Course Title: Manage bump in and bump out of shows

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM7908C

Course Title: Manage bump in and bump out of shows

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5332 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

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: Simon Embury

Phone: (03) 9925 4345

Email: simon.embury@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 150

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

Managing the bump in and bump out of a range of shows is a fundamental employment skill in the live production industry.
The purpose of this course is to provide you with the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the movement, transportation, installation and removal of sound, lighting and vision system equipment and associated physical elements for productions in the screen, media, entertainment and live events industries.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C5332 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each assessment placement. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure.
 



National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPM504 Manage bump in and bump out of shows

Element:

1. Organise equipment and human resources

Performance Criteria:

1.1With reference to production documentation, determine crewing requirements and scope of work required
1.2Identify the need for additional equipment and materials and check whether their purchase fits within budgetary guidelines
1.3Obtain additional items promptly as required
1.4Complete accurate inventory checks to ensure physical elements are available and ready for use
1.5Assess risks and develop and implement hazard management plans
1.6Roster staff to meet production schedules in line with production budget

Element:

2. Plan movement of physical elements

Performance Criteria:

2.1Liaise with production personnel to determine the most effective sequence to move and install physical elements
2.2Identify transport requirements and organise transport accordingly
2.3Estimate the number of people required to move equipment and advise relevant colleagues accordingly
2.4Develop contingency plans to minimise the impact of unexpected events on the bump in and bump out process
2.5Document clear plans for moving and installing equipment according to organisational procedures

Element:

3. Manage installation and removal of physical elements

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Supervise the safe installation and removal of physical elements according to production requirements
3.2.Monitor progress of bump in and bump out of shows against production schedules and implement contingency plans as required to meet production deadlines
3.3.Identify and respond to problems promptly in consultation with relevant personnel
3.4.Organise storage and security of physical elements as required, including valuable items and hazardous materials
3.5.Evaluate the bump in and bump out process with relevant personnel and note areas for improvement in future productions


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.  You will be able to manage and supervise the bump in and bump out of production areas, such as lighting, sound, staging, sand vision systems.


Details of Learning Activities

This is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course and you are encouraged to complete some or all of the assessment in the workplace.

To complete the WIL component of this course you will need to liaise closely with the teacher to complete all necessary agreements / schedules and relevant insurance documentation before commencement of the WIL component.

Activities will incude:

  • Practical theory sessions
  • Equipment demonstrations, set-up and practical exercises in Kaleide theatre as a simulated work environment
  • Group discussions
  • Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • Working on shows and events both at and away from RMIT
     

 

Class delivery
Classes, delivery and assessment of this course will be integrated with the following other courses in the Live Production Diploma program:


During Semester 1, you will be studying the following event-based courses which could be relevant for completing your assessment tasks:


•CUAVSS502 Implement vision system designs (Rowan Humphrey and Greg Long)
•CUFCAM401A Shoot a wide range of television content (Rowan Humphrey)
•CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting (Bek Naim)
•CUSSOU503A Implement sound designs (Steve Ward)
•CUAPPM501 Manage small-scale live productions (Bek Naim)

During Semester 2, you will be studying the following courses which could be relevant for these tasks:


•CUAVSS502 Implement vision system designs (Rowan Humphrey and Greg Long)
•CUFCAM401A Shoot a wide range of television content (Rowan Humphrey)
•CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting (Bek Naim)
•CUASOU501 Manage audio operations for outdoor events (Steve Ward)

Out of-class self-directed learner activities for this course include but are not limited to: private research at selected websites, revision of notes to reinforce classroom content and working on shows and events. These activities will be monitored during class through question/answer sessions.


Teaching Schedule

Class Planned Activities (subject to change)Assessment Elements covered
Sem. 1
 
  
1
Focus: Course overview, assessment, Event organization, Safe Work Methods Statements (SWMS).
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production documentation
 1
2Focus: Overview of: Organising equipment and human resources, Planning the movement of physical elements, Managing the installation and removal of physical elements. Risk assessment. Assistance with assessment tasks.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
 1,2,3
3Focus: Organising equipment and human resources and relationship to SWMS. Equipment inventory systems. Assistance with assessment tasks.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
 
