Course Title: Vision mix television productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART5971C

Course Title: Vision mix television productions

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4295 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administraion

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: 50

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

Course Description

Vision mixers apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. They work closely with, and often but not always, under the direction of a director or producer.

Vision mixers operate in a multi-source environment from a studio control room or an outside broadcast van. They carry responsibility for creating required composite images, transitions and effects for television productions.

Productions utilising the skills of vision mixers are often live. They can include variety, music, comedy, drama, news, sport, current affairs, live events broadcasts (e.g. concerts, New Year’s Eve celebrations), children’s programs, lifestyle productions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFBRD402A Vision mix television productions

Element:

1 Prepare a script or production schedule for vision mixing.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Liaise with relevant production personnel to
confirm production requirements and recommend
creative solutions where appropriate.
1.2 Analyse production requirements to determine
quantity, nature and style of effects and processes.
1.3 Mark known effects and processes on production
documentation according to enterprise procedures
and confirm accuracy with relevant production
personnel.
1.4 Prepare contingency plans for unscripted effects
and processes that may arise during recording of
productions in consultation with director or
producer.
1.5 Contribute to creative process as required and
explore potential for creating original ideas and
proposals.

Element:

2 Set up for vision mixing.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select vision mixing methods to achieve creative
and technical output for productions.
2.2 Negotiate alternative strategies with relevant
production personnel where designated effects and
processes are beyond the capability of available
equipment.
2.3 Check that identified effects and processes are fully
functional and monitors are working within
specifications.
2.4 Check and assign or route required vision sources
so they are accessible on the vision mixing unit and
can be previewed on monitoring equipment.
2.5 Identify and note key reference points and
complexities requiring special attention during
production.
2.6 Ensure equipment is tested and confirm it is capable
of meeting production requirements.

Element:

3 Mix vision.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Ensure that actions throughout productions are
correctly identified on scripts or production
schedules.
3.2 Communicate with relevant production personnel
throughout the mixing process to achieve the
desired effect.
3.3 If appropriate, preview sources throughout the
production process and put to air on cue.
3.4 Respond promptly to cues received from relevant
production personnel and ensure consistency of
timing.
3.5 Perform planned transitions between vision sources,
reassign sources as and when required, and perform
effects transitions to ensure production
requirements are met.
3.6 Assign effects and processes to appropriate storage
device
3.7 React to equipment failure by applying alternative
effects and processes as necessary.
3.8 Monitor quality of creative and technical output
during productions.


Learning Outcomes


In this course you will be required to  vision mix television productions.


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.
 Vision Mix Television Productions VART-5971c

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, 1.5
Week 2The Camera chain. Understanding and operating the Sony camera chain. Grey scale, white balance, basic CCU operation.Element 2
2.1, 2.3, 2.4,  2.6
Week 3Vision Mixer, EVS and Technical direction /Mixing and TD /practice runsElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.8
Week 4Graphics, EVS, Pipeline & EditshareElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 5Labour Day Holiday 
Week 6Formative assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 1&2 Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 7Formative assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 3 & 4Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 8Formative assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 5 & 6
De Brief Photo Storyboards. Pre planning Roy Melba Variety Interviews/interview lighting. Audio workshop 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

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

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

Week 11Studio A/B ‘Newsline’ rehearsalsElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Week 12Roy Melba /Variety Interview shoot 1 Variety Interview shoot 2
Trouble shooting the Control room and signal.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

 

Week 13Formal rehearsal week for ‘Newsline’
Formative assessment # 3
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 14Formative assessment # 3 ‘Newsline’ productionElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 15Formative assessment # 3 ‘Newsline’ productionElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 16Roy Melba / Variety Interview shoot 3 Variety Interview shoot 4Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8
Week 17Advanced studio operation. Audio, Lighting & Camera refresherElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
Week 18Master control operations and communication Roy Melba Productions
Formative assessment # 4
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
Week 19Guest Presenter (TBC) & Roy Melba Productions
 
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
Week 20Operating a production with Master Control & Roy Melba Productions
 
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 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

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 23Studio production with advanced Camera and Graphics
Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

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

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 25Planning 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

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

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

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

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

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 28Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
 

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 29Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
 

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 30Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions
 

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 31Summative assessment # 5 Complete summative assessment productions

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Week 32Reserved for Production FactoryElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8


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

Complete pre-production and production tasks to vision mix a range of television productions.


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
1 Participate in Photo Storyboard production as Vision Mixer/Director/ DA/ Graphics /EVS two takes. In week 6,7 & 8 Sem I
2 Show your Work Smart AAA pass (Signal Flow & Vision Mix Setup). Due week 9 Sem I
3 Participate in ‘Newsline’ production as Vision Mixer, DA, Graphics, Autocue & VT/EVS Op. In weeks 13, 14 & 15 Sem I


Summative Assessment

1 Participate in ‘Roy Melba’s In Tuition’ productions as Vision Mixer, DA, Graphics & VT/EVS Op setting up to Work Smart AAA pass from assessment #2 above. In weeks 6-15 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

Attendance
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.
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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