Course Title: Prepare, rig, test and modify vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: MIET6092C

Course Title: Prepare, rig, test and modify vision systems

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: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4849
Email: rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 55

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.

Course Description

In this unit you are required to interpret vision system production requirements, participate in run-through’s and ultimately operate a range of vision systems during a live production or event. You will also be required to disassemble equipment. Vision system technicians who operate equipment in a range of live production environments require these skills. The technician may or may not be responsible for installation and set up.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUEAUD02C Prepare, rig, test and modify vision systems

Element:

1 Identify requirements and prepare vision systems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Liaise with relevant personnel and interpret the vision system plan to determine and confirm the vision system requirements
1.2 Identify rigging, cabling and power requirements and calculate accurately in accordance with the vision system plan
1.3 Select, assemble and test equipment and accessories and consumables to ensure that they are working and prepared for installation
1.4 Recognise faults and take appropriate remedial action
1.5 Pre-rig all relevant vision system equipment as required by the vision system plan and in accordance with licensing regulations
1.6 Prepare, roll, test and service extension leads, looms and cables in accordance with design specifications, enterprise and legislative requirements
1.7 Construct or devise effects and masking as required
1.8 Establish contingency plans in the event of equipment malfunction and prepare back-up equipment

Element:

2. Install vision systems

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine the positioning of all vision systems and the necessary support requirements
2.2 Install supports or check that any rigging and mounts have been installed in the appropriate position
2.3 Use safe lifting and handling techniques to install all vision systems, primary and back-up, according to the requirements of the plan
2.4 Lay and secure power and other cables to avoid damage and hazardous situations

Element:

3. Test and modify  vision system  equipment

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Patch and test all equipment and accessories to ensure operational efficiency and working order
3.2 Check all equipment in conjunction with other technical operations as required
3.3 Identify any problems and modify the installation or technical elements of the equipment in consultation with the appropriate personnel
3.4 Complete any documentation according to enterprise procedures and provide copies to relevant personnel as required
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to interpret client briefs and then; set up, install and adjust as necessary various screen and projection equipment.


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• practical demonstrations
• teacher directed group activities/projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• group project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• online research


Teaching Schedule

 

                                  

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.

 

Teaching weeks

Class content Elements
Week 1Course Outline: Discussion of the course guide, resources, assessments and expectations.
Theory: What is this? Introduction to projectors, screens and other vision equipment.
1.1, 1.2

Week 2

Theory; Cables, connectors and signal types
Includes: Class exercises, practical demonstrations, group discussion.
1.1,1.2,1.8,2.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
Week 3
Theory; Plans and schematics
Includes: Class exercises, practical demonstrations, group discussion.
1.1,1.2,1.8,2.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
Week 4
Theory and prac class on connecting equipment to make a small presentation system
Includes: Group work.
 
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,
1.6,1.7,2.1,2.2,2.3,
2.4,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
Week 5
Formative assessment; Website development in Carlton Library PC Lab 2.1.1,1.2,2.1,3.3,3.4
Week 6
Formative assessment; Website research presentation to class.1.1,1.2,2.1,3.3,3.4
Week 7
No class. 
Week 8-12Formative assessment; Set-up, operate and de-rig presentation equipment using correct industry terms and codes of behaviour.
Includes: Group work and theory.
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,
1.6,1.7,2.1,2.2,2.3,
2.4,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
Week 13/14Summative assessment; Practical exercises; in teams set-up, operate and de-rig presentation equipment using correct industry terms and codes of behaviour.1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,
1.6,1.7,1.8,2.1,2.2,2.3,
2.4,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
Week 15/16Individual feedback session (10 minutes) on your work with your teacher.1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,
1.6,1.7,1.8,2.1,2.2,2.3,
2.4,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guides and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching and developing event budgeting techniques.


Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and illustrator type programs, if you have access to one


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Technical knowledge of the operating functions of a range of audiovisual equipment
Correct interpretation of vision system plans
Knowledge of occupational health and safety principles, procedures and regulations
 


Assessment Tasks

Please note that assessment tasks for this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks. To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all of the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Formative Assessment

1. Research Webpage
In groups of 2, you are expected to produce an information rich website, on a chosen field of investigation using up to date, relevant information on one type of presentation technology which you will then present to class. To create in Week 5 (Friday 9th August) and present to class in Week 6 (Friday 16th August) 2013

2. Practical class exercises
You are required to successfully prepare, rig, test and modify various AV presentation systems in small teams as directed by your teacher. This assessment will be conducted over 5 weeks, from Week 8 (Friday 30th August) to week 12 (Friday 11th October) 2013

Summative Assessment

3. AV Set-up
You are required to successfully prepare, rig, test and modify an AV presentation system in a small team as directed by your teacher under test conditions.
This assessment will be conducted in Weeks 13 (Friday 18th October) and 14 (Friday 25th October) 2013

 

Assessment details:

1. Research Webpage

Aim
To produce an information rich webpage in Gmail Sites on a chosen field of investigation from the list below in groups of 2.

