Course Title: Set up, operate and de-rig portable sound recording equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5664C

Course ID: 032814

Course Title: Set up, operate and de-rig portable sound recording equipment

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C5128 - Diploma of Audio Visual Technology

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

Course Contact Email: adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Steve Ward
steve@nextwaveaudio.com.au

Nominal Hours: 35

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to set up, operate and de-rig portable sound Recording equipment particularly in a live AV presentation context.
Skills and knowledge you will develop include the ability to:
•    understand production requirements,
•    check all operational aspects of sound equipment,
•    apply relevant OH&S practices
•    set up sound equipment
•    operate sound equipment
•    disassemble and pack up sound equipment


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU13A Set up, operate and de-rig portable sound recording equipment


Learning Outcomes


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Overview of Learning Activities


Details of Learning Activities

Theory classes
Practical exercises and assessment tasks
Private study


Teaching Schedule

TAFE WeekPlanned Class Activities (subject to change)
1Orientation week
2Course Guide, Assessment, Basic Principles, Relevant OH&S Practices, System Components. Set Up, Plug Up and Power up, Using the Allen & Heath Mixer, Pack Up
3More about the Allen & Heath, Using Graphic Equalizers, Rolling Cables
4Microphones and DI’s, Mic Techniques for Voice and Instruments, Setting up and Using the Radio Mic, Foldback/Monitor Setups
5Effects and Signal Processors, Mixing Theory, Mixing Psychology
6Revision & Practice test
7Practical testing session #1
8Practical testing session #2
9 Last Production Sound class, Written Test, Practical testing session #3


 

Overview of Learning Resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

To be discussed in class.


Overview of Assessment

1.    Practical assessment covering:
−    PA equipment set-up
−    PA equipment operation
−    PA equipment disassembly    35%
2.    Practical assessment of PA equipment operation observed at live events occurring later in the year such as Open Day, School Conference and Visual Merchandising Presentation
    35%
3.    Open Book Short answer/multiple choice written test. 30%
        Total 100%


Assessment Tasks

1.    Practical assessment covering:
−    PA equipment set-up
−    PA equipment operation
−    PA equipment disassembly    35%
2.    Practical assessment of PA equipment operation observed at live events occurring later in the year such as Open Day, School Conference and Visual Merchandising Presentation
    35%
3.    Open Book Short answer/multiple choice written test. 30%

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