Course Title: Direct television programs and segments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART5929C

Course Title: Direct television programs and segments

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

Teacher: Mr Mark Langley
Phone: 99254355
Email: mark.langley@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

In this course you look at the skills and knowledge required to direct television programs and segments in a multi camera studio environment.
You also familiarize yourself with the general skills required by other production crew roles in TV studio production. You work collaboratively within a production team in order to meet deadlines.

Direct television programs and segments CUFDRT401A will be delivered in conjunction with Ensure a safe workplace BSBOHS509A  but will be assessed separately.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDRT401A Direct television programs and segments

Element:

1 Undertake pre-production

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine program format, location and requirements in consultation with relevant personnel.
1.2 Determine optimal approach to achieve creative and technical aspects of programs and program segments.
1.3 Devise camera coverage in consultation with relevant personnel and within own level of responsibility.
1.4 Ensure that all program elements are listed on running sheets in line with enterprise procedures.
1.5 Brief contributors and talent according to enterprise procedures.
1.6 Where appropriate, conduct rehearsals with talent and technical personnel to achieve required style and adjust approach to directing as required.
1.7 Ensure that production documentation is distributed in a timely fashion
 

Element:

2 Direct program segments

Performance Criteria:

: 2.1 Oversee camera and sound check and rehearsal of shots.
2.2 Provide final briefings to talent and crew and respond to queries as required.
2.3 Direct talent and crew to achieve required style and in a way that minimises the need for editing.
2.4 Review recorded segments to determine if they meet
 

Element:

4 Review programs.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Debrief with relevant personnel about how well programs achieved creative and technical goals.
4.2 Incorporate suggestions for improvement into future programs.
4.3 Finalise requisite documentation and ensure required copies of programs are kept in accordance with legislative and enterprise procedures.
 

Element:

3 Direct programs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Provide final briefings to talent and crew and respond to queries as required.
3.2 Check that two-way communication equipment is functioning.
3.3 Direct cameras and operations to achieve required style.
3.4 Direct live switches as required.
3.5 If directing live programs, be prepared to make decisions on the fly in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
3.6 Monitor pace and flow of programs and take action to bring them back on track
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this competency, you will be familiar with what is involved in directing a segment of a TV program.


Details of Learning Activities

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• teacher directed activities
• demonstration and application of practical tasks undertaken in a television studio.
• group discussion
• Site visits and guest speakers depending on availability.

Out-of-class activities include, but are not limited to,
• independent study
• project work


Teaching Schedule

This course will be delivered and assessed in conjunction with BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace.
Teaching schedule
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
 

Semester1   
WeekClass contentAssessment DueElements
Week1•Introduction including course overview and explanation of assessment.
•Introduction to the television studio and its facilities. Includes an overview of the different crew roles associated with a television studio.
•OH&S introduction and safe working protocols. Includes discussion about safe working procedures in the studio.
•Introduction to studio equipment.
 

CUFDRT401A - 1

BSBWHS501A - 1

Week2

•The practical aspects of directing a multi camera production.
•Communication to crew. Talkback protocols.
•Class production group formations.
•Practical studio familiarisation.
•Safe work practices

 CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3

BSBWHS501A - 1

Week3

•Introduction to the autocue system. Includes practice.
•Details and discussion about DTV Live Production Task 1 Newsbreak
•Production Group will be able to hold meetings to prepare for the Newsbreak segment. Segment recording schedule will be confirmed today.
•Occupational health and Safety legislation introduction.
•ESW Task 1 will be handed out.

 CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3

BSBWHS501A - 1

 

Week4Session 1 of the DTV Live Production Task 1 - Newsbreak segment.
•Groups 1 and 2 will produce.
•Groups 3 and 4 will fulfil crewing and talent roles.
•Practical demonstration of safe working practices by all crew
Ungraded DTV Assessment 1 - Session1 DueCUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

 

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

 

Week5Session 2 DTV Live Production Task 1 - Newsbreak segment.
•Groups 3 and 4 will produce.
•Groups 1 and 2 will fulfil crewing and talent roles.
•Practical demonstration of safe working practices by all crew

Ungraded DTV Assessment 1 - Session2 Due

 

CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4


BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

 

Week6

•ESW Task 1 is due today.
•Playback session for Newsbreak segments with review and feedback discussions.
•New topic. Techniques for directing and filming interview style television segments.
•Details and production schedule for DTV Live Production Task 2

