Course Title: Experiment with techniques to produce video art

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6280C

Course Title: Experiment with techniques to produce video art

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4322 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Dale Nason

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:dale.nason@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

None

This course is delivered in conjunction with GRAP5306.

Course Description

In this course you will explore and experiment with techniques used to create video art. This involves developing the skills and knowledge required to use video equipment proficiently and to extend the medium creatively.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDIG402A Experiment with techniques to produce video art

Element:

1.Develop proficiency with a range of video art techniques and media

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate the potential for new approaches to video art based on capabilities of techniques already used

1.2 Adapt or introduce new tools, equipment and materials to achieve different effects

1.3 Extend the capabilities of video art techniques through experimentation

1.4 Take account of the safety and sustainability considerations for different techniques and media

Element:

5.Evaluate own video artwork

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Reflect on own work in terms of conceptual development and technical execution

5.2 Identify areas for future improvement, especially in terms of own skill development

5.3 Discuss completed work with others and respond positively to feedback

Element:

2.Develop ideas for video art

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss creative and other goals of proposed video art with others

2.2 Research , adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches from other practitioners with consideration of intellectual property requirements

2.3 Apply knowledge of different video art techniques to inform ideas

2.4 Allow techniques and ideas to work together to inform each other

2.5 Consider the professional potential and other criteria of work when developing ideas

2.6 Refine and confirm ideas based on experimentation, research and collaboration with others

Element:

3.Organise video art resources

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess specific resource requirements for the chosen work

3.2 Research and access potential sources of supply for video art resources

3.3 Evaluate cost and other constraints that impact on the development of work

3.4 Evaluate and respond to presentation considerations for finished video art

3.5 Set up or coordinate resource requirements according to safety or other workplace requirements

Element:

4.Realise finished video art

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Create video art using techniques and media selected from research and experimentation

4.2 Review and refine ideas and approaches based on ongoing experiences with the production of work

4.3 Use safe and sustainable work practices throughout the production of video art

4.4 Document and record the development of the work and the research and ideas that inform it


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio and computer laboratory using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In class activities will include:

• demonstrations and presentations by teacher
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• review and revision
• peer learning
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• evaluation & critique including feedback & assessment

Out of class activities will include:

• independent project based work
• online tutorials and activities
• independent research
• site visits
• social & other networking

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Teaching Schedule

WeekDescription

The combined timeline is presented here as a complete reference to the combined units: VART6280C and GRAP5306C.
Learning elements
CUVDIG402A
Video Art VART6280C

Learning elements
BSBDES402A
Interpret a brief GRAP5306C

 
1Orientation Week - Site Visits
 
1, 2 -
2Video #1 / Moving Portrait - First shoot

Introduction to Video Art resources - Equipment & loans

Design Brief#1 - Presentation & group discussion

 

1, 2 1, 2
3Video #1 / Moving Portrait - First edit & test export

Introduction to Video Art resources - Studio space incl. safety & sustainability

Design Brief #2 & #3* - Reading & interpreting
*Design brief #3 project work will be undertaken in the combined unit ’Creativity Solutions’
 

1, 21, 2, 3, 4, 5
4

Video #1 / Moving Portrait - Submission of first finished version

Introduction to Video Art resources - Resource management & team work

Design Brief #1 - Outcomes

Design Brief #2 & #3
- Idea generation

 

 1, 2, 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

5

Video #1 / Moving Portrait - Viewing, reflection & feedback

Video #2 / Numbers: Form & Content - First content development

Introduction to Video Art resources - Using graphics software & animation

Design Brief #2 & #3 - Explore, liaise & plan

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

1, 2, 3, 4

 

6Video #2 / Numbers: Form & Content - Research & content development

Introduction to Video Art resources - Problem solving & file management

Design Brief #2 & #3 - Present planning, & do production / Feedback on progress



1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

1, 2, 3, 4 
7

Video #2 / Numbers: Form & Content - Research & content development

Introduction to Video Art resources - Lighting & photography

Design Brief #2 & #3 - Liaison & production

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
8Video #2 / Numbers: Form & Content - Design development, video production

Introduction to Video Art resources - Animation, transition & effect techniques

Design Brief #2 & #3 - Liaison & production
 

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
9Video #2 / Numbers: Form & Content - Finishing

Introduction to Video Art resources - Making a final exported movie file

Design Brief #2 & #3 - Liaison & production / Reflection on previous weeks


1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
10Video #2 / Numbers: Form & Content - Submission, viewing & feedback

Introduction to Video Art resources - Screening final work

Design Brief #2 & #3 - Presentation & feedback 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5FINAL WEEK:
BSBDES402A
Interpret a brief GRAP5306C

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 

11
Video #3 major project:
Project brief delivery, research and planning

Video #1 & #2: Reworking based upon feedback
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
 
12


Video #3 major project:
Research, planning and practice

Video #1 & #2: Reworking based upon feedback
 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
 
13


Video #3 major project: Production & techniques workshops

Video #1 & #2: Reworking based upon feedback

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
 
14Video #3 major project: Production & feedback (optional posting & online feedback)

Video #1 & #2: Reworking
 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
 
15

Video #3 major project: Production & feedback (optional posting & online feedback)

Video #1 & #2: Final production & submission
 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
 
16

Video #3 major project: Production & feedback (optional posting & online feedback)
 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 

 
17

Video #3 major project: Final production and submission
 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
 
18All final works: Screening and discussion  
19Assessment Week

 

 

 

 
  

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


References

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT Studies (Blackboard) for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software.

You will also have access of the library resources.
The University Library has extensive resources for Design students.
The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign.
The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills. The assessment tasks are:
1. Video production project - process 50%
2. Video production project - final 50%

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


Assessment Tasks

Tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks and you should engage in all formative tasks.
These combined courses have 5 Formative & 4 Summative Tasks in total.
The 5 Formative tasks will determine Competency for these combined courses.
The 2 Summative tasks will determine the Graded Result. (see below)
All these must be completed/submitted. Each Summative task has an allocated percentage of the total final grade.

You are also required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Tasks which determine Competency (incl. Submission week):
Video Art
First version submissions: Video #1 (week 4) & Video #2 (week 10)
Interpret a Brief
Design Brief #1 (week 2), #2 & #3 (week 6)


Summative Assessment Tasks Totalling 100% of Final Graded Assessment:
Video Art
Reworked & represented Videos #1 & #2 (week 15): 50%
Video #3 (week 17): 50%
Interpret a Brief (both week 10)
Design Brief #2: 50%
Design Brief #3: 50%

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At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

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

CHD - Competent with High Distinction.
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment
NYC - Not Yet Competent


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 you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.

Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage


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.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works


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.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Further links - Application for extension of time


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity

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