Course Title: Shoot a wide range of television content

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART5931C

Course Title: Shoot a wide range of television content

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: Stephen Skok
Phone: 03 - 9925 4015
Email: stephen.skok@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Andrew Harrison
Phone: 03 - 9925 4350
Email: andrew.harrison@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 70

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 will set up, light and shoot content for a range of screen productions.This course is co-delivered with CUVPHI518A (VART6257C) Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM401A Shoot a wide range of television content

Element:

4 Wrap up shoots.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Pack and store equipment using safe lifting practices.
4.2 Ensure recorded content is identified, labelled and available for post-production.
4.3 Ensure locations are left in original state.
4.4 Brief editors and producers on post-production issues as required.
4.5 Complete necessary documentation.
4.6 Review and reflect on own performance and note areas for improvement.
 

Element:

1 Prepare for shoots

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Attend pre-production briefings and contribute creative ideas for the visual interpretation of intended productions.
1.2 Appraise ideas for shots, taking into account the potential impact on costs, timelines, scripts and technical feasibility.
1.3 Survey locations prior to shoots as required.
1.4 Plan, prepare and pack required equipment and accessories for shoots, including special
requirements, such as lenses and filters.
1.5 Ensure equipment is in working order and fix minor faults or arrange to have them fixed.
1.6 Select capture media that is appropriate and sufficient to meet production requirements.
1.7 Anticipate OHS requirements as they apply to the preparation and implementation of shoots.
1.8 Complete required documentation.
 

Element:

2 Set up shoots

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Survey sites and determine camera positions to achieve shots and compositions best suited to production requirements.
2.2 Generate a range of ideas that offer creative solutions for particular productions.
2.3 Appraise ideas for potential impact on cost, schedules, technical feasibility and suitability to meet production requirements.
2.4 Set up and implement lighting plans, and install required cables
2.5 Confirm light temperature and exposures are sufficient for production requirements by utilising appropriate light meters.
2.6 Position microphones and conduct audio checks.
2.7 Liaise and collaborate with other production personnel and talent to maximise creative outcomes.
2.8 Rehearse shots as required.
 

Element:

3 Shoot content.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Check camera movements to implement planned and rehearsed shots where applicable.
3.2 Ensure captured shots meet editing and other post-production requirements.
3.3 Employ photographic and composition techniques to achieve aesthetic requirements and to capture well-composed and well-focused shots.
3.4 Collaborate with other production personnel where applicable and respond to directions as required.
3.5 Coordinate inputs from other crew members as required to achieve the desired images.
3.6 Ensure safe work practices are applied at all times.
3.7 Record audio using appropriate microphones or coordinate sound operations as required.
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this competency, you will be able to set up, light and shoot material for a range of screen productions.


Details of Learning Activities

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• demonstration and practical application
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• screenings
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• group planning & development of camera & lighting assessments.

Out-of-class activities include, but are not limited to,
• reading set texts
• research
• screenings
• production work
• independent project based work.


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 resources.

Semester 1
WeekClass ContentAssessment dueElements
1•Overview of the course, assessment and facilities
•OH&S: Risks and Hazards, safety requirements for correct equipment handling and technique, safety requirements for the TV studio (teaching space)
•Crew roles and responsibilities
•Essential knowledge quiz
•Introduction to HD video camera operations and handling: JVC GY-HM700/750
•Introduction to professional lighting for digital video: safety, equipment handling, types of lights, lighting terminology
  • Essential knowledge written task
Formative Task 1
Essential knowledge quiz
CUFCAM401A:
1,7,15,20,21,22
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.3,2.3
 
2•Revision of week 1
•OH&S: Camera, tripod and field monitor Risks and Hazards
•Operation of professional production equipment: HD video camera & tripod
•Recording: SDHC cards, formatting, formats, slate
•Camera shot fundamentals: focus, frame, filters, f-stop
•Aims of lighting and illuminating the subject
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,16,19,20,
21,22,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,2.3
 
