Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6319C

Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Contact Email:stephen.skok@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher:
Alex
Joseski
aleksander.joseski@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

N/A

Course Description

Teacher:
Alex Joseski
aleksander.joseski@rmit.edu.au
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM301A Shoot material for screen productions

Element:

3 Set up Lighting

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess the quality of light and determine the amount required
3.2 Mount and position lighting equipment safely
3.3 Run lighting cables and connect safely to power sources
3.4 Install gels or diffusion if required
3.5 Select lenses and filters appropriate for the job
3.6 Check and get appropriate camera movements in line with the project requirements
3.7 Shoot and record material, keeping focus throughout
 

Element:

1 Prepare for Shoots

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Participate in pre-production briefings for production and post-production requirements
1.2 Arrange for the necessary equipment and accessories for the shoot
1.3 Safely charge batteries
1.4 Select appropriate capture media for the production and ensure there is enough supply for the production
1.5 Prepare and pack lighting equipment, including gels and cables
1.6 Report significant and minor faults to the appropriate personnel
1.7 Confirm location, shooting schedules and timelines with personnel
1.8 Complete appropriate documentation prior to shoots
 

Element:

2 Set up on Location

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine camera positions and appropriate composition for shots
2.2 Liaise with talent and personnel and collaborate with key crew
2.3 Set up equipment and accessories safely
2.4 Consider requirements for re-positioning equipment
2.5 Ensure cameras and equipment is safely secured
2.6 Label and load capture media and check camera functions
2.7 Position microphones as required and conduct audio check
 

Element:

4 Manipulate Cables and Camera Positions

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Participate in meetings and rehearsals
4.2 Communicate with relevant personnel and provide appropriate cues and instructions
4.3 Move cameras and cables without impeding the crew
 

Element:

5 Wrap up the Shoot

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Check and pack equipment safely
5.2 Ensure recorded material is labelled properly with relevant documentation
5.3 Report any faults and leave location in its original state
5.4 Review and Reflect upon performance and what can be improved
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competence of the above elements. The outcomes described in this unit relate to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence at Level 3:
http://www.deewr.gov.au/Skills/Programs/LitandNum/ACSF/Pages
 


Details of Learning Activities

  • Class exercises to review discussions and tutorials
  • Practicaldemonstrations in studio
  • Workshops
  • Group projects
  • Peer learning
  • Group discussion
  • Research
  • Independent project based work
  • Simulated workplaces


Teaching Schedule

 Week Content                                       Assessment tasks Elements
 1 overview of principles of lighting, camera work, framing and crew roles  1
 2 Camera workshop - Getting to know and handle an ENG camera including functions, set-up and key concepts  1,2
 3 Camera workshop - Exterior filming and Tripods  2,3,4,5
 4

 Checklist exercise and pre production planning for 30m second genre 1-shot genre piece

 Task 1

Camera and Tripod operations

  2,3,4,5
 5 Natural light - 30 second video shoot (to be filmed during class hours around the vicinity of RMIT)

 Task 2

30-45 second video shoot

  2,3,4,5
 6 Lighting workshop

 Task 3

Essential knowledge quiz

  2,3,4,5
 7 Audio Concepts and camera Set-up   2,3,4,5
 8 Audio concepts and camera Set-up  1,2
 9 Audio Workshop Task 4 Audio Piece to camera formative task 1
 10 Pre-production for chase video including planning and documentation   2,3,4,5
 11

 Chase video filming Week 1 Begins

IN CLASS HOURS

 Task 5 chase video  2,3,4,5
 12 Chase video filming Week 2 Begins

IN CLASS HOURS
 

 Task 5 chase video 1
 13

 Peer Evaluation of Chase video

Dailies and feedback

 Task 6

essential knowledge quiz #2

 
 14 Documentary Filming workshop  1, 2,3,4,
 15 Drama filming workshop  1, 2,3,4,
 16 class overview and feedback  1, 2,3,4,5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Online learning resources will be posted on the server.
You are advised to look on the course Blackboard and emails forupdates.


References


Other Resources

You will require a hard drive (at least 1TB) and headphones.Do not purchase a dedicated hard drive until further information in class.
 


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 and will include:
 

  • Camera and Tripod Operations
  • video shoot
  • Audio Piece to Camera
  • Essential knowledge quiz


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in the course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. you will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment tasks;

Task 1

Camera and Tripod operations Due week 4

Task 2

30-45 second video shoot Due week 5

Task 3

Essential knowledge quiz Due week 6

Task 4 Audio Piece to camera formative task Due week 9

Task 5 Chase video Due week 11 &12

Task 6

Essential knowledge quiz #2 Due week 14

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

Results used in this course are as follows:

CA. Competency Achieved

NYC. Not yet competent

DNS. Did not submit


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

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 participating in face to face classes. 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. www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

Special Consideration - 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 see the RMIT website for further information. www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

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.http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 

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