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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Set-up visual appearance for film, television and video production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117533  Set-up visual appearance for film, television and video production 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 0657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of the unit standard is to enable learners to specialise in production art by ensuring that learners are able to set up appropriate production and performer visual appearance for film, television and video productions, in both inside and outside environments. This unit standard requires learners to identify the requirements for production and performer visual appearance, determining materials requirements and availability, creating production and performer visual appearance, and ensuring the safety and health of the production and performers in terms of creating visual appearance to meet specified requirements for film, television and video productions.

Improved artistic operations improves health and safety during film, television and video production, as well as the quality of film, television and video productions by contributing to the visual requirements of shots. By attaining the required competencies, learner employability is improved by ensuring that they are able to contribute to film, television and video productions by means of assisting competently with the visual components in film, television and video production, taking into account the scale, production type, and visual style of such productions.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Gathering information regarding the visual appearance requirements for productions.
  • Determining tools and materials requirements and availability for production visual appearance.
  • Setting up visual appearance for productions.
  • Informing relevant persons regarding the use of visual appearance tools and materials. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competencies:
  • Communicating (reading, writing, speaking and presenting) at NQF Level 3.
  • Working in a team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners are required to attain the specific outcomes in both inside or outside environments. Competence is required in one area, for example, hair and make-up, costumes, props, sets, etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Gather information regarding the visual appearance requirements for productions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Visual appearance can include performer appearance, or set appearance. Performer appearance can include hair, make-up, costumes, special effects, etc. Set appearance can include props, special effects, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources accessed are comprehensive and relevant for specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods used for gathering information regarding requirements are appropriate for specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information gathered regarding requirements is accurate and sufficient to make required decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information gathered is recorded in specified formats and sites. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Identified requirements are based on an analysis of explanations of relevant persons regarding visual appearance requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Creative preferences of performers and directors must be taken into account.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine tools and materials requirements and availability for production visual appearance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and materials can include props, sets, make-up and hair, special effects, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Visual appearance requirements are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Priorities and implications of visual appearance requirements are agreed with relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternatives identified for tools and materials are feasible for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and materials are appropriate for specific visual appearance requirements and the scale, production type, and visual style of the production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and material limitations that warrant design changes are agreed with relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools and material quality and quantity assessment is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Actions taken to ensure sufficient tools and material quality and quantity meets specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set up visual appearance for productions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information technology is used where appropriate, and in a manner that improves effectiveness of set up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preparation of materials and tools meets specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Given schedules are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Performers are assisted with materials and tools if required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Changes required during set up are verified with relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Assistance given to performers meets specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Damage and delays are not incurred. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Materials and tools security requirements are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Storage requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Servicing and repair requirements are reported to relevant persons in specified formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Continuity requirements are met. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inform relevant persons regarding the use of visual appearance tools and materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant persons can include performers, directors, crew, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Requirements are discussed with relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Agreement is reached with relevant persons regarding dealing with difficulties with tools and materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Difficulties can include performer discomfort.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recording of changes to materials and tools meets specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Changes are communicated to relevant persons. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.

    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.

    The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Visual appearance requirements for productions.
  • Priorities and implications of visual appearance requirements.
  • Sources containing visual appearance requirements.
  • Methods used for gathering information regarding visual appearance requirements.
  • Information recording formats and sites.
  • Creative preferences of performers and directors.
  • Use of tools and materials, their characteristics, and their quality and quantities.
  • Scale, production type, and visual style.
  • Tools and material limitations.
  • Information technology for visual appearance set-up.
  • Preparation of materials and tools.
  • Production schedules.
  • Causes of materials and tools damage.
  • Materials and tools security requirements.
  • Health and safety requirements.
  • Storage requirements.
  • Servicing and repair requirements.
  • Continuity requirements.
  • Strategies for dealing with difficulties with tools and materials.
  • Recording of changes to materials and tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions regarding the functionality of sound equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to share information with the right people and in collaboration with other team members to reach agreement regarding equipment, and supplementary materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure safety and health, leave the environment clean and tidy, and keep to deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding functioning of sound equipment, and selecting solutions to functionality problems that are feasible for specific contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when equipment needs are clarified with relevant persons, and deadlines and agreed industry standards are confirmed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others to position sound equipment according to specification, ensuring that structural support is adequate and balanced, and adhering to health, safety and environment requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, by positioning equipment to enable best quality sound, given specific contexts and constraints. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49120   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58820   National Certificate: Advertising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. eMedia Investment 
    3. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    4. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    5. Mojapele Production cc 
    6. NEMISA 
    7. Oakfields College 
    8. Oakfields College (Head Office) 
    9. South African Film Institute 
    10. Supersport Pty Ltd 
    11. The Media Workshop cc 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.