Course Title: Produce technical photo images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6264C

Course Title: Produce technical photo images

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: Andrew Gash

Phone: +61 3 99254774

Email: andrew.gash@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 55

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 produce technical photo images for clients. You will be required to
develop a project brief with a client, plan and prepare shoots, supply images to clients and complete the requirements of the brief.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI526A Produce technical photo images

Element:

1. Receive and interpret job request requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate requirements of job requests for a range of technical photo imaging projects and confirm with appropriate people
1.2 Research and adopt professional practice arrangements, management procedures and workflow requirements for a range of technical photo imaging projects
1.3 Prepare appropriate budget, and quote and contract for shoot
 

Element:

2. Prepare for shoot

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consider and apply special considerations for shoot
2.2 Investigate and adopt site-specific OHS, consents, and licence and permit requirements
2.3 Negotiate with necessary parties for access to and needs of shoot locations and subjects
2.4 Confirm technical requirements, shoot requirements and shoot responsibilities with appropriate people
2.5 Prepare shoot management timelines and make appropriate shoot preparations
 

Element:

3. Shoot images and optimise to client, brief and post-production specifications

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Capture in-production images to the agreed style and content within shoot context
3.2 Work with production team and observe subject/client for feedback on shoot progress
3.3 Optimise images and output image product to agreed specifications using industry standards
3.4 Pack work for electronic or physical dispatch and deliver to agreed location by appropriate methods and within agreed timeframe
3.5 Conclude and maintain management procedures
 

Element:

4. Wrap up and review shoot

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check and reinstate equipment
4.2 Review response from clients and subjects
4.3 Review personal performance within shoot context
4.4 Identify future opportunities, work directions, equipment needs and workflow changes resulting from the shoot
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to produce technical photo images


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities may include:

lectures
studio shoots
location shoots
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion


Out of class activities may include:
online research
independent project based work

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lectures
studio shoots
location shoots
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion


Out of class activities may include:
online research
independent project based work
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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 contentAssessments due
Week 1Course outline

Introduction to technical photo images
Overview Macro, Liquid & Contextual portrait assessment tasks

Brief Macro assessment task & demonstration in studio.

 
Week 2

Macro studio session 1

You are required to book studio space & equipment and shoot supervised in class.

Note: For all sessions students not scheduled in the studio should be working on their Contextual portrait

 
Week 3Macro studio session 2

You are required to book studio space & equipment and shoot supervised in class.

Note: For all sessions students not scheduled in the studio should be working on their Contextual portrait

 
Week 4

Brief Macro assessment task & demonstration in studio.

 

 
Week 5Liquid studio session 1

You are required to book studio space & equipment and shoot supervised in class.

Note: For all sessions students not scheduled in the studio should be working on their Contextual portrait

 

 
Week 6Liquid studio session 2

You are required to book studio space & equipment and shoot supervised in class.

Note: For all sessions students not scheduled in the studio should be working on their Contextual portrait

 

 
Week 7Group critique in class Macro & Liquid

Graded Assessment Due: Macro & Liquid

Week 8

Brief contextual portrait - demonstration in studio

 
Week 9Contextual portrait studio session 2

You are required to book studio space & equipment and shoot supervised in class.

 

 
Week 10Contextual portrait studio session 2

You are required to book studio space & equipment and shoot supervised in class.

 

 
Week 11Group critique in class - Contextual portrait

Graded Assessment Due: Contextual portrait

Week 12Re-submissions if requiredRe-submissions if required


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the reading list on Blackboard
You are advised to make use of RMIT’s library database facilities and to look at the Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.
Re RMIT Library database - Lynda.com tutorials
 


References

None


Other Resources

Required resources supplied/student supplied.


Overview of Assessment

Shooting assignments to a brief in the studio with time for re shoots. Planning mock ups and dialogue with the teacher are part of the process.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessments and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.

Assessment task 1 Graded - Macro: Due Week 7

During class time you are tasked to take a close-up photograph in the studio. The subject can be biological, or man made. The photo must be 1x Magnification or greater and the subject identifiable.

Assessment task 2 Graded -  Liquid: Due Week 7

During class time you are tasked to shoot a photograph in the studio where the dominant feature is liquid. The subject should be identifiable.

Assessment task 3 Graded - Contextual Portrait: Due Week 11

Photograph a portrait on location that links the subject to his or her work / profession or activity. Your result must portray eye - contact with the person and ‘tell the story’ of their circumstance.

‘Portrait’ - can include the whole or part-figure / subject, horizontal format. The photo can be either Colour or B&W. A combination of available-light and flash light should be used.

Format horizontal or vertical.

 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 Competentwith Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved Graded
DNS Not Yet Competent
NYC Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

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.

Assessment and Feedback
You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, 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 Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for 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.

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

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