Course Title: Coordinate production operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUSM6268C

Course Title: Coordinate production operations

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury
Phone: (03) 99254345
Email: simon.embury@rmit.edu.au
 


 

Nominal Hours: 45

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

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and coordinate one or
more of the technical production aspects of live theatre or event production. As such, it
requires specific skills and knowledge in the relevant technical area plus a knowledge of
management roles and responsibilities. The unit is closely linked to unit CUETEM03B Establish and manage production requirements and resources. 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUETEM01C Coordinate production operations

Element:

1 Plan and organise workflow for production operations

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly assess workloads of colleagues and allocate work to facilitate effective and efficient operations
1.2 Delegate work to appropriate colleagues in accordance with the principles of delegation
1.3 Assess workflow and progress against agreed
objectives and timelines
1.4 Assist colleagues in the prioritisation of workload through supportive feedback and coaching
1.5 Provide timely input to relevant colleagues in relation to staffing needs
 

Element:

2 Evaluate and monitor production operations

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Check and evaluate production aspects at the appropriate times and in accordance with production schedule, legal and occupational health and safety requirements
2.2 Provide timely and relevant feedback and support on technical aspects to appropriate personnel as required
2.3 Initiate or organise modifications as required by the production and in consultation with colleagues
2.4 Check that documentation is updated as required in accordance with production requirements
2.5 Identify the need for technical run-throughs and negotiate as required
 

Element:

3 Solve problems and make decisions in relation to production operations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify technical problems promptly and analyse from an operational perspective
3.2 Initiate short term action to resolve the immediate problem where appropriate
3.3 Analyse problems for any long-term impact, and assess and action potential solutions in consultation with colleagues
3.4 Take follow-up action to monitor the effectiveness of the solution

 

Element:

4 Liaise with production colleagues to maximise quality

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify key production personnel and liaise to ensure a holistic approach
4.2 Provide regular updates to colleagues in relation to production issues and general progress
4.3 Seek relevant information from colleagues to allow for timely response to changes in other areas of work
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to coordinate a production through pre-production and during the actual production.


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include a range of
•    teacher directed group activities/projects
•    class exercises to review discussions/lectures
•    independent project based work
•    online research
•    group discussion
Out-of-class activities include completion of individual design and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and location excursions.


Teaching Schedule

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- Revision for theory test
- Discuss Implement Lighting Designs Summative Assessment Task #2: Lighting Design Implementation
Week       Weekly topics and activities
 
Elements                                 
Week 1- Course and Assessment Guides
- Sherpa roster
- Lighting theory
- Homework: Formative assessment Task #1 – Preparatory Location Plan
Select a room where you live (perhaps your bedroom or living room) and draw a plan
showing as much detail as possible of the fixed elements in the room.
Your plan must show or include:
- North (facing up
- Scale of 1:50 (this is 2cm on the plan = 1m in the room)
- Show windows, doors, power outlets and dominant wall colours
Your plan must be:&#8232;- On graph or white A4 paper, landscape orientation.&#8232;- Neatly drawn with a ruler and to scale as detailed above.&#8232;- Not quite an architects plan but in that fashion.&#8232;- About two thirds of the page leaving space for a legend and/or notes&#8232; Retain Copies of all Documents
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

 

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

 

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 

Element 4
4.1


 

Week 2

- Coordinate Production Operations and Implement Lighting Designs Formative Assessment Task #1 due – Preparatory Location Plan
- Lighting theory

- Homework: - Read lighting, location and camera chapters from Producing Videos, ’A Complete Guide’ (‘Martha’)


 

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
 
Week 3- Three point lighting demonstration and practical exercises
- Discuss Coordinate Production Operations Summative Assessment Task: Lighting Design Implementation Portfolio (Due Class #7)
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 

Week 4- Lighting theory
- Video camera theory
- Lighting practical exercises
- Group structure for Lighting Design Implementatio

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 

Week 5
- Monday Class, Labour Day holiday – No class. Homework: Continue reading lighting, location and camera chapters from Producing Videos, ’A Complete Guide’ (‘Martha’) and preparation for theory test.
- No Friday Class this week. Homework: Continue reading lighting, location and camera chapters from Producing Videos, ’A Complete Guide’ (‘Martha’) and preparation for theory test.


 

 
Week 6- Lighting practical exercises
- Revision for theory test
- Discuss Implement Lighting Designs Summative Assessment Task #2: Lighting Design Implementation
 
Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 
Week 7
- Coordinate Production Operations Summative Assessment task due: Individual Lighting Design Implementation Portfolio
- Open Book Theory test (Implement Lighting Designs)
- Pre-production meeting
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week 8
- Lighting Design Implementation (Implement Lighting Designs Summative Assessment Task #2)
- Lighting Group A1
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Element 4
4.1, 4.3, 4.3
 

Week 9
- Lighting Design Implementation (Implement Lighting Designs Summative Assessment Task #2)
- Lighting Group B1
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Element 4
4.1, 4.3, 4.3

Week 10- Lighting Design Implementation (Implement Lighting Designs Summative Assessment Task #2)
- Lighting Group A2

 
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Element 4
4.1, 4.3, 4.3

 Week 11- Lighting Design Implementation (Implement Lighting Designs Summative Assessment Task #2)
- Lighting Group B2
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Element 4
4.1, 4.3, 4.3
 

 Week 12 Course review and feedbackElement 2
2.1, 2.2
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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Mollison, M., 2010, Producing Videos, ‘A Complete Guide’ 3rd Ed, Allen and Unwin, Sydney


References

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


Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
•    a pen and notepaper
•    a laptop computer


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include participation in practical activities, folio development and production exercises.


Assessment Tasks

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course..

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. 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 of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment

1. Preparatory Location Plan Due Class #2
Details of this assessment task are included below and will be discussed in class.
2. Participation in lighting and camera equipment operation during classes.

Details of this assessment task will be discussed in class.

Summative Assessment

1. Individual Lighting Design Implementation Portfolio - Due Class #7
 

Details of this assessment task will be discussed in class.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves theory and practical training and assessment sessions, including individual and group practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
 

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