Course Title: Vision mix television productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: VART6385C

Course Title: Vision mix television productions

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

 Mark Langley
(03) 9925 4355
mark.langley@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

The ability to operate vision mixers is a skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, event, audiovisual, and television industries.

In this course you will work as a member of a production team to practice and refine vision mixing skills to produce two short, multi-camera television productions.

After preparatory work on storyboarding and script preparation, you will learn to set up and operate a vision mixing console in a television studio.

Working collaboratively with your team, you will also set up the studio and cameras, audio and lighting equipment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUABRD402 Vision mix television productions

Element:

1. Prepare vision mixing documentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm with production personnel the quantity, nature and style of effects required for productions, and recommend creative solutions where appropriate

1.2 Mark actions, effects and processes on scripts or production schedules according to enterprise procedures

1.3 Prepare contingency plans for unscripted effects and processes that may arise during recordings in consultation with relevant personnel

1.4 Contribute to the creative process as required and explore potential for creating original ideas and proposals

Element:

2. Set up for vision mixing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select vision mixing methods to achieve required creative and technical output

2.2 Negotiate alternative strategies where designated effects and processes are beyond the capability of available equipment

2.3 Check identified effects and processes are ready to go and monitors are working within specifications

2.4 Check vision sources can be accessed on the vision mixing unit and previewed on monitoring equipment

2.5 Note key reference points and complexities that require special attention during productions

2.6 Test equipment in advance and arrange for repairs or replacements as required

2.7 Seek advice from relevant personnel or consult reference material to resolve technical problems

Element:

3. Mix vision

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Communicate with relevant production personnel throughout the mixing process to achieve desired effects and resolve problems

3.2 Preview sources throughout the production process and put to air on cue

3.3 Respond promptly to cues from production personnel

3.4 Perform transitions between vision sources and reassign sources to meet production requirements

3.5 Assign effects and processes to appropriate storage devices

3.6 Respond quickly and efficiently to equipment failure and unanticipated situations by applying alternative effects and processes

3.7 Monitor quality of creative and technical output during productions


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. Through the application of these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to:

  • Set up and operate a vision mixing console in a television studio
  • Set up and operate studio cameras, audio and lighting equipment.
  • Work collaboratively with production teams.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include:

  • Equipment demonstrations, set-up and operation
  • Vision mixer operation and studio shooting practice
  • Lighting set up and operation
  • Sound set up and operation
  • Group discussions
  • Out of class production planning and meetings
  • Practical theory sessions
     


Teaching Schedule

ClassPlanned Activities (subject to change)Assessment
1- Course overview, assessment requirements.
Focus
- Introduction to vision mixing.
- Introduction studio camera, pedestals and camera adjustments.
- Production roles.
- Control room operations including vision mixing, sound mixing, lighting control and camera control unit operation.

 
2

Focus
- Vision Mixer and Director /Mixing and Direction practice runs

Includes
- Set-up for vision mixing
- Mix vision

 
3

Focus
- Vision Mixer and Director /Mixing and Direction practice runs

Includes
- Set-up for vision mixing News segments
- Mix vision

 
4

Focus

- Preparation for Production 1

- Vision Mixer and Director /Mixing and Direction practice runs

Includes
- Set-up for vision mixing 
- Mix vision

 
5Focus
Assessment Production Shoot Day 1
1. Set up for vision mix 
2. Mix vision 

Assessment task #1 for some students
6Focus
Assessment Production Shoot Day 2
1. Set up for vision mix 
2. Mix vision 
Assessment task #1 for some students
7

