Course Title: Capture images in response to a brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART6269C

Course Title: Capture images in response to a brief

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:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers: Guy Little
guy.little@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 150

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 course covers the skills and knowledge required to plan and set up a camera shoot. Using professional equipment, and working to planned briefs, you will explore a range of image capture techniques while photographing studio and location subjects.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C4312 Certificate IV in Photo Imaging. 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:

CUVPHI401A Capture images in response to a brief

Element:

1. Interpret the brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of the brief
1.2 Determine the user or client for the proposed object to inform design decisions
1.3 Clarify specifications, parameters or constraints of the brief in consultation with relevant colleagues
Source and evaluate information pertinent to the brief
 

Element:

2. Plan and set up the shoot.

Performance Criteria:

: 2.1 Select camera systems and accessories and lighting consistent with the purpose for capturing images
2.2 Organise all other aspects of photo shoots according to brief
2.3 Plan shoots with due regard to safety procedures
2.4 Safely set up cameras, lighting, accessories and props to meet requirements
 

Element:

3. Capture images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Adjust/calibrate settings for camera exposure and subject lighting consistent with purpose of the brief
3.2 Consider the time-specific nature of action or movement of the subject
3.3 Operate camera(s) at the determined specified time
3.4 Reflect on anticipated outcome to ensure that images are captured consistent with the purpose of the brief
3.5 Accurately document the work progress as required
 

Element:

4. Restore work area and equipment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Safely dismantle work area after use
4.2 Minimise and clean up waste in accordance with safety requirements
4.3 Clean and maintain equipment in accordance with manufacturer's instructions
4.4 Store equipment in accordance with workplace procedures and ensure readiness for future use.

 


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 be able to:

  • interpret briefs for image capture work
  • set up, light and execute a variety of industry type studio and location photographic shoots.
  • demonstrate a well-developed command of image capture techniques
  • capture images according to the requirements of a brief.


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures
peer teaching and class presentations
workshopping
independent project based work
class exercises to review discussions/lectures peer teaching and class
Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
online research
independent project based work


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 
WeekClass contentAssessment Due
1

Introduction, lighting demonstration, equipment instruction - Graphit, Scoro, Pulso G headsclarifying briefs.

Equipment operation & safe handling tests

Assessment task 1, Restore studio and equipment  for future use. Due weeks 1-15, see grradebook/roster.

Assessment task 2, Equipment operation & safe handling tests, due weeks 1-3

2

Equipment selection, operation and demonstration - Broncolor Move/Mobil kits

Equipment operation & safe handling tests

 

 Assessment task 2, Equipment operation & safe handling tests, due weeks 1-3
3

Equipment selection, operation and demonstration - Speedlites & triggers

Equipment operation & safe handling tests.
 

Assessment task 2, Equipment operation & safe handling tests, due weeks 1-3
4

Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback.

 
5Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback
 
6Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback
 
7Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback
 
8On location speed tests during class time.

 

Assessment task 3. Studio glassware capture - 1 final image
and
Assessment task 3. Architecture capture - 7 final images; or NAS capture - 7 final images

 

Assessment task 4. Laneway speed test - Move/Mobil kit.

Assessment task 5. Laneway speed test - Speedlites

9On location speed tests during class time.Assessment task 4. Laneway speed test - Move/Mobil kit.

Assessment task 5. Laneway speed test - Speedlites

10Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback
 
11Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback
 
12Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback
 
13Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback
 
14Students to plan & capture in studio under supervision and given feedback.
or
Students to plan & capture on location and given feedback
 
15Students to work in studio under supervision and given feed back on location shoot

Assessment task 6.Food poster

Assessment task 7 Location fashion shoot 4 final images

16Review of final print submissions: Self-assessment, peer and teacher feedback. 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Digital Photography: Essential Skills, Fourth Edition [Paperback]
Mark Galer M.Ed
 


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

DSLR Camera and lens, Cable release, USB cord to connect camera to computer, Removal Hard Drive 250-500Gig, Manfotto Tripod Hex plate.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through:

  • direct observation of your practical work
  • evaluation of images you produce
  • questioning and discussion of image capture techniques and their use
  • review of folios of evidence

Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.


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. 

 
Assessment task 1, Restore studio and equipment for future use.
Due weeks 1-15, see grradebook/roster. Ungraded.

Assessment task 2. Equipment operation & safe handling tests.
Due weeks 1-3. Ungraded

Assessment task 3. Studio glassware capture - 1 final image. Ungraded
and
Assessment task 3. Architecture capture - 7 final images; or NAS capture - 7 final images. Ungraded
Due week 8.

Assessment task 4. Laneway speed test - Move/Mobil kit. Ungraded
Due week 8-9.

Assessment task 5. Laneway speed test - Speedlites. Ungraded
Due week 8-9.

Assessment task 6.Food poster Ungraded.
Due week 15.

Assessment task 7 Location fashion shoot 3 final images. Graded
Due week 15.

 

Ungraded assessments use the following:
CA Competency achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit

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

Grades used in Graded assessment are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC  Competent with Credit
CAG Competent achieved Grade

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

Other Information
Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: www.rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

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.

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback 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. 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

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