Course Title: Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EEET6846C

Course Title: Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4348 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4849
Email: rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

Experienced lighting technicians or operators in the screen, media and entertainment industries are expected to be creative and innovative in their implementation of lighting schemas across a diverse range of productions. In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to set up a lighting control system, and to use the more complex functions of a console. Skills in lighting console operation are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for operating lighting consoles to create quality lighting for live events.

This unit is delivered and assessed with CUFLGT301A Prepare, install and test lighting equipment and BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT402A Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects

Element:

1. Connect and format control system for productions

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.   Correctly connect dimmers to control desk/console through appropriate control protocols and check to ensure designer's control channel requirements can be achieved

2.   Make correct connection to peripheral accessories and control devices, including display, storage and printing equipment

3.   Check system for nature of soft patch inherited from previous production and check against default or production soft patch or patch according to enterprise requirements

4.   Integrate geographic, grouping, scaling and use of peripheral accessories into the patching process

5.   Check dimmers to ensure that they are receiving data and are operating correctly in relationship to required production parameters

6.   Complete set-up tasks according to OHS requirements and test control systems for overall functionality

7.   Establish, connect and test remote controls for relevant production personnel

Element:

2. Plot and operate advanced cue types

Performance Criteria:

                           

8.   Liaise with relevant production personnel to determine the nature of cue type required and use console appropriately to demonstrate capabilities

9.   Make available the elements required for the cue type and correctly record

10. Demonstrate cue types to relevant production personnel in accordance with appropriate documentation and modify as required

Element:

3. Plot and operate effects

Performance Criteria:

                           

11. Liaise with relevant production personnel to discuss the types of effect required, and the capacity of the console to produce such effects

12. Correctly use the effects menu, providing demonstrations to colleagues as required

13. Correctly identify the steps needed to record a chosen effect and complete these in a logical sequence

14. Demonstrate effects to relevant production personnel, make appropriate modifications as required and rehearse with relevant items and personnel

Element:

4. Solve lighting problems during performance

Performance Criteria:

                           

15. Correctly and promptly identify lighting problems

16. Use knowledge of control desk/console features and functions to develop solutions to problems without disruption to performance

17. Assess the scope of the problem and make decisions for action within scope of individual responsibility


Learning Outcomes


 On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will also:

  • have mastered the basic elements of lighting design and their impact on the set-up of lighting control systems 
  • be able to set up a lighting control system, and to use the more complex functions of a console.


Details of Learning Activities

• practical demonstrations and group work in studio
• lecture and class discussions
• peer learning
• hands on learning
• group activities, including peer/lecturer feedback
• setting-up, operating and packing down lighting systems
• simulated and real workplaces

Out of-class self-directed learner activities for this course include, but are not limited to; private research, revision of notes to reinforce classroom content, preparation for assessment, possible out of class assessment tasks. This will be monitored during classes through question/answer sessions.


Teaching Schedule

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Class numberTopics/ThemesActivitiesAssessmentElements
1What is involved in Production Lighting, who has done it and what is involved. Safety considerations. Power loading and different types of power outlets. The role of lighting and lighting crew in productions.Lecture and class discussion 

Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1

2What is this? Covers equipment recognition, care and maintenance, rigging and documentation required in Production LightingDemonstration session Prepare 1, Prepare 1 and WHS 1-4
3Initial observations of students putting all elements and critical aspects of evidence into practice

1. ’Lighting angles’ prac in groups of 3-4.

2. Colour session - all students to produce a given colour with the LED fixtures

 Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
4DMX 512 lighting protocol explained, how lighting systems are connected together and controlled. Lighting documentation and proceduresOnline videos via Blackboard, class discussion using the whiteboard and Blackboard resources Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
5Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
6Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1
7Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
 8Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
 9Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
10Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructionsAssessment Task 1Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
11Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
12Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions 

Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5

13Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting system In small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
14Practical work; setting-up, trouble shooting, operating and packing down a lighting systemIn small cooperative teams (2-3) you will safely clarify, prepare, rig, patch, focus and disassemble a small lighting system or part of a complex lighting system according to the lighting plan, schematic and resource list or assessors instructions Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
15Review of lighting knowledge and development of design skills Prac work; in teams of 2 students will develop a lighting plan, schematic, equipment list, and cue sheet for a band in Kaliede Theatre. Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1
16What is invloved in Operating Production Lighting; roles and expectations of operators; a typical 2-preset desk1. XY board demonstration session. 2. Worksheets x 2 Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1
17Patching, programming and operating a typical 2-preset desk. Introduction to lighting notation, cues and related protocolsYou will soft-patch, program a scene and chase on the Smart Fade, Maxium x 2 or QuadpackAssessment Task 2 Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
18Patching and programming a typical 2-preset desk. Operating the showIn groups of 3 you are to set-up, patch and program a 2-present desk for a small show then operate the show in class Assessment Task 2 Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
19Patching and programming a complex desk using lighting notation, cues and related protocolsIn groups of 3 you are to set-up and program a complex lighting desk for a small show then operate the show in classAssessment Task 2 Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
20Programming of a complex lighting deskIn groups of 3 you are to set-up and program a different complex lighting desk from last week, for a small show then operate the show in class Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
21Program and operate a lighting lighting cues and effectsIn groups of 3 you are to set-up and program a different complex lighting desk from last week, for a small show then operate the show in class Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5
22Review of lighting protocols and knowledgeLighting Quiz, Crossword and Worksheets (x2). Prepare 1-7, Operate 1- 4 and WHS 1-5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


References

You are advised to look at the course links and references in Blackboard for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Your teacher will provide you with the necessary resources in classes and it is recommended that you bring note taking materials, a multitool, torch, electrical tape, small shifter and steel cap shoes.


Overview of Assessment

 Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.This unit is assessed with CUFLGT301A Prepare, install and test lighting equipment and BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.

You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria). Once you have demonstrated competency, your assessment task will be graded (refer to Blackboard for grading rubric).

Assessment Task 1: Work Health and Safety Test

Blackboard test to assess your current knowledge of WHS legislation, understanding of risk and evaluation of a range of risk controls in given scenarios.

This assessment is to be completed at home between in classes 10 and 11, with verbal feedback in class 11.

Assessment Task 2: Production lighting work (Graded) at Bakehouse Studios in Richmond

You are expected to set-up, record and operate lighting cues and effects for various musicians, according to the plan, in an effective team, following OH&S standards and codes of behaviour.

Evidence gathering includes;

• Verbal questioning and observation to asses candidates range of technical lighting knowledge and manual techniques
• Verbal questioning and observation to asses candidates safe working practices and teamwork skills produced by the candidate

This assessment will occur in Sem 1 weeks 8-10 with verbal feedback in person on the day and also in writing in the last class.

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

The marking guide criteria for this assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix is available in Blackboard.

Other Information

Other Information: Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions: You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x3ddsmsrwa1hz

Attendance: Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback: You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Student Progress:Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

Adjustments to Assessment: If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kehn9bz22r41

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning: Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification). Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained. Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=az8fl470ucg41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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