Colorist Course free of cost 6 months

colorist Course free of cost 6 months

Job Role Colourist
Role Description Enhance and/or correct the colour of productions
NSQF level 4
Minimum Educational Qualifications Maximum Educational Qualifications Class XII Graduate
Prerequisite License or Training Grading software such as Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe’s After Effects
Minimum Job Entry Age 18 years
Experience 1-3 Years of work experience
        Applicable National Occupational Standards (NOS)  
Performance Criteria As described in the relevant OS units
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.
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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.
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
Unit Code MES/N3501
Unit Title (Task) 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-productionPlanning 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, 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)
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
NOS Version Control
NOS Code MES/N3501
Credits(NSQF) TBD Version number 1.0
Sector Media and Entertainment Drafted on 09/11/2014
Sub-sector Television, Print, Radio, Digital, Out-of-home Last reviewed on 20/03/2018
Occupation VFX and DI Next review date 20/06/2021
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Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/ Generic Skills 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
NOS Version Control
NOS Code MES / N 3502
Credits(NSQF) TBD Version number 1.0
Sector Media and Entertainment Drafted on 09/11/2014
Sub-sector Television, Print, Radio, Digital, Out-of-home Last reviewed on 20/03/2018
Occupation VFX and DI Next review date 20/03/2021
Unit Code MES/N3504
Unit Title (Task) Grade and adjust colour
Description This OS unit is about enhancing and/or correcting the colour to reflect the desired creative style and mood of the production
Scope This unit/task covers the following: Understanding requirementsConceptualising creative possibilities for colour enhancement/correctionsEnhancing/correcting the colour through the use of software
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Understanding requirements To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to: PC1. assess footage to determine need and capability for colour enhancement keeping in mind the mood, creative look, style and visual treatment (all original camera footage must be made available to the colourist) PC2. ensure that the media format, resolution and the required format of the end product are as per the specified requirements
Conceptualising creative possibilities for colour enhancement/ corrections PC3. conceptualise possibilities for the use of colour to depict/enhance the mood or style of production wich could include feature films, television series, documentaries, advertisements, animated films and short films
Enhancing/correcting the colour through the use of software PC4. adjust colour and image sharpness in accordance to creative and technical requirements and ensure that the final product conforms to the required quality standards PC5. work alongside the director/ director of photography to finalise the desired look of the production, and any parts in particular 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 creative style and mood of the production KA3. the dominant colour schemes for key scenes KA4. the creative and technical specifications of the work-product, including the quality standards expected of the final output KA5. the technical, budget and time constraints applicable KA6. established data management and work flow systems KA7. how to maintain quality control as production scales
B. Technical Knowledge The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: KB1. The theory of Colour and depth How audiences perceive different shades of colourHow to assign colour grades to determine depth KB2. the principles and techniques of colour grading KB3. fundamentals of photography and lightinghow to visualise a frame under different lighting conditionshow different elements would look and respond to different lighting conditionshow shooting equipment and techniques affect colour KB4. the conforming process and how to troubleshoot any mismatches KB5. how to break content down into individual frames KB6. how to work on grading software such as apple’s final cut pro, adobe’s after effects and premiere KB7. how to use colour grading equipment i.e. colour correctors, telecine and synchroniser KB8. how to calibrate the software to the required colour space 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 colour notes and specifications, for discussion and for use during the grading/correction process
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA2. gather suitable references from various sources for use during production
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA3. understand the creative vision of the director and producer SA4. discuss creative possibilities for adding colour with the director and producer and agree on key decisions
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.     conduct regular screenings and obtain approvals from the director/ director of photography SB3.    manage and enforce deadlines successfully–on time SB4.    work well in a fast-paced environment
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB5.     address comments on the interim/final work-products and make changes accordingly
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
  SB6.    appraise the quality of colour grading 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: SB7.    evaluate all aspects of completed projects and note the areas of improvement
Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB8.    manage decision on suitable course of action to meet creative and technical project requirements
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB9.    check that your own work meets customer/project requirements
NOS Version Control
NOS Code MES/N3504
Credits(NSQF) TBD Version number 1.0
Sector Media and Entertainment Drafted on 09/11/2014
Sub-sector Television, Print, Radio, Digital, Out-of-home Last reviewed on 20/03/2018
Occupation VFX and DI Next review date 20/06/2021
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Unit Code MES/N0104
Unit Title (Task) 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 workplaceKnowing the people responsible for health and safety and the resources availableIdentifying and reporting risksComplying with procedures in the event of an emergency
