Course Title: Implement lighting designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4295

Course Title: Implement lighting designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PERF5064C

City Campus

TAFE

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Term1 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

To enable you to address the lighting requirements of Television and video productions in a range of environments including single and multi-camera recording and events.
Senior lighting technicians apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit. On large-scale productions, they are most likely to work collaboratively with a lighting designer who has devised the lighting plan.
On smaller productions (including televised outside broadcasts), a senior lighting technician may be required to devise and implement a lighting plan which includes filler lighting and lights for presenters on location.
A significant aspect of the role described in this unit is the need to understand fully the correlation between lighting and the cameras, lenses and stock formats being used in a given film or television production.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT401A Implement lighting designs

Elements:

1 Clarify design requirements.

2 Set up and test lighting options.

3 Participate in technical rehearsals.

4 Monitor lighting operations during productions.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to.
•    Use technical jargon/terms to describe, the quality and quantity of light, typical lighting equipment and photographic and other principles
•    Use industry techniques and practical methods to solve common location lighting issues and problems with Key, Fill and Backlighting.
•    Apply the Power Formula and familiarity with a range of lighting equipment and specifications to safely operate in a range of situations.
•    Apply the Inverse Square law and theories of persistence of vision, visual acuity, colour theory, the electromagnetic spectrum and the properties of light to solve common audiovisual problems.
•    Use filters, meters and camera settings to control colour temperature and exposure.
Use camera lenses to manipulate Depth of Field taking into consideration Focal length, focusing distances, exposure values and f.stops.


Overview of Assessment

Plan and implement a lighting design on location and complete a written test of underpinning knowledge.