Create production graphics

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


This Standard is about planning titles, credits, live action graphics and nameplates and placing them in the film. Production graphics may involve graphics superimposed on already shot material, graphics, animation or graphics superimposed on specially shot material and music or other sound. Creating production graphics involves generating and pooling ideas and helping to realise the vision. This Standard should apply to anyone who is involved with the creation of production graphics.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. obtain information on the schedule, workflow, budget and role of

    production graphics from reliable sources

    1. agree the techniques and methods to be used with relevant

    decision makers

    1. develop and propose styles of production graphics that match or

    enhance the genre, mood and production profile

    1. develop ideas that tell the title story

    2. agree the required look and feel with clients that takes account of

    their vision and ideas

    1. select or design styles that are consistent with the required look

    2. agree the selection of sequences from productions with relevant

    people when graphics are to be superimposed

    1. commission film sequences or animation consistent with the style

    and role of titles and credits

    1. adjust colour, image sharpness and other textural enhancements

    to fit the required look and feel using colour grading and other

    artists when needed

    1. make sure production graphics are legible in format and duration

    and comply with relevant statutory regulation

    1. make critical judgements about audio and visual quality against

    expected artistic standards

    1. maintain security for files and other materials in line with company


Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. types of production graphics

    1. techniques of superimposition

    2. graphics techniques

    3. typefaces and their impact

    4. sources of information about role of production graphics,

    workflow, budget and schedule and how to access them

    1. how to collaborate and cooperate with clients in creative


    1. how to adjust colour, image sharpness and other textural

    enhancements, including digital diffusion and softening

    1. how to discuss the role of production graphics and interpret these

    in graphical/visual terms

    1. how to assess video and audio quality to expected artistic


    1. current statutory regulation, viewing standards and professional,

    national and international standards of delivery and expressions

    of best practice for the range of platforms and content

    1. company procedures relating to file storage, back up and security


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Indicative Review Date

31 Jan 2020





Originating Organisation

Creative skillset

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Post Production Professionals

SOC Code



Post production; Production; Film; Tv; Graphics