Course Title: Implement lighting designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: PERF5064C

Course Title: Implement lighting designs

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4197 - Certificate IV in Creative Industries

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

Teacher: Andrew Harrison
Email: andrew.harrison@rmit.edu.au

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

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course

This course will be delivered and assessed in conjunction with Direct Television Programs and Segments – CUFDRT401A

Course Description

Senior lighting technicians apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit. On large-scale productions, they are most likely to work collaboratively with a lighting designer who has devised the lighting plan.
On smaller productions (including televised outside broadcasts), a senior lighting technician may be required to devise and implement a lighting plan which includes filler lighting and lights for presenters on location.
A significant aspect of the role described in this unit is the need to understand fully the correlation between lighting and the cameras, lenses and stock formats being used in a given film or television production. The competency PERF5064C Implement lighting designs is taught alongside VART5929C Direct television programs and segments


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT401A Implement lighting designs

Element:

1 Clarify design requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss lighting designs/plans with relevant production personnel to determine overall production needs
1.2 Generate a range of ideas for the execution of lighting that provide creative solutions to technical and production issues
1.3 Seek feedback on ideas with relevant production personnel to maximise creative input into lighting effects
1.4 Confirm availability of lighting equipment and lighting accessories to implement different options for lighting effects
1.5 Use a range of criteria to decide which options are most feasible and obtain necessary equipment and accessories according to enterprise procedures
1.6 Ensure that options selected provide a correct visual interpretation of the script/production

Element:

2 Set up and test lighting options

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Set up lighting equipment and accessories to test different options for lighting effects using appropriate light and exposure meters
2.2 Interpret information readouts and make necessary adjustments to achieve desired light quality
2.3 Ensure lighting equipment and lighting accessories are adjusted to take account of camera types and capture media to be used
2.4 Correct mixed light sources to achieve a uniform colour balance, using corrective filters to meet creative and technical requirements
2.5 Participate in ongoing production meetings and evaluation of work in progress on lighting effects
2.6 In consultation with relevant production personnel, agree on the final lighting configuration to be used and inform others as required

Element:

3 Participate in technical rehearsals.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Rehearse technical aspects of a production and execute changes to the lighting set-up according to production requirements
3.2 Modify cue sheets and update pre-programmed automated systems according to final shooting requirements
3.3 In consultation with relevant production personnel, amend lighting effects to take account of limitations imposed by the type of camera or other aspects of productions
3.4 Check that required changes to lighting operations are implemented and that relevant documentation is completed prior to actual production
3.5 Ensure appropriate supervision is arranged to maintain continuity of lighting throughout the production period

Element:

4 Monitor lighting operations during productions.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check operational aspects of lighting equipment and lighting set-up to ensure they are correctly prepared for productions
4.2 Ensure placement of lighting equipment and accessories is mapped and connections to correct power sources and consoles are implemented and recorded
4.3 Maintain lighting conditions throughout filming to ensure that image and light quality meet the stylistic effect required
4.4 Identify and rectify basic problems and faults using appropriate test equipment and according to enterprise and OHS procedures
4.5 Ensure that technical quality is consistent with editing and post-production requirements


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to apply creative lighting designs and techniques to a range of media productions.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities will consist of
• demonstrations
• workshops
• practical exercises
• productions
• discussions
• screenings
• reading set texts
• research
• planning and development of directing assessments
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading, study, practice and screenings


