Course Title: Establish the creative vision for screen productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: PERF5095C

Course Title: Establish the creative vision for screen productions

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6151 - Advanced 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

Arthur Michalopoulos
ph: 9925 4111
e: arthur.michalopoulos@rmit.edu.au

Peter Kennedy
ph: 9925 8079
e: p.kennedy@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to use sound and visual images to transform written scripts or flowcharts and wireframes, into screen productions or interactive products.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUADRT601 Establish the creative vision for screen productions

Element:

1. Interpret scripts

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Read draft scripts and meet with creative personnel to discuss potential interpretations of the vision

1.2 Assess intended creative aims of scripts, define proposed objectives and explore their realisation visually or through the use of sound

1.3 Generate and consider a range of ideas for visualising scripts until a clear narrative emerges

1.4 Identify research and reference materials to inform creative directions and to assist in providing context for productions

1.5 Review script drafts in collaboration with writers, agree on the need for rewrites and organise deadlines for completion

1.6 Prepare development notes for script writers to produce script re-drafts as required

1.7 Document proposed visual and dramatic elements in scripts as the basis for shot plans

Element:

2. Prepare shot plans to realise visual narrative

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Mark up working script into component scenes and identify key dramatic elements and technical parameters within each scenic unit

2.2 Plot key dramatic elements within and between scenes that aid transformation of written narrative into its visual representation

2.3 Review the whole narrative and individual scenes to determine location of characters and other elements for each shot

2.4 Assess photographic qualities of proposed shots and their impact on interpreting the story overall and within each scene

2.5 Prepare shot plans that allow both narrative and visual aspects to be controlled and carried forward to meet production requirements

2.6 Discuss shot plans with relevant production personnel prior to developing storyboards

Element:

3. Finalise creative planning

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Document areas of productions that may be affected by script versions and discuss changes with colleagues

3.2 Arrange sign-off for final scripts and distribute to relevant creative personnel

3.3 Maintain an ongoing review of script and shot plans, and organise any further rewrites while production is underway

3.4 Provide production personnel with latest version of scripts and shot plans


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to develop the creative vision required for the production of a variety of screen based products. These include animations, short narrative dramas, interactive, mobile and web based productions.


Details of Learning Activities

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

• lectures and/or lab work
• teacher directed group activities and projects
• concept development of group and individual projects
• group discussions and class presentations
• peer and teacher feedback
• WIP (work in progress) reviews
• self directed online, library and industry research
• self directed project production work and reflection
• class excursions to events and locations outside of RMIT

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

• maintaining secure daily backups of all assessment and project data
• accessing online tutorial resources
• self directed online, library and industry research
• self directed project production work and reflection
• class excursions to events and locations outside of RMIT


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass Content                                                                                     AssessmentsCUAPPM502CUADRT601CUAPPM603

Wk 1

 

Introduction to course

With presentations, workshop and discussions and outlining required components of pre-production for Design projects.

Highlight the work of graduate students from Diploma and Adv. Diploma

Introduction to A01 -

Task 1: Pre-Production for Design Project 3 (Graded)
Students will develop original pre-production material for an individual digital production

 

1

1,2

1,2,3

Wk 2

 

Joint program activity: Non- Digital board game

A group based activity with students from the Diploma and Advanced Diploma to create a game based on the Hieronymus Bosch painting, ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’

This joint activity will be assessed as an entry in the Reflective Journal assessment task from the Research 3 course

 

1,2,3

1,2

1,2,3

Wk 3

 

Workshop The Developing ideas, visualization, Storyboard, production schedule and factoring in technical/software parameters

Demonstrate your understanding of the skills and knowledge covered in class so far

WIP (Work in Progress) Review 1

 

1,2,3

1,2

1,2,3

Wk 4

 

Joint program activity: Studio workshop Collaborative Production to be undertaken in collaborative teams and to be presented.

This joint activity will be assessed as an entry in the Reflective Journal assessment task from the Research 3 course

 

1,2,3

1,2

1,2,3

Wk 5

 

Workshop for the Further development of Visualization, Storyboard, production schedules and a look at Animatics/prototypes.

Demonstrate your understanding of the skills and knowledge covered in class so far

WIP (Work in Progress) Review 2

 

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 6

 

Presentation, discussion and feedback of submitted Pre-production material.

