Course Title: Design animation and digital visual effects
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: VART5931C
Course Title: Design animation and digital visual effects
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
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:
CUFANM503A Design animation and digital visual effects
1 Clarify design requirements.
1. With reference to production documentation identify
2 Generate and assess ideas.
5. Generate a range of design ideas that respond
3 Conduct research and experimentation
8. Research aspects of content and target audience
4 Produce draft design specifications.
12. In consultation with relevant personnel, evaluate initial
5 Finalise design specifications
18. Present draft design specifications to relevant personnel
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
Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
Learning activities will consist of
•out of class activites
•Online Tutorials Linda.com & weekly blogs
•reading set texts
•independent project based work
•Group planning & development of camera assessments.
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading, study, practice and screenings.
Present course guide/ Introduction to DV cameras
Visit Technical Services for a equipment loans and a visit to ACMI
Camera Operation, shot sizes & (OH&S)
Formative Task 1 (Part A) Practical location task Pan, Tilt , Zoom & Focus
Microphones & audio checks, lenses , white balance,& exposure
Formative Task 1 (Part B) web search and Practical location exercise microphones & audio checks
Introduction to Premiere Pro Interface
Formative Task 2 Practical Location Task three point lighting set up, colour temperature & safety
Splitting clips, using markers, & effects, Premier pro
Formative Task 3 task Three Point editing with Premier Pro
Hand out Summative Assessment Task 01 One Minute Short film for a film Competition
Formative Task 04 task, Production Schedule, budget, film script & storyboard for Summative assessment Task 01
Premier Pro ,Compositing composite modes .
Deep Staging & Depth of Field
Titles & Modifying speed Premiere Pro
Film script class exercise for summative Task 01
Camera Blocking hotspots & mirrors
Work on Short film
Work on Short film present work in progress on screen
Present Summative Assessment Task 1, One Minute Short Filmfor assessment and review
The short film is to also be presented to a Panel on week 13
Williams, R, The Animator’s Survival Kit
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.
Stkilda Film Festival www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au
Melbourne Intenational Film Festival www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au
Tropfest short film Festival www.tropfest.com
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, which are graded.
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 verbal feedback on all assessment.
Formative Assessment Tasks
• Formative Task 1 (Part A) Practical location task Pan ,Tilt , Zoom & Focus - Due week 2
• Formative Task 1 (Part B) web search and Practical location exercise microphones & audio checks - Due week 3
• Formative Task 2 Practical location task, three point lighting set up and safety - Due week 4
• Formative Task 3 Three point editing task - Due week 5
• Formative Task 4 Production schedule & budget, Film Script Safety report, shot list & storyboard - Due week 6
Summative Assessment Tasks
One Minute Short film for a film competition - Due week 10.
Grades which 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 Competence achieved - graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.
Students Assessment Files are to have the correct file naming conventions and is to be presented As a .zip file
(summative)STV _ SUMM _a01_smith _john.zip (formative) STV _ FOR_a01_smith _john.zip to be placed on the Gmail Drive (STV) Dropbox
STV (module of study) at01 (Assessment Task 01) smith (last name) john (first name).
The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in program administration.
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.
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress 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. 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
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
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.
Students are to adhere to RMITs OH&S Guidelines
Refer to the STV OH&S Checklist on Blackboard
Students are to have breaks from the computer on a hourly basis
Students are not to use the lifts if a fire alarm sounds use the stair well as directed by a fire warden.
Students are to observe where the exit signs are.
Equipment Borrowing (Cameras, tripods ect) RMIT Technical Services Bld 8 Level 7 room 92 Ph 99255419 email@example.com (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm)
Students are to borrow cameras from technical services for the required Assessment tasks and class exercises. please note cameras can only be booked for 24 hours from RMIT Technical services.
Firearms & Weapons
It is important to note that you are not permitted to shoot video with armory related objects for example, guns, knives, spears, etc for OH&S reasons students are not to perform dangerous stunts. Refer to Victorian Police Film & Television Office.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
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