Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5969C

Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Rankin
Phone: 9925 4345
Email: simon.rankin@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare photo images for integration into an interactive media sequence or product.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images

Element:

1.    Use scanner to capture photo images

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Source and select appropriate photographic images
according to requirements of photographic project brief
1.2 Discuss selection of images with relevant personnel
1.3 Assess scanner features to ensure that outcomes will
meet the requirements of brief
1.4 Operate scanner according to manufacturer specifications
1.5 Select scanner settings to ensure image capture meets
production requirements
1.6 Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer
using standard naming conventions

Element:

2.    Use digital camera to create photo images

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss photographic project brief with relevant personnel
2.2 Assess digital camera features to ensure that outcomes
will meet the requirements of brief
2.3 Plan camera shots taking into account lighting, framing,
composition and other photographic techniques
2.4 Load and operate digital camera according to
manufacturer specifications
2.5 Consider digital camera focus, exposure and shutter
speed to ensure image capture meets production
requirements
2.6 Check photographic images for fitness of purpose to
comply with brief
2.7 Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer
using standard naming conventions

Element:

3.    Edit photo images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Load digital imaging software and import photo image
source files
3.2 Manipulate and save digital images using designated
digital imaging software
3.3 Create photo images that incorporate visual design and
communication principles using designated digital
imaging software
3.4 Evaluate the outcome for visual impact, effectiveness and
fitness for purpose
3.5 Confirm outcome with relevant personnel

Element:

4.    Prepare photo image assets

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Save files in appropriate output format to meet platform
requirements
4.2 Assign metadata tags if required
4.3 Group files logically in a folder system using standard
naming conventions
4.4 Store files in share drive or repository for production team
access


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to prepare photo images for integration into an interactive media sequence or product. l be able to prepare photo images for integration into an interactive media sequence or product.


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• workshopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to,

• online research
• work shopping
• independent project based work


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.
 
Week Class contentElements
1Digital imaging fundamentals, Basic selections - Assessment 13,4
2Image editing workflows, Foundation Projects 1-3 - Assessment 21,3,4
3Refine selections, Quick Mask, Simple Layer Masks - Assessment 32,3,4
4Fashion Brochure Mock Up - Assessment 41,2,3,4
5Adjustment layers, levels, curves - Assessment 52,3,4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Galer & Andrews, 2010, Photoshop CS5 Essential Skills, Focal Press.


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 photographic and digital imaging techniques.


Other Resources

Other required resources include suitable digital media storage such as a portable hard drive or USB flash drive, with at least 4Gb capacity.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include ongoing class exercises and construction of a high-resolution photographic document.


Assessment Tasks

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 assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment
1. Photoshop selection exercise
Make a basic composite image using different types of selections in Photoshop. Due in week 1.
2. Photoshop CS5 Essential Skills foundation projects 1-3
Complete Foundation projects 1-3 (digital imaging workflow) from Photoshop CS5 Essential Skills. Due in week 2.
3. Refine selections, Quick Mask, Simple Layer Masks
Shoot and contour images using refined selections, Quick Mask mode and simple layer masks. Due in week 3.
4. Fashion brochure mock up
Build a fashion brochure mock up from supplied images to the specifications of a project brief. Due in week 4.
5. Adjustment layers curves exercises
Use levels, curves and adjustment layers to perform photographic colour corrections. Due in week 5.
Summative Assessment
6. Design a four page restaurant menu
Design Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn menus for an up market restaurant. Your design will include scanned and/or photographic images, formatted informational text and headline text. Due two weeks after the last class for this course.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.
Grades used in this course 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

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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