Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: VART6271C
Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Guy Little
Phone: 03 9925 4865
Nominal Hours: 100
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
In this course you will select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.
This course covers the planning, organization, set up, lighting and shooting of studio photography. You will gain the technical skills for operating the 5x4 camera & E6 film, medium format 6x7 camera & E6 film and DSLR. You will gain skills and techniques required for being a professional assistant.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVPHI403A Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
1. Set up lighting for photo shoot
1.1. Confirm lighting characteristics required for subjects in consultation with relevant personnel as required
2. Light subjects
2.1. Position models and props as required
3. Complete and review shoot
3.1. Capture images using appropriate camera features
4. Complete post-shoot activities
4.1. Safely clean and restore work environment to its original state
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will consist of:
In class activities include, but are not limited to:
student practice using a range of equipment
teacher directed group activities
work shopping of students’ own projects
Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
sourcing subject matter, props & models
|Week||Class content||Assessment Due||Elements|
|1||Course outline, assessment & introduction||1|
|2||Practical use of lighting stands & supports||4|
|3||Practical use of lighting stands & supports||4|
|4||Practical use of tripods, and quick release systems||4|
|5||Practical use of Cambo 5x4, camera stand, boom & tungsten lighting||4|
|6||Practical use of Cambo 5x4, camera stand, boom & tungsten lighting||4|
|7||Practical use of light meters, Bowens & Broncolor Minicoms & light shapers||4|
|8||Review of Formative 1|
Practical use of light meters, Bowens & Broncolor Minicoms & light shapers
|9||Review of Formative 1 shooting practical of assignments||1,2,3&4|
|10||Review of Formative 1 shooting practical of assignments||1,2,3&4|
|11||Review of Formative 1 shooting practical of assignments||Formative 1||1,2,3&4|
|12||Review of Formative 1 & 2 & Summative 1, shooting practical of assignments||Formative 2||1,2,3&4|
|13||Review of Formative 1 & 2 & Summative 1, shooting practical of assignments||1,2,3&4|
|14||Review of Formative 1 & 2 & Summative 1, shooting practical of assignments||1,2,3&4|
|15||Review of Formative 1 & 2 & Summative 1, shooting practical of assignments||1,2,3&4|
|16||Class critique on semesters shooting assignments. Bring all three assignments.||Summative 1||1,2,3&4|
Please refer to the reading list on Blackboard
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information and to make use of RMIT’s library database facilities.
Personal data storage device, personal computer with current versions of In Design, Acrobat, Bridge and Photoshop and current web browsers as required, as available in RMIT labs
Overview of Assessment
Assessment tasks include:
Shooting assignments to a brief in the studio with time for re shoots. Planning mock ups and dialogue with the teacher are part of the process. Students will also be required to assess their assistants.
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.
Assessment tasks in this course include:
You will complete two formative assessments,
- Formative 1 (Food)
- Formative 2 (Rembrandt):
For each shoot you will follow the same process:
Before you shoot :
Sketch or mock up of your idea signed off by teacher.
Discussion with the teacher on your idea.
The teacher will allocate you an assistant who you will assess as they follow your direction.
After the shoot you will submit the following:
Assessment of your assistant on the day of the shoot (checklist)
Hi res of your final image
Low res of your final image
You will complete a portrait shoot following the same process as you followed in the two formative assessments.
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
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
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:
Student Progress Committee
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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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