Field of investigation (choose one of the following, every group must have a different topic);
1.Plasma screen technology
2.LCD screen technology
3.LED (LCD) screen technology
4.OLED screen technology
5.LED outdoor/large screen walls/panels
6.Projection screen technology
7.DLP projection technology
8.LCD & LED projection technology
9.Plasma projection technology
10.Vision cables and connectors
11.Digital vision mixers and control technology
12.ISDN telecommunication systems
13.Webcam technology
14.Other; your choice (please get approval from your teacher)

Brief
The task is a group assignment in pairs designed to inform ‘potential clients’ and assess your knowledge and further research skills in an area of Presentation Technology. You need to imagine that your team is an audiovisual supplier who is informing and recommending goods and services (from your chosen field of investigation above) to your client (RMIT University) and explain the following in your assignment;
1.How the technology works. Include diagrams, descriptions and brands.
2.Describe who you are (an invented AV company) and the space in RMIT University where the Presentation Technology could be installed.
3.Explain the various uses for the technology in the AV industry.

Presentation Requirements (on Gmail Sites)
1.A home page explaining who you are (an invented AV company) and the space in RMIT University where the Presentation Technology could be installed.
2.Page 2 explaining how the technology works, including diagrams.
3.Page 3 showing examples of at least 4 different brands and 2 different styles of the specified technology with pictures.
4.Page 4 explaining the various uses for the technology in the AV industry

•Present the information clearly and logically, using diagrams and hyperlinks to websites/blogs/forums/etc on every page
•Each student must author at least 2 pages each (open and build the content of 2 pages)
•You do not have to use your own words, but the information you include must be accurate, with referencing for all text, pictures and diagrams (copy and paste the URL next to the content)
•You are then required to each present your Wiki to the class in the second week

Your assessment must demonstrate that it includes your own work and that you have a good understanding of the elements involved in Prepare, Rig, Test and Modify Vision Systems MIET 6092C.

Grading: This assessment is a formative assessment and attributes to passing the unit. It is designed to demonstrate your understanding of the practical and theoretical components of the unit. Please refer to the learning resources in Learning Hub online for specific Audiovisual Diploma assessment requirements.
Dates Conducted: Friday 9th and Friday 16th August 2013
 

2. Practical Class Exercises

Aim: To successfully prepare, rig, test and modify AV presentation systems in small teams as directed by your teacher.

Brief for each of the days:
Each team will set-up and pack down a small projection system in a specified time frame. All set-ups must be treated like the client would expect;
•Neat, safe and all in working order
•Correct interpretation of the vision system plan
•Technical knowledge of the operating functions of the audiovisual equipment used
•Correct industry terms and codes of behavior used (including teamwork and leadership skills)
•Observation of occupational health and safety principles, procedures and regulations

Your assessment must demonstrate that it is your own work and that you have a good understanding of the elements involved in Prepare, Rig, Test and Modify Vision Systems MIET 6092C.

Grading:
This assessment is a formative assessment and attributes to passing the unit. It is designed to demonstrate your understanding of the practical and theoretical components of the unit. Please refer to the learning resources in Learning Hub online for specific Audiovisual Diploma assessment requirements. Progress on this assessment may be monitored on a regular basis.

Dates Conducted:

30th August, 6th September, 13th September, 20th September and 11th October


Summative Assessment Task

3. AV set-up


Aim
To successfully prepare, rig, test and modify an AV presentation system in a small team as directed by your teacher.

Brief
In pairs within a time frame of 30 minutes you will be required to decipher a vision system plan, then set-up, test and dismantle an AV presentation system. This is an open book assessment; you can refer to your notes. Each group will be given one of the following vision systems to prepare, rig, test and modify;

1.Video projector, screen, DVD player, camera, vision mixer and sound system
2.Monitor on a stand, camera, DVD player, PA system
3.DLP projector, screen, PC & Mac laptops, data vision mixer and preview monitor
4.Two set-ups;
a.Monitor on a stand with a DVD player
b.Data projector and screen with 2 laptops
5.DLP data projector and a laptop on rear projection truss screen

Your team will be chosen on the day by the teacher. Each team will have thirty minutes to complete the practical task set. All set-ups must be treated like the corporate client would expect;
•Neat, safe and all in working order
•Easy for the client to operate
•Correct interpretation of the vision system plan
•Set-up using the best use of space/environment
•Technical knowledge of the operating functions of the audiovisual equipment used
•Correct industry terms and codes of behavior used (including teamwork and leadership skills)
•Observation of occupational health and safety principles, procedures and regulations

Your team will need to select the appropriate equipment for the task given.
Assessment Criteria A rubric will be used to grade you individually. Fair and reasonable practical participation in the group is expected. Occupational health and safety principles, procedures and regulations, especially safe lifting techniques, must be observed.

Advice: Please refer to the Assessment Submissions Guide and the Definition of Course Grades in the Program Competencies & General Course Guide Information Book online before attempting this assessment task.

Your assignment must demonstrate that it is your own work and that you have a good understanding of the elements involved in Prepare, Rig, Test and Modify Vision Systems MIET 6092C.
Grading: This assignment is a summative assessment and attributes to the grade applied to this unit (see below). It is assessed against the rubric for this unit. Please refer to the learning resources in Learning Hub online for specific Audiovisual Diploma assessment requirements.

Dates Conducted: Friday 18th and Friday 25th October 2013

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
 

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Go to Student Feedback at RMIT on the RMIT website

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Go to the Student Progress Policy on the RMIT website.

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

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.

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 on the RMIT website.

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