Course Title: Operate vision systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART6344C

Course Title: Operate vision systems

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

Simon Embury
(03) 9925 4345
simon.embury@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Being able to work effectively and efficiently with professional vision systems is important in the Live Production industry. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to set-up, operate, disassemble and pack up professional level video production equipment and associated lighting equipment.

This course is delivered with CUAPPM401 Contribute to the organization of productions (PERF 5080C) but assessed separately.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAVSS302 Operate vision systems

Element:

2. Undertake vision system operations

Performance Criteria:

 2.1 Check functionality of communications equipment
2.2 Power up and conduct a check on all primary and backup equipment and accessories to ensure working order
2.3 Deliver required vision effects by executing on cue all vision system operations
2.4 Modify cues, as required, to cater for unexpected contingencies
2.5 Respond to equipment malfunctions by rectifying faults safely and efficiently and inform relevant personnel as required
2.6 Use backup systems as required

Element:

3. Complete vision system operations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Safely power down equipment according to manufacturer instructions and organisational procedures
3.2 Secure vision systems to avoid damage when unattended
3.3 Use safe lifting techniques when carrying and packing vision system equipment and accessories
3.4 Prepare vision system equipment for transport as required
3.5 Leave the work site in the original or improved condition
3.6 Complete and distribute workplace documentation as required
3.7 Seek feedback on own work performance and adjust work practices accordingly

Element:

1. Participate in technical run-throughs

Performance Criteria:

 1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation, confirm technical and production requirements for vision systems
1.2 Plot and run through cues on direction and according to equipment, sequencing, timing and speed requirements
1.3 Identify problems and modify equipment as required to ensure smooth operation during live productions or events
1.4 Change cues and modify running sheets and other documentation as required


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:

  • Select, set-up, operate and disassemble professional level video production and lighting equipment.
  • Distinguish between different technical standards of equipment.
  • Match lighting requirements to camera specifications and set-up three-point lighting.


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 equipment websites and revision of notes to reinforce classroom content. These activities will be reinforced during class through question/answer sessions.

  • Practical sessions
  • Classroom teaching
  • Equipment demonstrations, set-up and operation
  • Group discussions
     


Teaching Schedule

ClassPlanned Activities (subject to change)
Elements Covered
Assessment
1

Operate Vision
•Operate Vision System course overview and assessment requirements
•Video system technical terms and standards
•Undertake vision system operations
•OH&S and Manual Handling
•Answer questions contained in the Vision System Operation Worksheet

Assessment Task #1 - Vision System Operation Worksheet assigned

Contribute
•Contribute to the organization of productions course overview and assessment requirements

Assessment Task #1 - Photo storyboard pre-production documentation and vision mix assigned

Assessment Task #2 - Variety Interview pre-production documentation and vision mix assigned

Vision: 1,2
Contribute: 1
 

 

 

 


 

2

Operate Vision
•Video camera technical terms
•Undertake vision system operations
•Answer questions contained in the Vision System Operation Worksheet
Contribute
•Production planning and roles and responsibilities

Contribute
• Production planning Vision: 1,2
Contribute: 1
 

 Vision: 1,2
Contribute: 1
 
3

 Operate Vision
•Video camera set-up – basic features
•Undertake vision system operations
•Complete vision system operations
•Answer questions contained in the Vision System Operation Worksheet


Contribute
•Photo Storyboard Productions Shoot Day 1
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions

Vision: 1,2 Contribute
Assessment task #1 - Photo storyboard pre-production documentation and vision mix due for some students
 
4

 Operate Vision
•Video camera set-up – advanced features
•Undertake vision system operations
•Demonstration of video waveform monitor
•Answer questions contained in the Vision System Operation Worksheet


Contribute
•Photo Storyboard Productions Shoot Day 2
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions

 Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3

 

Contribute
Assessment task #1 - Photo storyboard pre-production documentation and vision mix due for some students

 

5

 Operate Vision
•Completion of Assessment task 1: Vision System Operation Worksheet

Assessment task #2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up assigned


Contribute
•Photo Storyboard Productions Shoot Day 3
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions

Assessment task #2 Organising and Rehearsing component assigned.
 

Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3

 

Operate Vision
Assessment task #1 - Vision System Operation Worksheet due for all students

Contribute
Assessment task #1 - Photo storyboard pre-production documentation and vision mix due for some students

 

6Operate Vision
•Lighting requirements for television
•Demonstration of three-point lighting
•Practice with lighting set-ups

Contribute
•Photo Storyboard Productions Shoot Day 4
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3
 
Contribute
Assessment task #1 - Photo storyboard pre-production documentation and vision mix due for some students
7Operate Vision
•Practice for Assessment Task 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up

Contribute
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
 Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3
 
8Operate Vision
Practice for Assessment Task 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up

Contribute
•Shoot Practice Interviews
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3
 
9Operate Vision
•Practice for Assessment Task 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up

Contribute
•Shoot Live performance Segments
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3
Contribute
Assessment task #1 Organising and Rehearsing component due for some students
10Operate Vision
•Assessment task 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up

Contribute
•Rehearsals for Variety Interviews
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3

Operate Vision

Assessment task #2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up due for some students

11Operate Vision
•Assessment task 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up

Contribute
•Variety Interview Shoot Day 1
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
 Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3

Operate Vision

Assessment task #2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up due for some students

Contribute

Assessment Task #2 - Variety Interview pre-production documentation and vision mix due for some students.

12Operate Vision
•Assessment task 2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up

Contribute
•Variety Interview Shoot Day 2
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
 Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3

Operate Vision

Assessment task #2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up assigned due for some students

Contribute
Assessment Task #2 - Variety Interview pre-production documentation and vision mix due for some students.

13Operate Vision
•Catch-up assessments (if required)

Contribute
•Variety Interview Shoot Day 3
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
Vision: 1,2,3
Contribute: 1,2,3
 



Operate Vision

Assessment task #2 - Vision System Operation - Professional Video Camera Set-up assigned due for some students

Contribute
Assessment Task #2 - Variety Interview pre-production documentation and vision mix due for some students.

14Operate Vision
•Operate Vision Systems Course review and feedback
•Feedback on Vision Mix Television Productions

Contribute
•Variety Interview Shoot Day 4
•Assist with running technical and creative dress rehearsals
•Assist with productions
Vision: 3
Contribute: 1,2,3
Contribute

Assessment Task #2 - Variety Interview pre-production documentation and vision mix due 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 though a series of practical tasks .


Assessment Tasks

This course is delivered with CUAPPM401 Contribute to the organization of productions PERF 5080C but assessed separately.

Assessment for this course is ungraded. Units of competency are assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on Blackboard for full details of these assessment tasks.

There are four assessment tasks for this course - 2 assessment tasks for Operate Vision Systems and 2 assessment tasks for Contribute to the organisation of productions

Operate Vision Systems

Operate Vision Systems Assessment Task #1 - Vision System Operation Worksheet

  • Assigned Class 1
  • Due Class 5

For this assignment, you will submit a completed worksheet answering questions relating to:

-Professional video camera technical standards, operational features, capacities and limitations
-The role and responsibility of video operators in the context of live productions
-Issues and challenges arising in video operation in the context of live productions
-Work Health and Safety issues relating to video operation in the context of live productions
-Professional video camera set-up checklist
 

Operate Vision Systems Assessment Task #2 - Vision System Operation -Professional Video Camera Set-up (Open Book)

  • Assigned Class 5
  • Due Class 10-12 according to assessment roster

Working individually, you will set-up, prepare for operation and pack-up a professional video camera eg. JVC DVC 500, Panasonic P2-502, monitor and tripod within a time-frame of 20 minutes.

 

Contribute to the organisation of productions

Contribute to the organisation of productions Assessment task #1 - Photo storyboard pre-production documentation and vision mix.

  • Assigned: Class 1.
  • Due: Class 3,4,5 or 6 depending on a production schedule roster.

Contribute to the organisation of productions Assessment task #2 - Variety Interview pre-production documentation and vision mix.

  • Assigned: Class 1.
  • Due: Class 11,12,13 or 14 depending on a production schedule roster.

 

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 demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.

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 and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.

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 gain the competency.

Assessment Feedback:
Assessment feedback is used to enable and enhance student learning. You will receive spoken and/or written feedback on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can improve your work.

www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

Assessment:
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 adjustment to your assessment. To support student success, RMIT University provides a range of adjustments to assessment. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/adjustment

 

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. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

You may be eligible for credit towards this course if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning. You can find out more about this process on the RMIT website.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

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