Course Title: Digital Video

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Video

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2755

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

COMM2756

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Shaun Wilson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9825

Course Coordinator Email: shaun.wilson@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the principles and industry standards of digital video, focusing on how digital video technologies are used to create and deliver content across multi- platform applications. You will explore digital video production practice, and investigate how to integrate digital video technologies into systems that align with project requirements.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.


Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply theory and technical skills to capture and produce high quality digital video.
  • Discuss and apply industry standards in digital media to implement integrated audio-visual systems.
  • Investigate and assess the most appropriate technology for the development of digital video productions.
  • Produce media that can be distributed across a broad range of platforms in collaboration with others. 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Digital Media students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/media-and-communication.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

Assessment will cover both practical and theoretical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment

 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1

“Initial Storyboard” (20%).

In this assessment task, you will present your initial storyboard response to the brief at hand.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcome

  • Discuss and apply industry standards in digital media to implement integrated audio-visual systems.


Program learning outcome

  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.

 

Assessment Task 2

“Animatic Presentation” (40%).

In this assessment task, you will present your progressions and designs representing a halfway milestone in the delivery of the briefed project.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Apply theory and technical skills to capture and produce high quality digital video
  • Investigate and assess the most appropriate technology for the development of digital video productions.


Program learning outcomes

  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for design problems.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.

 

 

Assessment Task 3

“Short motion or video sequence” (40%).

In this assessment task, you will present a short video sequence based on your storyboards and animatics from the first two assignments.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcome

  • Produce media that can be distributed across a broad range of platforms in collaboration with others.


Program learning outcomes

  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for design problems.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.