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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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: Sessional
Contact: Naomi Herzog
Phone: 9925 4815
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:

  • online tutorials
  • research (online /library /public displays/galleries)
  • independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

Week
Class contentAssessment DueElements
 SEMESTER 1  
1

Lecture - Intro to Colour Management part 1 / Monitor, Print and Paper Profiles

Tutorial - WORKSPACE
Overview RMIT online environment/s Servers, logins, NDS access, basic Blackboard intro & Workflow

Course Overview, Assignment Briefing

Assignment Briefing1
2

Lecture - Colour Management part 2 - Colour spaces, Evaluating the test target print, Remapping tones in the prints

Tutorial - Setting up your target file
- Objectives and print outcomes of High and Low key folio works

 

1
3Lecture - Colour Management part 3 – Print Workflow
Resolution, Colour spaces, histogram - Overview of Digital tools,
  1
4

Lecture - The Print Workshop
Review of Papers and prints Printer workflow & Printer profiles

Tutorial - Test print Demonstration

  1
5

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

Tutorial - Digital tools – Lightroom for review, output & proof sheets

Review target drafts

Formative Item 1 - Digital Draft of target psd file (feedback and reveiw 1, 2
6

Tutorial - Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 2
Curves, Levels & adjustments & intro to masks.

  2, 3, 4
7

Review target submissions

Formative Item 1 due 3
8

Tutorial - Digital processing - tutorial 3
– Masks and Selection techniques  - Channel Masking – starbucks cup

Review target submissions

  2, 3
9

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 4
– Masks and Selection techniques  - The Pen tool – Masking w paths

Project work & class critique – Review Digital Drafts – High Key

Formative Item 2 due - Proof sheets part 1 folio2, 3
10

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 5
- Grading & image enhancements

Project work & class critique – Review Digital Drafts – High Key

 2, 3, 4
11

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 6
- Digital tools – sharpening techniques

Project work - Processing and test printing

   2, 3, 4
12

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 6
- Digital tools–adjusting tones, grading & colour adjustm’ts

class critique – Review Digital Drafts – High Key

Project work - Processing and test printing

Formative Item 3 due - Proof sheets part 2 folio2, 3, 4
13Project work - Processing and  printing  2, 3, 4
14Inkjet Print Output
Project work - Processing and  printing
Summative Item due - Digital files of folio  2, 3, 4
15

Inkjet Print Output
Project work - Processing and printing

Submission of folio work

Summative Item due - Sem 1 Folio prints (x2) due   2, 3, 4
16Presentations 3
    
 SEMESTER 2  
1

Semester 2 assignments briefing
Lecture – Portraiture Historical
Digital processing – B&W Conversion methods 1

Assignment Briefing 1, 2
2Lecture – Portraiture Contemporary
Digital processing – B&W Conversion methods 2
  1, 2
3Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 1
B&W conversion methods 1
 
  1, 2, 3
4

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 2
B&W conversion methods 1

 

Image Review sessions

 Formative Item 1 due 2, 3
5

Image Review - Feedback sessions

Digital Processing and file development

 2, 3,
6

 

Image Review - Feedback sessions

 

Digital Processing and file development

Formative Item 2 due - Digital B&W Portraits  Proof sheets2, 3, 4 
7Image Review - Feedback sessions

Digital Processing and file development

 2, 3, 4 
8 File development - Feedback sessions

Digital Print testing and output

   2, 3, 4
9

Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements
splitting tones

Digital Print testing and output

 Formative Item 3 due - Split tone exercise  2, 3, 4
10File development - Feedback sessions

Digital Print output

 Summative Item Part A due -
PORTRAITS - Digital files of folio due
  2, 3, 4
11 Digital Print output Summative Item Part A due -
PORTRAITS - Folio Prints due
  2, 3, 4
12

 Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements – digital to analogue - Applying textures and grain

PART B - Image Review - Feedback sessions

Digital Print testing and output

Formative Item 4 due - Split tone proof sheets  2, 3, 4
13

PART B - File development - Feedback sessions

Digital Print testing and output

   2, 3, 4
14PART B - File development - Feedback sessions

Digital Print output

 Summative Item Part B due -
SPLIT TONE/ALTERNATIVE PROCESS - Digital files of folio due
  2, 3, 4
15 PART B - Digital Print output & Submission

 

 Summative Item Part B due -
SPLIT TONE/ALTERNATIVE PROCESS - Folio Prints due
2, 3, 4 
16 Presentations 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Galer M., Andrews P., 2013, Photoshop CC – Essential Skills, Focal Press: A Guide to Creative Image Editing  

978-041571571


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

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online system.

RMIT has a range of equipment available for students to use to complete their assignments including access to RMIT labs with computers, server storage space and required software to complete exercises and assignments. Many students prefer to also have their own personal computer with current Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge and editing software as well as personal data storage devices (generally a minimum of two)


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

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

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 SEMESTER 1 SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Due - Week 14 - Digital folio (2 psd files)
Due - Week 15 - Print Folio (2 pigmented inkjet prints)

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

SEMESTER 2 SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Folio – 4 final prints
Produce a folio of four printed images comprising of:

PART A
-  2 Black and White portraits
Due - Week 10 - Digital folio (2 psd files)
Due - Week 11 - Print Folio (2 pigmented inkjet prints)

PART B
-  Split toned landscape
-  Alternative Process (digital version) personal choice (using an alternative process technique).
Due - Week 14 - Digital folio (2 psd files)
Due - Week 15 - Print Folio (2 pigmented inkjet prints)

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

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 listed assessment items 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.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

SUMMATIVE GRADES
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

FORMATIVE GRADES
CA - Competency Achieved
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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