Course Title: Realise productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BUSM6219C

Course Title: Realise productions

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6087 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

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

C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA

Teachers/Supervising Producers:
Barbara Gliddon
Phone: 9925 4072
Email: barbara.gliddon@rmit.edu.au
Roz Williams
Phone: 9925 4974
Email: roz.williams@rmit.edu.au

C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA)

Teacher: Ms Nicole McKinnon
Phone: 99254375
Email: nicole.mckinnon@rmit.edu.au
Teacher: Mr Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 8079
Email: p.kennedy@rmit.edu.au
Teacher: Mr Arthur Michalopoulos
Phone: 9925 4111
Email: arthur.michalopoulos@rmit.edu.au
Teacher: Mr Darren Ballingall
Email: darren.ballingall@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 250

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

C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (Screen plan)

This course brings together the skills and knowledge covered in other units and focuses upon the way these must be applied holistically to the realisation of productions.
 

C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (interactive plan)

In semester one, this unit of competency Realise productions CUETEM08B is delivered in the class Design Studio 3. This unit brings together technical and organisations skills in order to realise a range of live productions or events. It is delivered together with Originate and develop concepts BSBCRT501A and Plan and manage film and media pre-production CUFPPM601A.

In semester two, this unit of competency Realise productions CUETEM08B is delivered in the class Design Project 4. It is delivered together with Plan and manage film and media post-production CUFPPM602A.

This unit runs over semester 1 and semester 2 (student driven, with staff support and feedback delivered in class and via online enviromnents). It is designed to give you the opportunity to research and create two individual projects from early conceptual stages, through pre-production to the final completion of the projects. This course is based on a professional studio model and will give you the opportunity to experience situations you are likely to encounter when working in the industry. The course introduces the concepts and practices of project management, which include storyboarding, animatics, schedules, treatments and technical, safety and budgetary requirements.


This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C6087DIGIT Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media. 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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUETEM08B Realise productions

Element:

1. Establish and plan for production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate production concepts and documentation to establish the nature of production requirements for the area of work.
1.2 Confirm the key objectives and scope of the production in consultation with appropriate colleagues.
1.3 Develop a realistic plan for the achievement of production requirements, taking account of any operational limitations and other impacting factors .
1.4 Agree, allocate and communicate responsibilities, including timelines and budgets.
1.5 Reach agreement on suitable progress evaluation mechanisms .
1.6 Accurately document work plans and provide relevant information to production colleagues.

Element:

2. Implement and monitor the pre-production phase

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Implement agreed plan and monitor progress against timelines and objectives.
2.2 Identify and respond to any problems promptly.
2.3 Analyse problems and assess and action potential solutions in consultation with relevant colleagues.
2.4 Take responsibility for resolving the problem within the scope of individual authority, and consult with others in accordance with organisational procedures.
2.5 Take appropriate follow-up action to monitor the
effectiveness of chosen solutions.
2.6 Update and distribute documentation in a timely manner.

Element:

3. Collaborate with production colleagues

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Treat colleagues with consideration, respect and empathy to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships.
3.2 Ensure an effective flow of communication between those representing different areas of expertise to ensure quality of the production.

Element:

4. Implement and monitor production/event operation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Action technical responsibilities in accordance with production requirements.
4.2 Monitor relevant aspects of the production and take appropriate action to resolve any problems.
4.3 Maintain communication with other key production personnel at all times.

Element:

5. Evaluate the production/event.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Assess the production in relation to key technical and creative objectives in consultation with relevant colleagues and customers.
5.2 Where possible make immediate adjustments to improve production quality.
5.3 Share information from the evaluation with appropriate colleagues and incorporate information


Learning Outcomes


C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (Screen plan)

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to, establish and plan for production requirements, implement and monitor the pre-production phase, collaborate with production colleagues, implement and monitor production/event operations, and evaluate the production/event.


