Course Title: Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: VART6257C

Course Title: Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Eddie Javier
Phone: 0399254774
Email: ejavier@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 45

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course you will be required to produce creative and innovative photo images using photo lighting principles.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI518A Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

Element:

Element 1. Research light and its relationship to
photoimaging.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and review historical and contemporary lighting techniques and technology for descriptive and emotive lighting.
1.2 Identify and review contemporary theories on the nature of light for descriptive and emotive lighting.
1.3 Identify and review photoimaging lighting technologies and their response to light.
1.4 Evaluate currency/credibility of information gathered and ensure research scope is sufficiently broad.
1.5 Prepare a shoot list for a range of lighting experiments and confirm lighting techniques and schema with appropriate person/s.

 

Element:

Element 3. Apply descriptive and emotive lighting in a photoimaging context.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Produce a series of photoimages using appropriate lighting techniques and technology.
3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of lighting techniques and technology in the production of photoimages.
3.3 Wrap up process and reinstate equipment.
3.4 Catalogue, store and maintain research reference material and work samples.
3.5 Identify future opportunities, work directions, equipment needs and workflow changes resulting from application of photo lighting principles.

 

Element:

Element 2. Experiment with light and resolve lighting problems for complex subjects.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Source and apply shoot requirements to identified range of lighting experiments.
2.2 Explore interior and exterior subjects in a range of locations in the experimental process.
2.3 Apply OHS processes and standards in the experimental process.
2.4 Apply lighting techniques and technology in the experimental process.
2.5 Review performance and adapt lighting techniques and technology in the experimental process.

 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Research light and its relationship to photoimaging.
Experiment with light and resolve lighting problems for complex subjects.
Apply descriptive and emotive lighting in a photoimaging context.


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures
group discussion
teacher directed group activities/projects
work shopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
online research
independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentAssessment DueElements
10Week 10
Intro to Course
Course guide discussion
Assessment discussion

[Lighting appropriate to topic/subject
Specialised metering
Illumination ratios]

Studio Practice – Paper
Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.
 

Formative task
1 Execute shoot in emotive lighting
1
11Week 11
Studio Practice – Paper assessment
Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.

*Assessment Paper
Group feedback

Formative Task 1 – due on server2, 3
12Week 12
Studio Practice – Food
Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.
Formative task
2 Execute shoot in emotive lighting
2, 3
13Week 13
Studio Practice – Food assessment
Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.

*Assessment Food
Group feedback

 


Formative Task 1 – due on server

Formative Task 2 – due on server

2, 3

1

14Week 14
Studio Practice – Self-portrait
Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.
Formative Task 3 – Execute shoot in emotive lighting2, 3
15Week 15
Studio Practice – Self-portrait
Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.

*Assessment Self-portrait
Group feedback
.

Formative Task 3 – due on server2, 3
16Week 16
*Assessment Submission

Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.
You are require to submit your final images to the client for each of the three briefs; Paper, Food and Self portrait

Submit all 3 as per specifications on the RMIT C5041 Server.


*Group critique

Summative Task 3 images +reports submission
on server
2, 3
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

http://acmp.com.au/
http://www.aipp.com.au/
http://www.pdnonline.com/index.shtml
http://www.bjp-online.com/  


References

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


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include: written assessments and practical tasks.


Assessment Tasks

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

For further information on the assessment including detailed briefs for each task and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment

Task 1: Theme Paper - this task is in three parts – the research/planning, execution and completed image.

Research/Planning

This assessment is based on the research that you did in CUVPHI517A Research and exploit photo imaging trends . In particular, you are required to supply the six (6) images from your assessment in CUVPHI517A . They will provide the basis for your shoot in Emotive Lighting.

The first step is to discuss with your teacher the proposed shoot based around these images, covering:
Lighting techniques
Style
Format

This will be done in class on week one. You will be provided with feedback from your teacher and peers on your proposal.

Execution

Execute shoot in Emotive lighting (this class)

You will be assessed on your studio practice including:
set-up,
team work lighting techniques,
styling and
camera craft .

This will be done in the studio.

Produce one (1) image according to the brief “Paper”. You will be provided with feedback on your image from your teacher and your peers.

Task 2: Theme Food - this task is in three parts – the research/planning, execution and completed image.

Research/Planning

This assessment is based on the research that you did in CUVPHI517A Research and exploit photo imaging trends . In particular, you are required to supply the six (6) images from your assessment in CUVPHI517A . They will provide the basis for your shoot in Emotive Lighting.

The first step is to discuss with your teacher the proposed shoot based around these images, covering:
• Lighting techniques
• Style
• Format

This will be done in class on week four. You will be provided with feedback from your teacher and peers on your proposal.

Execution

Execute shoot in Emotive lighting (this class)

You will be assessed on your studio practice including:
• set-up,
• team work lighting techniques,
• styling and
• camera craft .

This will be done in the studio.

Produce one (1) image according to the brief “food”. You will be provided with feedback on your image from your teacher and your peers.


Task 3: Theme Self Portrait - this task is in three parts – the research/planning, execution and completed image.

Research/Planning

This assessment is based on the research that you did in CUVPHI517A Research and exploit photo imaging trends . In particular, you are required to supply the six (6) images from your assessment in CUVPHI517A . They will provide the basis for your shoot in Emotive Lighting.

The first step is to discuss with your teacher the proposed shoot based around these images, covering:
• Lighting techniques
• Style
• Format

This will be done in class. You will be provided with feedback from your teacher and peers on your proposal.

Execution

Execute shoot in Emotive lighting (this class)

You will be assessed on your studio practice including:
• set-up,
• team work lighting techniques,
• styling and
• camera craft .

This will be done in the studio.

Produce one (1) images according to the brief “self-portrait”. You will be provided with feedback on your image from your teacher and your peers.

Summative Final assessment:

You are require to submit your final images to the client for each of the three briefs; Paper, Food and Self portrait

Submit all 3 final images assessments as per specifications on the RMIT C5041 Server.

Due week 16


For further information on the grading system and criteria used, 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 demonstrates 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
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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/specialconsideration/online

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees
 

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