Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Guy Little
9925 4623
guy.little@rmit.edu.au

Andrew Gash
9925 4623
andrew.gash@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description


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

Element:

1. Set up lighting for photo shoot

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Confirm lighting characteristics required for subjects in consultation with relevant personnel as required
1.2. Select lighting equipment and accessories that best fit the purpose of images
1.3. Determine work environment needs
1.4. Select appropriate camera system and accessories
1.5. Correctly assemble camera and lighting systems according to work requirements
1.6. Undertake work with due regard to safety considerations
1.7. Use equipment and materials in a manner that minimises waste
 

Element:

2. Light subjects

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Position models and props as required
2.2. Test lighting techniques to determine their fitness for purpose
2.3. Adjust, modify and calibrate camera settings to meet lighting requirements
2.4. Work collaboratively with others when required to meet timelines associated with photo shoots
 

Element:

3. Complete and review shoot

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Capture images using appropriate camera features
3.2. Review images against work requirements and adjust lighting as required
3.3. Document work process as required
 

Element:

4. Complete post-shoot activities

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 organisational procedures
4.4. Safely transport and store equipment and materials and ensure readiness for future use
 


Learning Outcomes


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:
teacher demonstration
student practice using a range of equipment
group discussion
teacher directed group activities
work shopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
online research
sourcing subject matter, props & models


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  
Week

Class content

This course is co-delivered and assess with BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes.

Assessment DueElements
1Course outline, assessment & introduction, lighting stands, clamps & supports OHS assessment 1 due

CUVPHI403A 1,2,
BSBOHS201A  1,2

2Correct use, safe handling and transportation of lighting stands & supports OHS assessment 1 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,
BSBOHS201A 1,2
3Correct use, safe handling and transportation of tripods booms release plates OHS assessment 2 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,
BSBOHS201A 1,2
4Correct use, safe handling and transportation of monoblocs softboxes OHS assessment 3 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,
BSBOHS201A 1,2
5Correct use, safe handling and transportation of monoblocs softboxes OHS assessment 3 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,
BSBOHS201A 1,2
6Correct use, safe handling and transportation of Cambo 5x4 camera & light meter OHS assessment 4 & 6 due morning RozCUVPHI403A 1,2,3
BSBOHS201A 1,2
7Correct use, safe handling and transportation of Cambo 5x4 camera & light meter OHS assessment 4 & 6 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,3
BSBOHS201A 1,2
8Review of Lighting ungraded assessment task 1
Practical use of Cambo 5x4 & light meter
 OHS assessment 4 & 6 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,3
BSBOHS201A 1,2,3
9

Review of Lighting ungraded assessment task 1

Shooting practical assessment tasks, Cambo 5x4 & light meter

 OHS assessment 4 & 6 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,3,4
BSBOHS201A 1,2,3,4
10Review of Lighting ungraded assessment task 1

Shooting practical assessment tasks, Cambo 5x4 & light meter

Lighting assessment task 1 due

OHS assessment 4 & 6 due

CUVPHI403A 1,2,3,4
BSBOHS201A 1,2,3,4
11

Review of Lighting ungraded assessment task 1

shooting practical of assignments & lighting ratios

Lighting assessment task 2 due

OHS assessment 5 due

CUVPHI403A 1,2,3,4
BSBOHS201A 1,2,3,4
12

Review of Lighting ungraded assessment tasks 1 & 2 & graded assessment task 1

Shooting practical assessment tasks & lighting ratios

OHS assessment 5 due

CUVPHI403A 1,2,3,4
BSBOHS201A 1,2,3,4
13Review of Lighting ungraded assessment tasks 1 & 2 & graded assessment task 1

Shooting practical assessment tasks & lighting ratios

 OHS assessment 5 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,3,4
BSBOHS201A 1,2,3,4
14Review of Lighting ungraded assessment tasks 1 & 2 & graded assessment task 1

Shooting practical assessment tasks & lighting ratios

 OHS assessment 5 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,3,4
BSBOHS201A 1,2,3,4
15Review of Lighting ungraded assessment tasks 1 & 2 & graded assessment task 1

Shooting practical assessment tasks & lighting ratios including flash

 OHS assessment 5 dueCUVPHI403A 1,2,3,4
BSBOHS201A 1,2,3,4
16Class critique on semesters shooting assessment tasks. Bring all three assessment task - lighting ratios & flash

Lighting graded assessment 1 due

OHS assessment 5 due

CUVPHI403A 3,4
BSBOHS201A 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the reading list on Blackboard


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, 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

This course is co-delivered and assess with BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes.

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.

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

Assessment tasks in this course include:

Non Graded Assessment

- Lighting  1 (Food) due Week 10.
- Lighting  2 (Rembrandt): due Week 11.

 

Graded Assessment

- You will complete a portrait shoot following the same process as you followed in the two non graded assessments, due week 15.

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)
The transparency
Hi res of your final image
Low res of your final image

 

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 including online submissions. 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 RMIThttp://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 policyhttp://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 disciplinehttp://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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