C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (Interactive plan)

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to: co-ordinate the total production process relevant to the particular area of expertise, effectively plan and monitor the production process, effectively problem solve for the realisation of productions and a detailed knowledge of the production processes.


Details of Learning Activities

C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA

You will participate in class workshops and work-integrated learning on location that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production to industry standards.

C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA)

Learning activities will consist of:
• in class activities
• out-of-class activities
• peer teaching and class presentations
• online research
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• workshopping of students’ own projects
• screenings


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.

C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA

Week 1Preproduction and production issues.1.4, 1.5, 1.6
2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2
Week 2Preproduction and production issues.1.4, 1.5, 1.6
2.4, 2.5, 2.6
3.1, 3.2
Week 3Preproduction and production issues.1.6,
2.6
3.1, 3.2
Week 4Work integrated learning:

Each student will make a film or tv project of up to 12 minutes duration. This includes:
Preproduction
and
Production
As well as crew on other students’ shoots and provide feedback (per assignments 2,3 below)
1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 5Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 6Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 7Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 8Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 9Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 10Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 11Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 12Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 13Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 14Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 15Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 16Week 4- 16 Work Intergrated Learning1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 5.1,5.2,5.3, 5.1,5.3
Week 17Assessment  

C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA)

Week StartingClass ContentAssignment deadlines & HomeworkElements
 Week 1
7/02/11
 - Commencing the minor project
Present three rough ideas for minor project. (You will be working on these concepts in Originate and Develop Concepts and Develop Storylines and Treatments, in which the final choice of concept will be made). You will make your final decision on the concept you wish to complete.

- Analyse past student projects and review their strengths and weaknesses.
 Assignment 1: Present three rough ideas for minor project

Present it as a PDF
Submit to the drop box

Homework:
Assignment 2: A
 BUSM 6218C - 1, 2, 3

BUSM 6219C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 2
14/02/11
 Finish off Assignment 2 in the first two hours of the class. In the last hour present and discuss your concept.

Introduction to animatics and Prototypes (simple button and animation file created in flash)
Students need to be aware that final animatic / prototype is due in week 4 using the post-it note storyboard.

Introduction to Assignment 3
 Present Assignment 2:

Homework:
Assignment 3
 BUSM 6218C - 1, 3

BUSM 6219C - 1, 2, 3
 BUSM 6218C - 1, 3

BUSM 6219C - 1, 2, 3
 Assignment 3: Create visual designs for the following: character, element designs, and backgrounds,
write a brief technical requirements descriptions.

Introduce assignment 04: Finished animatic with rough sound. And a Production schedule, safety report and budget.
 Assignment 03:


Homework:
Assignment 4: Pre-production material

Must be completed for the commencement of Week 4 class.
 BUSM 6218C - 1, 3

BUSM 6219C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 4
28/02/11
 Presentations of Assignment 4. Assignment 4: Due this week.

Homework: Assignment 5:
Submit as PDF to the drop box
 BUSM 6218C - 1, 2, 3
BUSM 6219C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 5
7/03/11
 Present: Assignment 5

Commence production.
 Assignment 5: Due this week. BUSM 6218C - 1, 3

BUSM 6219C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 6
14/03/11
 Work on project – receive feedback from teacher and students  BUSM 6218C - 1, 3

BUSM 6219C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 7
21/03/11
 Work on project – receive feedback from teacher and students.  BUSM 6218C - 1, 3

BUSM 6219C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 8
28/03/11
 Presentations of Assignment 6
Linear projects: Progress presentation of animatic with replaced finished production sections, Pal, including timecode.

Delivery: Authored DVD

Interactive projects: Progress presentation of prototype with replaced finished production elements and implemented action script.

Delivery: Burnt DVD
 Assignment 6 due to be presented BUSM 6218C - 1, 3
 Week 9
4/04/11
 Work on project – receive feedback from teacher and students  
 Week 10
11/04/11
 Work on project – receive feedback from teacher and students  
 Week 11
18/04/11 and
25/04/11
 Mid Semester Break:
21/04/11 – 27/04/11
 Assignment 7: Completed Minor Research Project on Friday (date?) by 12 noon.  
 Week 12
2/05/11
 Presentation of Assignment 8:
Presentation and feedback session.
  
