Course Title: Realise productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BUSM6440C

Course Title: Realise productions

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4295 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rowan Humphrey

Nominal Hours: 250

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 apply.

Course Description

This unit integrates key technical and organisational skills to realise multiple live productions. Productions include studio and location based small and large crew styles and involves collaborations with a wide range of production crew, talent and external entities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUETEM08B Realise productions


1    Establish and plan for production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate production concepts and documentation to
establish the nature of production requirements for the
area of work.
1.2 Confirm the key objectives and scope of the production
in consultation with appropriate colleagues.
1.3 Develop a realistic plan for the achievement of production
requirements, taking account of any operational
limitations and other impacting factors .
1.4 Agree, allocate and communicate responsibilities,
including timelines and budgets.
1.5 Reach agreement on suitable progress evaluation
mechanisms .
1.6 Accurately document work plans and provide relevant
information to production colleagues.


2. Implement and monitor

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Implement agreed plan and monitor progress against
timelines and objectives.
2.2 Identify and respond to any problems promptly.
2.3 Analyse problems and assess and action potential
solutions in consultation with relevant colleagues.
2.4 Take responsibility for resolving the problem within the
scope of individual authority, and consult with others in
accordance with organisational procedures.
2.5 Take appropriate follow-up action to monitor the
effectiveness of chosen solutions.
2.6 Update and distribute documentation in a timely manner.


3. Collaborate with production colleagues.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Treat colleagues with consideration, respect and empathy
to develop and maintain harmonious working
3.2 Ensure an effective flow of communication between those
representing different areas of expertise to ensure quality
of the production.


4. Implement and monitor production/event operation.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Action technical responsibilities in accordance with
production requirements.
4.2 Monitor relevant aspects of the production and take
appropriate action to resolve any problems.
4.3 Maintain communication with other key production
personnel at all times.


5. Evaluate the production/event.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Assess the production in relation to key technical and
creative objectives in consultation with relevant colleagues
and customers.
5.2 Where possible make immediate adjustments to improve
production quality.
5.3 Share information from the evaluation with appropriate
colleagues and incorporate information into planning and
operation of future productions.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In class 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 and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and location excursions.

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.

WeekClass contentAssessmentElements
SemOne 1 Studio basics introduction. Vision Mixing Intro/studio plans/pedestals/camera basics/videos. Roles/scripts/control room/sound/vision mixer/CCU/Router Program Run In.doc AAA  1
2 The Camera chain. Understanding and operating the Sony camera chain. Grey scale, white balance, basic CCU operation with Barry Shaw. 2
3 Vision Mixer and Technical direction /Mixing and TD /practice runs  2,3
4 Graphics, Recording to tape, Pipeline & editshare  2,3
5 Mixing and TD /practice runs Photo Storyboard 1&2Formative assessment # 1 & 2
6 March Labour day Holiday  
7 Productions & Formative assessment Photo Storyboard 3 & 4Formative assessment # 1 & 2 4
8 De Brief Photo Storyboards.
Pre planning Variety Interviews/interview lighting
Audio workshop with Barry Shaw
9 Guest Presenter (TBC) Studio planning group projects
Mixing, Technical and Camera skills Rehearsals of projects 1& 2
10 Rehearsals of projects 3& 4 Studio A ‘Newsline’ prep  1,2
11 Studio A ‘Newsline’ rehearsals  3,4
12 Variety Interview shoot 1 Variety Interview shoot 2
Trouble shooting the Control room and signal with Barry Shaw
Summative assessment # 1 3,4
13 Formal rehearsal week for ‘Newsline’ Formative assessment # 3

14 ‘Newsline’ production
Summative assessment # 1
15 ‘Newsline’ productionSummative assessment # 1
16 Variety Interview shoot 3 Variety Interview shoot 4Summative assessment # 1 3,4,5
SemTwo 1 Advanced studio operation. Audio, Lighting & Camera refresher  1
2 Master control operations and communication with Barry Shaw  2,3
3 Guest Presenter (TBC) Operating a production with Master Control reh.  1
4 Operating a production with Master Control  2,3
5 Painting the Picture. Advanced set up and operation of RCP D50 with Barry Shaw  2,3,4
6 Studio production with advanced Camera and Graphics rehearsals  1,2,3,4
7 Studio production with advanced Camera and Graphics  2,3,4,5
8 Planning for Production in an ‘Outside Broadcast’  2,3
9 Trouble shooting for Outside Broadcast, issues, and a pathway to staying ‘On Air’ with Barry Shaw  2,3
10 Guest Presenter (TBC) Simulated ‘OB’  3,4
11 Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’  2,3,4
12 Simulated ‘OB’ # 3 ‘Everything keeps changing’  2,3,4
13 Complete summative assessment productions & compile show reels Summative assessment # 2
14 Complete summative assessment productions & compile show reels as week 13 1,2,3,4,5
15 Complete summative assessment productions & compile show reelsas week 13 1,2,3,4,5
16 Complete summative assessment productions & compile show reelsas week 13

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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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

Carry out the pre-production, production and contingent post production processes to realise a range of live productions in studio and on location.

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.

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.    Production of Photo Storyboard Rundown sheet. Due week 5 Sem I
2.    Set up for & Realise Photo Storyboard production. Due week 5 Sem I
3.    Production of Variety Interview Rundown sheet & Planning documents. Due week 12 Sem I

Summative Assessment
1.    Set up for & Realise Variety Interview & Location Lighting Excercise. Due week 12 Sem I
2.    Set up for & Realise Variety Interview & Location Shoots. Due week 13 Sem II
For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to 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    Competence achieved – graded
NYC     Not Yet Competent
DNS     Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates 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.
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