Course Title: Produce video art
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: VART6275C
Course Title: Produce video art
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: Naomi Herzog
Phone: 9925 4170
Nominal Hours: 50
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 cover the production of video art works through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, materials and equipment. The range of techniques is quite varied and broad in nature. This course covers general knowledge and the application of these video production techniques.
Current Photoimaging industry practice relies increasingly on digital imaging in both still and moving images.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVDIG302A Produce video art
Element 1. Plan video artwork through exploration
1.1 Explore video art ideas and techniques in consultation with key people
Element 2. Prepare, maintain and store video art resources
2.1 Select and organise video art tools, equipment and materials suited to the chosen work
Element 3. Create finished video artwork
3.1 Safely use and adapt video art techniques to create desired effects
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to work with a central idea and translate that idea into a video project that is captured on DSLR and recorded with external audio equipment. You will obtain the skills to produce HD video from concept through to preproduction, production and post production.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will consist of:
In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures & tutorials
work shopping of students’ own projects
Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• research (online /library /public displays/galleries)
• independent project based work
|Week||Class content||Assessment Due||Elements|
|1||Intro, Course & Project briefing - Development Workshop |
TUTE - FCP Basics – The interface
|Assignment Briefing||1, 2,|
|2||TUTE - Intro to camera - studio shoot (intro to camera, lighting) - group pre prod||1, 3|
|3||TUTE - FCP Basics –mini DV and DSLR HD file formats, Aspect ratio/ formats/ compression, Log & capture (basic capture & output as QT) - Grading and adjustments |
Production week - Students Shoots
|4||TUTE FCP Basics – Titles |
Production & Post Production week - Students Shoots & post production
|1, 2, 3|
|5||Post Production week |
- Project work
|1, 2, 3|
|6||Project 1 - Screenings||Formative Item 1 due||3|
|7||TUTE FCP Basics – Basic editing overview - rough cut |
Present Draft Assignment 2
|1, 2, 3|
|8||TUTE - FCP Basics – Editing – trimming & refining the rough cut |
Assignment 2 Submission & Screening
|Formative Item 2 due||2, 3|
|9||TUTE - FCP Basics – Audio Tute – Intro to Audio capture |
Pre Production week -
|10||Production week - Students Shoots||2, 3|
|11||Production week - Students Shoots||2, 3|
|12||Production/Post Production week - Students Shoots|
week & Group work
|13||Post Production week – Project work||2, 3|
|14||Post Production week – Project work||2, 3|
|15||Post Production week – Project work||Formative Item 3 due||2, 3|
|16||Student Submissions & presentations - |
Final 3-5 min doco Submission
|Summative Item 1 due|
|17||Assessment Week - Non Attendance week|
Ascher, Steven & Pincus, Edward, 2007 - The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age, Plume
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 (min 2), personal computer with Photoshop CS5, access to Video/Audio capture and lighting equipment as required. Access to RMIT labs with video editing computers.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises and practical group projects.
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 items include:
30 sec genre video – group project
Working within a small group of 3, you will produce a 30 sec video based on a specific style that has no edits or cuts. This will incorporate a group development journal, DSLR camera shoot, basic transfer & QuickTime output exercise.
Due – week 6
6 – 10 image storyboard sequence -- individual project
Produce a story board sequence of 6 -10 still images shot to depict a brief narrative.
Due – week 8
Using the video footage provided, complete the exercise demonstrated and create a rough cut of the various clips.
The production documents demonstrate your planning, communication and organisational skills to that have gone into producing a video project.
Due - week 15
- 3 - 5 min documentary
Working within a small group of approx 3, you will produce a 3-5 min documentary video project based on a specific concept that will then be explored creatively through the video itself.
Due – week 16
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
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)
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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