (or supervise loading and unloading) items to
ensure that items are not damaged


KB9. how to return, sell or dispose of items as planned, receive payments (e.g.
security deposit refunds, proceeds from sale) and submit documents and
payments to the Finance/ Production department
KB10. how to update the items list with details of return/ sale/ disposal and submit
this to the Finance/ Production department for closure


KB11. applicable health and safety guidelines, and ensuring that the removal and
dismantling of set furnishings and props from the location minimizes any risks
to the individual’s own health and safety as well as those of the production
cast and crew


Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. prepare a to-do list/ schedule for striking the set
SA2. record details of return/ sale/ disposal against each item on the inventory list
Reading Skills


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. read the script, production schedule and item lists
SA4. read receipts from vendors and buyers that take back set items to ensure
that the information captured is correct
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. understand any constraints/ limitations that could affect the schedule for
striking the set (e.g. time, people, materials, budget)
SA6. communicate effectively with the head of department, propose alternatives
and agree on key decisions

Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. make relevant decisions related to the area of work e.g. methods forremoval
and dismantling of items, choice of buyers etc.
Plan and Organize


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB2. plan his/her work according to the requirements and agreed timelines
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. identify any problems with successful execution of the task
SB4. communicate these to the head of department and identify solutions
Customer Centricity


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. manage within the agreed budget and minimize overruns
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 the final
output


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. re-use the set properties accordingly.

Produce Scale Drawings for Woodwork
Description This OS unit is about producing sketches/ designs/ drawings for woodwork and
estimating the requirement of materials
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Understanding the production brief


 Producing sketches/ drawings for woodwork
 Estimating material and tool requirements
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Understanding the
production brief


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. correctly understand the brief provided by the Production Designer/ Art
Designer and the corresponding woodwork desired
Producing sketches/
drawings for
woodwork


PC2. identify the relevant output (scale drawings, sketches, designs) and the
appropriate techniques to achieve this (hand, Computer Aided Design)
PC3. produce scale drawings/sketches/designs for each item of woodwork, which
may include: doors, windows, furniture , frames, panels, staircases, wooden
props, large scale wooden sets, other woodwork required on location e.g.
stage, platform, stairs etc.


Estimating material
and tool
requirements
PC4. estimate the material and tool requirements to successfully achieve
woodworking requirements and deliver the project
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 key elements of the set under construction and the reasons why the
identified woodwork is required


KA2. the expectations of the Production Designer and any key limitations on
budget, resources and time availability
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. how to interpret the script, creative brief and set drawings/ designs for
woodwork requirements
KB2. how to take measurements at the location where woodwork is expected to be
installed


KB3. how to prepare scale drawings (by hand or CAD) for each item
KB4. what materials and tools would be best suited to achieve the desired results
and how to apply/ operate them. Specifically, the use of

(folding rules, steel tape measures, steel rules, angle squares and gauges)
KB5. techniques to reduce the cost of producing woodwork, given that set
requirements are to create low cost/ fake/ temporary construction
KB6. how to translate the woodwork requirements into a list of items, materials and
tools (bill of quantities)


KB7. applicable health and safety guidelines, and minimizing the risk to the
individual’s own health and safety as well as those around him/ her
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. produce scale drawings (by hand or CAD)
SA2. prepare material lists and rough estimates
Reading Skills


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. read and interpret the script, creative brief and set designs/ drawings
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. understand the requirements from the production design team
SA5. convey the estimated resource requirements (time, people, materials, budget)
and any constraints/ limitations


B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. make relevant decisions related to the area of work
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB2. plan his/her work according to the requirements and agreed timelines
SB3. manage within the agreed material quantities and minimize wastage


Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. identify any problems with successful execution of the task
SB5. communicate these to the production design team and identify solutions
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. check that drawings designed or procured meets project requirements


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. have a keen eye for detail and maintain an aesthetic sense towards the final
output


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. appraise the quality of the drawings produced to ensure they are in line with
initial concept and quality standards

Produce stencils and setting-out details for standard woodwork
Description This OS unit is about producing stencils or setting-out details for standard woodwork
to ensure that each piece has the same dimensions
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Interpreting set designs and scale drawings
 Producing stencils/ setting out details
 Preparing cutting lists


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Interpreting set
designs and scale
drawings
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. correctly understand and interpret set designs and scale drawings
Producing stencils/
setting out details


PC2. producing stencils/ setting out details for any standardized wood items that
need to be created, which may include products that are of the same size
(e.g. doors, windows, frames etc.)
PC3. produce stencils/ setting-out details using appropriate materials/techniques
such as rods or pieces of plywood
Preparing cutting lists PC4. prepare a cutting list of required components, based on the setting-out
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 key elements of the set under construction and the reasons why the
identified woodwork is required
KA2. the expectations of the Production Designer and any key limitations on
budget, resources and time availability


B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. how to interpret set designs and scale drawings for standardized woodwork
requirements
KB1. techniques to reduce the cost of producing woodwork, given that set
requirements are to create low cost/ fake/ temporary construction
KB2. how to take measurements at the location where woodwork is expected to be
installed


KB3. how to mark out different sections of the item to full scale on rods/ plywood
(this helps create a stencil/ mould to standardize the measurements of an
item, and is also known as “setting out”)
KB4. how to translate the setting out details into a cutting list. The cutting list would
provide the dimensions of each component and the number of components
of each type required to complete the project