Course Title: Operate vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

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.

Summative Assessment Task: Video Camera Set-up (for some students)

Class #Planned Class ActivitiesElements
Class 1Course overview, explanation of assessment tasks

Video technical details
 

Element 1
1.1, 1.5
Class 2

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

Formative Assessment Task: Video Camera Set-up Checklist

Element 2
2.1, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.2, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Class 3

• Video cameras – advanced functions
• Camera set-up practice

Formative Assessment Task: Video Camera Set-up Checklist

Element 2
2.1, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.2, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Class 4

Summative Assessment Task: Video Camera Set-up (for some students)
 

Element 2
2.1, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.2, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Class 5Summative Assessment Task: Video Camera Set-up (for remaining students)Element 2
2.1, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.2, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Class 6Contingency, completion of assessment tasksElement 2
2.1, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.2, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6


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

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 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 assessment task: Video Camera Set-Up Checklist

(Conducted during classes 2 or 3)
Working in a small group, each student will examine and set-up 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 Assessment task: Video Camera Set-up
(Conducted during class #4, 5 or 6)
Working individually, each student is required to competently set-up and prepare for operation and pack-up 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

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.

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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