Lighting Artist Course free of cost 6 month

Lighting Artist Course free of cost 6 month

Brief Job Description: Individuals at this job need to add light and shadows to the production in accordance to the established creative style

Personal Attributes: This job requires the individual to have an understanding of lighting, shadows, exposure, natural light, colour space, reflections etc. The individual must be able to visualize and light frames digitally using software such as 3D studio max etc.

Qualifications Pack CodeMES/Q0504
Job RoleLighting artist This job role is applicable in both national and international scenarios
Credits(NSQF)TBDVersion number1.0
SectorMedia and EntertainmentDrafted on21/10/2014
Sub-sectorAnimation, GamingLast reviewed on26/11/2018
OccupationArt & DesignNext review date20/06/2021
NSQC Clearance on22/08/2019
Job RoleLighting artist
  Role DescriptionCreate lighting consistent with the creative style of the production
NSQF level4
Minimum Educational Qualifications Maximum Educational QualificationsClass XII Graduate
Prerequisite License or TrainingPhotography, 3D Software such as 3D Studio Max
Minimum Job Entry Age18 years
Experience1-3 Years of work experience
      Applicable National Occupational Standards (NOS)
Performance CriteriaAs described in the relevant OS units
Keywords /TermsDescription
Attitude posesAttitude poses are used to describe the body language and personality of the characters
BudgetBudget is an estimate of the total cost of production that may include a break-up of cost components
Character line-upCharacter line-up is the portrayal of characters side-by-side
Character turnaroundsCharacter turnarounds are used to depict the characters look from all angles
Clean-upRefining the interim/rough animation
Color keysColor keys are used to depict the mood of the production through hues and tones
color theoryColor theory is the art of combining all the colors in the color wheel to create specific color combinations
Core Skills/Generic SkillsCore 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.
Creative BriefCreative 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.
DescriptionDescription 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.
FunctionFunction 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.
Job roleJob role defines a unique set of functions that together form a unique employment opportunity in an organization.
Knowledge and UnderstandingKnowledge 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.
Lighting keysLighting keys are used to depict the mood of the production through intensity, tine and shadows
Mouth chartMouth chart is used to portray the emotions and expressions of the characters
National Occupational Standards (NOS)NOS are Occupational Standards which apply uniquely in the Indian context.
OccupationOccupation is a set of job roles, which perform similar/related set of functions in an industry

Lighting Artist Course free of cost 6 month

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.
Keywords /TermsDescription
NOSNational Occupational Standard(s)
QPQualifications Pack
NSQFNational Skill Qualifications Framework
NVEQFNational Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
NVQFNational Vocational Qualifications Framework
Unit CodeMES/N0501
Unit Title (Task)Understanding the script
DescriptionThis OS unit is about interpreting the script/ brief/ storyboard/ concept for the animation and design process
ScopeThis unit/task covers the following: Interpret the script/ brief/ storyboard/concept correctlyLiaise with the team to improve understanding
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
ElementPerformance Criteria
Interpret the script/ brief/ storyboard correctlyTo be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to: KA1. understand the artistic and communication goals of the script, brief or storyboard with respect to the individual’s role KA2. be aware of the intended medium and target audience, and how this may affect animation processes KA3. understand the aspects related to the design brief (appearance, complexion, dressing, moods, personalities, expressions etc.) KA4. understand the requirements according to the scripts (number, types, duplicates etc.) based on the individual’s role and its requirements KA5. understand the specifications for the background and other aspects (dimensions, operating parameters etc.) based on the individual’s role and its requirements KA6. understand the technical needs of the project with respect to the job role (Television, Film, Gaming, Internet, DVD etc.) KA7. understand the of the concept, which may be self-created, provided in a brief, or arrived at via discussions with relevant personnel (Director, Executive Producer etc
Liaise with the team to improve understandingKA8. liaise with relevant personnel (Art Director, Producers, Animation Supervisor etc) to better understand script elements, as appropriate
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 creative vision and elements of production relating to the job role KA2. the project pipeline/schedule and timelines with respect to the individual’s role KA3. the intended purpose/ end-use of the models/ designs that need to be created by the individual
B. Technical KnowledgeThe user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: KB1. principles of animation KB2. how to assess the script and its artistic and communication goals KB3. how to extract and interpret relevant information regarding the script’s vision KB4. how to discuss and understand relevant information regarding the concept’s vision from relevant personnel (Art Director, Producers, Animation Supervisor etc) KB5. how to research and tap into the sources for procuring information/ background material that will enhance understanding of the concept KB6. applicable copyright norms and intellectual property rights KB7. applicable health and safety guidelines
Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/ Generic SkillsWriting Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA1.   document    notes    while    understanding    the    brief,    requirements                         and specifications to refer to during the production process
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA2. read and understand the script/ brief/ storyboard SA3. research links, videos, artwork etc. that can be used as references
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA4. understand the central idea and the concept of the script
B. Professional SkillsPlan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB1.     analyse the tasks required and estimate the time required for each task, so as to manage the allotted work and achieve it in given schedules
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB2. critically analyse the various elements of the script and the work that may be required in relevance with the individual’s role
Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB3. break down scripts in terms of major and minor characters.
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB4. check that your own work meets customer/project requirements
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB5. forsee the characters to be developed as per the script updations
Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB6. have a keen eye for details