Focus
Assessment Production Shoot Day 3
1. Set up for vision mix 
2. Mix vision 

Assessment task #1 for some students 
8

Focus
Assessment Production Shoot Day 4
1. Set up for vision mix 
2. Mix vision 

Assessment task #1 for some students 
9

Focus

Contingency class for Production shoot 1

Assessment 1 reviews

Pre planning Variety Interviews

Variety Project prep / interview set ups / live action coverage

Includes
- Prepare a rundown sheet or production schedule for vision mixing

 
10Focus
- Rehearsals for Variety Interviews. All groups. Questionnaire handout.
Includes
- Prepare a rundown sheet or production schedule for vision mixing
- Set-up for vision mixing
- Mix vision
 
 
11Focus
- Rehearsals for Variety Interviews. All groups.
Includes
- Prepare a rundown sheet or production schedule for vision mixing
- Set-up for vision mixing
- Mix vision
 
12

Focus
Production 2. Variety Interview. Shoot Day 1
1. Production of Group Variety Interview Rundown Sheet                                       2. Floor plan showing positions of cast and cameras                                                 3. Completed Questionnaire 

Participate in production as:-
1. Vision Mixer and Production Department Member for your production.
2. Camera Crew Member for one production.
3. Lighting and Staging Crew Member for one production
4. Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
- Set-up for vision mixing
- Mix vision
 

Assessment task #2 for some students
13Focus
Variety Interview. Shoot Day 2
1. Production of Group Variety Interview Rundown Sheet
2. Floor plan showing positions of cast and cameras
3. Completed Questionnaire 

Participate in production as:-
1. Vision Mixer and Production Department Member for your production.
2. Camera Crew Member for one production.
3. Lighting and Staging Crew Member for one production
4. Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
- Set-up for vision mixing
- Mix vision
 

Assessment task #2 for some students
14Focus
Variety Interview. Shoot Day 3
1. Production of Group Variety Interview Rundown Sheet
2. Floor plan showing positions of Cast and Cameras
3. Completed Questionnaire

Participate in production as:-
1. Vision Mixer and Production Department Member for your production.
2. Camera Crew Member for one production.
3. Lighting and Staging Crew Member for one production
4. Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
- Set-up for vision mixing
- Mix vision
 

Assessment task #2 for some students
15 Focus
Variety Interview. Shoot Day 4
1. Production of Group Variety Interview Rundown Sheet
2. Floor plan showing positions of cast and cameras
3. Completed Questionnaire
Participate in production as:-
1. Vision Mixer and Production Department Member for your production.
2. Camera Crew Member for one production.
3. Lighting and Staging Crew Member for one production
4. Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
- Set-up for vision mixing
- Mix vision
Assessment task #2 for some students
16

 Contingency class for Variety Interview assessments.

Course review and playback of productions 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None prescribed at time of writing.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching about this course.


Other Resources

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

Your teacher will provide you with the necessary resources in classes and you must bring note taking materials to classes. This may be a laptop, tablet, smart phone or note paper and pen.

 


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

Assessments in this course are ungraded.

 Assessment Task #1- Newsbreak Production and Vision Mix.

DueClass 5,6,7 or 8 depending on a production schedule roster. 

This is an ungraded assessment task.

To complete this assessment you will work as a member of a production team to
produce pre-production documentation and vision mix a Newsbreak production.
Pre-production documentation includes:
- Run down sheet with script

- Still graphics to illustrate news items

 

Assessment Task #2 - Variety Interview production and vision mix.

Due Class 12,13,14 or 15 depending on a production schedule roster.

This is an ungraded assessment task.
To complete this assessment you will work as a member of a production team to
produce pre-production documentation and vision mix a variety interview production.
Pre-production documentation includes:
- Final run down sheet 
- Studio floor plan including camera positions

- a written questionnaire to be completed by each team member prior to the production day.

You will then work as a member of a production team to vision mix the variety interview production.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of the assessment task.
The marking criteria is available on Blackboard.
Once you have demonstrated competency, your final assessment task will be graded (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).
You should refer to the Assessment Tool document which is available on Blackboard for full details of this assessment task.


Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit for Assessment
 


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

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Cover Sheet for Submissions:

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

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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.

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Student Progress:

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

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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.

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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

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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.

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