Course Title: Operate vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5968C

Course Title: Operate vision systems

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4197 - Certificate IV in Creative Industries

Course Contact : Simon Embury and Rebekha Naim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4345

Course Contact Email:simon.embury@rmit.edu.au or rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course ContactProgram Administration - Adam Lovell
Course Contact Phone(03) 9925 4345
Course Contact Emailadam.lovell@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Course Description

Simon Embury will cover Video Systems and Rebekha Naim will cover Presentation Systems.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to set-up, operate, disassemble and pack up professional level video production equipment.
On satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Select, set-up, operate and disassemble professional level video production equipment.
2. Distinguish between different technical standards of equipment
3. Understand the theory of operation of professional level video production equipment


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUEAUD03C Operate vision systems


Learning Outcomes


On satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
• Select, set-up, operate and disassemble professional level video production equipment.
• Distinguish between different technical standards of equipment
• Understand the theory of operation of professional level video production equipment.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
• demonstrations
• workshops
• practical exercises
• reading set texts
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.


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.

Class #Planned Class ActivitiesElements
1• Location Lighting day (Sem.1)

 1,2,3,4

 Classes 2 to 13 are conducted in Semester 2. Please refer to Semester 2 timetables. 
2
  • Course overview, explanation of assessment tasks
    • Video technical details
  • Video cameras 
    •  Fluid head tripod, Quick release
    • CCD elements, single CCD, 3 CCD, aspect ratio, CCD size vs. picture quality
    • Camera set-up procedure
    • Viewfinders & controls
    • Zoom, focal length, X2 extender
    • Focus, macro, back focus check procedure
    • Aperture
    • Gain & Lo Lux
    • Shutter, variable shutter, (Synchro Scan mode)
    • Zebra
  • Camera set-up practice
 1,2,3,4
3• Video cameras – advanced functions
• Camera set-up practice
1,2,3,4
4 • Camera set-up practical testing 1,2,3,4
5 • Camera set-up practical testing 1,2,3,4
6 • Introduction to Vision Mixing (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey) 2
7 • Vision Mixing and Technical direction (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey)
• Introduction to Pipeline and Editshare (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey)
 1
8 • Mixing and TD /practice runs Photo Storyboard 1&2 (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey) 1,2,3,4
9 • Photo Storyboard 3 & 4 including debrief
• View Variety interview programs from previous years
• Pre planning Variety Interviews/interview lighting
• Using studio plans for set design and planning lighting (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey)
 1,2,3,4
10 • Studio planning group projects
• Mixing, Technical and Camera skills Rehearsals of projects 1& 2 (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey)
 1,2,3,4
11 • Rehearsals of projects 3& 4 1,2,3,4
12 • Variety Interview shoot 1 Variety Interview shoot 2 1,2,3,4
13 • Variety Interview shoot 3 Variety Interview shoot 4 1,2,3,4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

NA


Overview of Assessment

Video Systems;


Presentation Systems;

20% Answer oral questions and participate in practical tasks at various stages to demonstrate understanding of underpinning knowledge

50% Practical task B. In groups you will be required to set-up, operate or dismantle an AV presentation system.

30% Theory Test. Answer range of multiple-choice, short and long answer questions related to class notes and discussions.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered an essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.

1. Open Book Practical task (Conducted during classes 2&3)
Each student will examine a professional video camera eg. JVC DVC 500, Panasonic P2-502, monitor and tripod and produce a set-up procedure check-list that includes reference to key set-up procedures and operational controls.

2. Open Book Practical task (Conducted during either class 4 or 5 depending on scheduling )
Each student is required to competently set-up and prepare for operation and disassemble a professional video camera eg. JVC DVC 500, Panasonic P2-502, monitor and tripod within a time-frame of 20 minutes.

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


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates 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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