Course Title: Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EEET6847C

Course Title: Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

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

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to install and test lighting equipment for productions in the film, television and live events industries. Skills in setting up and operating lighting equipment are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating quality lighting installations for live productions.

This unit is delivered and assessed with CUFLGT402A Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects and BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT301A Prepare, install and test lighting equipment

Element:

1. Clarify lighting requirements for productions

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.   Confirm overall lighting requirements with reference to lighting documentation and in consultation with relevant production personnel

2.   Calculate power requirements and identify and confirm that power sources and locations meet production requirements

3.   Correctly identify patching, colour and focus requirements

4.   Identify the need for additional equipment or materials and organise timely acquisition according to enterprise procedures

Element:

2. Prepare lighting equipment for installation

Performance Criteria:

                           

5.   Use test equipment to identify faults and to ensure lighting equipment is safe and operational

6.   Refer complex repairs to technical specialists according to enterprise procedures

7.   Prepare and assemble colour, equipment and accessories in readiness for installation and or transportation when required

8.   Pre-rig lighting equipment as required according to safety and licensing requirements

9.   Prepare and/or roll extension leads, looms and cables to meet design specifications, enterprise standards and legal requirements

Element:

3. Install lighting

Performance Criteria:

                           

10. Install required rigging and accessories according to statutory and enterprise safety requirements

11. Test, install and hang lanterns and accessories according to the lighting plan, scale and manufacturer specifications

12. Install power supplies according to lighting plans, location standards, manufacturer specifications and safety regulations

13. Patch lanterns and accessories according to lighting or patch plans

14. Safely and neatly secure and correctly label rated cabling so that it is clear of moving elements

15. Angle and focus lanterns according to lighting plans and artistic requirements

16. Check the safety of equipment both during and after installation according to legal requirements

Element:

4. Install lighting control system

Performance Criteria:

                           

17. Correctly connect dimmers to power, assign and turn on

18. Install and configure control desk and peripherals according to production requirements

19. Run and connect control cables and secure safely

20. Patch lanterns and channels to dimmers according to lighting or patch plan sheets and location procedures/conditions

Element:

5. Ensure electrical safety

Performance Criteria:

                           

21. Complete installation and testing according to legislative and OHS requirements

22. Check three-phase distribution and power calculations in collaboration with licensed electricians as required

23. Check that power supply is sufficient for load requirements and that distribution of electrical loading is within limits

24. Ensure that cables used are correctly rated, including three-phase cable to dimmers, and that three-phase supplies are balanced

25. Ensure that cabling and connectors meet legislative and OHS requirements

Element:

6. Test and adjust lighting

Performance Criteria:

                           

26. Test all aspects of lighting, including communication system, control desk and peripherals using appropriate techniques and according to safety requirements

27. Identify the need for adjustments and make modifications accordingly

28. Liaise with appropriate production personnel to confirm that lighting installation meets requirements

29. Complete lighting documentation accurately, legibly and concisely and make updates as required

Element:

7. Disassemble lighting equipment

Performance Criteria:

                           

30. Break down and carry lighting equipment and accessories, employing safe lifting techniques

31. Clean and safely pack equipment into cases to avoid damage and prepare for transport as required

32. Report and document equipment that is damaged and requires maintenance to the relevant production personnel

33. Leave the worksite in the original or improved condition


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:

  • be familiar with industry terminology relevant to lighting operations
  • understand the format of lighting plans
  • be famiiar with techniques for rigging and hanging lighting equipment within licensing requirements
  • understand and be able to apply basic principles of lighting
  • use tools and test equipment necessary to install and maintain lighting equipment


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 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 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 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

13Practical 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
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 you 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 are to 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 2Prepare 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 is ongoing throughout the semester and 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 CUFLGT402A Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects 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 2 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 demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

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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