Ungraded ESW Task 1 dueCUFDRT401A - 1,2,4


BSBWHS501A - 1

 

Week7Session 1 for DTV Live Production Task 2 Tapings. Studio Interview
•Groups 1 and 2 will produce.
•Groups 3 and 4 will fulfil crewing and talent roles.
•Practical demonstration of safe working practices by all crew
Ungraded DTV Assessment 2 - Session 1 DueCUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

Week8Session 2 for DTV Live Production Task 2 Tapings. Studio Interview
•Groups 3 and 4 will produce.
•Groups 1 and 2 will fulfil crewing and talent roles.
•Practical demonstration of safe working practices by all crew
Ungraded DTV Assessment 2 - Session2 DueCUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

 

Week9•Playback session for Production task Live Interview segments with review and feedback discussions.
•Techniques for producing music clips in the studio. Includes camera moves and vision switching options.
•Studio Practice for Production Task 3.
•OH&S Job Safety Analysis – what is this? How do you compile one?
•Risk Assessments. How to conduct a risk assessment.
•ESW Task 2 handout
 CUFDRT401A - 1,2,4

BSBWHS501A - 1

 

Week10Session 1 for DTV Production Task 3 Tapings. Music Clip
•Groups 1 and 2 will produce.
•Groups 3 and 4 will fulfil crewing and talent roles.
•Practical demonstration of safe working practices by all crew
Ungraded DTV Assessment 3 - Session 1 DueCUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

 

Week11

 

Session 1 for DTV Production Task 3 Tapings. Music Clip
•Groups 3 and 4 will produce.
•Groups 1 and 2 will fulfil crewing and talent roles.
•Practical demonstration of safe working practices by all crew

 

Ungraded DTV Assessment 3 - Session 2 Due

 

CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

 

Week12•Playback session for music clip segments with review and feedback discussions.
•ESW Task 2 is due today.
•DTV Graded Assessment production task details and shooting schedule.
•Technical practice of Inserting clips into a live production.
•OH&S committee’s and employee representatives.
•What is involved in conducting OH&S meetings
•ESW Graded Assessment handout
ESW Ungraded Task 2 is dueCUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3

 

Week13•Technical rehearsal for Graded Assessment productions. All groups must attend and rehearse aspects of their production.
•Group planning sessions for graded assessment TV production.
•OH&S planning meetings
 CUFDRT401A - 1,2,4

BSBWHS501A - 1

 

Week14

 

DTV Graded Assessment Session 1 – Television Show. All groups to attend to fulfil producing roles and studio crew roles.
•Self Evaluations will be filled out and submitted during playback of the finished program.
•ESW Graded Assessment is due for todays producing group.

 

Graded Assessment - Session 1 Due

ESW Graded Assessment - Session 1 Due

CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3,4

 

Week15DTV Graded Assessment Session 2 – Television Show. All groups to attend to fulfil producing roles and studio crew roles.
•Self Evaluations will be filled out and submitted during playback of the finished program.
•ESW Graded Assessment is due for todays producing group.

 

Graded Assessment - Session 2 Due

ESW Graded Assessment - Session 2 Due

CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3,4

Week16DTV Graded Assessment Session 3 – Television Show. All groups to attend to fulfil producing roles and studio crew roles.
•Self Evaluations will be filled out and submitted during playback of the finished program.
•ESW Graded Assessment is due for todays producing group

 

Graded Assessment - Session 3 Due

ESW Graded Assessment - Session 3 Due

CUFDRT401A - 1,2,3,4

BSBWHS501A - 1,2,3,4

 

    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Video Production Handbook, Millerson, G & Owens, J Fifth Edition, Focal Press. 2011.

Lighting for Digital Video and Television. Jackman, J Focal Press. 2010.


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and course content is assessed through written assignments and participation in practical exercises.


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.
 

UNGRADED ASSESSMENT TASKS:
1. Presentation to camera segment - Due weeks 4 and 5 of Semester 1
2. Conduct studio based interview segment - Due weeks 7 and 8 of Semester 1
3. Produce a performance segment - Due weeks 10 and 11 of Semester 1

GRADED ASSESSMENT TASK:
4. Production of a studio based television program - Due weeks 14, 15 and 16 of Semester 1
 

Grades used in this course as follows:

CHD     Competent with High Distinction
CDI       Competent with Distinction
CC        Competent with Credit
CAG      Competency Achieved - Graded

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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students

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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