COS760 - Production Work and Script Analysis

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Subject Title
Production Work and Script Analysis

Subject Description
Knowing how to read a script is necessary in organizing make-up needs, assessing the time required for a film or television series, preparing a budget, and scheduling make-up call times. Human relations requirements for success in dealing with an employer and the performing artists are studied, as well as the business practices essential for a career as a freelance make-up artist.

Credit Status
This is a required credit in the Special Effects Makeup Artistry Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the arrangement of makeup call times, call sheets and continuity.

2. Conduct a script analysis and breakdown.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of film unions, budgeting and supplies, and the business of being self employed.

4. Ventilate a facial hair piece.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

COS750 - Motion Picture and Television Makeup 

Topic Outline
- Script analysis / breakdown
- Shooting schedules
- Cast List
- Budgets for crew and materials
- Ventilate moustache
- Script projects
- Resumes, portfolios, business cards, agencies
- Unions, employment, bookeeping and business for freelance artists
- Production crew and set protocol

** A detailed weekly topic outline, tour dates, and assignment schedule will be handed out to students in the first class.

Mode of Instruction
Classroom lecture, demonstrations, practical classwork, tours of studio. 

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies
    Small piece of smooth, softwood. (About 4"x6" and 1/2" thick)
    Felt tipped marker
    Small hammer
    Knotting hook - medium size - #4 to #8
    Knotting hook holder - metal or plastic
    Scotch tape
    Needle nose pliers
    Spirit gum and remover
    Stage lace - 4" x 6"
    Measuring tape
    Colored piece of paper - 3" x 5"

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Ventilated moustache  30%
Script breakdown project   40%
Examination - written  30%

As stated in Academic Policy, a student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade. Students who have not passed the term work may not be permitted to write the final examination. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of Academic Policy, available at Seneca registration offices.

  Please Note:
All homework is to be completed before class time.

No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received a "D" grade.


Approved by: Lisa Somers