Course Title: Operate complex vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: VART6342C

Course Title: Operate complex vision systems

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4371 - 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

Teachers: 

Simon Embury 03 9925 4545

simon.embury@rmit.edu.au

Eneti Waretini 

eneti.waretini@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

The ability to correctly set up, and operate complex vision equipment and systems is a skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, events and audiovisual industries.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to prepare and operate complex vision equipment and systems with multiple vision sources and display devices that require the use of media servers and control networks.

Operating this equipment means taking responsibility for ensuring that vision systems for shows, presentations or installations deliver the desired effect.

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.

 


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 securityconsiderations 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:

  • plan, install, set up, calibrate and operate a range of complex vision systems including broadcast standard cameras, mixers, monitors and display devices, standard convertors and equipment intorconnect devices (glue)
  • recognise and solve problems when operating complex vision systems
  • plan for contingencies
  • use a methodical and logical approach and to to meet creative requirements
  • plan improvements based on outcomes of evaluations of vision system operations
  • meet work deadlines
  • use knowledge of vision systems to contributes ideas about ways to realise visual concept


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include:

  • teacher lead practical equipment set up and operation demonstrations
  • practical equipment set up and operation exercises in student teams
  • 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

Simon Embury will deliver some classes in this course in Semester 1 up to and including week #12.

Eneti Waretini will deliver classes in this course Semester 1 weeks #1-16 and Semester 2 weeks #1-16.

 Class Schedule of Planned activities and assessment (Subject to change)
Semester 1 
Simon Class 1

• Course overview and assessment requirements
• Video system technical terms and standards
• Undertake vision system operations
• OH&S and Manual Handling
Commence Assessment 1 of 2: Vision System Operation Worksheet

Simon Class 2 
  • Video camera technical terms
  • Undertake vision system operations
Answer questions contained in the Vision System Operation Worksheet
Simon Class 3 
  • Video camera set-up – basic features
  • Undertake vision system operations
  • Complete vision system operations
  • Answer questions contained in the Vision System Operation Worksheet
Simon Class 4 
  • Video camera set-up – advanced features
  • Undertake vision system operations
  • Demonstration of video waveform monitor
  • Answer questions contained in the Vision System Operation Worksheet
Completion of Assessment 1 of 2: Vision System Operation Worksheet
Simon Class 5 
  • Practice for Assessment 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up
Simon Class 6 
  • Practice for Assessment 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up
Simon Class 7 
  • Undertake Assessment 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up for some students following a roster
Simon Class 8 
  • Undertake Assessment 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up for some students following a roster
Simon Class 9 
  • Undertake Assessment 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up for some students following a roster
Simon Class 10 
  • Undertake Assessment 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up for some students following a roster
Simon Class 11 
  • Review of camera set up
  • Lighting requirements for television Part 1
Simon Class 12 
  • Review of camera set up
  • Lighting requirements for television Part 2

 

 

Eneti's Semester 1 ClassesClass Content (Subject to Change)
Class 1Course introduction and assessment requirements.

SLIDESHOW - Connections, Resolutions and Aspect Ratios
Class 2BASIC Setup Exercise:
In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list
on the board to set-up a functional basic analoge AV system

SLIDESHOW - Screens/Displays and Projectors
Class 3BASIC Setup Exercise:
In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list
on the board to set-up a functional basic analoge AV system

SLIDESHOW - Vision Hardware: Mixers, Switches and Processing
Class 4COMPLEX Setup Exercise:
In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list
on the board to set-up a functional basic analoge AV system

Projectors: Edge Blending and Mapping
Class 5COMPLEX Setup Exercise:
In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list
on the board to set-up a functional basic analoge AV system

SLIDESHOW - Presentation Systems:
•       PPT
•       Google Slides
Class 6COMPLEX Setup Exercise:
In collaborative teams of 3-4 follow the schematic & equipment list
on the board to set-up a functional basic analoge AV system
Class 7Undertake Knowledge Test (Assessment 1):
Class8Receive feedback on your Blackboard test.
Class 9Plan for Production (Assessment 2) creating equipment list,
vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom) and demonstrate
creative and collaborative decision making as well as the hazards
and risks of the production.
Class10Plan for Production (Assessment 2) creating equipment list,
vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom) and demonstrate
creative and collaborative decision making as well as the hazards
and risks of the production.
Class 11Plan for Production (Assessment 2) creating equipment list,
vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom) and demonstrate
creative and collaborative decision making as well as the hazards
and risks of the production.
Class 12Group A practical assessment and review (Assessment 2)
Class 13Group B practical assessment and review (Assessment 2)
Class 14Group C practical assessment and review (Assessment 2)
Class 15Group D practical assessment and review (Assessment 2)
Class 16Feedback and review
  
Eneti's Semester 2 ClassesClass Content (Subject to Change)
Class 1Semester 2 assessment requirements.
Class 2An Introduction to Media Servers
Class 3A deeper look at Media Servers
Class 4An Introduction to Network Controls
Class 5A deeper look at Network Controls
Class 6Extron Hardware: Switchers, Converters and DTP
Class 7Undertake Knowledge Test (Assessment 3):
Class8Guest Presentation - Video Walls
Class 9Plan for Production (Assessment 4) creating equipment list,
vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom) and demonstrate
creative and collaborative decision making as well as the hazards
and risks of the production.

Receive feedback on your Blackboard test.
Class10Plan for Production (Assessment 4) creating equipment list,
vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom) and demonstrate
creative and collaborative decision making as well as the hazards
and risks of the production.
Class 11Plan for Production (Assessment 4) creating equipment list,
vision schematic, floor plan (in the classroom) and demonstrate
creative and collaborative decision making as well as the hazards
and risks of the production.
Class 12Group A practical assessment and review (Assessment 4)
Class 13Group B practical assessment and review (Assessment 4)
Class 14Group C practical assessment and review (Assessment 4)
Class 15Group D practical assessment and review (Assessment 4)
Class 16Feedback and review


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT.


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

This course is ungraded

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to this course which is delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

 

Semester 1. (Simon and Eneti)

Simon 1. Individual Assessment Worksheet. Due Class #5 (This an assessment for Simon)

Simon 2. Individual Professional Video Camera Set-up. Due Class 9 -12 according to an assessment roster. (This an assessment for Simon)

Eneti 1. Individual Multi-choice knowledge test administered through Blackboard. Due Class #7 (This an assessment for Eneti)

Eneti 2. Complex vision system simulated production setup and operation in small groups. Due Class 12-15 according to an assessment roster. (This an assessment for Eneti)

 

Semester 2. (Eneti)

Eneti 1. Individual Multi-choice knowledge test administered through Blackboard. Due Class #7

Eneti 2. Complex vision system simulated production setup and operation in small groups. Due Class 12-15 according to an assessment roster.

 

 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

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://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf

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/policies/assessment-policy

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 (eg. applying for an extension of time):

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/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.

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/students/enrolment/credit

 

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