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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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.

Weeks           

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

Week 2

Theory; Cables, connectors and signal types
Includes: Class exercises, practical demonstrations, group discussion.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.8

Element 2
2.1

Element 3
3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week 3
Theory; Plans and schematics
Includes: Class exercises, practical demonstrations, group discussion.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.8

Element 2
2.1

Element 3
3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week 4
Theory and prac class on connecting equipment to make a small presentation system
Includes: Group work.
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,

Element 3
3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week 5
Formative assessment; Website development in Carlton Library PC Lab 2.Element 1
1.1, 1.2

Element 2
2.1

Element 3
3.3, 3.4

Week 6
Formative assessment; Website research presentation to class.Element 1
1.1, 1.2

Element 2
2.1

Element 3
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.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
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.Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week 15/16Individual feedback session (15 minutes) on your work with your teacher.Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4


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

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

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

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 29th August) to week 12 (Friday 10th October), Semester 2, 2014

Assessment details:

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:
29th August, 5th September, 12th September, 21st September and 10th October

 

Summative Assessment

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 17th and Friday 24th October 2014

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

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. 

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.

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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