Course Title: Shoot television content in a multi-camera environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART6204C

Course Title: Shoot television content in a multi-camera environment

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4295 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Contact : Progam 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
(03) 99254842
rowan.humphrey@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by camera operators participating in multi-camera productions.Generally they work as members of a team and under the direction of a floor manager or director.The programs may be studio-based or outside broadcasts. Typical productions include drama, comedy, light entertainment, concerts, sport, news and current affairs and audience forums. Cameras may be in fixed positions, on pedestals or hand-held.

Camera operators work collaboratively and creatively with other members of a production team, including producers, directors, technical producers and talent. They can be employed by television networks or production houses, or work as freelancers on assignment.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C4295 Certificate IV in Screen and Media. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM402A Shoot television content in a multi-camera environment

Element:

1. Plan shots and camera

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Participate in pre-production meetings and briefings to
discuss visual interpretation, requirements and locations
for intended productions.
1.2 Liaise with relevant production personnel to confirm that
planned shots and camera movements meet technical
and script criteria.
1.3 Assess camera plan to ensure individual role is consistent
with overall production needs and plans.
1.4 Interpret camera plan and other documentation to create
shot lists for use during rehearsal, recording or live
transmission.
1.5 Appraise ideas for shots, taking into account the potential
impact on schedules, technical feasibility and production
requirements.
1.6 Anticipate occupational and health and safety
requirements as they apply to the preparation and
implementation of shoots.

Element:

2. Set up for shoots.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assemble camera, equipment and accessories to meet
predetermined camera positions and camera movements.
2.2 Position camera for shots to ensure the safety of relevant
production personnel, talent and general public.
2.3 Ensure appropriate camera cables are run from correct
outlet points to cameras and do not impede camera
movements involved in productions.
2.4 Ensure that cameras are lined up matched to meet
production requirements.
2.5 Charge and install headsets and ensure talkback function
is operational to allow communication with relevant
production personnel.
2.6 Liaise and collaborate with other relevant production
personnel and talent to maximise creative outcomes.

Element:

3. Shoot content.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Participate in rehearsals and adjust shot lists and
schedules according to required changes.
3.2 Re-create camera shots and movements established in
rehearsal during recording or communicate clearly to
production personnel unavoidable variations from the
predetermined plans.
3.3 Respond to cues received from relevant production
personnel in a timely manner.
3.4 Consider shots and angles required of other camera
operators to assess how cuts and dissolves between
shots can produce the required creative outcomes.
3.5 Move camera without impeding the operation of other
team members, including other camera operators and
technical personnel.
3.6 Ensure safe work practices are applied at all times.

Element:

4. Wrap up shoots.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Dismantle, pack and store equipment and accessories as
required.
4.2 Participate in post-production debriefings and reflect on
own performance, noting areas for future improvement.
4.3 Ensure locations are left in original state.
4.4 Complete necessary documentation.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will also have demonstrated :

• the ability to work within production deadlines and to shoot television content in a multi-camera environment
• the ability to contribute creative interpretations and ideas in the context of planning shots to meet production requirements
• a collaborative approach to work, including ability to work under direction
• knowledge and application of photographic principles.
 


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.

Shoot television content in a Multi-camera environment VART-6204c

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, 1.6
Week 2The Camera chain. Understanding and operating the Sony camera chain. Grey scale, white balance, basic CCU operation.Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6
Week 3Vision Mixer, EVS and Technical direction /Mixing and TD /practice runs Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3,

Week 4Graphics, EVS, Pipeline & EditshareElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
Week 5Labour Day Holiday 
Week 6Formative assessments # 1 Photo Storyboard 1&2Element 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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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
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

Week 11Studio A/B ‘Newsline’ rehearsalsElement 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 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, 1.6

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

Week 13Formal rehearsal week for ‘Newsline’
Formative assessment # 3

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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 16Roy Melba / Variety Interview shoot 3 Variety Interview shoot 4Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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 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

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

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

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

Week 22Studio 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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 28Summative 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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 29Summative 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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 30Summative 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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 31Summative 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, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

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

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4


Learning Resources

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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 and a laptop computer


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through the completion of pre-production and production tasks to shoot a range of television productions. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.


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 Photostory production as Camera Operator for one production. In week 6,7 & 8 Sem I
2.Show your Work Smart AAA pass (Camera set up & operation). Due week 9 Sem I
3.Participate in ‘Newsline’ production as Camera Crew Member for at least one production setting up to Work Smart AAA pass from assessment #2. In weeks 13, 14 & 15 Sem I


Summative Assessment
1.Participate in ‘Roy Melba’s In Tuition’ productions as Camera Crew Member for at least one production setting up to Work Smart AAA pass from assessment #2. 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.
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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
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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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