Course Title: Vision mix television productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Week         
Class ContentAssessment                                                     
Week 1Set up for vision mixing. Observe Vision mixing models in a Network Television Environment. At Network Seven see Studio, automated and manual mixing environments and master control. Compare to facilities in [5.03.007]. Introduction to the 2 M/E mixer, Routers and MCR.
 
Week 2Prepare a script or production schedule [Rundown] for vision mixing. Collaboratively participate in preproduction process for 24 Melbourne productions to present and compare Rundowns for a number of segments 
Week 3Mix Vision. Rotating through Control A and B, familiarisation with mixer set up and operation, selecting an input, cutting and mixing to line, manual and automated transitions, sourcing graphics, DSK, 
Week 4Rotating through Control A and B, familiarisation with mixer set up and operation, selecting an input, cutting and mixing to line, manual and automated transitions, sourcing graphics, DSK,
Assessment task 1 of 3. Complete the Vision mixing Flow diagram and describe the various components of the system to demonstrate your ability to set up for vision mixing.
 Task 1
Week 5Rotating through Control A and B, familiarisation with mixer set up and operation, selecting an input, cutting and mixing to line, manual and automated transitions, sourcing graphics, DSK,
Assessment task 1 of 3. Complete the Vision mixing Flow diagram and describe the various components of the system to demonstrate your ability to set up for vision mixing.
 Task 1
Week 6 Rotation through mixing positions in either 24 Melbourne production or rehearsal control room. As productions proceed you will act as the Vision mixer for one or more productions as well as EVS operator, GFX and DA. When not required in a direct production role you will practice switching in the second control space following the direction of the main production.
Assessment task 2 of 3. Prepare a rundown [from your own production, someone else’s or from the generic rundown provided] and mark up all transitions effects etc.
 Task 2
Week 7 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
Week 8 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
Week 9 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
Week 10 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
Week 11 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
Break Starts Monday 21st September 
Break Ends Friday 2nd October 
Week 12 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
Week 13 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
Week 14 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
 Week 15 Assessment task 3 of 3. Using the tools you have created in tasks 1 & 2 Vision mix one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. All segments must incorporate the elements required in the Leader and finish with 3 seconds of black followed by a rolling crew credit. Task 3
 Week 16 No Vision Mixing class [Realise Productions class may run this day] 
 Week 17 Reserved for final Switching assessment reviews by assessor. Students who have successfully completed all assessment tasks will not be required on this day. 


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

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 Complete the Vision mixing Flow diagram. Ungraded - Conducted in Weeks 4 and 5
2 Prepare a rundown and mark up all transitions effects. Ungraded - Conducted in Week 6
3 Participate in ‘24 Melbourne’ productions as Vision Mixer, DA, Graphics & VT/EVS Op, Vision mixing one or more segments of a ’24 Melbourne’ production. Graded - Conducted in Week 7 to 15


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

 

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

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.

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.

Assessment Feedback:
Assessment feedback is used to enable and enhance student learning. You will receive spoken and/or written feedback on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can improve your work. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

Assessment:
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 adjustment to your assessment. To support student success, RMIT University provides a range of adjustments to assessment. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/adjustment

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. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:
You may be eligible for credit towards this course if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning. You can find out more about this process on the RMIT website.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning
 

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