 Week 13
9/05/11
 Commence on Major Research project pre-production
Present your major project script and commence working on rough thumbnail storyboard

Introduce Major Research project and Assignment 8: Final animatic, production schedule and examples of visual style and
report on technical requirements and budgets.
 Homework: Finalise rough thumbnails and commence final storyboard BUSM 6218C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 14
16/05/11
 Work on Major Research Project pre-production

Present latest draft of storyboard to teachers
  BUSM 6218C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 15
23/05/11
 Work on Major Research Project pre-production  BUSM 6218C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 16
30/05/11
  Submit Assignment 8: BUSM 6218C - 1, 2, 3
 Week 17 Assessment and review  
  Semester break Monday 20 June to Friday 1 July Semester 2 course guide available as of July* 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information plus:
Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)
http://www.alliance.org.au
Screen Productions Association of Australia (SPAA)
http://www.spaa.org.au
Screen 2010 Production Guide to be found on the Blackboard
Production documents/forms to be found on the Blackboard
Evaluation forms to be found on the Blackboard


References

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


Other Resources

C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA

The School will supply a standard filming kit. You will require a personal hard drive and use of a computer for editing

C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA)

Access to computers cameras and audio recording equipment.


Overview of Assessment


C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (Screen plan)

You will each produce/direct and write a film of up to 12 minutes duration and actively undertake proscribed industry crewing roles in other students’ productions as per schedule.

However, you cannot use non-RMIT personnel (and this includes former RMIT students) to crew in the key roles of writer, director, producer, 1st Assistant Director, Camera and Editing.

You will be expected to crew on other students’ films at least once in the other key positions of 1st Assistant Director, Camera, Sound and Editing but no more than three times in any given crew role.

C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (Interactive Plan)

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.


Assessment Tasks

C6087- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

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:

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail

1. Preproduction paperwork: 30%
This is to be handed to teacher (supervising producer) 8 days’ prior to commencement of filming before an authorisation to release equipment will be given to you:

Copy of final script, set out in industry-accepted format (marks will be deducted if script is not properly formatted). Script content is to be same as that previously sighted and intended for production in this unit.
Copy of budget, using either RMIT budget or A – Z budget
Copy of location agreements
Copy of actors’ contracts/release forms
Copy of shooting schedule
Copy of call sheets – these need to include all your crew as anyone else who’s there crewing on the day will be asked to leave (in compliance with RMIT insurance requirements.
Details about how and where the equipment will be stored when it’s not being used.
OH & S details
Crew list (as they’ll appear on the credits)
Cast list (as they’ll appear on the credits)
Details about any planned music copyright clearance

2. Evaluation of production/producer by each member of the crew: 15%
Evaluation forms will be provided for this assignment.

3. Delivery by each crew member of evaluation of producer: 10%
Evaluation forms (as per assignment 2) can be delivered directly to teacher.

4. Evaluation of production and crew by producer: 15%
Evaluation forms will be provided for this assignment.

5. Post production paperwork: 5%
Delivery of follow paperwork on completion of film:

List of cast and crew credits as they appear on film
Evidence of all copyright clearances

6. Evaluation by supervising producer (teacher) of producer’s management of production: 25%
This will be a review of evidence given in assessment items 1, 2, 3, 4 above, plus visit/s to location

C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA)

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Ungraded assessment tasks must be completed in order to pass this unit. If ungraded assessment tasks are not completed they cannot be assessed and you will not be eligible to pass this unit of competency


Check Blackboard for full versions of all the assignment briefs.

