Course Title: Operate complex lighting
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: EEET7326C
Course Title: Operate complex lighting
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4849
Nominal Hours: 155
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
In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use the full capabilities of contemporary lighting systems in ways that are consistent with the aesthetic vision of productions in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries. Lighting operation skills are developed through practice and you will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for creating quality lighting installations.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting
2. Connect and format advanced fixtures.
2.1 Check console fixture library to ensure correct inventory exists and is operational
3. Program consoles to receive pre-recorded material from external sources.
3.1 Assess protocol, program type and connectivity of external source material for compatibility with main console
1. Determine production requirements.
1.1 Review production documentation to establish creative and technical parameters, as well as timelines for work
4. Plot and operate cues.
4.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, determine the cue types and effects required
5. Complete post-show procedures.
5.1 Execute power down and disassemble equipment safely
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 also be able to:
- record lighting cues to produce a wide range of effects
- connect and format advanced fixtures to lighting control systems
- operate a complex lighting control system during at least two performances
- meet work deadlines
- work collaboratively
Details of Learning Activities
• lecture and class discussions
• peer learning & sharing of knowledge
• group activities/projects
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
• simulated work place activities
Out of-class self-directed learner activities for this course include, but are not limited to; private research, revision of notes to reinforce classroom content, preparation for assessment, possible out of class assessment tasks. This will be monitored during classes through question/answer sessions.
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
|1||The role of lighting systems and the lighting crew in production. Overview of course and assessments.||1|
|2||Explination of terms, lighting technology and DMX (short video). Angles prac.||1|
|3||Standard lighting systems and documentation||1|
|4||Complex lighting systems and documentation||1|
|5||What is invloved in Operating Production Lighting, who has done it and what is invloved.||1 - 4|
|6||Programming of a typical 2-preset desk. Introduction to programmable consoles||2-4|
|7||Layout and soft patching on various consoles||2-4|
|8||Intro to visualisation and home exercise||Task 1||1|
|9||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups||1 - 4|
|10||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups & feedback||1 - 4|
|11||Lighting Theory exercise - documentation for a band in Kaliede Theatre||1|
|12||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups||1 - 4|
|13||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups||1 - 4|
|14||Lighting Theory exercise - documentation for a fashion show||1|
|15||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups & feedback||1 - 4|
|16||Class lecture and discussion from professional industry speaker||1|
|17||Intro to computer lighting control and operation||2-4|
|18||Patching and operation of computer lighting consoles and programming with moving lights and effects or using visualisation software on M-Series||2-4|
|19||Patching and operation of computer lighting consoles and programming with moving lights and effects or using Visulalisation software on M-Series consoles/computers||2-4|
|20||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups & feedback||1 - 4|
|21||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups & feedback||1 - 4|
|22||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups & feedback||1 - 4|
|23||Work shopping of lighting show on complex desks in small groups & feedback||1 - 4|
|24||Elements overview||1 - 4|
You are advised to look at the course links and references in Blackboard for ongoing updated information.
Your teacher will provide you with the necessary resources in classes and it is recommended that you bring note taking materials, a multitool, torch, electrical tape, small shifter and steel cap shoes.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.
To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for Assessment Task 2.
1. Theory test in Blackboard (UNGRADED ASSESSMENT)
This is an examination of your technical knowledge and you are expected to answer a range of multiple-choice, short and long answer questions related to the competency unit, class notes/discussions and the course material on Blackboard.
This assessment is due to be completed between classes 8 - 11 (out of class hours) with verbal feedback in class 12.
2. Production lighting work - out of class. (GRADED ASSESSMENT)
In a professional setting in a lighting crew, you are expected to operate complex lighting systems according to the plan following the performance and knowledge evidence on at least 2 lighting productions out of class. Once the productions are completed, you need to arrange to have a meeting with your assessor about the productions and photographic evidence is required.
This assessment is due to be completed by class 16, with verbal feedback in week 16.
Graded assessment in this course uses the following grades;
- 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
The grading rubric for this assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.
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Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.
Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises
It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.
You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.
Adjustments to Assessment
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.
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.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning
Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.
Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.
Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.
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