Course Title: Apply photoimaging lighting techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5942C

Course Title: Apply photoimaging lighting techniques

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:

Mr Guy Little
Phone:    03 9925 4865
Email:     guy.little@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 100

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 course covers the skills and knowledge required to employ lighting techniques to a range of subjects in different workspaces. You become familiar with lighting requirements and the techniques used to meet these requirements. You also look at the selection of equipment needed sfor different lighting techniques.


This unit is delivered in conjuntion with:

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI04B Apply photoimaging lighting techniques

Element:

1. Plan lighting requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1  Correctly identify required lighting characteristics for the subject and purpose of the image

1.2  Select appropriate lighting equipment for the purpose

Element:

2. Prepare specific work environment

Performance Criteria:

2.1  Select work environment which meets requirements for the production of work

2.2  Care for work environment so that it remains clean and safe during production process

2.3  Select relevant camera system and accessories for the work,

2.4   Correctly set up camera system and accessories for the work, including props and or position models when required

2.5  correctly assemble the lighting system in accordance with work requirements

2.6  Consider and implement the required safety aspects of the lighting set up and cabling

2.7  Use equipment and materials in a manner which minimises waste

Element:

4. Capture image.

Performance Criteria:

4.1  Exposure film or media using determined calculations

4.2  Review image captured against work requirments and take action accordingly

4.3  Accurately document the work progress as required

Element:

5. Restore work environment and equipment

Performance Criteria:

5.1  Safely clean work environment after use

5.2  Clean and maintain equipment in accordance with manufacturer's instructions after use

5.3  Safely transport and store equipment and materials and ensure readiness for future use

Element:

3. Light the subject

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Test lighting techniques to suit purpose of work

3.2  Confirm tht lighting techniques are consistent with purpose of the work

3.3  Adjust, modify and calibrate qualities of light to suit subject

3.4  Calculate and determine the exposure for the subject consistent with purpose for the photograph


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be familiar with a range of lighting equipment and techniques.  You will also be aware of health and safety issues that need to be addressed when using this equipment


Details of Learning Activities

  • In-class learning activities include, but are not limitied to:
    lectures
    guest lecturers
    group discussion
    online research
    workshopping
    independent project based work
    teacher directed group activiites/projects

 

  • Out-of-class learning activiites include, but are not limited to
    indepedent research
    independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

WEEK CLASS CONTENTELEMENTS
WEEK 1Intoduce course outline and assessment 1.1 - 1.2
2.1 - 2.7
3.1 - 3.4
4.1 - 4.3
5.1 - 5.3
WEEK 2In-class practical session 
WEEK 3In-class practical session 
WEEK 4ASSESSMENT CRIT 1 
WEEK 5In-class practical session 
WEEK 6In-class practical session 
WEEK 7In-class practical session 
WEEK 8 ASSESSMENT CRIT 2 
WEEK 9In-class practical session 
WEEK 10 ASSESSMENT CRIT 3 
WEEK 11In-class practical session 
WEEK 12 ASSESSMENT CRIT 4 
WEEK 13In-class practical session 
WEEK 14In-class practical session 
WEEK 15 ASSESSMENT CRIT 5 
WEEK 16ASSESSMENT REVIEW 
WEEK 17RESUBMISSION.  ALL ASSESSMENT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS WEEK 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises and through the application of learned skills and insights to your photography assignments in Food, Portrait, Fashion, Lighting


Assessment Tasks

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

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS
1)  In-class Practical Sessions

2) A series of practical tests on the application of camera, lighting and studio equipment


SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK:

SHOOTING ASSIGNMENTS

Full copies of briefs and examples will be given out in class and will be on the course blackboard site.

1) Assessment Crit 1 -  Food 5x4 E6
2) Assessment Crit 2  - Lighting 5x4 E6
3) Assessment Crit 4 - Portraiture Digital


Grading criteria for the graded assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.


You will be assessed using the following grades


CHD     Competent with High Distinction
CDI     Competent with Distinction
CC      Competent with Credit
CAG     Competency Achieved -Graded
NYC     Not Yet Competent
DNS     Did Not Submit for Assessment


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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