Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5930C

Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

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:

Ms Trewlea Peters
Phone:    9925 8011
Email:      trewlea.peters@rmit.edu.au

Please use rmit email account, I prefer email to phone for it is easier for us to keep track of our line of communication.


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

None.

Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to edit screen content for fast turnaround using non-linear editing software and facilities.

This course is taught and assessed with CUFANM402A Create digital visual effects.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPOS401A Edit screen content for fast turnaround

Element:

1 Prepare for edit.

Performance Criteria:

1.1  Clarify editing requirements in consultation with relevant production personnel and with reference to documentation as required

1.2  Check operation of editing equipment and software and ensure sufficient supplies of consumables are available

1.3  Identify and prepare source materials for off-line and online editing

1.4  Assess materials to be edited for required technical and creative criteria in consultation with relevant production personnel

1.5  Endeavour to visualise completed edit with reference to available materials.

Element:

2 Commence editing process.

Performance Criteria:

2.1  Digitise and transfer materials to suitable format, ensuring compatibility with editing equipment and monitoring capture for sound and image quality.

2.2  Where appropriate, create an edit decision list (EDL), subject to time constraints, noting accurately in and out points for each edit.

2.3  Maintain accurate documentation of editing instructions for use in all stages of post-production as required.

2.4  Prioritise and select materials in terms of their relevance to meet production requirements

2.5  Arrange and present selected material to retain the intended meansing of workds and images

2.6  Analyse and plan how preselected additional materials are to be used to clarify and enhance final edit. 

Element:

3 Assemble vision and sound.

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Check technical and creative criteria with relevant production personnel to ensure integrity of edit

3.2  Assemble content in a way that produced coherent images and sound according to standard editing conventions.

3.3  Ensure that assembled materials meet time requirments for productions, as well as tehnical and creative criteria for transmission

3.4  Insert transitions, special effects and preselected additional materials as required

3.5  Make appropriate compromise between content and quality in order to meet time restrictions

3.6  Review assembled online or off-line edit with relevant production personnel

3.7  Implement changes as specified and finalise edit to meet deadlines

Element:

4 Finalise edits

Performance Criteria:

4.1  Complete necessary documentation and file/archive source materials according to enterprise procedures

4.2  Report problems in completing edits to meet production requirements

4.3  Provide information required for successful transmission of edited material

4.4  Evaluate own performance against technical and creative criteria and discuss with collegues where appropriate


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will be able to work collaboratively and edit a range of vision and sound content within tight time constraints that:
•meets production requirements
•takes account of technical and resource constraints

 


Details of Learning Activities

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to
demonstration and practical application
teacher directed group activities/projects
peer teaching, observation and questioning
group discussion
class exercises to review discussions
workshopping of students’ own projects
analysis/critque of students’ work

Out-of-class activitvies include, but are not limited to:
independent project based work
online and other research
independent study


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

WEEKCLASS CONTENTELEMENTS
WEEK 1Introduction to the principles and elements of editing
Introduction to pre visualisation and visual effects

CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5

WEEK 2

Understanding framing and sequences.  Breaking down a script and storyboarding

Editing Formative Task

CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
WEEK 3

Visual storytelling.
Breaking down a script, analysisng FX requirments and digital storyboarding

VFX Formative Task

CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
WEEK 4Overview of Final Cut Pro
Importing/exporting, the interface, FCP Preferences, System settings, A/V settings, and Codes.  Creating a sequence from digital storyboard
CUFPOS401A
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
WEEK 5

Capturing and using the three point edit

Editing Formative Task

CUFPOS401A
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
WEEK 6 Adjusting sound, generators, effects and editing tools CUFPOS401A
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7 

CUFANM402A
2.1 - 2.6
WEEK 7 Capturing and using the three point edit.  Adjusting sound, generators, effects and editing toolsCUFPOS401A
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7 

CUFANM402A
3.1 - 3.7
WEEK 8

 Fine tuning an edit, mastering sound levels and colour correction FCP.  Creating chapter markers, for DVD

Editing Formative Task

CUFPOS401A 
4.1 - 4.4

CUFANM402A
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 9 Outputting from FCP.  Introduction to DVD Studio Pro.  Menus, tracks, preferences, settings, working with templates, chapter marker, building and buring in DVD Studio ProCUFPOS401A
4.1 - 4.4

