Course Title: Operate vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5968C

Course Title: Operate 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: Simon Embury  
Phone: 03 9925 4345
Email: simon.embury@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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 course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to set-up, operate, disassemble and pack up professional level video production equipment.
On satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
 

  1. Select, set-up, operate and disassemble professional level video production equipment.
  2. Distinguish between different technical standards of equipment.
  3. Understand the theory of operation of professional level video production equipment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUEAUD03C Operate vision systems

Element:

1. Participate in technical or creative run through.
2. Prepare for vision system operation.
3. Operate vision systems.
4. Shut down and disassemble the equipment

Performance Criteria:

Element 1 Participate in technical or creative run through
Performance Criteria

1.1. Liaise with relevant personnel and read production documents to interpret the audiovisual requirements so that technical and production requirements are met.
1.2. Participate in any required technical or creative run through, note any equipment deficiencies or technical adjustments to be made.
1.3. Plot and run through cues on direction from the appropriate personnel and according to equipment, sequencing, timing and speed requirements.
1.4. Make any necessary changes to cues and modify cue sheets as required.
1.5. Execute any necessary changes to equipment according to modifications required.

Element 2 Prepare for vision system equipment operation
Performance Criteria

2.1. Check that final requirements for vision system equipment operation have been identified, implemented and documented.
2.2. Check communications equipment (as appropriate) to ensure that it is in working order.
2.3. Power up and conduct a check on all primary and back up equipment and accessories to ensure that they are in working order.
2.4. Rectify any faults or problems and inform relevant personnel of any ongoing problems.
Element 3 Operate vision system equipment.
Performance Criteria

3.1. Execute on cue all vision system operations in accordance with the running sheet and/or direction from appropriate personnel.
3.2. Use all equipment features correctly and liaise with other technical personnel, as required, to ensure delivery of the required vision system effect.
3.3. Modify cues, as required, to cater for unexpected contingencies.
3.4. React to any equipment malfunctions by rectifying the fault safely and efficiently and inform relevant personnel.
3.5. Use back-up systems appropriately if required.
Element 4 Shut down and disassemble the equipment
Performance Criteria

4.1. Safely power down the equipment following manufacturer's instructions and enterprise procedures.
4.2. Secure vision system equipment to avoid damage when unattended.
4.3. Break down and carry vision system equipment and, accessories employing safe lifting techniques.
4.4. Safely pack all equipment to avoid damage and prepare for transport, if required.
4.5. Leave the work site in the original or improved condition, ensuring that there has been no adverse impact on the site.
4.6. Complete any enterprise documentation accurately and provide copies to relevant personnel


Learning Outcomes


On satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
 

  • select, set-up, operate and disassemble professional level video production equipment
  • distinguish between different technical standards of equipment.
  • Understand the theory of operation of professional level video production equipment


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
• demonstrations
• workshops
• practical exercises
• reading set texts
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.


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.

Class #Planned Class ActivitiesElements
1• Location Lighting day (Sem.1)

 1,2,3,4

 Classes 2 to 13 are conducted in Semester 2. Please refer to Semester 2 timetables. 
2
  • Course overview, explanation of assessment tasks
    • Video technical details
  • Video cameras 
    •  Fluid head tripod, Quick release
    • CCD elements, single CCD, 3 CCD, aspect ratio, CCD size vs. picture quality
    • Camera set-up procedure
    • Viewfinders & controls
    • Zoom, focal length, X2 extender
    • Focus, macro, back focus check procedure
    • Aperture
    • Gain & Lo Lux
    • Shutter, variable shutter, (Synchro Scan mode)
    • Zebra
  • Camera set-up practice
 1,2,3,4
3• Video cameras – advanced functions
• Camera set-up practice
1,2,3,4
4 • Camera set-up practical testing 1,2,3,4
5 • Camera set-up practical testing 1,2,3,4
6 • Introduction to Vision Mixing (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey) 2
7 • Vision Mixing and Technical direction (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey)
• Introduction to Pipeline and Editshare (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey)
 1
8 • Mixing and TD /practice runs Photo Storyboard 1&2 (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey) 1,2,3,4
9 • Photo Storyboard 3 & 4 including debrief
• View Variety interview programs from previous years
• Pre planning Variety Interviews/interview lighting
• Using studio plans for set design and planning lighting (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey)
 1,2,3,4
10 • Studio planning group projects
• Mixing, Technical and Camera skills Rehearsals of projects 1& 2 (TV Studio with Rowan Humphrey)
 1,2,3,4
11 • Rehearsals of projects 3& 4 1,2,3,4
12 • Variety Interview shoot 1 Variety Interview shoot 2 1,2,3,4
13 • Variety Interview shoot 3 Variety Interview shoot 4 1,2,3,4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

1.Study Notes: Operate Vision Systems (TV component) distributed in class
2.Producing Videos, a Complete Guide, Second Edition, Martha Mollison, AFTRS, (RMIT Bookshop At 17-25 Little Latrobe Street Melbourne)
3.Blackboard Online resources


References

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


Other Resources

Nil required


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course involves practical exercieses and the development of procedural documents


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered an 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.

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.

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. Open Book Practical task (Conducted during classes 2&3)
Each student will examine a professional video camera eg. JVC DVC 500, Panasonic P2-502, monitor and tripod and produce a set-up procedure check-list that includes reference to key set-up procedures and operational controls.

Summative Assessment
2. Open Book Practical task (Conducted during either class 4 or 5 depending on scheduling )
Each student is required to competently set-up and prepare for operation and disassemble a professional video camera eg. JVC DVC 500, Panasonic P2-502, monitor and tripod within a time-frame of 20 minutes.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on 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 - 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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