Course Title: Vision mix television productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART5971C

Course Title: Vision mix television productions

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: Mark Langley
Phone: (03) 99254355
Email: mark.langley@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Course Description

In this course you will set up and operate a vision mixing console in a television studio and produce two multi-camera television productions. Working collaboratively with members of small groups you will also set up the studio and cameras as well as audio and lighting equipment. The course will include preparatory work such as storyboarding and script preparation.

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUFCAM201A Assist with a basic camera shoot and CUFCAM301A Shoot Material for Screen Productions.

 
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFBRD402A Vision mix television productions

Element:

1.    Prepare a script or production schedule for vision mixing.

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Liaise with relevant production personnel to confirm production requirements and recommend creative solutions where appropriate.
1.2
Analyse production requirements to determine quantity, nature and style of effects and processes.
1.3
Mark known effects and processes on production documentation according to enterprise procedures and confirm accuracy with relevant production personnel.
1.4
Prepare contingency plans for unscripted effects and processes that may arise during recording of productions in consultation with director or producer.
1.5
Contribute to creative process as required and explore potential for creating original ideas and proposals.

 

Element:

2.    Set up for vision mixing

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Select vision mixing methods to achieve creative and technical output for productions.
2.2
Negotiate alternative strategies with relevant production personnel where designated effects and processes are beyond the capability of available equipment.
2.3
Check that identified effects and processes are fully functional and monitors are working within specifications.
2.4
Check and assign or route required vision sources so they are accessible on the vision mixing unit and can be previewed on monitoring equipment.
2.5
Identify and note key reference points and complexities requiring special attention during production.
2.6
Ensure equipment is tested and confirm it is capable of meeting production requirements.

 

Element:

3.    Mix vision

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Ensure that actions throughout productions are correctly identified on scripts or production schedules.
3.2
Communicate with relevant production personnel throughout the mixing process to achieve the desired effect.
3.3
If appropriate, preview sources throughout the production process and put to air on cue.
3.4
Respond promptly to cues received from relevant production personnel and ensure consistency of timing.
3.5
Perform planned transitions between vision sources, reassign sources as and when required, and perform effects transitions to ensure production requirements are met.
3.6
Assign effects and processes to appropriate storage device
3.7
React to equipment failure by applying alternative effects and processes as necessary.
3.8
Monitor quality of creative and technical output during productions.

 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Set up and operate a vision mixing console in a television studio and produce two multi-camera television productions.
  • Set up studio cameras, audio and lighting equipment.
  • Prapare storyboards and scripts
  • Work cpllaboratively with production teams.

 

 


Details of Learning 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 work and preparation of Rundown Sheets.


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.

Unit of Competency  

CUFBRD402A Vision mix television productions

Unit of Competency

CUFCAM301A Shoot material for Screen Productions

Unit of Competency

CUFCAM201A Assist with a Basic Camera Shoot

Class #
Class content ElementsElements
Elements
Class 1Introduction to Vision Mixing /Setting up and operating studio pedestals/Basic camera controls/ Analyse ‘Photo Story Board project from course guide and watch videos of Photo Story Board Productions. Studio Production Roles/ Creating the ‘Rundown’ Sheet and scripts/Introduction to the control room/Introduction to Sound mixing for TV/Introduction to vision mixing/What’s a CCU?/ What does the Router do? How do I call a Television production when I am the Directors assistant? Following a ‘Program Run In.doc’ AAAElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5,

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
 

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Class 2Vision Mixing and Technical direction Revise setting up and operating pedestals/Basic camera controls/Revise the control room inc. Sound mixing/vision mixing mixer. Mixing and TD /practice runs / Storyboard preparationElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8
Element 1
1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Class 3Mixing and TD /practice runs Photo Storyboard 1&2

Element 1
1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Element 2
2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
 

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

Class 4Photo Storyboard 3 & 4

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Element 2
2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

 

Class 5

Photo Storyboard Productions continuation

De Brief Photo Storyboards. View Variety interview programs from previous years.
Pre planning Variety Interviews/interview lighting
/ Using studio plans for set design and planning lightingStudio planning group projects
Mixing, Technical and Camera skills Rehearsals of projects 1& 2

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Element 4
4.1, 4.4, 4.5

Element 6
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Element 4
4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

Class 6Rehearsals of Variety Interview projects 3& 4

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8


Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

Element 6
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5

 

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

 

Class 7Rehearsals of Variety Interview projects 3& 4 Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

 

Element 1
1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

Element 6
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5
 

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

Class 8Variety Interview shoot 1 Variety Interview shoot 2 Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

 

Element 1
1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

Element 6
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

 

Class 9Variety Interview shoot 2 Variety Interview shoot 3Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Element 1
1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

Element 6
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

Class 10Variety Interview shoot 4  Project playbacksElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Element 1
1.6, 1.7, 1.8

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

Element 6
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References

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


Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer


Overview of Assessment

Complete pre-production and production tasks and vision mix a multicamera television production.


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.

You will be assessed using the following methods:

Formative Assessment
1.    Production of Photo Storyboard Rundown sheet. Due week 3/4/5
2.    Set up for & Vision Mix Photo Storyboard. Due week 3/4/5
3.    Production of Variety Interview Rundown sheet & Planning documents.(Group documents) Due week 8/9/10
 
Summative Assessment
1.    Set up for & Vision Mix Variety Interview. Due week 8/9/10

For further details on the assessments and information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this course 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

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.
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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

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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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