Course Title: Realise productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

Sarita deGruchy
sarita.degruchy@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

Week      
Class ContentAssessment                                                                        
Week 1

Plan for production requirements

Studio 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.

 
Week 2

Plan for production requirements

The Camera chain. Understanding and operating the Sony camera chain. Grey scale, white balance, basic CCU operation.


Week 3

Implement and monitor production plans in collaboration with production colleagues.

Vision Mixer, EVS and Technical direction /Mixing and TD /practice runs

 
Week 4

Implement and monitor production plans in collaboration with production colleagues.

Graphics, EVS, Pipeline & Editshare

 
Week 5 Labour day Holiday


 

Week 6

Collaborate with production colleagues to Implement and monitor production operation.

Operate in roles of producer, director, DA, Vision mixer and EVS in simulated workplace conditions for Assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard groups 1&2
 

Task 1 of 5
Week 7

Collaborate with production colleagues to Implement and monitor production operation.

Assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 3 & 4
 

Task 1 of 5
Week 8

Collaborate with production colleagues to Implement and monitor production operation.

Assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 5 & 6

Evaluate the production.

De Brief Photo Storyboards. Pre planning 24 Melbourne Interviews/interview lighting. Audio workshop

Task 1 of 5

 


 

Week 9

Plan for production requirements

Studio planning group projects
Collaborate with production colleagues in Mixing, Technical and Camera skills Rehearsals of projects .
Assessment # 2

Task 2 of 5
Week 10

Plan for production requirements

Implement and monitor production plans in collaboration with production colleagues.

Rehearsals of projects Studio A ‘Newsline’ prep Network 10 News Rundowns


 

Week 11

Implement and monitor production plans in collaboration with production colleagues then Implement and monitor production operation.

Rehearsals of projects Studio A ‘Newsline’ prep Network 10 News Rundowns

 
Week 12

Collaborate with production colleagues to Implement and monitor production operation.

Studio A/B ‘Newsline’ rehearsals

 
Week 13

Collaborate with production colleagues to Implement and monitor production operation.

Formal rehearsal week for ‘Newsline’
Assessment # 3 Simulated workplace production of actual live to air News program

Evaluate the production.

Task 3 of 5
Week 14

Collaborate with production colleagues to Implement and monitor production operation.

Assessment # 3 ‘Newsline’ production

Evaluate the production.

Task 3 of 5

 

Week 15

Collaborate with production colleagues to Implement and monitor production operation.

Assessment # 3 ‘Newsline’ production

Evaluate the production.

Task 3 of 5
Week 16

Evaluate the production.

Review semester productions to evaluate performance

Plan for production requirements.

Plan ’24 Melbourne’ productions for semester 2.

 
Week 17

Plan for production requirements.

Advanced studio operation. Visit Network Seven Studios. Audio, Lighting & Camera refresher

 
Week 18

Plan for production requirements.

Master control operations and communication ’24 Melbourne’ Productions
Assessment # 4
 

Task 4 of 5
Week 19

Plan for production requirements.

Guest Presenter (TBC) & Implement and monitor production plans for ’24 Melbourne’ Productions

 
Week 20

Plan for production requirements.

Operating a production with Master Control & Implement and monitor production plans for ’24 Melbourne’ Productions

 
Week 21

Plan for production requirements.

Painting the Picture. Advanced set up and operation of RCP D50 and other advanced elements in Control room.
Implement and monitor production plans for ’24 Melbourne’ Productions

 
Week 22Studio production with advanced Camera and Graphics rehearsals
Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions
Task 5 of 5

 

 

Week 23Studio production with advanced Camera and Graphics
Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions
Task 5 of 5

 

Week 24


Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions.

Where productions are cancelled or completed early - Planning for Production in an ‘Outside Broadcast’

Task 5 of 5

 

Week 25


Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions.

Where productions are cancelled or completed early -Trouble shooting for Outside Broadcast, issues, and a pathway to staying ‘On Air’

Task 5 of 5

 

Week 26

Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions.

Guest Presenter (TBC) Simulated ‘OB’

Task 5 of 5

 

Week 27

Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions.

Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’

Task 5 of 5

 

Week 28Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions.

Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’

Task 5 of 5

 

Week 29Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions.

Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’

Task 5 of 5

 

Week 30Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions.

Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’

Task 5 of 5

 

Week 31Assessment # 5 Complete ’24 Melbourne’ productions.

Simulated ‘OB’ # 2 ‘The light keeps changing’

Task 5 of 5

 

Week 32

Collaborate with production colleagues. Evaluate the production/event.

Reserved for Production Factory to allow completion of any outstanding assessment observations and compilation of Episodes.

Task 5 of 5

 


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

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

Assessment
1. Produce Photo Storyboard Rundown & production. In week 6,7 & 8 Sem I
2. Submit your Segment Brief for ‘24 Melbourne’ production. Due week 9 Sem I
3. Contribute to ‘Newsline’ production as, either, Vision Mixer, DA, Audio Director, Graphics, Autocue or EVS Op. In weeks 13, 14 & 15 Sem I
4. Submit your personal original Segment Rundown for a ‘24 Melbourne’ segment. Due week 2 Sem II


5. Produce a complete Segment for ‘24 Melbourne’ including studio links & submit Talent and Producer releases, completed production checklists and pre-production documentation. In weeks  6-15 Sem II. Graded Task.


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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

 

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. Non-attendance may seriously jeopardise the chances of success in a course. Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.

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.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, 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 Progress (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

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.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)

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

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