Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART5930C

Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

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 unit.

The competency VART5930C Edit Screen For A Fast Turnaround is in conjunction with VART5931 Shoot A Wide Range Of Television Content.

Course Description

Editors with a reasonable level of experience apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. Using non-linear digital facilities to edit screen content, editors occasionally require basic film handling skills.
Primarily they are involved in day-to-day editing for daily programs such as news and current affairs. At times they work on more complex programs of a formatted or routine nature. They may also be involved in fast turnaround editing of rushes for feature films.
Editors at this level are usually answerable to a senior editor or producer/reporter.
The competency VART5930C Edit Screen For A Fast Turnaround is in conjunction with VART5931 Shoot A Wide Range Of Television Content.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPOS401A Edit screen content for fast turnaround

Element:

1 Prepare for edit.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify editing requirements in consultation with relevant production personnel and with reference to documentation as required
1.2 Check operation of editing equipment and software, and ensure sufficient supplies of consumables are available
1.3 Identify and prepare source materials for off-line and online editing
1.4 Assess materials to be edited for required technical and creative criteria in consultation with relevant production personnel
1.5 Endeavour to visualise completed edit with reference to available materials

Element:

2 Commence editing process.

Performance Criteria:


criteria 2.1 Digitise and transfer materials to suitable format, ensuring compatibility with editing equipment and monitoring capture for sound and image quality
2.2 Where appropriate, create an edit decision list (EDL) subject to time constraints, noting accurately in and out points for each edit
2.3 Maintain accurate documentation of editing instructions for use in all stages of post-production as required
2.4 Prioritise and select materials in terms of their relevance to meet production requirements
2.5 Arrange and present selected material to retain the intended meaning of words and images
2.6 Analyse and plan how preselected additional materials are to be used to clarify and enhance final edit

Element:

3 Assemble vision and sound.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Check technical and creative criteria with relevant production personnel to ensure integrity of edit
3.2 Assemble content in a way that produces coherent images and sound according to standard editing conventions
3.3 Ensure that assembled materials meet time requirements for productions, as well as technical and creative criteria for transmission
3.4 Insert transitions, special effects and preselected additional materials as required
3.5 Make appropriate compromise between content and quality in order to meet time restrictions
3.6 Review assembled online or off-line edit with relevant production personnel
3.7 Implement changes as specified and finalise edit to meet deadlines

Element:

4 Finalise edits

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Complete necessary documentation and file/archive source materials according to enterprise procedures
4.2 Report problems in completing edits to meet production requirements
4.3 Provide information required for successful transmission of edited material
4.4 Evaluate own performance against technical and creative criteria and discuss with colleagues where appropriate


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to apply creative editing 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 camera assessments
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading, study, practice and screenings


