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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

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

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
studio pracs
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
9Week 09
Intro to Course
Course guide discussion
Assessment discussion

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

Studio Practice – Food

 

Formative task 1 Execute shoot in emotive lighting

Formative Task 1 – due on server

 

1
10Week 10
Studio Practice – Food

 

Formative task 1
Execute shoot in emotive lighting
 
2, 3
11Week 11
Studio Practice – Food

 

Formative task 1
Execute shoot in emotive lighting
 
2, 3
12

Week 12  Due
*Assessment Food
Group feedback

Briefing Assessment task 2 – Portrait of an Artist

 

 

 Task 1 – due on server

 

Formative Task 2 – due on server

 

2, 3

1

13Week 13
Studio Practice – Portrait of an Artist

 

Formative Task 2 Execute shoot in emotive lighting

 

 

2, 3
14

Week 14
Studio Practice – Portrait of an Artist

 

Formative Task 2 Execute shoot in emotive lighting

 

2, 3
15Week 15  Due
*Assessment Portrait of an Artist
*Group critique

 

 Task 2 – due on server

 

2, 3
16Week 16
*Assessment Submission

Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting.
You are required to submit your final images to the client for each of the 2 briefs: Food and Portrait of an Artist.

Submit all as per specifications on the RMIT C5041 Server.


*Group critique


 

Summative Task images + reports submission on server2
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

Studio facilities will be provided.


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 myRMIT 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
There are 2 tasks to complete. Each task will comprise of the following:

Task 1: Research/Planning. Due week 9
This assessment is based on the collaborative research that you did with the Comm Design students. In particular, you are required to supply the six (6) images from this research. This 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.

Task 2: Execution. Due week 12.
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 under supervision.

Final Image/s
Produce one (1) image according to the brief. You will be provided with feedback on your image from your teacher and your peers.

Summative Final assessment: Due week 16.

You are require to submit your final images to the client for each of the 2 briefs: Food and Portrait of an Artist

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


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 xxx. 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.

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.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
 

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