Course Title: Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EEET6846C

Course Title: Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5198 - Diploma of Creative Industries

Course Contact : Program Administration - 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

Teacher:   Rebekha Naim

Phone:      03 9925 4345

Email:       rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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

There are no pre-requisites or corequisites for this unit

Course Description

In this course you will learn about the art and science behind lighting for live events and productions. You will learn about basic lighting and colour theory on productions and the use of control equipment, programming and operating lighting consoles and effects.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT402A Set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to follow a brief to set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects for a live production.


Details of Learning Activities

In class lerning activities include, but are not limited to:
- lectures
- teacher directed group activities/projects
- practical demonstrations

Out of class activiites include, but are not limited to:
- online research
- independent project based work
- student directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCLASS CONTENTELEMENTS
1Focus:   Course outline, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations
Formative Assessment:  Production lighting work (in class).  Includes: lecture, group discussion, practical demonstrations and teacher directed group activities
1.1 - 1.7
2.1 - 2.3
3.1 - 3.4
4.1 - 4.3
2Focus:   Production lighting theory and design
Formative Assessment: Production lighting work (in class). Includes: lecture, group discussion, practical demonstrations and teacher directed group activities
1.1 - 1.7
2.1 - 2.3
3.1 - 3.4
4.1 - 4.3
3Focus:   DMX theory and control systems
Formative Assessment: Production lighting work (in class). Includes: lecture, group discussion, practical demonstrations and teacher directed group activities
1.1 - 1.7
2.1 - 2.3
3.1 - 3.4
4.1 - 4.3
4Focus:   Moving light practical and competency overview
Formative Assessment: Production lighting work (in class). Includes: lecture, group discussion, practical demonstrations and teacher directed group activities
1.1 - 1.7
2.1 - 2.3
3.1 - 3.4
4.1 - 4.3
5Formative Assessment:  Theory Test1.1 - 1.7
2.1 - 2.3
3.1 - 3.4
4.1 - 4.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

'Practical Stage Lighting' by Rex Bunn, Currency Press, Sydney, 1993

'Stage Lighting Revised' by Richard Pilbrow, Drama Book Publishers, 1991

'The Little Black Book of Lighting' , Three Arts Services, Hawthorn, 1996

CX Magazine, Julius Media Publications, www.juliusmedia.com


References

You are advised to look at the couse Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.  Students are expected to make full use of the University library faciites.  All texts in RMIT Carlton Library having catalogue numbers commencing with 621.3893 are recommended non-essential reading and include the texts recommended above.


Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring specific materials to classes and productions, for example:

* a pair of riggers gloves, covered shoes (NO THONGS) 10" shifter, electrical tape, small torch and a multi tool
* a pen and notepaper
* a laptop computer with word and design type programs like visio and auto CAD, if you have access to one


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include working on lighting systems in class and on live productions on or off campus, as well delivering a lighting plan and documentation.


Assessment Tasks

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

1)   Production LightingWork (in class).  30% - from Weeks 1 - 4
 You are expected to set u, record and operate lighting cues and effects following OH&S standards and codes of behaviour during class time in a simulated environment.  At least one lighting system must be programmed/operated each week between Weeks 1 - 4.

2)    Theory Test.    30%  Week 5
This is an examination of your technical knowledge and you are expected to answer a range of multiple-choice, short and long answer questions related to the competency unit, class notes/discussions and the course material on Blackboard.  It is due to be completed in Week 5.

3)   Production Lightin Work (out of class).  40%  To be completed by TAFE Week 17, Semester 1.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course Blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

80 - 100%     HD      High Distinction
70 - 79%       DI        Distinction
60 - 69%       CR      Credit
50 - 59%       CA       Pass
Under 50%   NN      Fail


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
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 refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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