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

WeekClass ContentAssessmentElements
Week 1• Orientation to the course – Camera and Editing
• Introduction to resources, assessments and course expectations
• Screening – previous students work
• Digital video camera OH&S and operational procedures
• Introduction to digital video terms and principles
• Introduction to digital video camera operations and handling
• Introduction to principles of editing – three point edit
• Introduction to Final Cut Pro set up and operation: AV settings, sequence settings, scratch disc, media formats, file management, FCP interface, browser and bins, import, viewer, canvas and timeline
Includes – class exercises and discussion
Assignment 4:
Camera major project – Chase short film handed out
Assignment 7:
Editing major project – structuring a sequence through manipulation of rhythm and tempo; Chase short film
CUFCAM401A
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CUFPOS401A-
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Week 2• Revision of week 1
• Correct camera handling, calibration, white balance, tape usage, footage recording and playback
• Focus, framing, aperture, composition
• Introduction to production documentation
• Survey locations
• Initiate formation of production groups for Assignments 2,3,4
• FCP operation: media formats, log and capture, file management
Includes – class exercises and discussio
Assignment 1: Camera operations test – finalise student assessment order. Test due week 4CUFCAM401A
1,2,3
CUFPOS401A-
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Week 3• Revision of week 2
• Audio for digital video – set up, calibration, operations, recording technique
• Camera handling – pan, tilt, camera track, hand held camera technique
• OH & S procedures and protocols for location shooting
• Finalise formation of production groups for Assignments 2,3,4
• FCP operations: Introduction to audio – filters, transitions, formats, sound editing, sound mixing
Includes – class exercises and discussion
Assignment 1: Camera operations test – finalise student assessment order. Test due next weekCUFCAM401A
1,2,3,4
CUFPOS401A-
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Week 4• Assignment 1 assessment – Camera operations test
• Results and feedback at conclusion of test
Assignment 1: Camera operations test dueCUFCAM401A
1,2,3,4
CUFPOS401A-
Week 5• Assignment 2: Camera Exercise - Focus, Aperture, Framing and Composition
• To be completed during scheduled class time
• Log, capture, archive and submit Assignment 2 footage and documentation
Assignment 2:
Camera exercise due
Assignment 4:
Preproduction documentation due week 9
Assignment 5: FCP operations test – Test due week 8
CUFCAM401A
1,2,3,4
CUFPOS401A-
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 Week 6 • Assignment 3: Camera Exercise – Composition, Camera Movement and Audio
• To be completed during scheduled class time
• Log, capture, archive and submit Assignment 3 footage and documentation
 Assignment 3:
Camera exercise due
Assignment 2:
Camera exercise results and feedback
Assignment 4:
Preproduction documentation due week 9
Assignment 5: FCP operations test – finalise student assessment order. Test due week 8
 CUFCAM401A
1,2,3,4
CUFPOS401A-
1,2
 Week 7 • Revision of FCP operations – interface, file management, sequence settings, import, audio
• FCP operations: keyframing, scaling, transitions, filters (effects), colour correction, titling, basic 3D, markers
• Exporting Media: FCP - QuickTime movies, stills, audio
• Exporting Media: Compressor – DVD, Mov, Web
• Principles of Editing: editing for narrative/storytelling
• Assignment 4: Group pre-production meeting
Includes – class exercises and discussion
 Assignment 3:
Camera exercise results and feedback
Assignment 4:
Preproduction documentation due week 9
Assignment 5: FCP operations test – finalise student assessment order. Test due next week
Assignment 6:
Editing short answer written test due week 9
 CUFCAM401A
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CUFPOS401A-
1,2,3,4
 Week 8 • Assignment 5: FCP Operations test and practical demonstration
• Results and feedback at conclusion of test
• Assignment 4: Group pre-production meeting – Finalise location surveys, equipment list, props list, talent and pre production documentation
 Assignment 5: FCP operations test due
Assignment 4:
Preproduction documentation due week 9
Assignment 6:
Editing short answer written test due week 9
 CUFCAM401A
1,2
CUFPOS401A-
1,2,3,4
  MIDSEMESTER BREAK – 29 AUGUST to 2 SEPTEMBER  
 Week 9 • Assignment 6: Editing short answer written test
• Results and feedback at conclusion of class
• Assignment 4: Group pre-production documentation submitted
• Assignment 4: Camera major project – Group exercise chase short film; All groups begin shooting
• Log, capture and archive Assignment 4 footage (in progress)
 Assignment 4:
Preproduction documentation due
Assignment 6:
Editing short answer written test due
 CUFCAM401A
1,2
CUFPOS401A-
1,2,3,4
 Week 10 • Assignment 4: Camera major project – Group exercise chase short film; All groups shooting
• Log, capture and archive Assignment 4 footage (in progress)
• Begin offline edit
• Assess rushes for technical and thematic quality
• Make modifications for next scheduled shooting time (if required)
• Make modifications to production documentation (if required)
 Assignment 4: Shoot camera major project – chase short film
Assignment 7:
Log, capture and archive A4 footage
 CUFCAM401A
1,2,3.4
CUFPOS401A-
1,2,3
 Week 11 • Assignment 4: Camera major project – Group exercise chase short film; All groups shooting
• Log, capture and archive Assignment 4 footage (in progress)
• Continue offline edit
• Assess rushes for technical and thematic quality
• Make modifications for next scheduled shooting time (if required)
• Make modifications to production documentation (if required)
 Assignment 4: Shoot camera major project – chase short film
Assignment 7:
Log, capture and archive A4 footage
 CUFCAM401A
1,2,3.4
CUFPOS401A-
1,2,3
 Week 12 • Assignment 4: Camera major project – Group exercise chase short film; FINAL SHOOTING DAY
• Log, capture and archive Assignment 4 footage (in progress)
• Finalise offline edit
• Assess rushes for technical and thematic quality
• Assignment 4 appraisal document due next week (week 13)
 Assignment 4: Camera major project footage and logging sheets due
Assignment 7:
Log, capture and archive A4 footage
 CUFCAM401A
1,2,3.4
CUFPOS401A-
1,2,3
 Week 13 • Assignment 7: Editing major assignment – structuring a sequence through the manipulation of rhythm and tempo
• Organise footage and media for editing
• Set up and save FCP project
• Ensure all media project files have been correctly backed up
• Preliminary edit
 Assignment 4: Appraisal document due
Assignment 7:
Editing major assignment:
Due week 16
 signment:
Due week 16 CUFCAM401A
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CUFPOS401A-
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 Week 14 • Assignment 7: Editing major assignment – structuring a sequence through the manipulation of rhythm and tempo
• Refine the edit
• Reshoot segments or shots (if required)
 Assignment 7:
Editing major assignment:
Due week 16
 CUFCAM401A
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CUFPOS401A-
1,2,3,4
 Week 15 • Assignment 7: Editing major assignment – structuring a sequence through the manipulation of rhythm and tempo
• Prepare to finalise edit
 Assignment 7:
Editing major assignment:
Due next week
 CUFCAM401A

CUFPOS401A-
1,2,3,4
 Week 16 • Assignment 7: Editing major assignment – structuring a sequence through the manipulation of rhythm and tempo
• Finalise edit for export
• Submit final version of Assignment 7
 Assignment 7:
Editing major assignment due
 CUFCAM401A

CUFPOS401A-
3,4
 Week 17 Assessment and review  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References

Musburger, R 2010, Single-Camera Video Production (5th Ed), Focal Press, USA (available in the library)
Weynand, D 2009, Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7, Peachprint Press, USA (available in the library)
Wohl, M 2010, Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Advanced Editing, Peachprint Press, USA (not 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 Shoot a Wide Range of Television Content – CUFCAM401A. 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:
# Assessment Task Value Due Date
1 Assignment 5 – FCP Operations Test 30% TBA
2 Assignment 6 – Short Answer Written Test 30% TBA
3 Assignment 7 – Editing MP: Chase Video 40% TBA
Total 100%

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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