Course Title: Compile production schedules

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART5973C

Course Title: Compile production schedules

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5231 - Diploma of Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rowan Humphrey

(03) 99254345

rowan.humphrey@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

To enable you to plan, schedule and location manage a television program. It develops the skills and knowledge required to coordinate all aspects of the project in pre-production, on-site at the time of production and post and to effectively communicate with the production team.
This course is run in parallel with Manage locations for film and media productions PERF-5066C


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPPM408A Compile production schedules

Element:

1 Confirm resources required. 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse and interpret resource schedules to confirm resources required for each stage in the production process.
1.2 Consult with all departments involved in the production to clarify and confirm their requirements.
1.3 Confirm accuracy and feasibility of resource schedules against overall production requirements.
1.4 Conduct discussion with colleagues in a manner that promotes positive working relationships.
1.5 Identify non-resource issues that may affect production schedules and collate and compile relevant information.

Element:

2 Compile production schedules.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Create appropriate production timeline, ensuring that schedule identifies clearly and accurately major responsibilities, stages, tasks and target dates required to deliver productions within budget and to deadline.
2.2 Ensure that schedules clearly and realistically allocate the resources required.
2.3 Identify and accommodate factors affecting the timing and sequence of tasks within schedules.
2.4 Allocate time to each stage of the production that is realistic and sufficient to enable objectives to be met.
2.5 Ensure that time allocated enables efficient use of resources.
2.6 Identify factors that may cause production delays and develop contingency plans to accommodate possible delays.

Element:

3 Finalise production schedules. 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Ensure schedules are accurate, comprehensive and presented clearly.
3.2 Distribute schedules promptly to relevant personnel and allow adequate opportunities for them to ask questions and seek clarification.
3.3 Resolve difficulties and ambiguities in the understanding or implementation of schedules as required.
3.4 Revise schedules as required and communicate changes promptly to relevant personnel.
3.5 Develop and maintain an appropriate, clear and easily accessible recording system for all information relating to production schedules.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to undertake the pre-production planning process to compile a schedule for a typical AV event such as a short film shoot.


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.Productions in second semester are shot from August to September in Electronic Film Production (EFP) style typical of television soap/serial or drama.


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 ContentElements
Week 1Pre-production week one planning EFP
Introduction to large crew EFP style production/ Pre-production, Scheduling and Location Management
1. Confirm resources required.
Week 2Pre-production week two planning EFP
Production meeting “Script breakdown”/ Location and Cast scouting
1 & 2. Compile production schedules.
Week 3Pre-production week three planning EFP
Production meeting “Scheduling”/ Call sheets
1 & 2.
Week 4Pre-production week four planning EFP
Production meeting “Budgets and copyright or legal issues
1 & 2.
Week 5Pre-production week five planning EFP Final pre-production meetings and presentation of reports3. Finalise production schedules.
Week 6Principle photography/Shooting EFP films on location running production schedules3.
Week 7Principle photography/Shooting EFP films on location running production schedules3.
Week 8Principle photography/Shooting EFP films on location running production schedules3.
Week 9Principle photography/Shooting EFP films on location running production schedules3.


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

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include the completion of  pre-production documentation as part of a team, presententation of  material relevant to your department at production meetings and working to the production schedule.


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 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. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.

You will be assessed using the following methods:

Formative Assessment

1. Produce pre-production documentation to compile a production schedule. Due week 5.
2. Present material as Department head at a production meeting .Due week 5.

Summative Assessment
3. Act in the role of Department head for a series of short films for ‘EFP’, ‘MAVIS’ and/or ‘Splendour’. Due on production dates TBA leading up to September 19, 2011 (Due week 9)

For further details on the assessments and information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this course are as follows:

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CA Competency Achieved
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

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:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;


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