Course Title: Vision mix television productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART5971C

Course Title: Vision mix television productions

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4348 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

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

 Mark Langley
(03) 9925 4355
mark.langley@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course you work as a member of a production team to produce two short, multi-camera television productions. After preparatory work on storyboarding and script preparation, you will learn to set up and operate a vision mixing console in a television studio. Working collaboratively with your team, you will also set up the studio and cameras along with the audio and lighting equipment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFBRD402A Vision mix television productions

Element:

1. Prepare a script or production schedule for vision mixing

Performance Criteria:

Liaise with relevant production personnel to confirm production requirements and recommend creative solutions where appropriate
2.Analyse production requirements to determine quantity, nature and style of effects and processes
3.Mark known effects and processes on production documentation according to enterprise procedures and confirm accuracy with relevant production personnel
4.Prepare contingency plans for unscripted effects and processes that may arise during recording of productions in consultation with director or producer
5.Contribute to creative process as required and explore potential for creating original ideas and proposals

Element:

2. Set up for vision mixing

Performance Criteria:

1. Select vision mixing methods to achieve creative and technical output for productions
2.Negotiate alternative strategies with relevant production personnel where designated effects and processes are beyond the capability of available equipment
3.Check that identified effects and processes are fully functional and monitors are working within specifications
4.Check and assign or route required vision sources so they are accessible on the vision mixing unit and can be previewed on monitoring equipment
5.Identify and note key reference points and complexities requiring special attention during production
6.Ensure equipment is tested and confirm it is capable of meeting production requirements

Element:

3. Mix vision

Performance Criteria:

1. Ensure that actions throughout productions are correctly identified on scripts or production schedules
2.Communicate with relevant production personnel throughout the mixing process to achieve the desired effect
3.If appropriate, preview sources throughout the production process and put to air on cue
4.Respond promptly to cues received from relevant production personnel and ensure consistency of timing
5.Perform planned transitions between vision sources, reassign sources as and when required, and perform effects transitions to ensure production requirements are met
6.Assign effects and processes to appropriate storage device
7.React to equipment failure by applying alternative effects and processes as necessary
8.Monitor quality of creative and technical output during productions


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. Through the application of these skills and this knowledge, you will be able to:

  • Prepare storyboards and scripts
  • Set up and operate a vision mixing console in a television studio
  • Set up and operate studio cameras, audio and lighting equipment.
  • Work collaboratively with production teams.


Details of Learning Activities

 Out of-class self-directed learner activities for this course include but are not limited to: additional equipment practice sessions, private research at selected sound equipment websites and revision of notes to reinforce classroom content. These activities will be monitored during class through question/answer sessions.

  • Practical theory sessions
  • Equipment demonstrations, set-up and operation
  • Studio shooting practice
  • Group discussions
     


Teaching Schedule

ClassPlanned Activities (subject to change)Assessment
1-Course overview, assessment requirements.
Focus
-Introduction to vision mixing.
-Introduction studio camera, pedestals and camera adjustments.
-Production roles.
-Production documentation including scripts.
-Control room operations including vision mixing, sound mixing, lighting control and camera control unit operation.
-Program Run In requirements
Includes
-Preparing a script or production schedule for vision mixing
 
