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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

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 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

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


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

WeekClass contentAssessment DueElements
 SEMESTER 1  
1 Assignment Briefing / Introduction to colour management 1 / Monitor, Print and Paper Profiles Assignment Briefing 1,
2Colour Management – Introduction to colour management 2 - Colour spaces, Evaluating the test target print, Remapping tones in the prints  1,
3Colour Management – Print Workflow
Resolution, Colour spaces, histogram - Review of Digital tools, Papers, Printer workflow & Printer profiles
  1, 4
4

 Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 1
Curves, Levels & adjustments.

  2, 3
5 Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 2
Curves, Levels & adjustments & intro to masks. Review target submissions
 Digital Draft of Formative Item 1 due 2, 3
6

 Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 3 Masks and image enhancements. Review target submissions

  1, 4
7 Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 4 Grading &  image enhancements. Review target submissions  Formative Item 1 due 2, 3
8 Digital tools – Bridge for review, output & proof sheets  2, 3,
9 Project work & class critique  – Review Digital Drafts – High KeyFormative Item 2 due - Proof sheets part 1 folio 1, 3
10 Digital tools – Selection techniques 1  2, 3
11 Digital tools – Selection techniques 2 (channel masks)  2, 3
12  Project work & class critique – Review Digital Drafts – High Key Formative Item 3 due - Proof sheets part 2 folio 2, 3
13 Digital tools – Sharpening techniques  3, 4
14 Inkjet Print Output - Project work – printing Formative Item 4 due - Digital files for folio due 3, 4
15 Print Output - Project work – printing  3, 4
16 Submission and presentations Summative Item due - Sem 1 Folio prints (x2) 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  2, 3
 4Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements
splitting tones
Formative Item 2 due - Digital B&W Portrait 1 Proof sheets 2, 3
 5Photogravure workshop - Baldessin Press  1, 2, 3, 4
 6Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements – digital to analogue - Applying textures and grain Formative Item 3 due - Digital B&W Portrait 2 Proof sheets 2, 3
 7Alternative process – image adjustments & enhancements
Cyanotypes, Van dykes etc
  2, 3
 8

Alternative process – image adjustments & enhancements
digital version polaroid transfers & borders

Project work – printing

 Formative Item 4 due 2, 3
 9Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements
Project work – printing
  Formative Item 5 due 1, 2, 3
 10Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements
Project work – printing
 
Formative Item 6 due 1, 2, 3
 11  Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements
Project work – printing
Part A Summative Item due – Sem 2 Print Folio 2, 3, 4
 12 Online review & Critique - portrait 1  3, 4
 13Online review & Critique - portrait 2  3, 4
 14 Online review & Critique - Landscape/Urbanscape  3, 4
 15 Online review & Critique - Alternative Process  3, 4
 16 AssessmentPart B Summative Item due – Online Peer Review 1
    
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.

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

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 (part 1)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 9
  3. Digital Proof sheets Folio (part 2)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 12
  4. Digital files for folio - psd files
    Digital Folio 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 Folio (part 3)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 4 
  3. Digital Portrait Proof sheets Folio (part 4)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 6
  4. B&W Toning treatment
    Produce 2 split toned treatments of the one source file provided as psd files
    Due - week 8 
  5. Digital Split Tone Proof sheets Folio (part 5)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 9
  6. Digital Split Tone Proof sheets Folio (part 6)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 10
     

SEMESTER 2 Summative ASSESSMENT

  1. Folio – 4 final prints
    Produce a Black & White folio of four images comprising of 2 portraits, 1 toned landscape and 1 of personal choice (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 12
  2. Online Critique
    Post an online peer review of 2 works by another student within the Blackboard Course shell


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
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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