Manage your own work on productions

Business Sectors (Suites): Post Production
Developed by: ScreenSkills
Approved on: 01 Jan 2017


This Standard is about managing your own work on productions so that you work in a productive way. This includes understanding your role on each production and how it relates to others, producing work of the expected quality, complying with confidentiality and data security requirements and responding positively to changing requirements and circumstances. This Standard could apply to anybody working on productions.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. make sure you work to the brief and to meet expected quality


    1. manage your own time so that your work is delivered on schedule

    2. exchange information about your work with people who need to

    know at appropriate times

    1. seek help or advice from appropriate people when limitations in

    your knowledge or expertise will impact on schedule, budget or


    1. use reliable information to interpret problems and find solutions to

    best achieve desired outputs

    1. use feedback in a constructive way to revise work when required

    2. maintain confidentiality about specific productions in line with

    company and production requirements

    1. identify when changes requested by others will have an adverse

    effect on budget, timescales, end result or other parts of the work

    and communicate this in an appropriate manner

    1. maintain security of files and other material in line with company


    1. provide work to others in appropriate formats for productions and

    companies in which you are working

    1. keep up to date with emerging practice and changes in software

    and associated technology using information from reliable sources

    1. seek out learning and networking opportunities that will be

    beneficial to you

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. the workflow and how your role and the roles of others in

    production and post production fit into it

    1. how your role and responsibilities may need to change to handle

    the different requirements of different productions

    1. the implications of your decisions on the budgets and resources

    with which you are involved

    1. the brief for each production and how to interpret requirements

    and parameters

    1. how and when to ask questions to improve your practice

    2. how to react appropriately and deal with feedback, criticism and

    additional requests

    1. how to adapt workflow and plan solutions to deal with the


    1. how to work as part of a team

    2. the benefits of reusing or adapting previous ideas or work

    3. how to manage media, meta data and codes

    4. company systems for storage, back up and security

    5. who to ask for help

    6. how to use online resources to learn tips and find out what others

    are doing

    1. how to constructively query and challenge others decisions and

    when it is appropriate to do so

    1. the limitations of the software you use both in what you do and

    where you can work

    1. available networking and learning opportunities and how to

    access them

    1. why it is important to remain flexible, adaptable and positive to

    new directions, creative requirements and technical developments


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





Links To Other NOS

External Links

Version Number


Indicative Review Date

31 Jan 2020





Originating Organisation

Creative skillset

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Post Production Professionals

SOC Code



Post production; Production; Film; Tv