Course Title: Process photo images to work-print and file stage

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6268C

Course Title: Process photo images to work-print and file stage

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4312 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Michelle Jarni
Email: michelle.jarni@rmit.edu.au

Support teacher: Naomi Herzog
Email: naomi.herzog@rmit.edu.au
Phone 9925-4170

Nominal Hours: 120

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

NIL

Course Description

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to use techniques for image processing. It is a specialisation unit and refers to specific equipment and techniques used for making photo work-print images.

Current photoimaging industry practice relies increasingly on digital imaging processes and this is reflected in the training and assessment of this unit.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI303A Process photo images to work-print and file stage

Element:

Element 3. Finalise the processing of photo images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select appropriate source images
3.2 Apply techniques required to produce analog or digital proof sheets
3.3 Select images from proof sheets that match the concept or required outcome
3.4 Use enhancement and printing techniques to output work-prints or display, and save on screen
3.5 Finalise work within agreed work parameters
 

Element:

Element 4. Restore work environment and equipment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Safely clean and restore work environment to its original state
4.2 Clean and maintain equipment according to manufacturer instructions
4.3 Report damage to equipment according to workplace procedures
4.4 Store equipment according to workplace procedures and ensure readiness for future use
 

Element:

Element 1. Prepare for photo image processing

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm photo image processing requirements from work brief
1.2 Select work environment that meets requirements for image processing tasks
1.3 Set up equipment and materials required for processing work
1.4 Adhere to codes of practice and workplace safety procedures
 

Element:

Element 2. Process images

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Download digital files as required
2.2 Process film according to specifications as required
2.3 Organise negatives and/or files into appropriate folders
2.4 Ensure that work environment remains clean and safe during the production of work
2.5 Document work progress according to workplace procedures
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to produce a folio of printed work to a high standard consistent with industry practice. The production of this folio will incorporate the development of proof sheets, digital files and work prints which demonstrate the application of selected and core techniques.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures & tutorials
class exercises
class presentations
group discussion
online research
work shopping of students’ own images

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• research (online /library /public displays/galleries)
• independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

Digital tools – image adjustment basics tutorial 4
Review high key concepts

WeekClass contentAssessment DueElements
 SEMESTER 1  
1Assignment Briefing / Overview of learning resources, workspaces & RMIT setup
Colour Management – Introduction to colour management
Target file briefing
 Assignment Briefing 1,
2Colour Management – Workflow
Target file development
 Target file development 1,
3Colour Management – Papers & Output
Digital tools – Papers, Printer workflow & Printer profiles
Resolution, Colour spaces, histogram
Digital processing –image adjustment basics tutorial 1
Target assignment - Digital review
 Target files to labs 1, 4
4

Digital processing –image adjustment basics tutorial 2
curves, levels, & adjustments
Briefing for High and Low key folio project

Folio Hi key concepts and research posting to blogs

Printing of target inkjets files

 2, 3
5 Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 2
Curves, Levels & adjustments & intro to masks. Review target submissions

Target file report writing

1st shoots for high key (out of class)

 2, 3
6 Digital tools – image adjustment basics tutorial 4
Review high key concepts
1st shoots for high key (out of class)
7Digital tools – image adjustment basics tutorial 5
Project work
Review proof sheets & file development

Formative Item 1 due - Target Prints

Folio Hi key - shots to blogs - review with tutor

 2, 3
8Digital tools – Bridge for review, output & proof sheets
Review proof sheets & file development
 Folio Hi key - shots to blogs - review with tutor 2, 3,
9Project work – Review Digital Drafts – Hi Key
Folio & file development

Formative Item 2 due - Proof sheets & 1st Draft Images posted onto blogs for high key folio item

 1, 3
10Digital tools – image adjustments & enhancements
Folio & file development
High key PSD Digital file development 2, 3
11 Digital tools – image adjustments & enhancements
selection techniques 2

 Hi Key psd file development & test prints

Hi Key Folio final prints

 2, 3
12Digital tools – image adjustments & enhancements
sharpening techniques
Inkjet Print Output
Project work – printing

Formative Item 3 due - Proof sheets & 1st Draft Images posted onto blogs for low key folio item

 2, 3
13Digital tools – image adjustments & enhancements
Inkjet Print Output
Project work – printing
Low key PSD Digital file development 3, 4
14Inkjet Print Output
Project work – printing
Low Key psd file development & test prints

Low Key Folio final prints

Formative Item 4 due -
Digital Folio PSD Files Due (for High and Low Key items)

 3, 4
15 Print Output
Project work – printing
 Hi Key Folio final prints 3, 4
16Submission and presentations

Summative assessment Item due – At start of class
Sem 1 Folio (high and low key prints, any revised digital files & written description)
Class presentations

