Course Title: Compile a daily production schedule/running sheet

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5816C

Course Title: Compile a daily production schedule/running sheet

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4112 - Certificate IV in Screen

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4977

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


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Nominal Hours: 15

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course students will learn to breakdown a script for the purpose of preparing and distributing a call sheet.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPOP04A Compile a daily production schedule/running sheet

Element:

Obtain daily production production information.

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Read and interpret all necessary documentation including the production schedule and script
</font><font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Ensure timings within the production schedule and script add up to scheduled daily production duration</font>

Element:

Distribute the call / running sheet.

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" new="" roman="">Prepare a call sheet to inform crew, cast and other service personnel of their daily schedule</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" new="" roman="">Check and document transport pick up and drop off times for cast, crew and other production resources</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" new="" roman="">Specify call time, set up times in terms of the requirements of the hot camera time/ production requirements</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" new="" roman="">Check and document the times, scheduled for use of a facility</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" new="" roman="">Include correct wrap and/ or departure times for cast, crew and other production resources</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" new="" roman="">Identify full location details of all facilities to be used</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" new="" roman="">Identify contact details for all relevant personnel</font>

Element:

Prepare a call / running sheet.

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Ensure the call sheet is accurate, comprehensive and presented clearly</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Attach other relevant documentation to the call sheet and distribute promptly to all relevant personnel</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Communicate any changes to the call sheet promptly to all relevant personnel</font>


Learning Outcomes


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Details of Learning Activities

  • small group work
  • teacher led discussions
  • in class practical exercises
  • script analysis


Teaching Schedule

1Introduction to Pre-production. Script as blueprint for production planning 
2Breakdown: extracting information from the scriptAssess task 1due
3Quantifying requirements & production scale. Optimizing production resourcesAssess task 2due
4Formulating a workable scheduleAssess task 3due
5Creating effective call sheets 
 For exact dates on which the scheduled weeks occur, refer to the timetable 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

SCREEN Film + Television Production Guide
(Production in the School of Creative Media, RMIT University.
Distributed electronically via RMIT Distributed Learning  Service –DLS).

This document provides rules, guidelines and example forms for use in student production in the school).

Visit ALL Australian Government film bodies web sites and note their guidelines for script layout, synopsis and treatment writing, development and funding processes.

Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)  www.spaa.org.au
Producers and Directors Guild of Victoria  http://www.pdgv.com.au


Overview of Assessment

Students are required to complete the following three pre-production tasks:

1. Breakdown a script and itemise – locations depicted, times of day or night, characters, essential props, continuity issues, safety issues, potential special effects requirements, and the screen time of each scene. 30%
2. Create a shot list and shooting schedule that makes the most efficient and economic use of production time and resources. 30%
3. Create Call sheets based on analysis carried out in previous two tasks using guidelines provided in class. 40%


Assessment Tasks

Pre-Production Task 1 - Breakdown a script by scene - 30%
Pre-Production Task 2 - Shot list and shooting schedule - 30%
Pre-Production Task 3 - Call Sheets - 40%


Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

Other Information

For exact dates on which the scheduled weeks occur, refer to the timetable.

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