Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART6206C

Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:Mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mark Langley
Phone:  9925 4355
Email: mark.langley@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

‘None.’

Course Description

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to set up and operate vision / video cameras and lighting for screen based media production. The unit will include preparatory work such as Storyboarding and cable preparation.
This unit is delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUFCAM201A Assist with a basic camera shoot and CUFBRD402A Vision mix television productions, which focus on the skills and knowledge required to participate in teamwork during the production of screen based media contextualized to the focus of the Audiovisual Technology program.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM301A Shoot material for screen productions

Element:

1. Prepare for shoot.

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Participate in pre-production briefings as required to confirm production and post-production requirements
1.2
Arrange equipment and accessories for shoots as directed, ensuring that everything is clean and operational
1.3
Safely charge batteries according to manufacturer specifications and ensure sufficient supply of charged batteries to meet the needs of production schedules
1.4
Select required capture media and ensure sufficient supply for the intended production
1.5
Prepare and pack lighting equipment, including gels and cables as required
1.6
Undertake minor repairs on faulty equipment or report significant faults to relevant production personnel
1.7
Confirm location, shooting schedules and timelines with relevant production personnel
1.8
Complete appropriate documentation prior to shoots

 

Element:

2. Set up on location

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Determine camera positions to ensure that composition of shots provides correct visual interpretation of production requirements
2.2
Liaise and collaborate with crew and talent and contribute ideas to initial concepts
2.3
Set up equipment and accessories to ensure the safety of personnel on location
2.4
Consider requirements for repositioning equipment and accessories during shoots taking into account production schedules
2.5
Ensure cameras and other equipment are safely secured
2.6
Label and load capture media and check camera functions
2.7
Position microphones as required and conduct audio check.

 

Element:

3. Set up Lighting

Performance Criteria:

1. Assess the quality and quantity of available light and determine the amount of correction required if necessary
2. Mount and position lighting equipment following safety guidelines
3. Run lighting cables and connect safely to power sources
4. Install colour frames and gels in accordance according to requirements for the specific shoot
5. Select lenses and filters appropriate to the prevailing conditions
 

Element:

4. Position and operate camera to capture shots

Performance Criteria:

1. Consider camera shots and angles, where feasible, to ensure cuts between shots produce the desired result
2. Take account of editing or other post-production requirements while shooting
3. Ensure camera set-up meets criteria for shoot
4. Check camera movements to implement planned or rehearsed shots according to direction from relevant production personnel
5. Shoot and record sequences
 

Element:

5. Manipulate cables and camera positioning

Performance Criteria:

1. Participate in pre-production meetings and rehearsal, if required, and ensure that final camera and cable movements are understood
2. Communicate with relevant production personnel during shoots and position and move camera cabling according to instructions and cues received
3. React consistently to cues received from relevant production personnel and ensure consistency of timing without undue lapses
4. Move cameras and cabling without impeding the operation of camera operators and work in cooperation with other personnel to achieve the desired camera movements
5. Ensure that camera operators do not collide with other elements
6. Complete cabling handling operations without damage to equipment or injury to personnel
 

Element:

6. Wrap up the shoot

Performance Criteria:

1. Check and pack equipment and accessories using safe lifting techniques
2. Ensure recorded material is labelled properly, together with relevant documentation
3. Report equipment faults and complete required documentation
4. Leave locations in original condition to ensure no adverse effect on the site
5. Review and reflect on performance and note areas for improvement
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


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
 
CUFCAM301A
Shoot Material for Screen Productions
CUFCAM201A
Assist with a Basic Camera Shoot
CUFBRD402A
Vision Mix Television Productions
Class #        
Class Content
Elements
Elements
Elements
Class 1

Introduction 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’ AAA

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
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.5

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

Class 2

Vision 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 /Photo Story board preparation

 

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, 2.5, 2.7

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

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

 Photo Storyboard Productions 1&2

 

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

Element 2
2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Class 4

Photo Storyboard Productions 3 & 4

 

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

Element 2
2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Class 5

Photo Storyboard Productions continuation

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

 

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.4, 4.5

Element 6
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5

Class 6

Rehearsals of Variety Interview projects 1 & 2

 

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, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.4, 4.5

 
Class 7

Rehearsals of Variety Interview projects 3 & 4

 

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, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

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

Class 8

Variety Interview shoot 1 Variety Interview shoot 2

 

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, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5
 

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

Class 9Variety Interview Shoot 2 continued  Variety Interview Shoot 3Element 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, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

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

Class 10Variety Interview Shoot 4  and project playbacksElement 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, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Element 5
5.2, 5.4, 5.5

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


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

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks.

Complete pre-production and camera shoot / production for a range of television productions.


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 

Assessment task: Photo Storyboard Pre-Production
Working out of class, each student is required to take a minimum of fifteen still photos which document a theme. Eg. Old buildings around Melbourne Due weeks # 3/4/5

Summative Assessment

Assessment task: Insert Vision Clip Production
As part of a group of 4-5 students, working out of class, you are required to shoot vision and sound for a 1-2 minute clip which will be inserted into a live-switched TV studio production. Due weeks 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.
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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