Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART5930C

Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5231 - Diploma of Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 99254815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rowan Humphrey
Email: rowan.humphrey@rmit.edu.au
Phone: 99254842

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

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

Course Description

IN this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to edit a range of productions using
non-linear digital facilities. Programs include news, current affairs and short films.

Shoot a wide range of Television content VART5931C is undertaken in parallel with this course under the working title of ENG (Electronic News Gathering).


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 meaning of words 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 produces coherent images and sound according to standard editing conventions.
3.3 Ensure that assembled materials meet time requirements for productions, as well as technical 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 colleagues where appropriate.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to set up and operate a typical non-linear editing computer and cut simple programs such as news, current affairs and short films.


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include a range of
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• independent project based work
• online research
• group discussion
Out-of-class activities include completion of individual design and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and location excursions.


Teaching Schedule

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.

Week      
Class ContentElements                                     
Week 1Edit ENG Introduction to small crew ENG style post production. use a non-linear edit system. SD/HD formats and aspect ratiosElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Week 2Edit ENG Edit with Flow/Premier (FCP) tutorial exercise The Visitor

Element 1

1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.2, 4.4

Week 3 Edit ENG (FCP) tutorial exercise

Element 3
3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 4ENG ‘News’ exercise field rotations Channel 1 News . Operating a typical non-linear editing program to produce short news/documentary programs.

Install, Shoot & Edit ENG Formative Assessment #1 Participate in editing ‘News’ stories. Performance of practical demonstrations of :- Setting up EDIT sessions & Setting scratch disks, Connecting Camera and capturing media, Using basic tools to edit footage, Employ appropriate transitions/effects, Import music/images/graphics, Adjust and smooth audio levels, Export the edit Editshare Server. Answer oral questions at various stages to demonstrate understanding of underpinning knowledge.

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 5ENG ‘News’ exercise field rotations Channel 2 NewsElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 6

 

ENG ‘News’ exercise field rotations Channel 3 News  

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 7

 

ENG ‘News’ exercise field rotations Channel 4 News

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 8Shooting ENG ‘Location Interview’ Shoot Formative Assessment #2
Direct, shoot and sound record a series of interviews for ‘ENG’. Perform the role of Director/interviewer for a short interview segment. See "The Brief" & Complete Directors report. Perform the role of Camera operator for another student’s interview. Complete Camera Report. Perform the role of Sound Recordist as above. Complete Sound recordist report.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5
Week 9 Edit ENG log and load Offline EDITElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Week 10 Edit ENG log and load Offline EDITElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Week 11Edit ENG Offline all footage for the ‘Location Interview’Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Week 12Edit ENG EditingElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Week 13Edit ENG EditingElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7
Week 14Edit ENG EditingElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7
Week 15Edit ENG EditingElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7
Week 16Edit ENG Final Edits/ copying to Editshare/ Reviews

Edit Formative Assessment #2 Submissionof: Edited video project in the form of a fully self contained ‘Quicktime Movie’ Refer also to “The Brief”

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Week 17 EDIT EFP Editing (Logging and loading)Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Week 18EDIT EFP Editing (Logging and loading)Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Week 19EDIT EFP Editing OfflineElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Week 20EDIT EFP Editing Lock off picture editElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Week 21EDIT EFP Editing Sound editElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Week 22EDIT EFP Editing Titles credits etcElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Week 23

EDIT EFP Editing Final Edits/ copying to Editshare/Reviews

Edit Summative Assessment #3 Submission of: Edited video project in the form of a fully self contained ‘Quicktime Movie’ Refer also to “The Brief”

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Week 24EDIT EFP Editing Final Edits/ copying to Editshare/ReviewsElement 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Mollison, M., 2010, Producing Videos, ‘A Complete Guide’ 3rd Ed, Allen and Unwin, Sydney


References

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


Other Resources

You may require a USB memory stick and /or a suitable hardisk drive to store media as well as blank DVD media to complete productions.


Overview of Assessment

Set up an edit station & edit a range of short productions.


Assessment Tasks

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course..

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

1. Demonstrate set up, log and capture, cutting and export in ‘News rounds’. Due week 4 of semester 1.
2. Edit an interview for ‘ENG’. Due week 16 of semester 1.

Summative Assessment
3. Edit a short film for ‘EFP’, or ‘SPAVIS’ and/or ‘Kaleide’. Due week 15 of semester 2.

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

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

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.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves theory and practical training and assessment sessions, including individual and group practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.
 

Feedback - 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

Student Progress
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


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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