Rita Charitable Trust

Unit Production Manager (1 years diploma)

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Brief Job Description: Individuals in this job need to coordinate daily production
tasks and manage the production unit (cast and crew). The unit production is
very shoot-oriented and is the main person in charge of logistics, coordination
and execution of production activities during shooting

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Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to understand production
techniques and the implications of various tasks on time, resources and budget.
The individual must have a background in film making or content production.


The individual must understand the logistics and facilities required for filming.
The individual must be an effective communicator and be able to resolve any
conflicts between departments to help meet the budget and timeline.

Description
Budget Budget is an estimate of the total cost of production that may include a
break-up of cost components
Continuity Continuity represents the seemless 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

Unit Production Manager (1 years diploma)
Unit Production Manager (1 years diploma)


Financer An entity (individual or organization) that provides financing for a project
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.


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)
Set Etiquette A set of guidelines that dictate how cast and crew should behave on set
and interact with each other


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 (e.g. Femals, aged 25-40, average
monthly household income INR 25,000-50,000, from Hindi speaking
states in North India)


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.

Qualifications Pack For Unit Production Manager


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
isdenoted by an ‘N’.


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
NOS National Occupational Standard(s)
QP Qualifications Pack


NVEQF National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
NVQF National Vocational Qualifications Framework
NSQF National Skills Qualification Framework

Manage Live Programme Production
Description This OS unit is about coordinating activities and resources during the production of
live events and during live studio programming


Scope This unit/task is specific to producers responsible for live content production in
television. It covers:
 Coordinating production activities and resources for the following types of live
content:


o Live Events: sporting events, cultural events, political events, business
events, conferences and seminars and other events of local, regional,
national or international importance


 Live Studio Programming including news bulletins, sports commentary and studio
interviews
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Manage live
production


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. Understand the technical requirements for live programme production and
correctly estimate production requirements


PC2. Conduct checks prior to the event to ensure that production can take place
smoothly and any needed adjustments are made
PC3. Co-ordinate among multiple teams and individuals, sometimes in a high
pressure environment and successfully maintain continuity through the event
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 vision and motivations of the creative team (Scriptwriter, Director,
Production Designer among others)


KA2. Production limitations including details of the location where the event will
take place and any constraints on budget, resources and time availability
KA3. The role and contribution of key departments involved in production,
interdependencies and reporting structures
B. Technical
Knowledge


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. How to assess live production requirements and create a list of equipment,
materials and other resources required
KB2. How to estimate the human resource requirements for live programme
production


KB3. How to assess the suitability of equipment for live production and the
required technical specifications (e.g. high speed cameras for production of
sporting events)
KB4. How to assess ambient sound at the location and make appropriate
arrangements for sound recording
KB5. How to operate (or instruct someone to operate) a video mixer to switch

between different visual streams
KB6. How to operate (or instruct someone to operate) an audio mixer to switch
between different audio streams
KB7. How to operate (or instruct someone to operate) graphics software and
machines that allow for on screen graphics, live updates etc.


KB8. Available file formats for music/ content, specific requirements for HD
production or other specialized programmes and what file formats are
acceptable for the current event
KB9. Available connectivity options (e.g. satellite, leased lines etc.) to receive audiovisual feeds from various sources
KB10. Available play-out equipment and software for broadcasting live events


KB11. How to ensure that all production activities minimize risks, including those to
the individual’s own health and safety and 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. Take notes and mark-up scripts/ concepts to identify equipment, material and
people requirements for live programme production
SA2. Prepare call sheets, task lists and other types of check lists
Reading Skills


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. Interpret the script/ creative brief/ production concept/ schedule/ budget or
any other type of written material
SA4. Correctly read user manuals for software and specialized equipment required
for live programme production (e.g. mixers, on screen graphics, playout etc.)
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. Understand the creative vision and objective behind capturing the live event
SA6. Identify any constraints/ limitations that affect the production (e.g. time,
people, materials, location, budget)
SA7. Communicate effectively with the entire production unit, propose
alternatives and agree on key decisions


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 e.g. sequencing of
activities, choice of equipment, production techniques, choice of location,
vendor selection etc.

Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB2. How to prepare a work schedule/ sequence of activities to help the entire
production unit plan their work during the event
SB3. How to build a contingency plan based on knowledge of similar live events
and production risks


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 and resolve them
in consultation with the relevant members of the production unit
Analytical Thinking


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB5. How to assess the impact of selecting production techniques, cast, crew,
vendors and suppliers on the time, location and budget of the production
SB6. How to assess the impact of selecting production techniques, cast, crew,
vendors and suppliers on continuity through the event

Coordinate Production Activities
Description This OS unit is about coordinating production activities and resources for filming,
monitoring progress and highlighting variances to the schedule and budget
Scope This unit/task covers coordinating production activities and resources for the
following types of content:


 Coordinating production activities and resources for the following types of
productions: feature films, television series, documentaries, advertisements,
animated films, short films, live events, field reporting, interviews and other nonscripted programming (on television or radio), and any other forms of audiovisual production
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Coordinating
production activities