 1
4 Focus: Problems associated with planning the movement of physical elements and relationship to SWMS. Equipment transport requirements. Assistance with assessment tasks.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
 1,2
5 Focus: Problems associated with managing the installation and removal of physical elements. Contingency planning. Assistance with assessment tasks.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
 1,2,3
6 Focus: Problems associated with managing the installation and removal of physical elements. Assistance with assessment tasks.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
Assessment 1 and 2 due by Class #61,2,3
Sem 2   
1 Focus: Review of material covered and activities from semester 1. Semester 2 material, activities and assessment requirements. Review of SWMS documentation.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
 1,2,3
2 Focus: Planning for semester 2 shows and events.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
  1,2,3
3 Focus: Organising equipment and human resources, planning the movement of physical elements, managing the installation and removal of physical elements. Assistance with assessment tasks.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
  1,2,3
4 Focus: Dealing with contingencies associated with organising equipment and human resources, planning the movement of physical elements, managing the installation and removal of physical elements. Assistance with assessment tasks.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
  1,2,3
5 Focus: Assistance with assessment tasks. Observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
 1,2,3
6 Focus: Course review. Final opportunity for assistance with assessment tasks. Observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
Includes: Teacher-lead discussions, production planning & documentation, observation of production preparation, bump in and bump out on shows and events.
Assessment 1 and 2 due by Class #6 1,2,3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None prescribed at time of writing.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching about this course.


Other Resources

 You should refer to Blackboard for resources for this course. The teacher may refer you to other resources.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and events to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed by observation of your participation in a series of events and documentation around these events, along with your written reflections on the process. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT. Assessment for this course is non-graded. Your end of year result will be either competent or not yet competent.

To demonstrate competency of this course you are required to participate in the bump-in, actual production and bump-out activities of at least two agreed events or productions throughout the year.
The productions may be supervised RMIT University productions and events, or you may work without direct supervision on non-RMIT productions and events.

Three options are available for how you complete your assessment tasks:

Option 1
Practical Placement option. If you are working in the live events industry and wish to use this work for your assessment, you must liaise closely with the teacher and base some or all your assessment tasks on your work activities.
 

Option 2
If you do not currently work in the live events industry, you must liaise closely with the teacher and base your assessment on events and activities organized by RMIT. Some events will be structured, eg. Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) band support (June), Open Day (August), Sound Production Fund-raising events at the John Curtin Hotel (TBA). Other structured RMIT events may occur on an ad-hoc basis.

Option 3
You may do a mixture of the two options above. But be sure to discuss with the teacher.

 

Semester 1


Individual Assessment Task 1 –Safe Work Methods Statement Document (SWMS)
Due: On or before Class #6 Semester 1.

To satisfactorily complete this assessment task, you are required to complete and submit a Safe Work Methods Statement document (SWMS) for a production-related show or event which you are involved with either at or away from RMIT.
Blank SWMS templates are available on Blackboard and it is expected that you will liaise closely with the teacher to select the show or event on which to base the SWMS.

Individual Assessment Task 2 - Production Report and Reflection and SWMS document.
Due: On or before Class #6 Semester 1,
To satisfactorily complete this assessment task, you are required to document all of the following information for a minimum of one production-related show or event which you are involved with.

•The date, location, start time and end time of the show or event.
•A brief description of the show or event.
•A list of the principle crew members and their role.
•A brief description of your role.
•An inventory list of the equipment which was used in the show or event.

 

Semester 2


Assessment Task 1 – Specific Safe Work Methods Statement (SWMS)

Due: On or before Class #6 Semester 2
To satisfactorily complete this assessment task, you are required to complete and submit a specific SWMS for a show or event which you are involved with either at or away from RMIT.
It is expected that this SWMS will be for a specific work role or task for the show, eg. Equipment transport, equipment bump-in and set-up, equipment bump-out, Floor Manager role, Lighting director role etc.
Blank SWMS templates are available on Blackboard and it is expected that you will liaise closely with the teacher to select the show or event on which to base the SWMS.

Assessment Task 2 – Production Report and Reflective Question Answers.

Due: On or before Class #6 Semester 2
Choose one event which you were involved with during the year and document all of the following information:

•The date, location, start time and end time of the show or event.
•A brief description of the show or event.
•A list of the principle crew members and their role.
•A brief description of your role.
•An inventory list of the equipment which was used in the show or event.

 
To satisfactorily complete this assessment task, you are also required to submit answers to all of the following reflective questions in relation to your chosen show or event:

1.What issues should be taken into account when moving and transporting equipment from different technical areas?
2.What specific work health and safety requirements were significant in relation staging the show or event including movement of physical elements and equipment?
3.What issues and challenges which arose when bumping in and bumping out the show or event?
4.Describe the strategies which were used for addressing the issues and challenges which you faced on the show.
5.Was additional equipment and/or supplies required for the show?
 

Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment
CA: Competency Achieved
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

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 you 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.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

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 (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

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 (web link)

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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