Course Title: Use and adapt to changes in technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EMPL5630C

Course Title: Use and adapt to changes in technology

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4224 - Certificate IV in Photoimaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher:

Ms Naomi Herzog
Phone:   03 9925 4815
Email:    naomi.herzog@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and adapt to a variety of technological changes within the cultural industries. This knowledge underpins effective performance in all sectors and applies to all people working in these industries


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSGEN01A Use and adapt to changes in technology

Element:

1. Evaluate information about new technology

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Where necessary seek information about the current technological changes that apply to the relevant industry
1.2 Evaluate the information according to the impact it will have on effective work performance within the industry, including information about:
1.2.1 changes in any type of equipment or technology used within the industry
1.2.2 likely effects of new technology on current work practices
1.2.3. ways of upgrading skills to include the use of new technology

Element:

2. Adapt to changes in the new technology

Performance Criteria:

2.1 When required undertake appropriate training of new technology to improve work practices
2.2 Read any relevant documentation that will assist in the practice of use of the new technology
2.3 When required select appropriate equipment that is suitable for the specific uses defined by the new technology
2.4 Implement the new technology in current work practices

Element:

3. Update knowledge of new technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Continually apply informal and/or formal research to update knowledge of any subsequent new technologies that may impact on work practices
3.2 Monitor current changes in technology and implement those changes when required
3.3 Share updated knowledge with colleagues as appropriate and incorporate information into day to day work activities


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will be familiar with how new technologies can impact on your business and have developed some strategies to make use of these technologies.


Details of Learning Activities

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
tutorial demonstration and practical application
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion
field trips
online research
independent project based work
teacher directed group activities/projects
work shopping of students’ own projects

Out-of-class activities include, but are not limited to:
research
independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

Week

Class Content

This unit (CUSGEN01A - Use and adapt to changes in technology) is codelivered with CUVVSP19B Produce video art

Elements
1COURSE OUTLINE, ASSESSMENT BRIEFING & INTRODUCTION (CUSGEN01A & CUVVSP19B)CUSGEN01A
1.1 - 1.2
3.1 - 3.3
CUVVSP19B
1.1 - 1.2
2.1 - 2.6
2TUTORIAL - Intro to camera - studio shoot (intro to camera, lighting) - group work pre prod
(CUSGEN01A & CUVVSP19B)
CUSGEN01A
2.1 - 2.4
CUVVSP19B
1.1 - 1.2
2.1 - 2.2
3TUTE - FCP Basics – file formats, Log & capture (basic capture & output as QT) - Grading and adjustments
(CUSGEN01A)
CUSGEN01A
2.1 - 2.4
3.1 - 3.2
4TUTE FCP Basics – Titles
Production & Post Production week - Students Shoots & post production (CUSGEN01A)
CUSGEN01A
2.1 - 2.4
3.1 - 3.3
5Post Production week
- Students completing project & project SUBMISSION
(CUSGEN01A)
CUSGEN01A
2.3 - 2.4
3.3
6Assignment 2 - Briefing - (CUSGEN01A)
Project 1 - Screenings - (CUVVSP19B)
CUSGEN01A
3.1 - 3.3
CUVVSP19B
2.1, 2.3 - 2.6
7TUTE FCP Basics – editing a rough cut exercise
Present Draft Assignment 2 (CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
1.1 - 1.4
2.1 - 2.6,3.3
8TUTE - FCP Basics – Editing – trimming & refining the rough cut Assignment 2 Submission & Screening
(CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
9TUTE - FCP Basics – Pre Production week - Documentary Assmt - Present Draft Documentary assmt
(CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
1.1, 2.2,
2.5 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
10Production week - Students Shoots & Teacher consults
(CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
11Production/Post Production week
- Students Shoots & Teacher consults
(CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
12Production/Post Production week
- Students Shoots & Teacher consults
(CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
13Post Production week - Editing
- Students Shoots & Teacher consults
(CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
14Post Production week - Editing
- Students Shoots & Teacher consults
(CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
2.2 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
15Post Production week - Editing
- Students Shoots & Teacher consults
(CUVVSP19B)
CUVVSP19B
2.2 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
16Documentary Submission with full documentation ASSESSMENT DUE (CUVVSP19B)CUVVSP19B
3.1 - 3.3
17ASSESSMENT WEEK 
CUVVSP19B
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
CUVVSP19B
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3
CUVVSP19B
2.2 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Lynda.com tutorials via the RMIT library database


References

Ascher, Steven & Pincus, Edward, 2007 - The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age, Plume


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for onging updated information
Further Tutorial support material is on the  Photoimaging Server


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises and projects which involve the use of new technologies and looking at new business models.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) 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 items include:

USE & ADAPT TO CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY - FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
1. Studio shooting workshop – group exercise (individual)
2. basic transfer & QuickTime output exercise from Final Cut Pro (individual)

USE & ADAPT TO CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY - GRADED ASSESSMENT
1. 30 sec genre video – group project

Create a 15 – 30 sec video clip
The video clip must be set in a specific genre style, treated in Final Cut Pro & then output as QuickTime VIdeo.

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Grades used in this unit are as follows:
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved Graded
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (formative assessment)
CA - Competency Achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit For Assessment


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

FEEDBACK
You will receive verbal and written feedback by the teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.


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;

PLAGIARISM
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Pleae refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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