Course Title: Implement lighting designs
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: PERF5064C
Course Title: Implement lighting designs
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Rowan Humphrey
Nominal Hours: 30
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
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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUFLGT401A Implement lighting designs
1 Clarify design requirements.
2 Set up and test lighting options.
2.6 In consultation with relevant production personnel, agree on the final lighting configuration to be used and inform others as required.
4 Monitor lighting operations during productions.
3 Participate in technical rehearsals.
3.5 Ensure appropriate supervision is arranged to maintain continuity of lighting throughout the production period.
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.
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.
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.
|1||Clarify design requirements and set up and test lighting options. Introduction to lighting components, the eye, electro magnetic spectrum, colour temp, colour, hard/ soft light, contrast.|
3 point for TV. Backlight - Key from 360deg ‘Eggcercise’ - Fill for contrast control. Drawing Plans. North, scale, plan view, a rule,
Gels – ND - diffusion
Home work- Read ‘Lighting’ chapters from ‘Martha’
Explore the contents of Blackboard and check out Lynda.com via the RMIT library.
|2||Set up and test lighting options. Practical lighting set ups in studio. Colour Temp & Safety.|
|3||Technical rehearsals Practical lighting set ups and Monitor for continuity.|
|4||Assessment task 1 of 3.|
Implement a lighting plot from pre-set lighting options for 3 point for a single subject. In the studio operate the lighting desk to choose three lights from those set to light a single subject. Lights to be dimmed / adjusted to provide correct exposure at f5.6 on a single camera set for a mid shot on a subject.
All students to rotate through Lighting stations to practice Interior, Exterior, daylight, Tungsten and Mixed light set ups.
|Task 1 of 3|
|5||Underpinning Knowledge - Lighting theory from your eyes to persistence of vision.|
|6||Lighting theory from the electromagnetic spectrum to colour temperature.|
|7||Revision of theory and practical set up of Depth of field|
|8||Assessment task 2 of 3.|
60 minute Underpinning Knowledge Lighting test
|Task 2 of 3|
|9-15||Assessment task 3 of 3.|
Prepare draft plans for ‘Newsline’ segment lighting and participate in Lighting technical rehearsals
Implement the lighting design for a ‘Newsline’ segment weeks 13 - 15.
Produce a lighting Plan
Check lighting fixtures and refocus where required
Reset program on lighting desk
Operate and Monitor lighting during production
|Task 3 of 3|
Mollison, M., 2010, Producing Videos, ‘A Complete Guide’ 3rd Ed, Allen and Unwin, Sydney
Basic Photography, Michael Langford
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
a pen and notepaper
a laptop computer
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
Plan and implement a lighting design on location and complete a written test of underpinning knowledge.
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.
1. Implement a studio lighting plot. Due week 4 of Semester 1.
2. Complete an underpinning knowledge test. Due Week 8 of Semester 1.
3. Implement a lighting design in studio as part of a work team for rehearsal and production of a Television News segment from week 9- 15.
- Produce a lighting Plan
- Check lighting fixtures and focus
- Program lighting desk
- Operate and Monitor lighting.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you 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.
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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
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