Course Title: Implement lighting designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: PERF5064C

Course Title: Implement lighting designs

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: 30

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

To enable learners to address the lighting requirements of audiovisual and video productions in a range of environments including single and multicamera recording and events.
You will attend separate classes for Promote Team effectiveness but will also be presented with opportunities to learn and practice elements from that course within Implement Lighting designs. Refer teaching schedule in Promote Team Effectiveness.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT401A Implement lighting designs

Element:

1.    Clarify design requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss lighting designs/plans with relevant
production personnel to determine overall
production needs.
1.2 Generate a range of ideas for the execution of
lighting that provide creative solutions to technical
and production issues.
1.3 Seek feedback on ideas with relevant production
personnel to maximise creative input into lighting
effects.
1.4 Confirm availability of lighting equipment and
lighting accessories to implement different options
for lighting effects.
1.5 Use a range of criteria to decide which options are
most feasible and obtain necessary equipment and
accessories according to enterprise procedures.
1.6 Ensure that options selected provide a correct visual
interpretation of the script/production.
 

Element:

2.    Set up and test lighting operations

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Set up lighting equipment and accessories to test
different options for lighting effects using
appropriate light and exposure meters.
2.2 Interpret information readouts and make necessary
adjustments to achieve desired light quality.
2.3 Ensure lighting equipment and lighting accessories
are adjusted to take account of camera types and
capture media to be used.
2.4 Correct mixed light sources to achieve a uniform
colour balance, using corrective filters to meet
creative and technical requirements.
2.5 Participate in ongoing production meetings and
evaluation of work in progress on lighting effects.
2.6 In consultation with relevant production personnel,
agree on the final lighting configuration to be used
and inform others as required.
 

Element:

3.    Participate in technical rehearsals.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Rehearse technical aspects of a production and
execute changes to the lighting set-up according to
production requirements.
3.2 Modify cue sheets and update preprogrammed
automated systems according to final shooting
requirements.
3.3 In consultation with relevant production personnel,
amend lighting effects to take account of limitations
imposed by the type of camera or other aspects of
productions.
3.4 Check that required changes to lighting operations
are implemented and that relevant documentation is
completed prior to actual production.
3.5 Ensure appropriate supervision is arranged to
maintain continuity of lighting throughout the
production period.
 

Element:

4.    Monitor lighting operations during productions.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check operational aspects of lighting equipment
and lighting set-up to ensure they are correctly
prepared for productions.
4.2 Ensure placement of lighting equipment and
accessories is mapped and connections to correct
power sources and consoles are implemented and
recorded.
4.3 Maintain lighting conditions throughout filming to
ensure that image and light quality meet the stylistic
effect required.
4.4 Identify and rectify basic problems and faults using
appropriate test equipment and according to
enterprise and OHS procedures.
4.5 Ensure that technical quality is consistent with
editing and post-production requirements.
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to.
• Use technical jargon/terms to describe, the quality and quantity of light, typical lighting equipment and photographic and other principles
• Use industry techniques and practical methods to solve common location lighting issues and problems with Key, Fill and Backlighting.
• Apply the Power Formula and familiarity with a range of lighting equipment and specifications to safely operate in a range of situations.
• Apply the Inverse Square law and theories of persistence of vision, visual acuity, colour theory, the electromagnetic spectrum and the properties of light to solve common audiovisual problems.
• Use filters, meters and camera settings to control colour temperature and exposure.
• Use camera lenses to manipulate Depth of Field taking into consideration Focal length, focusing distances, exposure values and f.stops.


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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-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.

 WeeksWeekly topics and activities                                                                                               
Elements & Performance Criteria                                                                                  
Week 1- Course and Assessment Guides
- Sherpa roster
- Lighting theory
- Homework: Formative assessment Task #1 – Simple Location Plan (Individual assessment task)
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, 1.6
Week 2 <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />-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 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
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, 1.6
Week 4-Lighting theory
-Video camera theory
-Lighting practical exercises
Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

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 1
1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Week 7- Coordinate Production Operations Summative Assessment task due: Individual Lighting Design Implementation Portfolio
- Open Book Theory test (Implement Lighting Designs)
- Pre-production meetings

 

Element 1
1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
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, 2.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
 

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, 2.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

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, 2.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

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, 2.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Week 12
Course review and feedback
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References

Basic Photography, Michael Langford
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Plan and implement a lighting design on location and complete a written test of underpinning knowledge.


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 one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.

Formative Assessment

1.Preparatory Location PlanDue Class #2

Details of this assessment task will be discussed in class. 

Summative Assessment

1.Theory test (Open Book).
Complete an underpinning knowledge lighting terminology test in Class #7

2.Lighting Design Implementation
Implement your chosen lighting design as part of a work team. This assessment task will be conducted during classes 8 to 11 in accordance with the teaching schedule below
Details of this assessment task are included below and will be discussed in class.
 

Details of these assessment tasks will be discussed in class.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD   Competent with High Distinction

CDI    Competent with Distinction

CC     Competent with Credit

CAG  Competency achieved with grading.

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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