Course Title: Establish and manage resources and technical requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2007

Course Code: BUSM5780C

Course Title: Establish and manage resources and technical requirements

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4128 - Certificate IV in Music Industry (Technical Production)

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: 30

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 students will learn the skills and knowledge to ensure the technical requirements of a live production are identified, interpreted and accurately executed. This course developes basic Live Sound production skills via a combination of class and practical activites.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUETEM3A Establish and manage resources and technical requirements

Element:

Establish technical/production requirements

Performance Criteria:

· Initial concepts and requirements for the production are identified through reading and/or evaluation of supplied material and notes on technical and safety requirements are prepared
· Concepts and requirements for production are clarified with the appropriate personnel
· Advice is given on the feasibility and safety of concepts and their implementation and workable alternatives are suggested as required
· Options for realisation and execution methods for construction or installation are identified and a decision is made on the method/s to be implemented in consultation with the appropriate personnel
· Designers' plans, drawings and models are interpreted to scale as required and adapted to serve practical requirements of construction or installation
· All decisions, agreements and other relevant information are documented according to organisational procedures

Element:

Manage construction or installation

Performance Criteria:

· Action plan for implementing construction or installation is developed incorporating all requirements in terms of labour, materials, equipment and facilities
· Work is organised to ensure that construction or installation is completed within constraints of timeframes, budget and available technology
· Tasks are allocated according to skill, preference, training requirements and multi-skilling considerations
· Condition of equipment and materials is checked and, where appropriate, action is taken to rectify any problems · Attendance at rehearsals and/or production meetings identifies any alterations that need to made to original design specifications
· Instructions are given as required to the appropriate personnel to ensure that workshops/workrooms are clean, secure and have the appropriate equipment, tools, materials and furniture and access to amenities
· Construction or installation is monitored to ensure that it meets design specifications, budgetary constraints and timelines
· Final result of construction or installation is checked to ensure that it meets design requirements

Element:

Plan and acquire resource requirements

Performance Criteria:

· Resource requirements are sourced and costed as required according to organisation policy and procedures
· Proposed expenditure for all resources meets pre-determined budget allocation
· Any potential budget overruns are identified and resolved and/or alternative options are recommended to the appropriate personnel
· Liaison with internal and/or external suppliers is undertaken to acquire equipment and material needs
· Existing stock is sourced for possible usage in planned construction or installation
· Resources are acquired in accordance with design specifications, production schedule, deadlines, budgetary constraints and organisational policy and procedures
· Appropriate financial procedures are followed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


Learning Outcomes


   


Details of Learning Activities

 Students will be introduced to Live Sound Production through a series of structured class based tutorials/discussions/activites and location based practical activites aimed at providing hands-on training in critical planning and procedures within Industry relevant enviroments.


Teaching Schedule

WEEKSCHEDULE 
Week 1Introduction to Course.
Occupational Health & Safety Issues for Live Sound Personnel
Hearing protection
SPL levels – legal requirements V’s reality
Pink/White Noise review
 
Week 2Frequencies review/Weighting/dB SPL
PA System Components & Interconnection overview
Video: "Setting Up & Operating a Band PA System"

 
Week 3Review PA Set-up video resource
Speaker/Mixer Placements.
Microphones reviewed for Live applications
Stage Layout introduction
Lead/Cable storage and handling issues
Commence TASK 1
 
Week 4Outline of a gig
Planning and preparation
Worksheets
Production riders
Stage layouts
Show running sheets
Commence TASK 3
 
5Review basic console functions and EQ principles
Basic tuning principles
Tuning of monitor speaker
Commence TASK 2
 
6TASK 4
In-class written assessment
 
Week 7Location Practical Session #1 @ Venue
    Tour & overview of small and main stage systems
    Set-up of small stage for acoustic performance
    Tuning of monitors and FOH
    Establishment of FX
    Evaluate and control mix of performance
    Strike stage – Bumb-Out
 
Week 8Location Practical Session #2 @ Venue
a. Stage/monitors
b. FOH
    Set-up of main stage for band performance
    Tuning of monitors and FOH
    Establishment of FX
    Evaluate and control mix of performance
Strike stage - Bump Out
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

"Sound Reinforcement Handbook", Davis and Jones, Yamaha

0881889008

"Live Sound Mixing", Duncan Fry, Roztralia Productions

064611235


Other Resources

WORLD WIDE WEB
www,prosoundweb.com
www.shure.com/shurenotes
www.allen-heath.com
www.alliance.org.au
www.bss.co.uk/techsupport
...just to get you started!


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:-
• Practical competency based exercises
• In-class written examination
• Observation of learner practical activities


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks are combination of competency based and written assessment.

Task 1
            Task 1.1    10%    Roll and Store Cable - adhering to industry conventions.
            Task 1.2    10%    Set-up and handle microphone stand correctly - adhering to industry conventions
Task 2
            Task 2.1    20%    Tune (equalise) a speaker system - ensuring best Gain before Feedback and vocal clarity is achieved.
Task 3
            Task 3.1    10%    Plan/prepare stage layout/lines - planning of gig for act in specified venue.
Task 4
            Task 4.1    50%    Written multiple choice and short answer quiz. Reviewing content of viewed resources (DVD’s, Video’s) and covering                                                             essential elements discussed..

  


Assessment Matrix

Not Applicable

Other Information

  

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