NOS Version Control

NOS CodeMES/N0501
Credits(NSQF)TBDVersion number1.0
SectorMedia and EntertainmentDrafted on21/10/2014
Sub-sectorAnimation, GamingLast reviewed on20/03/2018
OccupationArt & DesignNext review date20/06/2021
Unit CodeMES/ N0502
Unit Title (Task)Ensure consistency across all scenes
DescriptionThis OS unit is about ensuring consistency across scenes in production
ScopeThis unit/task covers: Understanding and noting continuity requirementsMaintaining continuity and consistency across scenes
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
ElementPerformance Criteria
Understanding and noting continuity requirementsTo be competent the user/ individual must be able to: PC1. record continuity-related details e.g. position, placement, color etc. as required
Maintaining continuity and consistency across scenesPC2. ensure that the final look is consistent with the creative requirements agreed upon, and continuity is maintained throughout the production PC3. ensure that designs, layouts and templates are uniform across the production, as required PC4. ensure that lighting, color formats and effects are consistent across the production PC5. check the resolution of scenes to ensure that they match the production requirements PC6. alert relevant personnel (Art Director, Animation Supervisor, Producer) if continuity is not being maintained, and rectify the situation as appropriate
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational Context (KnowledgeThe user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: KA1. the final look of the production, and the implications of this on continuity efforts KA2. the organizational policies regarding the final presentation of the work products
of the company /
organization and its
processes)
B. TechnicalThe user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: KB1. how to interpret the script/concept/design brief for continuity requirements KB2. how to note and record continuity details (e.g. the position, placement, color of an object, the manner of interaction with the character – e.g. left hand or right hand) KB3. how to ensure continuity details are correctly recorded KB4. the role of the script/continuity supervisor or other relevant personnel, and coordinating with him/her to ensure that consistency across scenes KB5. the technical requirements of the medium in which the production will be exhibited, and how this may affect the continuity process (eg: templates for animation processes) KB6. applicable health and safety guidelines
Knowledge
Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/ Generic SkillsWriting Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA1. record continuity-related details e.g. position, placement, color etc. as required
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA2. read and understand the script to determine continuity requirements
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA3. describe and discuss the creative style with the Director, Producer or relevant personnel to understand key concerns regarding consistency
B. Professional SkillsPlan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB1. organize continuity details and records to easily use as a reference and spot errors
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB2. identify any continuity errors and take steps to rectify them, or escalate the issue, as appropriate.
Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB3.   manage decision on suitable course of action to meet project requirements
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB4. check that your own work meets customer/project requirements
Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB5. ability to analyse and interpret scene in terms of: composition and subject matter, the context in which they will be viewed or used.
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB6. provide feedback on the script

NOS Version Control

NOS CodeMES/N0502
Credits(NSQF)TBDVersion number1.0
SectorMedia and EntertainmentDrafted on21/10/2014
Sub-sectorAnimation, GamingLast reviewed on20/03/2018
OccupationArt & DesignNext review date20/06/2021

