Course Title: Undertake project work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUSM7879C

Course Title: Undertake project work

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:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers:

Barbara Gliddon
Tel: 9925 4072
email: barbara.gliddon@rmit.edu.au

Roz Williams
Tel: 9925 4974
email: roz.williams@rmit.edu.au

Dennis Smith
email:  dennis.smith@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

NA

Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project such as a short film. The emphasis is on the skills and knowledge required to successfully undertake screen content project based work of a fixed duration in the screen and digital media industries.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG522A Undertake project work

Element:

1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

1. Access project scope and other relevant documentation
2. Define project stakeholders
3. Seek clarification from delegating authority of issues related to project and project parameters
4. Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements
5. Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation's objectives
6. Determine and access available resources to undertake project

Element:

2. Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

1. Develop project plan in line with the project parameters
2. Identify and access appropriate project-management tools
3. Formulate risk-management plan for project, including work health and safety (WHS)
4. Develop and approve project budget
5. Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project
6. finalise project plan and gain necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan

Element:

3. Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

1. Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
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. Establish and maintain required record-keeping systems throughout the project
4. Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources and quality
5. Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders
6. Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are meet
7. Achieve project deliverables

Element:

4. Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

Complete financial record keeping associated with project and check for accuracy
2. Ensure transition of staff involved in project to new roles or reassignment to previous roles
3. Complete project documentation and obtain necessary sign-offs for concluding project

Element:

5. Review project

Performance Criteria:

1. Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan
2. Involve team members in the project review
3. Document lessons learned from the project and report within the organisation


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course you will have experienced and developed the skills required to independently produce screen and media content in the screen and media industries.


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

WeekClas contentAssesment tasks dueElements
1Pre-production. Objectives: to define and scope each scheduled production Production period commences in week 6, as per rolling production schedule posted online/Blackboard.

All assessment due dates are referenced to the production schedule.

Production schedules will be determined by program staff and are subject change due to student numbers, facilities, equipment, staffing, weather and unforseen circumstances.

1, 2
2Production management. Objective. Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle. Plan a production. 1, 2
3

Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feeback from teachers and other collaborators

Assessment task 1:

Script, due - 4 weeks before 1st day of shooting

1, 2, 3,4
4 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
  1, 2, 3,4
5 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
 1, 2, 3,4
6 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators

Assessment task 2:

Production documentation, due 1 week before 1st day of shooting.

1, 2, 3, 4  
7

Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
e) carry out principal photography,
f) return equipment,
g ingest media,
h) engage in post-production,
i) provide deliverables,
j) seek feedback and review product

Production period commences.

 1, 2, 3, 4
8

 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
e) carry out principal photography,
f) return equipment,
g ingest media,
h) engage in post-production,
i) provide deliverables,
j) seek feedback and review product

Assessment Task 3:

Evaluations due 7 days after the last day of the shoot (prod/dir), 7 days after completing role of 1st AD.

Assessment Task 4:

Final cast and crew credits list, and confirmation of copyright clearances list due 2 weeks after the last day of the shoot.

 

1, 2, 3, 4,
9 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
e) carry out principal photography,
f) return equipment,
g ingest media,
h) engage in post-production,
i) provide deliverables,
j) seek feedback and review product
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  
10 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
e) carry out principal photography,
f) return equipment,
g ingest media,
h) engage in post-production,
i) provide deliverables,
j) seek feedback and review product
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
11 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
e) carry out principal photography,
f) return equipment,
g ingest media,
h) engage in post-production,
i) provide deliverables,
j) seek feedback and review product
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
12 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
e) carry out principal photography,
f) return equipment,
g ingest media,
h) engage in post-production,
i) provide deliverables,
j) seek feedback and review product
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  
13 Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief & seek feedback from production unit members,
c) engage in post-production preparation
d) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
e) carry out principal photography,
f) return equipment,
g ingest media,
h) engage in post-production,
i) provide deliverables,
j) seek feedback and review product
   3, 4, 5
14 Principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
b) carry out principal photography,
c) return equipment,
d)ingest media,
e) engage in post-production,
f) provide deliverables,
g) seek feedback and review product
  3, 4, 5
15 Principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) seek feedback from teachers and other collaborators
b) carry out principal photography,
c) return equipment,
d)ingest media,
e) engage in post-production,
f) provide deliverables,
g) seek feedback and review product
 4, 5  
16Post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) engage in post-production,
g) provide deliverables,
c) seek feedback and review product
   4, 5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

 RMIT Screen Production Guide (in hard copy and on Blackboard.) Film Scheduling, Singleton, Ralph S, Lone Eagle 1997

Screen Australia http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) http:www.alliance.org.au Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) http:www.spaa.org.au


Other Resources

The Satchel: Production budget and film management, ed Sandra Alexander et al, Screen Australia 2007

RMIT Library FOL 791.430681 p.964

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

Assessment tasks are practical and directly relevant to the production of screen and media content.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.
 

You will each write/produce/direct a fictional film of five to seven 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 assessments 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 manage a film production using industry procedures.

You are required to crew on other students’ films within your shooting group once in all the key positions of 1st Assistant Director, Camera, and Sound. Each of these positions is assessable.

You cannot use students from other shooting groups and/or classes and non-RMIT personnel (and this includes former RMIT students) to crew in the key roles of writer/director/producer, 1st Assistant Director, Camera, and Sound. 


You will demonstrate:

  • a professional approach to advising and maintaining lines of communication with all parties involved in the production of Undertake Project Work.
  • a professional approach to time and organisational management
  • and initiate and organise production meetings with relevant student colleagues

Assessments will be divided between ungraded and graded assessments.

Each of the following assessment tasks must be completed by each student in the process of production.
 

ASSESSMENT TASK 1 (ungraded):
Draft script: set out in industry accepted format.

Due date: four weeks before first day of shooting.

 

ASSESSMENT TASK 2 (graded):
Folio of complete pre-production documentation for your short film project.
(see current RMIT Production guide on Blackboard.)

Documents are:

  1. Evidence of production management (minutes.)
  2. Final draft of screenplay
  3. Shooting plan (either marked up screenplay or shotlist or storyboard)
  4. Shooting schedule - created by your 1st AD
  5. Cast and crew lists
  6. Completed and signed copies of the actor release forms
  7. Location list
  8. Completed and signed copies of location permission requests and approved permits
  9. Budget
  10. Safety analysis and risk management plan/s
  11. Signed hazard form/s
  12. Call sheets - created by your 1st AD
  13. other relevant documentation as required

Due date: one week (7 days) before the first day of shooting.

 

ASSESSMENT TASK 3 (graded):

Evaluations:
Self assessment of your performance as a producer/director
Evaluation of your 1st AD’s performance on your shoot

Due dates:
Producer/Director - 7 days after last day of shoot
1st AD - 7 days after the last day of shoot

 

ASSESSMENT TASK 4 (graded):
Post-Production paperwork:
 

  1. Final cast and crew credits list as they appear on the screen (as per Screen Production Guide)
  2. Confirmation of copyright clearances

 Due date: 2 weeks after last day of shoot.

 

Your assignments will be assessed using the following grades:

CHD  Competent with High Distinction
CDI  Competent with Distinction
CC  Competent with Credit
CAG  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

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

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.

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student progress policy: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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 go to Academic Integrity : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
 

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