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Understanding the 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
health, safety and
security risks
prevalent in the
workplace
Knowing the people 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
responsible for health
and safety and the
resources available
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 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
procedures in the
event of an
emergency
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. 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
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
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)
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 SA5. listen and communicate information with all anyone concerned or affected
B. 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
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB6.     build and maintain positive and effective relationships with colleges and customers
Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB7.    analyze data and activites
NOS Version Control
NOS Code MES/N0104
Credits(NSQF) TBD Version number 1.0
Sector Media and Entertainment Drafted on 09/11/2014
Sub-sector Television, Print, Radio, Digital, Out-of-home Last reviewed on 20/03/2018
Occupation VFX and DI Next review date 20/06/2021
Annexure
Nomenclature for QP and NOS
Qualifications Pack
The following acronyms/codes have been used in the nomenclature above:
Sub-sector Range of Occupation numbers
Film 01-30
Television 31-40
Print 41-45
Animation 46-55
Gaming 56-65
Radio 66-70
Digital 71-80
OOH 81-90
Advertising 91-99
Sequence Description Example
Three letters Media and Entertainment MES
Slash / /
Next letter Whether QP or NOS Q
Next two numbers Post Production 35
Next two numbers QP number 03
Job Role: Colourist
CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF TRAINEES
Qualification Pack: MES/Q3502
Sector Skill Council: Media and Entertainment Skills Council
Guidelines for Assessment:
1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each PC.
2. The assessment for the theory & Practical part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the AA and approved by SSC.
3. Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below)
4. Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria.
5. To pass the Qualification Pack , every trainee should score a minimum of 70% cumulatively (Theory and Practical).
6. In case of unsuccessful completion, the trainee may seek reassessment on the Qualification Pack
  Assessment Outcome   Assessment criteria for outcomes   Marks Allocation
Total mark   Out of   Theory Skills Practical
      MES/N3501 (Understand requirement s and plan workflow) PC1. Understand the creative and technical requirements and expectations in terms of quality of deliverables and timelines             100 30 15             50
PC2. Determine key post-production processes that would be involved to produce the desired outcome and chart-out the process workflow 30 15
PC3. Translate, or support senior personnel in translating, expectations into effort estimates for each process 20 10
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 20 10
    Total 100 50 50
  MES/N3502 PC1. Gather raw footage/material and select relevant material that can be used for post- production   100 20 10   50
(Manage equipment & material) PC2. Ingest the footage/keep the material ready for the post-production process   20 10  
PC3. Save back-ups for interim work-products in the appropriate file formats 20 10
PC4. Ensure final work-products are prepared in appropriate file formats (such as mp4, avi, wmv, mpg and mov) and appropriate medium (such as DVD, film, tape and digital) compatible with intended distribution/exhibition mediums 20 10
PC5. Clear logs/data and keep the software and equipment ready for future use 20 10
    Total 100 50 50
              MES/N3504 (Grade and adjust colour) PC1. Assess footage to determine need and capability for colour enhancement (all original camera footage must be made available to the colourist)                     100       10       5                     50
PC2. Ensure that the media format, resolution and the required format of the end product are as per the specified requirements     10     5
PC3. Conceptualise possibilities for the use of colour to depict/enhance the mood or style of production wich could include feature films, television series, documentaries, advertisements, animated films, short films         10         5
PC4. Adjust colour and image sharpness in accordance to creative and technical requirements and ensure that the final product conforms to the required quality standards       20       10
PC5. Work alongside the Director/ Director of Photography to finalise the desired look of the production, and any parts in particular     20     10
PC6. Ensure continuity in the final output 30 15
    Total 100 50 50
                      MES/N0104 (Maintain workplace health and safety) PC1. Understand and comply with the organisation’s current health, safety and security policies and procedures.                   100     10     5                   50
PC2. Understand the safe working practices pertaining to own occupation.   10   5
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.         5         3
PC4. Participate in organization health and safety knowledge sessions and drills.   5   2
PC5. Identify the people responsible for health and safety in the workplace, including those to contact in case of an emergency.     10     5
PC6. Identify security signals e.g. fire alarms and places such as staircases, fire warden stations, first aid and medical rooms.     10     5
  PC7. Identify aspects of your workplace that could cause potential risk to own and others health and safety.       10     5  
PC8. Ensure own personal health and safety, and that of others in the workplace though precautionary measures.     10     5
PC9. Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person.     5     3
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.       10       5
PC11. Follow organisation’s emergency procedures for accidents, fires or any other natural calamity in case of a hazard.     10     5
PC12. Identify and correct risks like illness, accidents, fires or any other natural calamity safely and within the limits of individual’s authority.       5       2
    Total 100 50 50

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