Lighting Artist Course free of cost 6 month

Unit CodeMES/N0507
Unit Title (Task)Create lighting for the production
DescriptionThis OS unit is about establishing and digitally creating the lighting and mood for each frame of the production
ScopeThis unit/task covers the following: Generating possibilities for lightingDigitally lighting the scenes in accordance to the creative style and mood of each shot
Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
ElementPerformance Criteria
Generating possibilities for lightingTo be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to: PC1. generate possibilities for lighting each scene consistent with the mood and creative style of the production and in accordance to the design brief PC2. determine the placement of lights and shadows in each frame
Digitally lighting the scenes in accordance to the creative style and mood of each shotPC3. light all the frames digitally PC4. ensure that it is in line with the creative concept of production PC5. respond positively to feedback and changes in creative requirements
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes)The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: KA1. the creative vision and elements of production with relevant to the individual’s job role KA2. the profile and preferences of the target audience KA3. the production budget and timelines with relevant to the individual’s job role
B. Technical KnowledgeThe user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: KB1. the theory and principles of lighting, shadows, exposure, natural light, color space, reflections etc. KB2. the fundamentals of photography and cinematography KB3. the fundamentals of lighting optimization KB4. the pipeline of rendering and compositing relevant to the individual’s job role KB5. knowledge of software tools such as 3D studio max, Autodesk Maya, Softimage etc. KB6. the different types of lighting that can be applied to objects and layouts KB7. how to visualize a scene under different lighting conditions KB8. the traditional techniques of lighting including techniques used in theatrical stage lighting, product lighting etc. KB9. the sources for research and reference material KB10. applicable copyright norms and intellectual property rights KB11. applicable health and safety guidelines
Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/ Generic SkillsWriting Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA1. document notes on lighting, to help present to the Director and Producer, and to guide the production process
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA2. read and understand the script and analyze the lighting requirements based on it SA3. read and interpret the brief that is given by the creative team SA4. read any insutructions that are given related to the lighting equipment
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA5. understand the lighting requirements with the Art Director
B. Professional SkillsPlan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB1. plan and prioritize own work according to the requirements and agreed timelines
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB2.     identify any creative problems that may arise during the production and find solutions to address them SB3.     seek assistance and guidance from the Director, Art Director and Supervisors, where required
Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB4.    manage creative decisions as per the client inputs while producing 3D lighting
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB5.    how to plan individual timelines and deliver on schedule
Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB6.    have a keen eye for detail and maintain an aesthetic sense towards colour Shapes, forms and software capabilities of the final output
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB7.    improve performance based on feedback received and through self-appraisal

NOS Version Control

NOS CodeMES/N0507
Credits(NSQF)TBDVersion number1.0
SectorMedia and EntertainmentDrafted on21/10/2014
Sub-sectorAnimation, GamingLast reviewed on20/03/2018
OccupationArt & DesignNext review date20/06/2021
Unit CodeMES/N0104
Unit Title (Task)Maintain workplace health and safety
DescriptionThis OS unit is about contributing towards maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment
ScopeThis 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
ElementPerformance Criteria
Understanding the health, safety and security risks prevalent in the workplaceTo be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to: PC1. understand and comply with the organization’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 availablePC5. 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 risksPC7. 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 organizational procedures and warn other people who may be affected
Complying with procedures in the event of an emergencyPC11. follow organization’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. organization’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 KnowledgeThe 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 equipment, systems and/or machines
Skills (S) (Optional)
A. Core Skills/ Generic SkillsWriting 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 SkillsDecision 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 judgments 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 CodeMES/N0104
Credits(NSQF)TBDVersion number1.0
SectorMedia and EntertainmentDrafted on21/10/2014
Sub-sectorAnimation, GamingLast reviewed on26/11/2018
OccupationArt & DesignNext review date20/06/2021
Sub-sectorRange of Occupation numbers
Film01-30
Television31-40
Print41-45
Animation46-55
Gaming56-65
Radio66-70
Digital71-80
OOH81-90
Advertising91-99
SequenceDescriptionExample
Three lettersMedia and EntertainmentMES
Slash//
Next letterWhether QP or NOSQ
Next two numbersArt & Design05
Next two numbersQP number04

