Rita Charitable Trust

VFX Editor (1 years diploma)

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Brief Job Description: Individuals at this job need to create illusionary
elements/images/segments for production


Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to have a good
understanding of the techniques for creating computer-generated effects and for
rectifying production. The individual must be aware of the principles of filmmaking, cinematography and photography.

The individual must be able to define
how footage needs to be shot to ensure that the desired effects can be
incorporated. The individual must be able to assess if the footage is suitable, and
create effects using digital software such as After Effects, Final Cut Pro and
Blender.

VFX Editor (1 years diploma)
VFX Editor (1 years diploma)

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, renderman, 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, endproduct, 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)


B. Professional Skills 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
SB5. work well in a fast-paced environment

Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. 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:
SB7. have a keen eye for detail and maintain an aesthetic sense towards colour
grading, vfx components and software capabilities of the final output
SB8. 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:
SB9. 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:
SB10. manage decision on suitable course of action


Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB11. 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 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
KB6. applicable health and safety guidelines

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 post-production
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

Create visual effects during post production
Description This OS unit is about creating illusionary elements/images/segments for production
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 Conceptualising effects that can be created for productions


 Creating realistic effects through the use of software
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Conceptualising
effects that can be
created for
productions
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. determine requirements for visual effects from the script and provide
instructions to the production team on how footage should be shot to ensure
that the desired effects can be created (supervisor). (sometimes this may
require them to be present on set)


PC2. assess shoot footage to determine capability to generate effects
PC3. visualise the story and conceptualise effects that would enhance, rectify or
complete the production
PC4. identify and finalise the techniques that could be used to create the desired
effects


Creating realistic
effects through the
use of software
PC5. generate the required effects that conform to requirements and quality
standards


PC6. ensure continuity in the final output
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 and distribution/exhibition
channels
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. the production pipeline


KA6. how to maintain quality control as production scales
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the principles of film-making and cinematography
KB2. the fundamentals of photography
KB3. how to draw/illustrate


KB4. how to interpret visual tricks and optical illusions
KB5. how to generate images using digital software such as after effects, final cut
pro, adobe, blender and auto desk maya
KB6. techniques for creating computer-generated effects e.g. chroma keying, in camera optical effects
KB7. techniques for rectifying production including removing rigs, dust-busting,
removing visual faults, retouching and restoration

KB8. how to determine, select and assess the type of raw material/ footage that
would be required to produce the desired effects
KB9. how to create pre-visualization using tools for better production planning
KB10. how to make effects look inconspicuous


KB11. how to save interim and final deliverables in the required format using
appropriate file naming conventions
KB12. the implication of the format on the quality of the end-product
KB13. domestic and international best practices prevalent in the industry
KB14. 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 on the creative possibilities for creating effects, for discussion
and for personal use during post-production


SA2. prepare documentation to accompany the work-product
SA3. document notes and specifications for guidance and reference during other
post production processes such as colour grading, editing, compositing and
rendering


Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. read the script and determine requirements for effects that need to or could
potentially be generated to enhance the script


SA5. gather suitable references from various sources for use during production
SA6. research attributes of end-products from the genre, language, culture, region
of the production to determine attributes that may need to be reflected in the
final output


SA7. research and keep updated on the different types of effects produced for
different productions
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA8. understand the creative vision and discuss creative possibilities for effects with
the Director and Producer to finalize effects that need to be built into the
production


SA9. provide instructions to the production crew
SA10. discuss and finalize the design and techniques for effects to be created
SA11. discuss interim/final work-products with the Director and Producer and solicit
their feedback on improvements that can be made to make sure the initial
version is coming out as planned


B. Professional Skills Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan and priorities 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. address comments on the interim/final work-products and make changes
accordingly
SB5. suggest ways to compensate for unsuitable footage, keeping in mind time and
budget constraints applicable


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. define how the footage needs to be shot to ensure that the desired effects can
be created
SB7. envision the impact of chosen effects on the budget, key activities and
timelines
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. appraise the quality of effects to ensure they are in line with the expected
quality standards and suggest improvements that can be made through further
post-production processes such as colour grading and compositing


Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. assess the quality of footage to determine if effects can be added
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB10. 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 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. 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)


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


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