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. Break-down the production schedule into a daily task list and manage day to
day activities during filming
PC2. Lead the full production unit toward successful completion of their tasks
PC3. Track progress of filming against the production schedule and budget
PC4. Anticipate potential delays/ budget overruns, escalate these to the relevant
departments and identify ways to minimize them
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 vision and motivations of the creative team (Scriptwriter, Director,
Production Designer among others)
KA2. Production limitations including details of shooting locations and any key
constraints on budget, resources and time availability


KA3. The role and contribution of key departments during filming,
interdependencies and reporting structures
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. How to break down the production schedule into a daily task list with details
of personnel, equipment and materials required on set


KB2. Working knowledge of photography, visual imagery and operating basic
cameras, smart phones and other devices
KB3. Available options for transporting equipment and material securely to the
location and ensuring safe storage


KB4. How to coordinate logistics for the cast and crew including travel, ground
transport, accommodation, facilities on set including rest areas and catering
KB5. How to coordinate logistics for child artistes and their accompanying adults
including travel, ground transport, accommodation, facilities on set including
rest areas and catering


KB6. How to coordinate logistics for any animals being used for filming including
the number of wranglers/ handlers required, their travel, ground transport,

accommodation, facilities on set including rest areas and catering and any
permissions required from local, state or central authorities for principal
photography
KB7. How to confirm if all approvals and permissions (from local, state or central
authorities) required for filming have been taken, and the points of contact in
case of any last minute issues


KB8. How to confirm if duties, octroi and any other applicable charges on
equipment and material have been paid to the revenue authorities
KB9. How to confirm if all required insurance policies have been purchases (e.g. fire
insurance, theft insurance and insurance for unintentional damage to
equipment)


KB10. How to liaise with the Location Manager/ Floor Manager/ Unit Production
Manager to ensure that all elements required for filming are in place
KB11. In case of damage to or non availability of resources, identify alternatives/
substitutes that can be used without compromising on the production
objectives


KB12. Prepare a daily progress report at the end of each day and track completion
against the production schedule and budget. Anticipate potential delays/
overruns and highlight them to the respective departments


KB13. Check against the production schedule that all tasks have been delivered
KB14. Observe inventory vs. delivery trends (in fields such as animation and gaming),
or planned vs. actual – and make required changes to make the process of
scheduling and delivery more effective


KB15. Act as a central point of contact for all teams and resolve any interdependency
issues that could affect smooth functioning of the unit
KB16. How to ensure that all production activities minimize risks, including those to
the individual’s own health and safety and 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. Take notes and mark-up production schedules and budgets to identify
potential areas of concern


SA2. Prepare daily call sheets, task lists and other types of check lists
SA3. Prepare a daily progress report (on paper or using a computer) and highlight
variance against the production schedule and budget
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. Interpret the script/ creative brief/ production concept/ schedule/ budget or
any other type of written material


SA5. Correctly read vendor and supplier bills to ensure that expenses are aligned
to the production budget

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA6. Understand the creative vision of the Director/ Script writer and Producer
SA7. Understand the brief from the financer and any constraints/ limitations that
affect the production (e.g. time, people, materials, location, budget)


SA8. Communicate effectively with the entire production unit, 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. sequencing of
activities, choice of cast and crew, production techniques, choice of location,
vendor selection etc.
Plan and Organize


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB2. How to prepare a work schedule/ sequence of activities to help the entire
production unit plan their work on a daily basis
SB3. How to build a contingency plan based on knowledge of typical areas of
delays/ overruns and production risks
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 and resolve them
in consultation with the relevant members of the production unit
Analytical Thinking


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB5. How to assess the impact of selecting production techniques, cast, crew,
vendors and suppliers on the time, location and budget of the production

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:
o Understanding the health, safety and security risks prevalent in the
workplace


o Knowing the people responsible for health and safety and the resources
available
o Identifying and reporting risks
o Complying with procedures in the event of an emergency
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Understanding the
risks prevalent in the
workplace


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. Understand and comply with the organisation’s current health, safety and
security policies and procedures
PC2. Understand the safe working practices pertaining to own occupation
PC3. Understand the government norms and policies relating to health and safety
including emergency procedures for illness, accidents, fires or others which
may involve evacuation of the premises


PC4. Participate in organization health and safety knowledge sessions and drills
Knowing the people
responsible for health
and safety and the
resources available


PC5. Identify the people responsible for health and safety in the workplace,
including those to contact in case of an emergency
PC6. Identify security signals e.g. fire alarms and places such as staircases, fire
warden stations, first aid and medical rooms
Identifying and
reporting risks


PC7. Identify aspects of your workplace that could cause potential risk to own and
others health and safety
PC8. Ensure own personal health and safety, and that of others in the workplace
though precautionary measures
PC9. Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and
security to the designated person


PC10. 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


PC11. Follow organisation’s emergency procedures for accidents, fires or any other
natural calamity in case of a hazard
PC12. 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)
B. Organizational
Context

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. Organisation’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 equipments, systems and/or machines
Skills (S) (Optional)
C. 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
D. 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
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. Understand hazards that fall within the scope of individual authority and
report all hazards that may supersede one’s authority
SB5. Apply balanced judgements in different situations