Course Title: Operate complex vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6342C

Course Title: Operate complex vision systems

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: 90

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

Working with audio visual equipment in the Live Production industry means taking responsibility for ensuring that vision systems for shows, presentations or installations deliver the desired effect. This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to prepare and operate complex vision systems with multiple vision sources and display devices that require the use of media servers and control networks. Skills in vision system operation are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating vision system installations.

This unit is delivered and assessed with BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness and BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAVSS401 Operate complex vision systems

Element:

1. Prepare for vision system operations

Performance Criteria:

1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, clarify vision system requirements

1.2 Provide creative input into discussions and planning sessions about ways to realise visual concepts for shows or installations

1.3 Ensure that vision system equipment is appropriate for the type of installation and that sufficient operators are available

1.4 Determine need for media servers and control networks and ensure that computer hardware, networks and operating systems are compatible as required

1.5 Anticipate problems that may arise during installation, testing and operational phases and plan accordingly

1.6 Incorporate safety and security considerations into planning the installation and operation of vision systems

1.7 Document and submit operational plans as required

Element:

2. Manage multiple vision outputs and displays

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Input data and images into vision systems in a timely fashion and according to production or installation requirements

2.2 Advise where data or image sources do not meet quality and production requirements and propose options to resolve issues as required

2.3 Manipulate vision system applications to produce desired outcomes and to resolve problems that arise during rehearsals or testing phase

2.4 Install and test automated and interactive vision systems so that all functions operate as required

2.5 Install and calibrate vision outputs and displays

2.6 Operate multiple source and display vision systems during live shows or events and resolve problems with minimal disruption

2.7 Manage media servers and vision system control networks as required

2.8 Undertake routine maintenance of vision systems as required

2.9 Build trust and respect through effective use of communication skills

Element:

3.  Evaluate vision system operations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Seek feedback from relevant personnel on effectiveness of vision system operations

3.2 Incorporate feedback as required into future planning

3.3 Review own work performance and adjust work practices accordingly


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 able to:

• Adopt a methodical and logical approach to planning and operating a range of vision systems
• Meet work deadlines
• Use knowledge of vision systems to contributes ideas about ways to realise visual concepts
• Plan for contingencies
• Recognises and takes responsibility for addressing predictable, and some less predictable, problems when operating complex vision systems
• Plan improvements based on outcomes of evaluations of vision system operations
• Install, sets up and operates complex digital vision systems to meet creative requirements

 


Details of Learning Activities

• practical demonstrations and group work in studio
• lecture and class discussions
• peer learning
• research
• group activities/projects
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
• simulated workplaces

Out of class self-directed learning activities include but are not limited to; revision and editing of class notes, private research, project work and preparation for assessment. It may also include assessment tasks out of class.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 numbersClass activitiesAssessments coveredElements covered
1
  • Course and assessment overview and introduction to resources, expectations and BluePulse
  • Reviewing importance of hazard identification
  • Discussion - what makes a successful team
 Vision 1-3, WHS 1 and Team 1
2
  • What are Vision Systems?
  • Lecture with PPT (images and diagrams for inspiration and some methods to support the systems) & Vision Tech’s client PPT, Pre-tech movie
  • Tent pole team game and review
 Vision 1-3, WHS 1,2 and Team 2
Mid semester break   
3
  • Components of a vision system
  • What is this? Explanation of terms, equipment and cables.
  • Potential hazards when dealing with cables
  • Explanation of signal types and a team game
  • Discussion - taking responsibility for your team’s success
 Vision 1-3, WHS 1, and Team 2,3
4
  • In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system
  • Observation of workplace WHS regulations and policy
 Vision 1-3, WHS 2, and Team 1-4
5
  • Focus on Vision design & Teamwork set-ups from last 2 weeks
  • Review of workplace WHS regulations and policy
  • Developing reflective practice
 Vision 1, WHS 2, Team 1-4
6
  • Seeing how professional vision component company Extron operates, its latest equipment and understandings of vision systems today and into the future
  • Observation of workplace WHS regulations and policy
  • Discussion - Promoting effective teamwork - focus on oral communication, navigating the world of work and interacting with others
 Vision 1-3, WHS 2, and Team 1, 4
7
  • Medianet with Rowan Humphrey
  • Observation of WHS
  • Discussion of Assessment 1A Blackboard test (released this week for students to complete at home) on
(Assessment 1A Blackboard test released this week for students to complete at home - the purpose and function of media servers and control networks in relation to vision systems)
 Vision 1-3, WHS 1,
8
  • The vision system - now and future directions
  • It’s all about 4k and surround sound
  • Discussion: Developing team cohesion
  • Feedback on Assessment 1A Vision Blackboard test
  Assessment 1: Vision Blackboard test #1 due this week - on the day before your class is held.Vision 1-3, WHS 1, and Team 2
9
  • Identification and differences between hazards and risks and responses to each.
  • Use classwork as examples and take part in groupwork on the topic
  • Feedback on Assessment 2 WHS Blackboard test
 Assessment 2: WHS Blackboard test due this week - on the day before your class is held.WHS 1-5, Vision 1 and Team 1
10
  • Overview of all critical aspects of assessment, performance evidence and performance knowledge
  • Discussion: Dealing with conflict
 Vision 1-3, WHS 1-5 and Team 1-4
Mid year break   
11
  • Intro to Collaborate in a creative process and review of assessments
  • Discussion: The benefits of a collaborative approach
  • Planning, communication, leadership and collaboration skills in AV with DeBono’s 6 Thinking Hats
 Team 1 - 4 and Collaborate 1-3
12
  • Discussion: Communication skills that support collaboration - Listening
  • In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system
  • Identify potential hazards and assess risk
 Vision 1-3, WHS 4 Team 1-4 and Collaborate 3
13
  • Discussion: Communication skills that support collaboration - non-verbal communication
  • In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system
  • Observation of WHS through risk management
 Vision 1-3, WHS 4 Team 1-4 and Collaborate 3
14
  • In groups of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system
  • Observation of WHS through risk management
 Vision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
15
  • In groups of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system
  • Observation of WHS through risk management
  • Discussion of Assessment 1B Blackboard test (released this week for students to complete at home)
(Assessment 1B Blackboard test released this week for students to complete at home- routine maintenance procedures for vision systems that need to be undertaken for both temporary and permanent installations)
 Vision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
16
  • Plan for Production
  • Feedback on Assessment 1B Vision Blackboard test
  • Discussion: Planning to achieve team outcomes