3•Revision of week 2
•Electrical safety – volts, amps, watts, GPO’s, cables
•OH&S: Risks and Hazards lighting operation: heat, glare, stands, shot bags, liquids, cables, lighting placement, pack up procedure
•Introduction to 3 point lighting: basic set up
•Introduction to Composition and Framing
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,13,16,19,
20,21,22,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2,
2.3,3.3
 
4 •Revision of week 3
•Introduction to Sound Recording
•OH&S: Sound recording kit Risks and Hazards
•Introduction to the Sound Recording Kit – connection, operation, handling technique, troubleshooting, cable coiling
•3 point lighting – illuminating the subject; offside and onside key
•Visual quality of light – hard and soft light sources
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,19,20,21,22,23,
24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,3.3
 
5 Essential knowledge written task
•Revision of week 4
•Integrating the sound kit into the production – recording dialogue, atmos track, location sounds and room tone (buzz track)
•Composition and framing – shot selection, camera height, camera angle
•Integrating lighting into the production: a natural style of subject illumination using 3 point lighting
•Includes class exercises and discussion
Formative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
 
6 •Revision of week 5
•Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 2
•Preparation for Formative Assessment 3
•Composition and framing: shot selection, camera height, camera angle, pan, tilt
•Focal length and focal distance
•Camera and Lighting plans
•Positioning the Sound Recordist and mic placement
•Lighting an interview using 3 point lighting – offside and onside key
•Visual quality of light – hard and soft light sources
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3,3.4
 
7Practical Exercise: Shooting an Interview
•Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 2 at conclusion of class
 Formative Task 3CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
 
8Practical Exercise: Shooting an Interview
•Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 2 at conclusion of class
 Formative Task 3 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
9 •Revision of weeks 1 to 8
•Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 2
•Preparation for Summative Assessment 1
•Equipment operation and revision:
•Camera – calibration, operation, recording format
•Sound Recording – mixer, mic, boom
•Lighting – fixtures, stands, diffusion
•3 point lighting – offside key
•Revision – OH&S: Camera, lighting, sound recording
•Finalise camera and lighting plans
  CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
10Interview Production – Summative Assessment 1
Note: Rolling assessments will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard
Summative Task 1  CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
11Interview Production – Summative Assessment 1
Note: Rolling assessments will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard
 Summative Task 1 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
12Interview Production – Summative Assessment 1
Note: Rolling assessments will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard
Summative Task 1  CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
13Interview Production – Summative Assessment 1
Note: Rolling assessments will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard
 Summative Task 1 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
14 •Revision of weeks 1 to 13
•Review and feedback of Summative Assessment 1
•Introduction to drama shooting
•Camera movement: tripod mounted pan, tilt, height and framing
•Introduction to lighting for drama
•Lighting for dramatic mood and texture: single point lighting, position, height, visual quality and modelling
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,3.1,3.3,3.4
 
15 •Revision of week 14
•Continuity filming – 2 character shot set up
•Crossing the line and the 180 degree rule
•Shot selection, framing, composition and eye lines
•Lighting the scene – 2 character drama lighting set up
•Visual and textual lighting continuity
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,3.1,3.3,3.4
 
16 •Revision of week 15
•OH&S: Camera and sound recording Risks and Hazards for hand held and shoulder mounted camera operation
•Camera movement: shoulder mounted and hand held
•Maintaining focus, framing, continuity and composition
•Lighting plans for drama shoots
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 

 

CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,3.1,3.3,3.4


 

Semester 2
WeekClass ContentAssessmentElements
1 •Revision of weeks 1 to 16 from Semester 1
•Essential knowledge quiz written task
•Preparation for Drama Productions (Sum. A2)
•OH&S: Camera, tripod, field monitor and dolly Risks and Hazards
•Camera movement: shot motivation using a dolly
•Location lighting: interiors
•Includes class exercises and discussion
Formative Task 4
Essential knowledge quiz 
CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,2.3
 
2 •Revision of week 1 (Semester 2)
•Composition and focus pulling
•Depth of field – focus and distance of subject, background and foreground, focal length, filters, exposure, shot selection and composition
•Positioning the Sound Recordist and mic placement
•Location lighting – interiors: Mood, tone & style
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
 
