This unit (CUAMUP402) describes the skills and knowledge required to provide continuity services for make-up and hair in screen productions. It applies to individuals who check the make-up and hair of performers is consistent when scenes are watched in the correct sequence, irrespective of the order in which they were shot. They are crucial in making sure there are smooth transitions between shots and scenes, thus facilitating post-production editing.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - prepare for hair and make-up continuity activities by documenting requirements scene by scene; - recognise the effect the filming process has on the appearance of make-up and hair; - maintain continuity of performers' make-up and hair quickly and efficiently throughout productions; - create detailed records, including photographs, of hair and make-up continuity information for productions, and; - work collaboratively with cast and crew during productions. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline protocols for interaction between cast and crew during film shoots; - explain how the process of shooting film productions affects hair and make-up continuity operations; - describe creative and technical aspects of productions relevant to the process of maintaining make-up and hair continuity; - outline administrative procedures and documentation associated with maintaining hair and make-up continuity, and; - describe safety procedures that apply to providing make-up and hair services.

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