Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: BUSM6223C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5216 - Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Roz Williams
Phone: 9925 4974
Email: roz.williams@rmit.edu.au

Barbara Gliddon
Phone: 9925 4072
Email: barbara.gliddon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project including production aspects of film and television production.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Element:

Element 1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access project scope and other relevant documentation
1.2 Define project stakeholders
1.3 Seek clarification from delegating authority of any issues related to project and project parameters
1.4 Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements1.5
1.5 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation's objectives
1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake project
 

Element:

Element 2  Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop project plan including timelines, work breakdown structure, role and
responsibilities and other details of how the project will be managed in relation to the project parameters
2.2 Identify and access appropriate project management tools
2.3 Formulate risk management plan for project, including occupational health and safety (OHS)
2.4 Develop and approve project budget
2.5 Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project
2.6 Finalise project plan

Element:

Element 3  Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
3.2 Provide support for project team members, especially with regard to specific needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented time lines are met
3.3 Establish and maintain required record keeping systems throughout the project
3.4 Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources (human, physical and technical) and quality
3.5 Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders
3.6 Undertake risk management assessment

Element:

Element 4   Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Complete financial record keeping associated with project and check for accuracy
4.2 Assign staff involved in project to new roles or reassign to previous roles
4.3 Complete project documentation and obtain any necessary sign offs for concluding Project

Element:

Element 5  Review project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan
5.2 Involve team members in the project review
5.3 Document lessons learnt from the project and report within the organisation


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to manage your own film/video production project and actively participate in other projects in a range of roles. You will have learned the practical application of a range of industry procedures for planning and launching a production.


Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of class workshops and on location projects that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production to industry standard.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentAssessment TasksElements
1
July 8, 10, 11
Pre-production. Objectives: to define and scope each scheduled production 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2,
2
July 15, 17, 18
Production management. Objective. Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle. Plan a production 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2,
3
July 22, 24, 25
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
4
July 29, 31, Aug 1
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
5
Aug 5, 7, 8
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
6
Aug 12, 14, 15
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
7
Aug 19, 21, 22
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
8
Aug 26, 28, 29
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
9
Sept 2, 4, 5
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
10
Sept 9,11, 12
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
11
Sept 16, 18, 19
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
Sept 23 - Oct 13 inclusiveMID SEMESTER BREAK  
12
Oct 7, 9, 10
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
13
Oct 14, 16,17
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
14
Oct 21, 23, 24
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
15
Oct 28, 30, 31
Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product 
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,

 16
Nov 4 no classes
Nov 6, 7

 Finalise and submit  
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT Screen Production Guide

Film Scheduling, by Singleton, Ralph S., pub Lone Eagle 1997


References

Screen Australia
http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/  

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)
http://www.alliance.org.au  

Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)
http://www.spaa.org.au  


Other Resources

The satchel : production budgeting and film management,
coordinating editor Sandra Alexander ; written by Sandra Alexander [et al.]
Published by Screen Australia revised edition 2007
RMIT Library call number: FOL 791.430681 P964
Carlton Library Reserve Collection (for viewing in library only)
This is an extensive set of notes and professional guidelines for
production in Australia that may provide additional details to
some of the material covered in this course.
 


Overview of Assessment

A range of assessments will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. You will participate in a range of class workshops and on location products that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production, using industry procedures.
 


Assessment Tasks

You will each write/produce/direct a film of up to 5-7 minutes in duration and complete post production and delivery within the scheduled time allocated to you.
The class Filming Schedule has been posted on Blackboard.

A range of assessment will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge.  You will participate in a range of class workshops and on location productions that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production, using industry procedures.

You will demonstrate:

  • a professional approach to advising and maintaining lines of communication with all parties involved in the production of the Major Project, e.g. local government, Police, location providers, etc.
  • a professional approach to time and organisational management
  • and initiate and organise production meetings with relevant student colleagues.

Assignments will be divided between Formative Assessment (not graded) and Summative Assessment (graded).
Each of the following assessment tasks must be completed by each student in the process of their production.

Production Wikis will be created on Blackboard.  Students will post their pre-production and other paperwork in these Wikis by the due dates (mentioned below).  All work must be clearly labelled with your name and title of production.


FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS (ungraded):

Assessment 1:
Draft script
, set out in industry accepted format
(CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6)
Due date: 4 weeks before first day of shooting

Assessment 2:
Pre-production documents
(
see current RMIT Production Guide on Blackboard)
Documents are:

  • Final draft script
  • Shooting plan (marked up script and/or shotlist or storyboard)
  • Shooting schedule
  • Cast & Crew lists
  • Copy of Actor/Interviewee release forms
  • Location list
  • Copies of location permission requests and approved permits
  • Safety analysis and risk management plan
  • Signed Hazard form
  • Call sheets

(CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6)
Due Date:  1 week before shoot

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (Graded):

1. Pre-production organisational skills
(CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6)
Due date: As above

2. Evaluations:
(Self assessment and review sheets are available on the Blackboard system)

  • Self assessment for your performance as producer
  • Self assessment for your performance as 1st AD

(CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed: 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3)
Due date: 7 days after last day of shoot

3. Final cast and crew credits list as they appear on screen
(CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6)
Due date: Within 2 weeks after last day of shoot

4. Confirmation of any copyright clearances
(CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6)
Due date: Within 2 weeks after last day of shoot

 

5. Ungraded final cut DVD to show how clearly technical and creative outcomes match what was delivered in pre-production
(CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed: 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3)
Due date: Within 2 weeks after last day of shoot

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency achieved Graded
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
NYC Not Yet Competent


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

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees
 

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