3 •Revision of week 2 (Semester 2)
•Composition, focus pulling and camera movement
•Depth of field – interior and exterior locations
•Positioning the Sound Recordist and mic placement
•Mixed lighting – colour temperature and lighting gels
•Location Lighting – interiors/exteriors, emphasise and subduing elements of the shot
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
 
4 •Revision of week 3 (Semester 2)
•Interpreting the brief – shot selection, composition, camera movement, exposure and sound recording
•Correcting mixed lighting: colour temperature and lighting gels
•Indirect and diffused lighting
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
 
5Practical Exercise: Camera movement, composition and lighting – Formative Assessment 5 Formative Task 5 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
6 •Revision of week 5 (Semester 2)
•Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 3
•Equipment operation revision and preparation for Summative Assessment 2
•Troubleshoot production equipment issues
•Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,13,14,16,18,
19,20,21,22,23,24,25,
26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3,3.4
 
7

 Major Production – Summative Assessment 2

Crew roles will change with each production.

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
8

Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
9Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
10Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
11Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
12Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
13Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.
 

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
14Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.
 

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
15Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.
 

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5
16Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.
 

 Summative Task 2 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2,
3.3,3.4,3.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

VIDEO PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, FifthEdition
Gerald Millerson and Jim Owens, Focal Press

LIGHTING FOR DIGITAL VIDEO AND TELEVISION, Third Edition
John Jackman, Focal Press


References

Musberger, R  Single-camera Video Production (5th Ed) Focal Press 2010 (available in the Library)

Langford, M Langford’s Basic Photography Focal Press 2007 (available in the Library but everyone should own a copy of this reference)

Katz, S Film Directing Shot By Shot: Visualizing From Concept To Screen, Michael Wiese, 1991

Bordwell, D & Thompson, K. Film Art: An Introduction
McGraw-Hill, 2003 Proferes, N. T Film Directing Fundementals. Focal Pres Langford, M Langford’s Basic Photography. Focal Press

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


Other Resources

- Camera manual for JVC.GY-HM700E
- Camera manual for JVC.GY-HM750E
- www.hoyafilter.com
- Screen Production Guide 2012/201
- Lynda.com
- Production docs on Screen Blackboard
- Manuals & guides on Screen Blackboard

www.lynda.com - via RMIT Library.


Overview of Assessment

This course will be delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUVPHI518A (VART6257C) Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.


Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group projects.


Assessment Tasks

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

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

Assessment tasks
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks.

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

For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Semester 1
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS (ungraded):
1.    Essential knowledge written task due Week 1
2.    Essential knowledge written task due Week 5
3.    Interview camera & lighting prac task due Week 7-8

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS (graded):
1.    Video production of an approved interview. Rolling assessment due dates; see rolling assessment schedule. (Blackboard).

All assessments to be finalised by no later than end of semester 1 Week 16.
         
Semester 2
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS (ungraded):
4.     Essential knowledge written task due Week 1
5.     Location prac assessment task due Week 5

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK (graded):
2.    Production of an approved short film. Rolling assessment due dates; see rolling assessment schedule. (Blackboard)

All assessments to be finalised by no later than end of semester 2 Week 16.

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

Other purchases

You will also be required to buy your own 1-2Tb Thunderbolt/Firewire/USB3 hard drive. We recommend La Cie D2 or similar. As well it is your responsibility to BACK UP all your video and related files. We do not provide storage.



You will also be required to purchase your own SD cards (minimum card specs will be provided at the start of semester) on to which you will record your video and sound. You may also need a card reader if you don’t already have one. 

Please delay your purchase till the start of the semester 1, when we will provide further advice.



Production and crewing

You will be required to crew on fellow students’ productions and you will not be able to use outside crew on RMIT productions. Your fellow students will also be required to crew on your productions. Production schedules will be determined by program staff and are subject change due to student numbers, facilities, equipment, staffing, weather and the like.

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
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, 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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. 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

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
 

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