Assessment summary

Assignment 1 Present three rough ideas for your minor project
Discuss the visual style you would undertake in the making of these three project ideas. This will include
- written descriptions,
- rough sketches, of visual styles and character designs (where appropriate).
- specify the technique each of your three concepts will undertake
For interactives a description of the kind of interactivity you would like to achieve in the three concepts.
Present it as a PDF and submit to the drop box
Due: Week 1
(ungraded)

Assignment 2: Very rough storyboards
Linear projects Very rough storyboard on post it notes (minimum of 20 to maximum of 40 frames)
Interactive projects create a user case scenario – a storyboard for the interaction of the user on post-it notes which show rough sketches of screen layouts.
Assessment will be through presenting storyboards to the teacher.
Due: Week 2
(ungraded)


Assignment 3: Present character and or element designs, backgrounds,
Also write a brief technical requirements report.
For interactives include User Interface designs (menus, interactive elements, widgets etc)
Present it as a PDF and ubmit to the drop box
Due: week 3
(ungraded)

Assignment 4: Pre-production material
Linear projects:
- Final animatic with rough sound design
- Production schedule
- Rough production budget
Delivery: A QuickTime and PDF for written material.
Interactive projects:
- Final prototypes with rough sound and graphics.
- Documented research/tests for programming features
- production schedule, and safety report
- rough production budget
Delivery: A Flash file and PDF for written material.
Put into a folder, name everything then zip it.

All projects:
Naming convention for the folder and the zip file (you need to name all your files. Unnamed files will mean automatic fail.
Naming convention: rp_a04_lastname_firstname

Due: week 4
(Graded value: 20%)

Assignment 5: Finalise your visual elements, character designs, backgrounds, and other visual elements.
All projects.
Submit as PDF to the drop box
Due: Week 5
(ungraded)


Assignment 6
Linear projects: Progress presentation of animatic with replaced finished production sections, Pal, including timecode.
Delivery: Authored DVD
Interactive projects: Progress presentation of prototype with replaced finished production elements and implemented action script.
Delivery: Burnt DVD
Panel presentation
Due: Week 8
(ungraded)


Assignment 7: Minor Project
Students will choose one of the following themes and create a linear or interactive project.

Themes:
1. Taking a journey
2. Stranger in a strange place
3. The box
4. Lost and found

Description:
Linear projects
The piece will be based on one of the themes and will be 45 seconds duration including opening titles and end credits. The piece may have a narrative or be an abstract piece. It will include one or more techniques in 2d animation, 3d animation, and motion graphics. A combination of these techniques is encouraged and welcomed. The production will also include original music and sound design.

Interactive
The size of the interactive project will depend on the kind of project it is (for example: game, interactive story, toy) and the scale of it will be determined by you and the interactive teacher.

Delivery:
Linear projects must be burnt onto an authored DVD.
Interactive projects must be burnt onto a CD or DVD

All disks must be clearly labelled with the student’

Assignment 8: Major Research project Pre-production requirements

Linear projects
The piece will be based a theme or concept of your own choice and will be a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 2 minutes duration including opening titles and end credits. The piece may have a narrative or be an abstract piece. It will include one or more techniques in 2d animation, 3d animation, and motion graphics. A combination of these techniques is encouraged and welcomed. The production will also include original music and sound design.
Interactive
The size of the interactive project will depend on the kind of project it is (for example: game, interactive story, toy) and the scale of the project will be determined by you and the interactive teacher.
(the completed Major Research Project is Due semester 2 week 14).

Student will prepare the pre-production requirements for their Major Research Project.

Linear projects:
Final animatic,
production schedule and examples of visual style and
report on technical requirements, safety issues and budgets.

Interactive projects:
Final prototypes with rough sound and graphics.
Documented research/tests for programming features
Production, schedule rough production budget

Due: Week 16
(Graded value: 40%)
You are clearly using the same assessment for the 2 competencies, which is fine but the percentages are a bit confusing as you have finished with one competency by the end of Semester 1.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to curriculum-based courses:
80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail
For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.


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

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions
Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions and plagiarism

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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