 

Assessment 1(Cont): Vision Blackboard test #2 due this week - on the day before your class is held.Vision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
17
  • Plan for Production and present plans to class showing equipment list, vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom), demonstration of creative and collaborative descision making as well as the hazards and risks of the production
  • Discussion: Effective conflict resolution
 Vision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
18
  • Assessment 3: Group A practical assessment
Assessment 3: Production A - in class assessmentVision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
19
  • Assessment 3: Group B practical assessment (cont.)
Assessment 3: (cont.) Production A - in class assessmentVision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
20
  • Assessment 3: Group C practical assessment (cont.)
(Assessment 1C Blackboard test released this week for students to complete at home)
Assessment 3: (cont.) Production work A - in class assessmentVision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
21
  • Plan for Production
  • Feedback on Assessment 1C Vision Blackboard test
Assessment 1(cont): Vision Blackboard test #3 due this week - on the day before your class is held. 
22
  • Plan for Production and present plans to class showing equipment list, vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom), demonstration of creative and collaborative descision making as well as the hazards and risks of the production
 Assessment 4: Teamwork reflection dueVision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
Mid semester break   
23
  • Assessment 5: Group A practical assessment and review
Assessment 5: Production B  - in class assessmentVision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
24
  • Assessment 5: Group B practical assessment and review (cont.)
Assessment 5: (cont.) Production B - in class assessment 
25
  • Assessment 5: Group C practical assessment and review (cont.)
Assessment 5: (cont.) Production B - in class assessmentVision 1-3, WHS 1-5, Team 1-4 and Collaborate 1-3
26
  • Assessment 6 - ’Collaborate Reflection and Review’ Individual sessions with students
  • Receive verbal feedback on your results and performance in all 4 units
Assessment 6 ’Collaborate Reflection and Review’ due in classCollaborate 3


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

This unit is assessed with BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness, BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control. It is also assessed with BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process in Semester 2.To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback on all assessment and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for Assessment Tasks 3 and 5 which will determine your final result for each of the four units (refer to MyRMIT for the grading rubric).

Assessment Task 1:Operating Complex Vision System
3 x Blackboard tests on Operating Complex Vision Systems

Topics include;
• Routine maintenance procedures for vision systems that need to be undertaken for both temporary and permanent installations
• The purpose and function of media servers and control networks in relation to vision systems
• The issues and challenges that typically arise when setting up and operating complex vision systems, along with solutions to address them

These 3 tests will be completed at home:

  • Test1: between Classes 7 and 8, with feedback in Class 8
  • Test 2: between Classes 15 and 16, with feedback in Class 16
  • Test 3: between Classes 20 and 21, with feedback in Class 21
     

Assessment Task 2: 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 will be completed at home between in classes 8 and 9, with verbal feedback in classes 9.

Assessment Task 3: Production A (This assessment will be graded)
For this assessment you will collaborate in teams to set up, operate and pack down vision systems that feature multiple sources and display devices for an in class production. You will be working in teams but assessed individually through direct observation and through oral questioning during and after the assessment.

This assessment will occur in class 18, 19 and 20 with verbal feedback given in class 26.

Assessment Task 4: Teamwork Reflection
Review the Team Plan of the first Production (including details of how the plan was developed,how it was monitored and how successful this was for the team performance) and review the feedback provided to you via your team members, as well as your own performance. This review will be compeleted using a set of questions in Blackboard.

This assessment is due in Week 22

Assessment Task 5: Production B (This assessment will be graded)
For this assessment you will collaborate in teams to set up, operate and pack down vision systems that feature multiple sources and display devices for an in class production. You will be working in teams but assessed individually through direct observation and through oral questioning during and after the assessment.

This assessment will occur in class 23, 24 and 25, with verbal feedback given in class 26.

Assessment Task 6: Collaboration -  Reflection and Review
Review the collaborative process in the second Production; concepts of trust and ethical behaviours; creative endeavours; challenges; benefits; and key learning for the future from working on the Vision Systems completed in class via a set of questions in Blackboard.

Graded assessment in this course uses the following grades

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

Grading criteria for this assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix is available in Blackboard.

Other Information

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

Attendance

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (unresolved) (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (unresolved) (web link)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (unresolved) (web link)

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

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