Introduction to Assessment Task 2: Final Build for Design Project 3 (Graded)                                     

Submission of

A01 - Pre-production for Design Project 3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 7

 

Joint program activity: Film Screening and Studio Workshop: An industry networking activity to be undertaken

This joint activity will be assessed as an entry in the Reflective Journal assessment task from the Research 3 course

Review & Project feedback of A01: Pre-production for Design Project 3
 

 

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 8

Production phase of Design Project 3 incorporating face-to-face feedback

Ideas, visualizations and possible approaches to Design Project 4

Demonstrate your understanding of the skills and knowledge covered in class so far

WIP Review 3

A02

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 9

A02: Production phase of Design Project 3 incorporating face-to-face feedback

Introduction of A03: Pre-Production for Design Project 4 (Graded)

 

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 10

Joint Activity: Film screening and an investigation - Establishing networks within industry.

This joint activity will be assessed as an entry in the Reflective Journal assessment task from the Research 3 course

 

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 11

Production phase of Design Project 3 incorporating face-to-face feedback

Ideas, visualizations and possible approaches to Design Project 4

Demonstrate your understanding of the skills and knowledge covered in class so far

WIP Review 4

 

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 12

Presentation, discussion, reflection and feedback of Final build for Design Project 3

Submission of A02 - Final Build for Design Project 3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 13

Review & Project feedback of A02

Task 2: Final Build for Design Project 3 & Lessons for Design Project 4

 

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 14

Detail Process/production Review Discussion, feedback & reflection on Design Project 3

WIP Review 5

 

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 15

Detail Process/production Review Discussion, feedback & reflection on Design Project 3

Class Discussion on Production considerations for Design Project 4

Submission of A03 - Pre-Production for Design Project 4

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Wk 16

Design Project 4 Production considerations for Design Project 4 & Planning for semester 2

 

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

NB This course is co-delivered with VART 5091C Plan & Manage Film & Media Pre-production and PERF 5095C Establish the Creative Vision for Screen Productions

Semester 2

NB Realise productions is a year long course. The teaching schedule for semester 2 will become available at the start of semester 2.  In that semester it will be co-delivered with Develop a Marketing Plan (MKTG7996C) and Plan Social Media Engagement (MKTG 7995C)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


References

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Other Resources

Students are encouraged to make full use of class time, open studio time and University computer lab resources. Please consult the RMIT University web site for details of access times and locations.

Other required resources include, but are not limited to: an A4 or A3 visual diary, drawing materials (pencils of various grades (1B & 2B), erasers, coloured pencils and pens, graphic markers such as Copic brand) broadband internet access, suitable digital media storage such as a portable hard drive or USB flash drive, with at least 32Gb capacity.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester and involves practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks, presentations and written projects.


Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment.To demonstrate competency you must complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task. Once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for Assessment Task(s) x and x and for the course. Please refer to the assessment brief for full assessment criteria or assessment rubric. All assessment documents are available on the course Blackboard page through MyRMIT.

Assessment items for this unit focus on the involvement of three projects through the year:

  • Design Project 3
  • Design Project 4
  • Project Review (of your own choice)

The assessment items are:

Semester 1

A01 - Pre-Production for Design Project 3 (Graded)

Students will develop original pre-production material for an individual digital production

(Refer to specific assessment task for details)

i) WIP (Work in Progress) Review 1 Due week 3

ii) WIP (Work in Progress) Review 2 Due week 5

iii) Pre-production material (pdf & animatic/prototype) Due week 6

 

A02 - Final Build for Design Project 3 (Graded)

Students will submit evidence of a digital production based on original pre-production material. (Refer to specific assessment task for details)

i) WIP (Work in Progress) Review 3 Due week 8

ii) WIP (Work in Progress) Review 4  Due week 11

iii) Final Build of Design Project 3 Due week 12

 

A03 - Pre-Production for Design Project 4 (Graded)

Students will develop original pre-production material for an individual digital production (Refer to specific assessment task for details)

i) WIP (Work in Progress) Review 5 Due week 14

ii) Pre-production material (pdf & animatic/prototype) DueWeek 15

 

NB You will need to satisfactorily complete ALL required assessments and associated reviews to be deemed competent in this course. The reviews will provide evidence to the teachers of your ongoing development and engagement in the projects. If you have not completed the requirements of the reviews, you will NOT be eligible for final assessment for this course


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency.

The assessment matrix for this course can be found on Blackboard through myRmit, or from your teacher.

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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