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF TRAINEES

Job Role: Lighting Artist

Qualification Pack: MES/Q0504

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 markOut ofTheorySkills Practical
 PC1. Understand the artistic and communication 2010 
 goals of the script, brief or storyboard with    
 respect to the individual’s role    
 PC2. Be aware of the intended medium and target 105 
 audience, and how this may affect animation    
 processes    
 PC3.Understand the aspects related to the design 105 
 brief (appearance, complexion, dressing, moods,    
MES/N0501personalities, expressions etc.)    
(UnderstandingPC4.Understand the requirements according to1002010 
the script)the scripts (number, types, duplicates etc.) based    
 on the individual’s role and its requirements    
 PC5.Understand     the     specifications    for     the 105 
 background and   other   aspects   (dimensions,    
 operating   parameters    etc.)    based    on    the    
 individual’s role and its requirements   50
 PC6.Understand the   technical   needs   of   the 105 
 project with respect to the job role (Television,    
 Film, Gaming, Internet, DVD etc.)    
 PC7. Understand the of the concept, which may be self-created, provided in a brief, or arrived at via discussions with relevant personnel (Director, Executive Producer etc 105 
PC8. Liaise with relevant personnel (Art Director, Producers, Animation Supervisor etc) to better understand script elements, as appropriate105
  Total1005050
 PC1.   Record    continuity-related    details    e.g. 2010 
 position, placement, color etc. as required    
 PC2. Ensure that the final look is consistent with 2010 
 the creative requirements agreed upon, and    
 continuity      is     maintained      throughout      the    
 production    
MES/N0502 (EnsurePC3 Ensure that designs, layouts and templates are uniform across the production, as required 2010  50
consistency across all scenes)     100   
PC4 Ensure that lighting, color formats and effects are consistent across the production2010
 PC5. Check the resolution of scenes to ensure that 105 
 they match the production requirements    
 PC6. Alert   relevant   personnel   (Art   Director, 105 
 Animation Supervisor, Producer) if continuity is    
 not being maintained, and rectify the situation as    
 appropriate    
  Total1005050
 PC1. Generate possibilities for lighting each scene consistent with the mood and creative          1003015          50
 style of the production and in accordance to the  
 design brief  
MES/N0502 (Create lighting for thePC2. Determine the placement of lights and shadows in each frame2010
PC3. Light all the frames digitally in line with the2010
production)creative style of production
PC4. Ensure that it is in line with the creative2010
 concept of production
 PC5.Respond positively to feedback and changes in creative requirements105
  Total1005050
 PC1.     Understand      and     comply     with     the 105 
 organization’s current health, safety and security    
 policies and procedures    
MES/N0104 (Maintain workplacePC2. Understand   the   safe   working   practices pertaining to own occupation      100105      50
PC3. Understand the government norms and policies relating  to health and safety including53
healthemergency procedures for illness, accidents, fires    
and safety)or others which may involve evacuation of the    
 premises    
 PC4. Participate in organization health and safety 52 
 knowledge sessions and drills    
 PC5. Identify the people responsible for health 105 
and safety in the workplace, including those to  
contact in case of an emergency  
PC6. Identify security signals e.g. fire alarms and105
places such as staircases, fire warden stations,  
first aid and medical rooms  
PC7. Identify aspects of your workplace that could105
cause potential risk to own and others health and  
safety  
PC8. Ensure own personal health and safety, and105
that   of    others    in    the    workplace    though  
precautionary measures  
PC9. Identify and recommend opportunities for53
improving health, safety, and security to the  
designated person  
PC10. Report any hazards outside the individual’s105
authority to the relevant person in line with  
organizational procedures and warn other people  
who may be affected  
PC11.       Follow       organization’s        emergency105
procedures for accidents, fires or any other  
natural calamity in case of a hazard  
PC12. Identify   and   correct   risks   like   illness,52
accidents, fires or any other natural calamity  
safely and   within   the   limits   of   individual’s  
authority  
  Total1005050

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