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentAssessmentElements
Week 1
1A-08/02/11
1B-
10/02/11
• Orientation to the course
• Introduction to resources, assessments and course expectations
• Screening – previous students work
• TV Studio OH&S and operational procedures
• Introduction to TV crews roles – lighting, floor manager, camera operator, sound recording, auto cue, staging
• Introduction to Pedestal Camera’s – focus, framing, exposure, tilt, pan, track, dolly
• Introduction to directing screen talent
• Introduction to directing floor crew
• Introduction to studio lighting
Includes – class exercises and discussion
Assignment 1:
Still picture multi camera production handed out.
Due weeks 6 and 7
CUFDRT401A-
1,2
CUFLGT401A-
1,2
Week 2
1A-15/02/11
1B-
17/02/11
• Revision of week 1
• Continue studio orientation and production roles
• Introduction to the control room – director, vision mixer, audio panel, VTR’s, monitors, Inscriber (text and graphics), CCU.
• Studio floor operation – camera’s, mics, lighting, staging
Class Exercise – directing screen talent, camera operators, studio lighting, audio mixer and vision mixer
• Initiate formation of production groups
Assignment 2: Magazine style program production handed out.
Due weeks 13 to 16

CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3
CUFLGT401A-
1,2
Week 3
1A-22/02/11
1B-
24/02/11

• Revision of week 2
• Introduction to lighting planning, safe operation and production technique
• OH&S operation and procedures
• Types of lighting
• Aims of lighting
• Three point lighting
• Designing lighting plans
Class Exercise – creating lighting moods
• Finalise formation of production groups
Assignment 1:
Still picture multi camera production –
Production Groups finalised
Assignment 3:
Lighting written test due week 11
CUFDRT401A-
1
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 4
1A-
01/03/11
1B-
03/03/11
• Revision of week 3
• TV Studio communication protocols and directors role
• Set up, test and operate lighting – floor lights, studio lights
Class Exercise – Camera, vision mixing, control room, studio floor integration
• Assignment 1 – group production meeting and tutor consultation

Assignment 1:
Still picture multi camera production – Finalise group shooting order.
Due: Groups 1&2 week 6
Groups 3&4 week 7
CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3
CUFLGT401A-
1,2
Week 5
1A-
08/03/11
1B-
10/03/11
• Revision of week 4
• Assignment 1 – project rehearsal
• Groups to alternate – control room, studio floor, lighting
• Assignment 1 – group production meeting and tutor consultation
Assignment 1:
Still picture multi camera production.
Due: Groups 1&2 week 6
Groups 3&4 week 7
CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3
Week 6
1A-
15/03/11
1B-
17/03/11
• Assignment 1 – shoot
• Group 1 shoot – group 3 crew, group 4 assist, group 2 backup
• Group 2 shoot – group 4 crew, group 3 assist, group 1 backup
Assignment 1:
Still picture multi camera production.
Group 1&2 shoot
Group 3&4 crew

CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3,4
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 7
1A-
22/03/11
1B-
24/03/11
• Assignment 1 – shoot
• Group 3 shoot – group 1 crew, group 2 assist, group 4 backup
• Group 4 shoot – group 2 crew, group 1 assist, group 3 backup
Assignment 1:
Still picture multi camera production.
Group 3&4 shoot
Group 1&2 crew

CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3,4
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 8
1A-
29/03/11
1B-
31/03/11
• Screening and review of Assignment 1
• Interview program –
• Lighting for an interview
• Director protocols and practice
• Control room and studio floor practice
Class Exercise – direct and lighting an interview program
• Assignment 2 – group production meeting and consultation
Assignment 1:
Still picture multi camera production.
Results and feedback
CUFDRT401A-
2,3,4
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,4
Week 9
1A-
05/04/11
1B-
07/04/11
• Revision of week 8
• Green Screen (Chroma Key) for TV programs –
• Lighting for a variety/game show/interview program(s)
• Director protocols and practice
• Control room and studio floor practice
Class Exercise – direct and lighting a green screened TV program
• Assignment 2 – group production meeting and consultation
Assignment 2: Magazine style program production due weeks 13 to 16
Assignment 3:
Lighting written test due week 11

CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 10
1A-
12/04/10
1B-
14/04/10
• Revision of week 9
• Live music program –
• Lighting for a live music program
• Director protocols and practice
• Control room and studio floor practice
Class Exercise – direct and lighting a live music program
• Assignment 2 – group production meeting and consultation
Assignment 2: Magazine style program production due weeks 13 to 16
Finalise group shooting order
Assignment 3:
Lighting written test due next week

CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 11
1A-
19/04/11
• Lighting written test
• Assignment 2 – project rehearsal
• Groups to alternate – control room, studio floor, lighting
Assignment 3:
Lighting written test due Assignment 2: Magazine style program production due weeks 13 to 16 Group shooting order finalised

CUFDRT401A-
1
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 11
1B-
28/04/11
• Lighting written test
• Assignment 2 – project rehearsal
• Groups to alternate – control room, studio floor, lighting
Assignment 3:
Lighting written test due Assignment 2: Magazine style program production due weeks 13 to 16 Group shooting order finalised
CUFDRT401A-
1
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 12
1A-
03/05/11
1B-
05/05/11
• Assignment 2 – project rehearsal
• Groups to alternate – control room, studio floor, lighting
Assignment 3:
Lighting written test results and feedback
Assignment 2: Magazine style program production due weeks 13 to 16
CUFDRT401A-
1,3
CUFLGT401A-
1,2
Week 13
1A-
10/05/11
1B-
12/05/11
• Assignment 2 – shoot
• Group 1 shoot – group 3 crew, group 2 and 4 assistant crew and screen talent
• Group 1 – review and feedback of Assignment 2

Assignment 2: Magazine style program production: Group 1 shoot

CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3,4
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 14
1A-
17/05/11
1B-
19/05/11
• Assignment 2 – shoot
• Group 2 shoot – group 4 crew, group 1 and 3 assistant crew and screen talent
• Group 2 – review and feedback of Assignment 2
Assignment 2: Magazine style program production: Group 2 shootCUFDRT401A-
1,2,3,4
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 15
1A-
24/05/11
1B-
26/05/11
• Assignment 2 – shoot
• Group 3 shoot – group 1 crew, group 2 and 4 assistant crew and screen talent
• Group 3 – review and feedback of Assignment 2
Assignment 2: Magazine style program production: Group 3 shootCUFDRT401A-
1,2,3,4
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 16
1A-
31/05/11
1B-
02/06/11
 • Assignment 2 – shoot
• Group 4 shoot – group 2 crew, group 1 and 3 assistant crew and screen talent
• Group 4 – review and feedback of Assignment 2
 Assignment 2: Magazine style program production: Group 4 shoot CUFDRT401A-
1,2,3,4
CUFLGT401A-
1,2,3,4
Week 17     Asssessment and review


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Mollison, M 2004, Producing videos: A Complete Guide (2nd Ed), Allen and Unwin, Australia


References

Curvy, I 2010, Directing and Producing For Television (4th Ed), Focal Press, USA (available in the library)
Utterback, A 2007, Studio Television Production and Directing, Focal Press, USA (not available in the library)
Jackman, J 2010, Lighting for Digital Video and Television (3rd Ed), Focal Press, USA (available in the library)
Viera, D, Viera, M 2004, Lighting for Film and Digital Cinematography (2nd Ed), Wadsworth Publishing, USA (available in the library)
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

• Portable Hard Drive – Firewire 800
• USB Stick or passport drive
• HDV/DV Tapes
• Production documents on Creative Industries blackboard
• Creative Industries Production Guide
• Creative Industries Safety Checklist


Overview of Assessment

This course will be delivered and assessed in conjunction with Direct Television Programs and Segments – CUFDRT401A
Assessment will involve practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group projects


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

ASSESSMENT TASKS:
Assignment 1: Still picture multi camera production - Lighting design, and group collaboration. VALUE: 20%. DUE DATE: Week 6 & 7.


Assignment 2: Magazine/Variety style program production - Lighting design, and group collaboration. VALUE: 40%. DUE DATE: Weeks 13 - 16.


Assignment 3: Written Test. VALUE: 40%. DUE DATE: Week 11.


The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


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


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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