Course Title: Realise productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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 Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rowan Humphrey

rowan.humphrey@rmit.edu.au

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

3. Collaborate with production colleagues.

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.
Realise Production’s BUSM-6440c

Week      
Class ContentElements                                                                               
Week 1Studio basics introduction. Studio passes. Vision Mixing Intro/studio plans/pedestals/camera basics/videos. Roles/scripts/control room/sound/vision mixer/CCU/Router Program Run In.doc AAA. Tech Specs – RMIT & C31.Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
Week 2The Camera chain. Understanding and operating the Sony camera chain. Grey scale, white balance, basic CCU operation.

Element 1
1.1, 1.2,

2.3, 2.4

Week 3Vision Mixer, EVS and Technical direction /Mixing and TD /practice runsElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Week 4Graphics, EVS, Pipeline & EditshareElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Week 5 Labour day Holiday


 

Week 6Formative assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 1&2
 
Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Week 7Formative assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 3 & 4
 
Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Week 8Formative assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 5 & 6
De Brief Photo Storyboards. Pre planning Roy Melba Variety Interviews/interview lighting. Audio workshop
Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3


 

Week 9Studio planning group projects
Mixing, Technical and Camera skills Rehearsals of projects .
Formative assessment # 2
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Week 10Rehearsals of projects Studio A ‘Newsline’ prep Network 10 News RundownsElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2


 

Week 11Rehearsals of projects Studio A ‘Newsline’ prep Network 10 News RundownsElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Week 12Studio A/B ‘Newsline’ rehearsalsElement 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Week 13Formal rehearsal week for ‘Newsline’
Formative assessment # 3
Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

 

Week 14Formative assessment # 3 ‘Newsline’ productionElement 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 15Formative assessment # 3 ‘Newsline’ productionElement 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 16Roy Melba / Variety Interview shoot 3 Variety Interview shoot 4Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 17Advanced studio operation. Audio, Lighting & Camera refresherElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
Week 18Master control operations and communication Roy Melba Productions
Formative assessment # 4
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
Week 19Guest Presenter (TBC) & Roy Melba ProductionsElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Week 20Operating a production with Master Control & Roy Melba ProductionsElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Week 21Painting the Picture. Advanced set up and operation of RCP D50
Roy Melba Productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Week 22Studio production with advanced Camera and Graphics rehearsals
Summative assessment # 5
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 23Studio production with advanced Camera and Graphics
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 24Planning for Production in an ‘Outside Broadcast’
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 25Trouble shooting for Outside Broadcast, issues, and a pathway to staying ‘On Air’
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 26Guest Presenter (TBC) Simulated ‘OB’
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 27Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 28Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 29Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 30Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 31Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 32Reserved for Production FactoryElement 3
3.1, 3.2

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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References


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 essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

Formative Assessment
*Produce Photo Story Rundown & production. In week 6,7 & 8 Sem I
*Show your Segment Brief for Roy Melba production. Due week 9 Sem I
*Contribute to ‘Newsline’ production as, either, Vision Mixer, DA, FM, Audio Director, TD, Lighting Director, Graphics, Autocue or VT/EVS Op. In weeks 13, 14 & 15 Sem I
*Show your personal original Segment Rundown for a Roy Melba segment. Due week 2 Sem II


Summative Assessment
* Produce a complete Segment for ‘Roy Melba’s In Tuition’ including studio links & submit Talent and Producer releases, completed production checklists and pre-production documentation. In weeks 6-15 Sem II


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

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

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.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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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