 1
17 Assessment Week - Non Attendance week  
    
  SEMESTER 2  
 1Semester 2 assignments briefing
Digital processing – B&W Conversion methods 1
 Assignment Briefing 1, 2, 3
 2 Digital processing – B&W Conversion methods 2  2, 3
 3 Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements - extending tones Formative Item 1 due
B&W raw conversion
  2, 3
 4Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements - splitting tones  2, 3
 5Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements – digital to analogue - Applying grain

Formative Item 2 due - Proof sheets for Folio items - Portraits 1 & 2 posted on the blogs

 1, 2, 3, 4
 6Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements – digital to analogue - Applying texturesFormative Item 3 due
B&W Toning treatment
 2, 3
 7Alternative process – image adjustments & enhancements - Cyanotypes, Van dykes etc Portraits - PSD Digital file development 2, 3
 8Alternative process – image adjustments & enhancements  - digital version polaroid transfers & borders Portraits - PSD Digital file development 2, 3
 9Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements - Project work

Portraits - psd file development & test prints

Portraits - Folio final prints 

Formative Item 4 due -
Folio item 3 - Proof sheets and 1st draft image for Landscape or Urbanscape - Post to blogs for presentation

 1, 2, 3
 10Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements - Project workLandscape or Urbanscape - PSD Digital file development 1, 2, 3
 11Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements - Project work

Landscape or Urbanscape - PSD Digital file development 

Formative Item 5 due - Alt Process image selection - post to blogs for poresentation

 2, 3, 4
 12 Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements - Project work – printingLandscape or Urbanscape - psd file development & test prints

Landscape or Urbanscape - Folio final prints

 3, 4
 13 Project work – printingAlt Process - PSD Digital file development 3, 4
 14 Project work – printingAlt Process - PSD Digital file development 3, 4
 15 Project work – printing

 Alt Process - psd file development & test prints

Summative Item due – Sem 2 Complete Folio – 4 inkjet prints (portrait, Lanscape/Urbancape and Alt Process Prints)

 3, 4
 16 Class presentationsIn class presentation 1
 17 Assessment Week - Non Attendance week  
NOTESchedule may change as required  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Galer M., Andrews P., 2010, Photoshop CS5 – Essential Skills, Focal Press
 


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information and to make use of RMIT’s library database facilities.


Other Resources

personal data storage device (min 2), personal computer with Bridge and Photoshop CS5, access to camera and lighting equipment as required.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include:

  • reviews and feedback sessions
  • demonstration and various applications of imaging processing techniques
  • produce proof sheets and work within a structured workflow process
  • output digital files to produce prints using a variety of output mediums chromogenic and inkjet.


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.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Semester 1 & 2 Assessment items include:

SEMESTER 1 FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

  1. Target prints and report
    Produce a test target digital file and print using a range of output mediums. Write a report with findings.
    Due – week 7
  2. Digital Proof sheets Folio (High Key)
    Proof sheets and a digital work in progress file of a shortlisted High Key image for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 9
  3. Digital Proof sheets Folio (Low Key)
    Proof sheets and a digital work in progress file of a shortlisted Low Key image for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 12
  4. Digital files for folio - psd files
    Digital Folio PSD files due for electronic Submission
    Due – week 14
  1. SEMESTER 1 Summative ASSESSMENT
    Folio – 2 images
    Produce a folio of two images comprising of 1 high key and 1 low key image each. The folio must contain both digital files as well as final pigmented inkjet prints. The files and the prints must contain the full range of tones with no clipping to demonstrate appropriate application of processing, enhancement and output techniques
    Due – Week 14 (digital file) & Week 16 (pigmented inkjet prints)

SEMESTER 2 - FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

  1. B&W  raw conversion (x 3 treatments)
    Produce three B&W treatments of the one source file provided
    Due week 3
  2. Digital Portrait Proof sheets and PSD work in progress file for each B&W portrait Folio Item
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 5
  3. B&W Split Toning treatment
    Produce 2 split toned treatments of the one source file provided as psd files
    Due - week 6
  4. Digital Proof sheets and PSD work in progress file for Split Tone Landscape/Urbanscape Folio Item
    Produce a digital work in progress file and proof sheet of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 9
  5. Alternative Process Folio Item - PSD work in progress file
    Produce a digital work in progress file of the selected image to be used for the alternative process folio item for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 11
     

SEMESTER 2 Summative ASSESSMENT

  1. Folio – 4 final prints
    Produce a Black & White folio of four images comprising of 2 portraits, 1 split toned landscape and 1 of personal choice from your own work (using an alternative process technique). The folio must contain both digital files as well as final pigmented inkjet prints. The files and the prints must be black and white contain the full range of tones with no clipping to demonstrate appropriate application of processing, enhancement and output techniques
    Due – Week 16


Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency 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 students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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