Course Title: Create storyboards

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: PERF5089C

Course Title: Create storyboards

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5350 - Diploma of Screen and Media

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

Angela How

Email: angela.how@rmit.edu.au

Phone: 9925 4350

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to create and develop storyboards for a broad range of digital content, including video, film, animation and interactive media.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPM407 Create storyboards

Element:

1. Plan storyboards

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify storyboard requirements for productions with reference to scripts and stories, and in consultation with relevant personnel

1.2 Identify factors that affect type of storyboard to be created

1.3 Contribute ideas in pre-production meetings to help refine storyboard requirements

1.4 Research and select suitable amount of storyboard tools for a given purpose

1.5 Obtain sign-off, from relevant personnel, on the type of storyboard to be created

Element:

2. Draft storyboards

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Break down content, scripts and stories into frames using storyboard techniques and appropriate tools, and methods in line with organisational and work health and safety (WHS) procedures

2.2 Specify storyboard elements for each frame, reflecting creative concepts

2.3 Specify the logical linear or non-linear frame sequence, showing the connection between each frame

2.4 Provide descriptions for each frame

2.5 Seek feedback, and assistance as required, on work in progress from relevant personnel, and incorporate ideas and feedback as appropriate

2.6 Check draft storyboards are clear and legible and show sufficient detail for production teams to use

Element:

3. Finalise storyboards

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Present draft storyboards to relevant personnel for discussion and feedback

3.2 Refine storyboards as required to incorporate feedback

3.3 Produce final storyboards that present accurate visual interpretations of scripts, stories or text, and meet agreed specifications

3.4 Make back-up copies of storyboards as required according to organisational procedures

3.5 Submit storyboards to relevant personnel by agreed deadlines

3.6 Review the process of creating storyboards and note areas for future improvement


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this competency, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to create and develop storyboards for a broad range of digital screen content.


Details of Learning Activities

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to:

  • demonstration and practical application
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussions
  • screenings
  • online research
  • independent project based work
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • group planning and development of scoreboards for assessment 

Out-of class activities include, but are not limited to:

  • reading set texts
  • research
  • screenings
  • production work
  • independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

 

Week                 

 Class ContentAssessment
1

Overview of the course, assessments and facilities

Storyboards as a pre-visualization tool

Differentiating between media

Transition from script to storyboard to completed film sequence

Includes class exercises and discussion

 
2

Revision of week 1 (Semester 2)

Storyboard layouts and templates

Framing, perspective, camera angle, movement, lighting, audio

Blocking your shots

Simple drawing techniques

Other storyboard techniques - software, photo's

Includes class exercises and discussion

 
3

Assessment Task 1 (un-graded): Storyboard for Camera Angle and Composition

Review and feedback of Assessment Task 1 at conclusion of class

Visual references from films and photography

Communication of narrative

Audience understanding of the story

Includes class exercises and discussion

Assessment Task 1 (un-graded): Storyboard for Camera angle and composition
4

Revision of weeks 1 to 3

Collaborating with crew to produce storyboards

Shot design and lighting

Film structure and dynamic action

Includes class exercises and discussion

 
5

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
6

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
7

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
8

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
9

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
10

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
11

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
12

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
13

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
14

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
15

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production
16

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production

Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound-Storyboard Assessment Schedule for submission of assessment deliverables - handout and on Blackboard

Crew Roles will change with each production

Assessment Task 2 (graded): Major Production


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Readman, M Teaching Scriptwriting, Screenplays and Storyboards for Film and TV Production BFI Education 2003

Haligan, F The Art of Movie Storyboards, Octopus Publishing 2015

AFI Screen Education: Storyboard Glossary of Common Film Shots 2004


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available on Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and may included practical team based projects.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback on all assessments and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.

ASSESSMENT TASK (ungraded):

Assessment Task 1 - Storyboard for Camera Angle and Composition (ungraded). This is a practical storyboard task to be completed on campus. Due Date: week 3

ASSESSMENT TASK (graded):

Assessment Task 2 - Major Production (graded). This is producing storyboards for an approved short film. Due Date: Rolling assessment, please see assessment schedule (on blackboard), weeks 5 to 16.

Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 to finalised by no later than end of semester 2 Week 16

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


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in 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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