Course Title: Operate complex vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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 #Topics/ThemesActivities   Assessments coveredUnit and Elements covered
1Course and assessment intro.Planning, communication, leadership and collaboration skills in AV with DeBono’s 6 Thinking Hats. Copywrite. In groups do a practical exercise on collaboration. Then Myers-Briggs Theory lecture & prac Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
2What is this? Components of a Vision System. Explanation of terms, equipment and cables. Explanation of signal types and a team game1. Lecture with PPT (lots of images and diagrams for inspiration and some methods to support the systems) & Connectivity, Vision Tech’s client PPT, Pre-tech movie, 2. Tent pole team game and review. Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
3How to connect a BASIC vision system together in a team safely1. Team Screen exercise. 2. In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional basic analoge AV system Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
4How to connect a BASIC vision system together in a team safely1. In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system. 2. Show video on resolutions Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
5How to connect a COMPLEX vision system together in a team safely1. In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system. Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
6How to connect a COMPLEX vision system together in a team safely1. In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system. Receive feedback from your teacher on your progress. Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
7Medianet with Rowan Humphrey and Extron system technology video. Focus on media servers and control networks in relation to vision systems1. Lecture and class discussion with some practical work with Medianet system 2. Play video of Extron video presentationBlackboard Test 1 (to complete at home)Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
8Prepare for first Production work PRAC A assessmentPlan for Production and present plans to class showing equipment list, vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom), demonstration of creative and collaborative decision making as well as the hazards and risks of the production. Receive feedback on your Blackboard test. Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
9Production work assessment PRAC AGroup A practical assessment and reviewProduction work PRAC A (in class) AND complete the ’Teamwork Reflection’ at home via BlackboardVision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
10Production work assessment PRAC AGroup A practical assessment and reviewProduction work PRAC A (in class) AND complete the ’Teamwork Reflection’ at home via BlackboardVision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
11PRAC A Peer ReviewIn PC Lab (Carlton Library) Do the research project. Receive feedback on your PRAC A and Teamwork Reflection. Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
12Research in pairsIn pairs from last week present the research and upload in Googe Share Drive. Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
13Practical workIn groups of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system. Receive feedback from your teacher on your progress. Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
14Practical workIn groups of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list on the board to set-up a functional AV system Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
15Prepare for second Production work (in class) assessmentPlan for Production and present plans to class showing equipment list, vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom), demonstration of creative and collaborative decision making as well as the hazards and risks of the production Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
16Production work (in class) assessment PRAC B

 

Group B practical assessment and reviewProduction work (in class) assessment AND Blackboard test 2 (for students to complete at home) on the issues and challenges that typically arise when setting up and operating complex vision systems, along with solutions to address themVision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
17Production work (in class) assessment PRAC BGroup B practical assessment and reviewProduction work (in class) assessment AND Blackboard test 2 (for students to complete at home) on the issues and challenges that typically arise when setting up and operating complex vision systems, along with solutions to address themVision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4
18Review and feedback. Focus on all Elements and Performance Criteria in Vision, Team and Collaborate Lecture with PPT.  Receive feedback on your results and performance in all unitsComplete the ’Collaborate Reflection and Review’.Vision 1-3, Collaborate 1 - 3 and Team 1-4


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 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 and BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard.

Assessment Task 1: Two Operating Complex Vision Systems Theory Tests

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 2 tests are to be completed at home in Blackboard:

  • Test 1: between Classes 7 and 8, with feedback in Class 8
  • Test 2: between Classes 16 and 17, with feedback in Class 18

Assessment Task 2: Production work in class (This assessment establishes competency then your grade)

For this assessment you will collaborate in two different teams to set up, operate and pack down vision systems that feature multiple sources and display devices for two in class productions (during May - PRAC A and October - PRAC B). You will be assessed individually through direct observation and oral questioning during and after the assessment.

This assessment will occur in class 9 or 10 (PRAC A) and 16 or 17 (PRAC B) with verbal feedback given in class 11 (PRAC A) and 18 (PRAC B).

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

The grading rubric used for the assessment criteria 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

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.

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.

Assessment Feedback: 
Assessment feedback is used to enable and enhance student learning. You will receive spoken and/or written feedback on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can improve your work. www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

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

Assessment: 
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 adjustment to your assessment. To support student success, RMIT University provides a range of adjustments to assessment. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/adjustment

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. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning: 
You may be eligible for credit towards this course if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning. You can find out more about this process on the RMIT website. Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning 

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