Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6036C

Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Accelerated Coordinator: Nancy Everingham  nancy.everingham@rmit.edu.au
Teacher: Tali Davies  taliesin.davies@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare photo images for integration into an interactive media sequence or product.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images

Element:

Edit photo images

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Source and select appropriate photographic images according
to requirements of photographic project brief
1.2 Discuss selection of images with relevant personnel
1.3 Assess scanner features to ensure that outcomes will meet the requirements of brief
1.4 Operate scanner according to manufacturer specifications
1.5 Select scanner settings to ensure image capture meets production requirements
1.6 Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer using standard naming conventions

Element:

Prepare photo image assets

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss photographic project brief with relevant personnel
2.2 Assess digital camera features to ensure that outcomes will meet the requirements of brief
2.3 Plan camera shots taking into account lighting, framing, composition and other photographic techniques
2.4 Load and operate digital camera according to manufacturer specifications
2.5 Consider digital camera focus, exposure and shutter speed to ensure image capture meets production requirements
2.6 Check photographic images for fitness of purpose to comply with brief
2.7 Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer using standard naming conventions

Element:

Use digital camera to create photo images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Load digital imaging software and import photo image source files
3.2 Manipulate and save digital images using designated digital imaging software
3.3 Create photo images that incorporate visual design and communication principles using designated digital
imaging software
3.4 Evaluate the outcome for visual impact, effectiveness and fitnes for purpose
3.5 Confirm outcome with relevant personnel

Element:

Use scanner to capture photo images

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Save files in appropriate output format to meet platform requirements
4.2 Assign metadata tags if required
4.3 Group files logically in a folder system using standard naming conventions
4.4 Store files in share drive or repository for production team access


Learning Outcomes


This role may be assigned to a graphic artist or, in a larger project, to a photographer who works closely with a programmer or interactive media author to publish required images.


Details of Learning Activities

In Class Activities will include:

  • Group discussion
  • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • "Workshopping’ of student projects
  • Analysis/critique of own work

Out of class activities will include:

  • Online research
  • Independent project based work

Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach:
self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake
independently, either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a
teacher


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentDue DateLearning Elements
1Orientation 

 1.1, 1.2, 1.6

2Introduction to Photoshop  2.5, 2.6, 2.7
3Briefing Task 1week 7 1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 2.7,3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
4collecting and storing images   1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 2.7,3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
5Briefing Task 2week 7  1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 2.7,3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
6perspective and image resolution   1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 2.7,3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
7Hand in onlyWeek 7  1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 2.7,3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Home computer:
It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your self directed work

Software:
"Photoshop" is not supplied to students for home use. It is encouraged that studets purchase a copy for home use for the duration of their course. Student versions cost around $200.

Self paced online tutorial:
 I
f you find you are struggling with Photoshop, as an RMIT student you will have access to the Lynda.com website tutorials. This can only be done for free via the link below:
http://cat.lib.rmit.edu.au/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=903707

Building 8, level 7:
24 hour, 7 day a week access is available to the "open labs" in building 8 if you require the use of a computer. Booking may be required (and will ensure you have a PC for you)

Building 94, level 5, room 13:
Will be available most nights after 6pm till midnight (refer to to timetable located on door of room). Note, an "access" form will need to be filled in and approved prior to use of this room.
During the course, WMV files will be uploaded into the relevant blackboard folder for assistance


Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:
• ability to use digital imaging software to prepare high quality photo images that satisfy the requirements of a range of briefs
• efficient operation of a scanner and digital camera to capture images.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1: Materials Board
Project Outline
In this exercise you will be producing a digital materials board to accompany your interior perspective (Task 2_Interior Perspective).The idea is to create a theme for your interior perspective, and to create a materials board of the theme. Research furniture, wall coverings, colour and lighting and include an image that was your inspiration for your room. You are printing out a copy of the board so remember that all your images must be of a good resolution.
Set up the A3 page with a grid layout, and refer to the hand out for details.

All the images you collect for this task you will then use in the 2nd task, the interior perspective, so please store all the images in a file that you can access later ie your “h” drive

The following is required:

The board is to be A3 in size, and is to include:
- images
- material finishes
- legend of materials and finishes
- name and student number
- title

Please note you must include all of these elements on your board.

Submission (There are 2 parts to this submission)    Session 7

1. 1 x A3 printed copy to be handed in class

2. Digital submission of the .PSD file
T:\Secure\Submissions/2013-sem1/IDD/Photoshop_1st year_1(A,B,C,D,E)
Create a folder in your H drive called your student number ie. 1234567
In the folder put all the files for assessment and in the last class drop the whole folder into the T drive.
You cannot create or rename a folder in the T drive.

The file will be assessed following these guidelines:
- Correct set up and use of layers
- Correct quality of image
- Layout
- Use of text for legend
- Title of project on board
- Name and student number on board
- Correct page size

Task 2: Interior Perspective
Project Outline
Using the theme and the elements you have collected your Materials Board (Task 1) to create an interior perspective, or a finished room in that style.

Using the file myspace.jpg or supply your own image (conditions apply)
Construct a finished room using the following elements:
- break apart room and apply surface finish of colour, wallpaper and flooring
- Include furniture elements apply them to space considering perspective and shadows
- place a rug on floor
- place an artwork on wall
- play around with lighting
-define scale by placing figures in space
- use text to describe your space

Submission (There are 3 parts to this submission, make sure you do all 3) Session 7

1. 1 x A3 size printed copy to be handed in class

2. Digital submission of the .PSD file in the drop box
T:\Secure\Submissions/2013-sem1/IDD/Photoshop 1st year_1(A,B,C,D,E)
_Create a folder in your H drive called your student number ie. 1234567
_In the folder put all the files for assessment and in the last class drop the whole folder into the T drive.
(You cannot create or rename a folder in the T drive.)

3. 1 file flattened (web quality 72dpi) e.g. yourname.jpg emailed to taliesin.davies@rmit.edu.au

The file will be assessed following these guidelines:
- Correct set up and use of layers, including the naming of layers
- Correct quality of image, and images placed
- Attention to detail when selecting images with tools such as the lasso etc
- Application of surface finish of colour, wallpaper and flooring
- Include furniture elements apply them to space considering perspective and shadows
- a rug on floor
- an artwork on wall
- play around with lighting
- Use of text for legend
- Title of project on board
- Name and student number on board
- Correct page size (A3)


Assessment Matrix

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.
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

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.
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.
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsiderations/online
Cover Sheet for Submissions:
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This
signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the
following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.
www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity/students
Work not seen in progress:
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the
student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of
authentication issues.

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