Course Title: Produce a pre-recorded program segment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5813C

Course Title: Produce a pre-recorded program segment

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4112 - Certificate IV in Screen

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 45

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

This course introduces students to the basics of program production and recording.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPOP14A Produce a pre-recorded program segment

Element:

Compile segment

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Ensure script is written in appropriate style including presentation instructions and inserts.
.</font><font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Ensure completed segment meets production requirements.</font>

Element:

Coordinate material for the segment

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Research and choose material that is relevant to the style of the segment.</font><font size="3" face="Symbol">
&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Arrange for copyright clearance of any material to be dubbed.</font><font size="3" face="Symbol">
&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Obtain agreement from relevant personnel to record their contributions.</font><font size="3" face="Symbol">
&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Arrange for segment to be recorded and edited in time for broadcast.</font><font size="3" face="Symbol">
&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Ensure technical quality of source material meets station requirements.</font><font size="3" face="Symbol">
&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Ensure that sufficient quantity of material is recorded to allow for editing.</font>

Element:

Establish Segment topic

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Identify</font><font face="Times" new="" roman=""> and establish segment topic that meets target audience requirements.
</font><font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" new="" roman="">Plan</font><font face="Times" roman="" new=""> and develop segment according to production and station requirements.</font>


Learning Outcomes


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Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of demonstrations, screenings, planning exercises, storyboard exercises, practical sessions and segment production and post-production exercises.

Students will also be responsible for their learning and will be expected to undertake an appropriate amount of independent research, reading, study and screenings.


Teaching Schedule

2007Topics, learning tasks & activities
Readings
TAFE
week 1
•  orientation 
week 2•    intro moving pictures, story telling, video production process, relationship to photography & computer technology
•    crew roles
•    the shot as building block
•    analysing shots, setups, locations

- quiz
- screenings
- discussion
- production analysis

 week 3
 •    camera controls & production equipment overview
lens
focal length, focus - auto & manual, back focus
zoom & macro
aperture – auto & manual
filters
colour temp & white balance - auto & manual
gain
viewfinder
shutter
timecode
tape & formats
audio controls
cables & connections
battery & AC
tripod
program segment topics
•    program segment topics

- demonstrations
Mollison:
p1-42
p59-64
p84-120
p124-126
p532-555
 week 4
 •    framing & composition
thirds
shot size
role of focal length
depth of field
camera movement
•    slating shots
•    copyright
•    clearences

- screenings
- discussion
- group practical camera  exercises
Mollison:
p43-73
p521-528
 week 5
 •    shots the building blocks of sequences/scenes
•    shoot to edit
•    1800 rule & 300 rule
•    continuity
•    storyboards
•    audiences
•    production requirements

- screenings
- discussion
- group practical camera  exercises
 Mollison:
p75-83
 week 6
 •    plan & storyboard for assessment 1

- group pre-production activities
- location scouting
 Mollison:
P333-393
 week 7
 •    review storyboards & issues arising
•    coverage & what to shoot
overlay, editing,
establishing, cut-in, cut-away, re-establishing
•    matching shots & continuity
•    shoot protocols

- demonstrations
- discussion
- screening
 
 week 8
- group production shoot, assessment 1
- individual edit of assessment 1
 
 week 9
 •   view & review assessment 1
•    review production & technical issues arising
•    role of sound, atmos
•    interviews

- screenings & analysis
- analysis of production & technical issues arising
- reflections of production process
 Mollison:
p200-242
p532-555
 week 10
 •    scripting segments

- group plan & preparation for assessment 2
- location scouting
 Mollison:
p319-393
 week 11 •   group production shoot, assessment 2
 •   individual edit of assessment 2
 
 week 12 •    view & review assessment 2
•    review production & technical issues arising
•    dialogue
•    drama & planning
•    180 degree rule & 30 degree rule revisited
•    coverage & what to shoot
shot sizes & cutting, overlay
establishing, cut-in, cut-away, re-establishing
•    moving camera

- screenings of group produced segments & analysis
- analysis of production & technical issues arising
- reflections of production process
- plan & prep assessment 3
 
 week 13- plan & prep assessment 3
- location scouting
- casting
- production meeings
 Mollison:
p257-271
 week 14 - group production shoot, assessment 3
- individual edit of assessment 3
 
 week 15•   view & review assessment 3
•   review production & technical issues arising

- screenings of group produced segments & analysis
- analysis of production & technical issues arising
- reflections of production process
 
 week 16 •    camera reviews

- demonstrations
- discussions
- prac activities
 Mollison:
p200-255
p273-305
 week 17 •    shooting drama segments

- screenings
- analysis
- discussion
- reflection
 Mollison:
P333-358
 week 18•    revision

- revision quiz
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Producting Videos A Complete Guide, Martha Mollison, Allen & Unwin

1865089168


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Camera exercises X 3, incorporating pre-production, production and post-production. 60%
storyboard 10%
peer & self evaluations X 3. 30%


Assessment Tasks

•    Task 1. 10%
- group program segment
technical quality of source material - camera use, lighting, sound, production requirements (including documentation) & values.

•    Task 2. 10%
- individual basic storyboard prepared for the segment.

•    Task 3. 10%
- evaluation of what was learned
- peer & self evaluation of crew’s performance in their production roles
- evaluation of the presentation version of the production segment.

•    Task 4. 20%
- group program segment
technical quality of source material - camera use, lighting, sound, production requirements

 •    Task 5. 10%
- evaluation of what was learned
- peer & self evaluation of crew’s performance in their production roles
- evaluation of the presentation version of the production segment.

•    Task 6. 30%
- group program segment
- technical quality of source material - camera use, lighting, sound, production requirements

 •    Task 7. 10%
- evaluation of the presentation version of the production segment.


Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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