 
2Focus
-Vision Mixer and Technical direction /Mixing and TD practice runs
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 
3Focus
Photo Storyboard Productions Shoot Day 1
1.Production of Photo Storyboard Rundown. Show your own personal Segment rundown for the Photo Storyboard project.
2.Production of 12-15 still pictures around a theme
3.Set up for vision mix photo storyboard
4.Vision Mix a Storyboard production.
5.Vision Mixer/Director for one take
6.Assistant Director/Audio/TD of your production
7.Camera Operator for one other production.
8.Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
Assessment task #1 for some students 
4Focus
Photo Storyboard Productions Shoot Day 2
1.Production of Photo Storyboard Rundown. Show your own personal Segment rundown for the Photo Storyboard project.
2.Production of 12-15 still pictures around a theme
3.Set up for vision mix photo storyboard
4.Vision Mix a Storyboard production.
5.Vision Mixer/Director for one take
6.Assistant Director/Audio/TD of your production
7.Camera Operator for one other production.
8.Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 Assessment task #1 for some students
5Focus
Photo Storyboard Productions Shoot Day 3
1.Production of Photo Storyboard Rundown. Show your own personal Segment rundown for the Photo Storyboard project.
2.Production of 12-15 still pictures around a theme
3.Set up for vision mix photo storyboard
4.Vision Mix a Storyboard production.
5.Vision Mixer/Director for one take
6.Assistant Director/Audio/TD of your production
7.Camera Operator for one other production.
8.Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 Assessment task #1 for some students
6Focus
Photo Storyboard Productions Shoot Day 4
1.Production of Photo Storyboard Rundown. Show your own personal Segment rundown for the Photo Storyboard project.
2.Production of 12-15 still pictures around a theme
3.Set up for vision mix photo storyboard
4.Vision Mix a Storyboard production.
5.Vision Mixer/Director for one take
6.Assistant Director/Audio/TD of your production
7.Camera Operator for one other production.
8.Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 Assessment task #1 for some students
7Focus
-Storyboard reviews
-Pre planning Variety Interviews
-Variety Project prep / interview set ups / live action coverage
Includes
-Prepare a script or production schedule for vision mixing
 
 
8Focus
-Shoot Practice interviews
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 
 
9Focus
-Shoot live performance segments
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 
 
10Focus
-Rehearsals for Variety Interviews. All groups.
Includes
-Prepare a script or production schedule for vision mixing
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 
 
11Focus
Variety Interview. Shoot Day 1
1.Production of Group Variety Interview Rundown Sheet
2.Floor plan showing positions of Cast and Cameras
3.Lighting Plan
Participate in production as:-
1.Vision Mixer and Production Department Member for your production.
2.Camera Crew Member for one production.
3.Lighting and Staging Crew Member for one production
4.Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 
Assessment task #2 for some students
12Focus
Variety Interview. Shoot Day 2
1.Production of Group Variety Interview Rundown Sheet
2.Floor plan showing positions of Cast and Cameras
3.Lighting Plan

Participate in production as:-
1.Vision Mixer and Production Department Member for your production.
2.Camera Crew Member for one production.
3.Lighting and Staging Crew Member for one production
4.Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 

Assessment task #2 for some students
13Focus
Variety Interview. Shoot Day 3
1.Production of Group Variety Interview Rundown Sheet
2.Floor plan showing positions of Cast and Cameras
3.Lighting Plan

Participate in production as:-
1.Vision Mixer and Production Department Member for your production.
2.Camera Crew Member for one production.
3.Lighting and Staging Crew Member for one production
4.Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 

Assessment task #2 for some students
14Focus
Variety Interview. Shoot Day 4
1.Production of Group Variety Interview Rundown Sheet
2.Floor plan showing positions of Cast and Cameras
3.Lighting Plan

Participate in production as:-
1.Vision Mixer and Production Department Member for your production.
2.Camera Crew Member for one production.
3.Lighting and Staging Crew Member for one production
4.Set up and pack up of camera, audio and lighting gear in studio according to studio protocols.
Includes
-Set-up for vision mixing
-Mix vision
 

Assessment task #2 for some students


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None prescribed at time of writing.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching about this course.


Other Resources

 You should refer to Blackboard for resources for this course. The teacher may refer you to 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.
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs.
 


Overview of Assessment

 Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of skills and knowledge through written and practical tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task #1- Photo storyboard production and vision mix.

Due Class 3,4,5 or 6 depending on a production schedule roster.

Assessment Task #2 - Variety Interview production and vision mix.

Due Class 11,12,13 or 14 depending on a production schedule roster.

This is an ungraded assessment task.
To complete this assessment you will work as a member of a production team of 4-5 students to
produce pre-production documentation and vision mix a variety interview production.
Pre-production documentation includes:
- Final run down sheet including voice over script
- Lighting plan
- Studio floor plan

You will then work as a member of a production team to vision mix the variety interview production.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of the assessment task.
The marking criteria is available on Blackboard.
Once you have demonstrated competency, your final assessment task will be graded (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).
You should refer to the Assessment Tool document which is available on Blackboard for full details of this assessment task.


Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit for Assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

  The assessment matrix is available from the Program Coordinator.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

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.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.


Assessment and Feedback (web link)
You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, 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 Progress (web link)
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.


Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)
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.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
(web link)
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

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