Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

 

Teacher: Janis Lesinskis

Email: janis.lesinskis@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

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

• demonstration and practical application
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence
• evaluation of a selection of material edited by the candidate for fast turnaround
• observation of the candidate editing material for fast turnaround
• written or verbal questioning to test knowledge as listed in the required skills and knowledge section of this unit.


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 contentAssess tasks & exercisesElements

1

Overview of post production process and the role of editor and VFX producer. Introduction to post tools and environment. CUFPOS401A (1)
2Visual storytelling and sequence construction. Breaking down a script, Storyboard as design document. Analysing FX requirements. FCP intro tour. Workflow.

 

CUFPOS401A (1)
3FCP interface. CUFPOS401A (2,3)
4FCP Preferences, System settings, A/V settings, and Codecs.formative assess task1: Set up edit project. Import files for compositingCUFPOS401A (2,3)
5Edit. methods and techniques CUFPOS401A (2,3)
6Refining work. CUFPOS401A (2,3)
7Fine tuning an edit, mastering sound levels, intro to colour correction in FCP.Editing Formative task 
 
CUFPOS401A (2,3)
8Deliverables: Outputting from FCPformative assess task2: complete an edited sequence for preview / review. CUFPOS401A (4)
9Individual appointments discussing interview structure and overlay to reinforce story.
 
CUFPOS401A (4)
10Interview Productions – Integrated assessmentformative assess task2: get feedback on rough cut. Incorporate into fine cut.
Summative task1: interview cut + title/motion graphic VFX
CUFPOS401A (1)
11Interview Productions – Integrated assessmentformative assess task2: get feedback on rough cut. Incorporate into fine cut.
Summative task1: interview cut + title/motion graphic VFX
 CUFPOS401A (1)
12Interview Productions – Integrated assessmentformative assess task2: get feedback on rough cut. Incorporate into fine cut.
Summative task1: interview cut + title/motion graphic VFX
CUFPOS401A (1)
13Interview Productions – Integrated assessment . Review and edit of rushes from independent Interview production.formative assess task2: get feedback on rough cut. Incorporate into fine cut.
Summative task1: interview cut + title/motion graphic VFX 
CUFPOS401A (2)
14Independently edit Interview and receive verbal feedback on rough-cut. Edit rough cut of interview.Summative task1: interview cut + title/motion graphic VFXCUFPOS401A (2,3)
15Independently edit Interview. Fine tune duplicate of rough cutSummative task1: interview cut + title/motion graphic VFX CUFPOS401A (3)
16Deliverables: Master fine-tuned edit and output from edit suite.Summative task1: interview cut + title/motion graphic VFX CUFPOS401A (3,4)
SEM 2
WeekClass contentExercisesElements
1Editing theory
 
 CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)
2Editing strategies reviewed CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)
3Subtext and emotion. CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)
4Motion Tracking in Motion CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)
5Constructing performances in post production CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)
6Workflow reviewed. CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)
 Productions Begin  
7Pre-Production, Production and post production period 

CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)

 

8Pre-Production, Production and post production period 

CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)

 

9Pre-Production, Production and post production period 

CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)

 

10Pre-Production, Production and post production period 

CUFPOS401A (1,2,3,4,)

 

11Pre-Production, Production and post production period 

CUFPOS401A

 

12 Pre-Production, Production and post production periodformative assess task3: rough cut, review, feedback

CUFPOS401A

 

13Rough Cut feedbackformative assess task3: rough cut, review, feedback

CUFPOS401A

 

14Rough Cut feedbackformative assess task3: rough cut, review, feedback

CUFPOS401A

 

15Deliverables completion.Editing Summative assessment tasks 2

CUFPOS401A

 

16Deliverables completed.Editing Summative assessment tasks 2

CUFPOS401A

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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


Other Resources

You will require your own media storage and back up equipment.

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN TECHNICAL 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

Please note: This unit is co-delivered and assessed with CUFANM402A Create digital visual effects.

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

All these tasks must be satisfactorily completed before you can be graded with the summative assessment task.


1. Prepare file management for post production and commence an edit. This includes: a) creating a workflow / pipeline, b) setting up an edit project, c) prepare and import media files /assets, d) commencing an edit.


2. Complete a rough cut of interview (semester one) for review / preview and feedback.

3. Complete a rough cut of major project (semester two) for review / preview and feedback.


SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

1. Master copy of interview project (as per deliverables specifications) = 50%

2. Master copy of major semester two Drama/Documentary project - (as per deliverables specifications) = 50%


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.

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

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:
 

The following grades are applicable to Summative assessment tasks and 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 Competent achieved graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit


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 with regard to vilification.
It is each student’s responsibility to acquaint him/herself 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. 



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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