Course Title: Compose camera shots and operate a camera

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5746C

Course ID: 035475

Course Title: Compose camera shots and operate a camera

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C5128 - Diploma of Audio Visual Technology

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rowan Humphrey
rowan.humphrey@rmit.edu.au
Phone 99254345
Office 94-2-35

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

Course Description

To enable learners to compose shots, position a camera, select appropriate lens, and lighting equipment and operate a camera.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM03A Compose camera shots and operate a camera

Element:

CUFCAM03A/01Compose shots

Element:

CUFCAM03A/02Address lighting conditions

Element:

CUFCAM03A/03Select and use corrective filters

Element:

CUFCAM03A/04Select and use lens

Element:

CUFCAM03A/05Coordinate crew to position camera

Element:

CUFCAM03A/06Position and operate camera to capture shots

Element:

CUFCAM03A/07Monitor the quality of the moving image during filming


Learning Outcomes


Relate to Elements above


Overview of Learning Activities


Details of Learning Activities

Combination of classroom activities, field exercises and theory tutorials.


Teaching Schedule

TAFE WeekPlanned activities (subject to change)
1Orientation week
2 Introduction to small crew eng style production and post production.
Analyze the minor project, The brief and also discuss second semester concepts
Intro to FCP HD and View last year projects
3 Camera / Exercises and FCP editing tutorial exercise
4 Sound / Exercises and FCP tutorial exercise
5 Minor exercise field rotations Channel 1 News
6 Minor exercise field rotations Channel 2 News Scripting/ Selection of current affairs/AV Tech? Topics in relation to ‘The Brief’.
7 Minor exercise field rotations Channel 3 News / Development of concepts for semester 2
8 Minor exercise field rotations Channel 4 News Presentation of Draft Concepts /Scheduling ENG shoot
9Shooting ‘The Brief’
10ANZAC DAY
11 Shooting ‘The Brief’/log and load Submission of Final Concepts(EFP), Storyboards and Scripts
12 Offline all footage for the Brief
13 Editing & Final adoption of second semester projects & crews Camera reports due
14 Editing
15 Editing
16 Editing and Shoot Music Video 6/7/8 June with dates to be confirmed
17 Final Edits/ copying to DVD/ Reviews
18 Reserved

Overview of Learning Resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

’Producing Videos : A Complete Guide’,2nd Edition Martha Mollison Allen and Unwin

1865089168


References


Other Resources

Refer to handouts in class


Overview of Assessment

Participate in: Collection, Set up and Pack up of lighting gear, audio and cameras on location and in class and safe return to Store A as required. – 30%

Performance of practical demonstrations of shooting setups in classroom and on location.  – 40%

Complete equipment checklists and reports for Director/ Camera/ Sound.– 30%


Assessment Tasks

Participate in:
Collection of lighting, audio and camera gear from Store A.
Set up of lighting gear, audio and cameras in class and on location.
Pack up of lighting gear, audio and cameras on location and in class and safe return to Store A as required.
Applies to Minor project and The Brief  and is further clarified in first class.

Performance of practical demonstrations of shooting setups in classroom and on location.
Answer oral questions at various stages to demonstrate understanding of underpinning knowledge. Conducted throughout the semester.

Completion of relevant equipment checklist Dir/ Cam/ Sound and submission of

  1. Completed Directors report
  2. Completed Camera Report
  3. Completed Sound recordist report by 16 May 2007

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