CUFANM402A
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 10 Interview Productions - Integrated assessmentCUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
WEEK 11 Interview Productions - Integrated assessment CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
WEEK 12 Interview Productions - Integrated assessment CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
WEEK 13 Log and Capture footage. 
Start selecting and editing footage from independent interview production
CUFPOS401A
2.1 - 2.6
WEEK 14 Independently edit interview and receive verbal feedback on fine tuned cut.  Edit rought cut of interviewCUFPOS401A
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
WEEK 15 Independently edit interview and receive verbal feedback on fine tuned cut.  Fine tune duplicate of rough cut CUFPOS401A
3.1 - 3.7
WEEK 16

 Master fine-tuned edit and output from FCP.  Develop menus, tracks, preferences, settings, template, chapter markers, build and burn interview in DVD Studio Pro

Submit interview on DVD

Summative task

CUFPOS401A
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
SEMESTER 2  
WEEK 1

Masks and Mattes in Motion

VFX Formative Task


CUFANM402A
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 2

Keying in Motion

VFX Formative Task


CUFANM402A
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 3

Particles emitters and behaviours in Motion

VFX Formative Task


CUFANM402A
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 4

Advanced pre visualisation and analysis of a brief

CUFANM402A SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK


CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
5.1 - 5.3

WEEK 5

             PRODUCTIONS BEGIN
             You must attend one of each worshop around your productions

PRE-VISUALISATION WORKSHOP
Working with your DOP to develop script breakdown, shot lists and storyboarding key scenes for your production

CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5

CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
 WEEK 6 PRE-VISUALISATION WORKSHOP
Working with your DOP to develop script breakdown, shot lists and storyboarding key scenes for your production

CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5

CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
WEEK 7  MASTERING YOUR PORDUCTION IN FCP WORKSHOP

CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5


CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5

WEEK 8 MASTERING YOUR PORDUCTION IN FCP WORKSHOPCUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5

CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
WEEK 9 MASTERING YOUR PORDUCTION IN FCP WORKSHOPCUFPOS401A

CUFANM402A 
WEEK 10  COLOR WORKSHOPCUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4

CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 11 COLOR WORKSHOPCUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4

CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 12 COLOR WORKSHOPCUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4

CUFANM402A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 13 MASTERING DVD STUDIO PRO WORKSHOPCUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 14 MASTERING DVD STUDIO PRO WORKSHOP CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 15 MASTERING DVD STUDIO PRO WORKSHOP CUFPOS401A
1.1 - 1.5
2.1 - 2.6
3.1 - 3.7
4.1 - 4.4
WEEK 16 SUBMIT FINAL EDIT OF PRODUCTION ON DVD 
WEEK 17 Assessment Review 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Ebooks will be linked in class and learning materials will be supplied and produced during semester


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information


Other Resources

You will require a personal hard drive.
PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE DETAILS IN CLASS


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formtive or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be cosidered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative asseesment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.


For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.


To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS
1)  Breaking down a script and storyboarding exercise
2)  Edit exercises
3)  Interview - Rough cut feedback
4)  Drama/Documentary - Rough cut feedback

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK:
Interview- Fine Tuned edit on DVD (Semester 1)
Drama/Documentary - Fine Tuned edit on DVD (Semester 2)

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded.  Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.

Grading criteria for the graded assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.


You will be assessed using the following grades

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

Other Information

ETHICS AND YOUR WORK
In this course you are required to submit work which could be broadcast to a majority audience and would meet a rating of between G and MA (follow the links on The Office of Film and Literature Classification website - oflc.gov.au) to inform yourself of criteria and also meets RMIT’s Ethical Conduct requirements (follow the links on the RMIT website - rmit.edu.au) and Australian law which regard to vilification.


It is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with these regulations before submitting work for assessment.
In line with this requirement, the majority content of your film productions must be approved and signed off by your production supervisor (a Screen and Media teacher) one month ahead of the first day of photography


FEEDBACK
You will receive verbal and written feedback by the teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.


LATE SUBMISSIONS
Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions and plagiarism

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;

 


PLAGIARISM
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Pleae refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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