Course Title: Shoot a wide range of television content
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2011
Course Code: VART5931C
Course Title: Shoot a wide range of television content
School: 345T Media and Communication
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
Course Contact : Program Administration
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 58079
Teacher: Kieran Doolan
Phone: 9925 54110
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
This unit of competency is delivered in the class Film 1.
The unit Shoot a wide range of television content CUFCAM401A looks at the skills and knowledge needed to film content for television and video. You will work individually and collaboratively while developing skills in video pre production, production ,and post production techniques.
The course concentrates on video preproduction techniques that generate ideas and create creative solution. You will also learn hand held camera skills, storyboarding and the fundamentals of, lighting, continuity, and camera framing.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUFCAM401A Shoot a wide range of television content
1 Prepare for shoots
1.1 Attend pre-production briefings and contribute creative ideas for the visual interpretation of intended productions.
2 Set up shoots.
2.1 Survey sites and determine camera positions to achieve shots and compositions best suited to production requirements.
3 Shoot content.
3.1 Check camera movements to implement planned and rehearsed shots where applicable.
4 Wrap up shoots.
4.1 Pack and store equipment using safe lifting practices.
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
• teacher feedback
• 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
independent project based work
|Week 1||Present course guide |
Visit to ACMI held camera Introduction
|Week 2||Introduction video formats, Story Structure Planning a shoot & shot sizes |
Location practical exercise 1 (ungraded) Assessment Task
Camera setup & operation Lenses, tripods, microphones
Hand Out Assessment Task 01 Class Presentation (graded)
|Week 3||Introduction video formats, Story Structure Planning a shoot , shot sizes |
Storyboards/ Shot lists/ location planning
Location practical exercise 2 (ungraded) Assessment Task
3 point lighting ,lighting metres, lighting camera and plans light filters.
microphones, location mixers, pack & store equipment, OH&S & budgeting
|Week 4||Fundamentals of the shot (camera framing ) |
Staging & Consistency
Into to FCP Interface
Practical film shot exercise (Pan &Tilt shots)
|Week 5||Assessment Task 01 due class presentation |
Hand out Assessment Task 02 Short film for webcasting (graded)
|Week 6||Camera Movement |
Compositing with FCP, composite modes .
Practical film shot exercise (Zoom shots)
|Week 7||Design elements in film |
Pacing in film Speed/ Time Remapping FCP ,
Practical film shot exercise (cutaway, cut in shots)
|Week 8||Perspective |
Masking effects, Text generators FCP.
Practical film shot exercise (Perspective)
|Week 9||FCP, editing slicing layers, importing sound |
Editing sound in FCP
Practical film shot exercise (point of view)
|Week 10||Studio Class|
|Week 11||Studio class |
Week 11 Hand in Assessment Task 02
Assessment Task 03 presented to class Short Film web festival (graded)
Practical film shot exercise
(Develop Extend Design Skills: Summative assessment concept presentations – Assessment 5 - Elements 1,2,3,4,5)
|Week 12||Quicktime filters. Keying Effects |
Class roughcut storyboard presentations for Assessment task 03
Visit to a TV studio
(Develop Extend Design Skills: Review retouch and repair techniques - Old Man image - Assessment 6 - Elements 1,2,3,4,5 )
|Week 13||Animated title design in film |
Applying split screen, filters
Class exercise title design
Work on Assessment Task 03
(Develop Extend Design Skills: Photoshop vector graphics and vector masks - Elements 1,2,3,4,5)
|Week 14||Studio Class |
(Develop Extend Design Skills: Colour correcting digital photographs - Assessment 7 - Elements 1,2,3,4,5)
|Week 15||Present work in progress for Assessment task 03 |
(Develop Extend Design Skills: Studio Class - Elements 1,2,3,4,5)
|Week 16||Hand in Assessment Task 03 |
(Develop Extend Design Skills: Summative Assessment - Photo Montage/Collage presentations - Elements 1,2,3,4,5)
|Week 17||Assessment and Review|
Video Production Handbook G Millerson Focal Press www.focalpress.com
Musberger, R 2010 Single-camera Video Production (Focal Press
Please bring to EVERY class:
(FireWire cable , external hard disk drive, DVD- etc).
Please Note: It is the student’s responsibility to back up their work regularly.
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 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.
Three of the assessment tasks will be graded, there will be also practical assessment tasks, based on the course comediennes where student will be deemed competent or not competent There will be class access time to work on two of the graded assessment tasks.
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS
Location practical exercises
Assessment Task 1
Camera setup & operation
Lenses, tripods, tripods, microphones, fliters , lenses,
Assessment Task 2
3 point lighting ,lighting metres, lighting camera and plans. microphones
microphones, OH&S & budgeting , shot lists
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKs
Assessment Task 3
Class Presentation - Due date: 8/3/2011
Assessment Task 4
Short Film for web casting - Due date: 13.04.2011
Assessment Task 5
Short Film for web film festival - Due date: 5/6/2011
Students Assessment Files are to have the correct file naming conventions and is to be presented As a .zip file
STV _a01_smith _john.zip to be placed on the Blackobard Server in the (IRD) Dropbox
STV (module of study) at01 (Assessment Task 01) smith (last name) john (first name).
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
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
For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.
The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
Firearms & Weapons
It is important to note that you are not allowed to shoot video with armoury related objects for example , guns, knives, spears,ect for OH&S reasons students are not to perform dangerous stunts. Refer to Victorian Police Film & Television Office.(email@example.com)
You will receive feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
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:
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