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

Load and unload film camera magazines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12493  Load and unload film camera magazines 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who wish to gain entry level into the camera department. Candidates are able to maintain supplies of film stock of the required type, batch and strip number, load magazines to allow for continuous shooting and prepare exposed film stock for processing along with accurate documentation.

People credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Organise and maintain supplies of consumables and film stock
  • Load magazine
  • Unload and prepare exposed film stock for processing 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value is based on the assumption that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning:
  • Knowledge of etiquette, procedures and infrastructure on a film set
  • Add, multiply, divide, subtract and calculate ratios 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Environment; Interior and exterior locations and studio
  • Types of film; Colour negative or black and white stock
  • Film gauge; 35mm and either 16mm or super 16
  • Loading conditions; Dark room, changing bags 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Organise and maintain supplies of consumables and film stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Type and quantity of consumables and film stock of agreed quantities are sufficient to meet shooting requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consumables in Loader's Box: clapper board, greyscale, anti-flare, dust off, silicone spray, Q-20, Chamois, Selvyt, lens tissue, Mag card pad, Neg report book, X-ray and exposed film labels, batteries, stationary, gaffer tape, masking tape, black bags, bobbins, nt cutter, lens cleaner and film cans
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Film stock and batch numbers match requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Batch emulsion and strip numbers are accurately recorded for picture negative reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Short ends are used efficiently. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Potential film shortages are reported in sufficient time to prevent delays in shooting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Film stock is safely and securely stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Stock records are complete, accurate and legible. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Load magazine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Loading conditions are light proof, clean and functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable magazines and bobbins are available for shoot requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Magazines are in good working order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Film stock is at ambient temperature before loading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Magazines are laced correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Used and unused magazines are accurately and legibly documented and labelled and stored safely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Unload and prepare exposed film stock for processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Unloading conditions are light proof, clean and functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Rushes dispatch materials are ready for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cans are correct gauge for type of film stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cans are securely sealed and taped and accurately and legibly labelled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Laboratory instructions are accurate, checked with appropriate people and attached to exposed stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Exposed and unexposed stock is kept separate and stored according to manufacturer's recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Short ends are re-canned and labelled accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The crew and production are notified of dispatch deadlines in time for preparation of exposed stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. The exposed stock is dispatched in time to meet deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. The Laboratory reports are obtained timeously, when requested. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the MAPPP-SETA's ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
    The moderation requirements of MAPPP-SETA's ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Types of film stock and general use
  • Shooting schedule stock requirements and likely ratio's and approval thereof
  • Problems associated with getting extra film stock when shooting away from base
  • Short ends and waste procedures
  • How temperature can affect stock
  • How to recognise the emulsion side of stock by touch
  • Sources for lacing charts
  • Labelling and record requirements
  • Areas of special care when handling film, and how to deal with loose or unevenly wound film
  • The laboratory requirements including documentation and notification
  • Shipping and custom requirements
  • Possible effects of x-rays, particularly repeated x-raying
  • Health and safety considerations for self and others (weight of rushes packages, warning of weight 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking by identifying faults and taking remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (clients and colleagues) as a member of a team, group, organisation to achieve the production requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves (on the production) and their activities responsibly and effectively to complete work operations within deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate production information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (with clients and colleagues), using visual and / or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (film equipment) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (venue) and health of others (crew and performers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the production world is a set of related systems and that problem-solving do not exist in isolation. 

    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 candidate 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 candidate 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. 

  • 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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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