Course Title: Realise productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

1st Semester Screen & Media (Screen plan):

Janis Lesinskis, tel 9925 4982
janis.lesinskis@rmit.edu.au


2nd Semester Screen & Media (Sceren plan):
Teachers/Supervising Producers:

Barbara Gliddon, tel 9925 4072
barbara.gliddon@rmit.edu.au

 

C6087DIGIT - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive plan)

Semester 1 & 2

Arthur Michalopoulos
ph: 9925 4111
arthur.michalopoulos@rmit.edu.au

Peter Kennedy
ph: 9925 58079
P.kennedy@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 production/event 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
into planning and operation of future productions
 


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

Both plans.

Your learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop, classroom and or on location using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style productions/projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.


Teaching Schedule

 


Weeks 7 - 16

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

Semester 1

Assessment due AElements
7Design concepts and issues. Research strategies 1
8Design briefing. Art department functions and roles.  1
9Scoping production requirements  1
10Design processes  1
11Resource and low budget strategies. 1, 2
12Case studies: settings and environments 1, 2
13Case studies: time. 1, 2
14Casee studies: constructing genre tropes.  Formative due1, 2
15Case studies: creativity and resourcefulness  Formative due1, 2
16Production strategy review.  Formative due1, 2
 2ND SEMESTER: REALISE PRODUCTIONS
(Main projects)
  
1Preproduction and production activities, cinematography & directing technical workshops.  1 2, 3
 
2Preproduction and production activities, cinematography & directing technical workshops.issues. 1, 2, 3
 
3Work integrated learning Wks 3 - 16:
Each student will make a film or tv project of up to 12 minutes duration and be totally responsible for its preproduction, production and post production.
As well all studernts are required to crew on other students’ shoots and provide feedback (per asessments below). The will be rolling productions and rolling assessment du dates. Consult rhe schedules published at the start of production.
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
4Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
5Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production Rolling schedule of assessments due. See assessment task for details.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
7Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
8Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
9Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
10Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
11Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
12Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 MID SEMESTER BREAK  
13Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
14Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
15Work Intergrated Learning - location based screen production 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
16Assessment & review 5

 

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

This unit of competency, will be co-delivered with Originate and develop concepts BSBCRT501A and Plan and manage film and media pre-production CUFPPM601A within the context of the Design Studio sessions

Week    DescriptionAssessment TaskCUETEM08BCUFPPM601A BSBCRT501A
1Design Studio Intro - Production Workshop
Advanced Dip 3 initial concepts & thoughts on possible visualizations discussion an analysis on Design project 3
 11 1,2
2Refining concepts towards one main idea for Design Project 3. Researching initial references

 

 

11 3,4
3Production workshop; Non-Digital Game Design – group activity in the development of a complex game (pre-production aspects only) Group activity involved in the production within set timelines utilizing digital and non-digital means 11 1,2
4Design project workshop. Developing work with initial art work, researching influences, working on storyboards or flow charts and initiating production schedules 1, 2, 31, 2, 3 3,4
5Production workshop; A2 Art Deco travel poster – group activity in the development of a complex brief (pre-production aspects only) Group activity involved in the production within set timelines utilizing digital and non-digital means 4, 53 1,2
6

Design project panel presentation -analysing problems, monitoring and evaluating overall aspects of production

 

Formative Assessment task 1 Design Document & Animatic

Design project 3

4, 53 1,2
7Production workshop; Industry WIL project – group activity in the development of a complex industry supplied brief Group activity involved in the production within set timelines utilizing digital and non-digital means 4, 53 3,4
8Design project panel presentation -analysing problems, monitoring and evaluating overall aspects of production. Formative Assessment task 2:

Rough cut completed animatic and production material

Design project 3

3, 4, 53 1,2
9Production workshop; Industry WIL project – group activity in the development of a complex industry supplied brief Group activity involved in the production within set timelines utilizing digital and non-digital means 4, 53 1,2
10Design project panel presentation -analysing problems, monitoring and evaluating the completed production. Discussion and feedback on possible adjustments prior to final submission in week 12Formative
Assessment task 3:

Fine cut 100%Complete

Design Project 3

 

1, 3, 4, 51, 2, 3 3,4
11


Production Workshop Annie Lennox - Positive Climate Action video

 4, 5 1,2 1,2
12Screening presentation of completed Design project 3 with full analysis, discussion and feedback

Summative submission completed project

Design Project 3

3, 4, 5 1,2 1,2
13Design project workshop
Begin work on Design project 4 emphasis on initial concepts and visualizations and production schedule
 1 1,2 1,2
14Design Studio
Work on Design project 4 emphasis on storyboards and animatic
 11,2 1,2
15Film screening and Design Studio
Work on Design project 4 - emphasis on animatic and animatic. Review prior to presentation and submission of pre-production document and animatic in week 16
 1  3,4 3,4
16Film screening and Folio panel presentation Full review of Semester 1 Folio pieces including discussion and feedback of overall work and considerations for improvements in folio pieces set for semester 2

Formative Assessment task for (Design project 4)

Animatic and pre-production document

 1, 2, 33,4 3,4
 C6087DIGIT- ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN & MEDIA (INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA) SEMESTER TWO

This unit of competency, will be co-delivered with Plan and manage film and media pre-production CUFPPM602A within the context of the Design Studio 4 session

WeekDescriptionAssessment Task Elements

CUETEM08B

Elements

CUFPPM602 

 
1Work on Design Project 4 Initial Production Aspects as Indicated at the end of Semester 1

Class discussion & feedback.

  11 
2Presentation of the negotiated portion of your project, covering aspects of the initial stages of production. Eg including any revised Animatic or other early production tasks and/or production schedule adjustments

Class discussion & feedback.

Delivery of assessment task 1: Production Milestone for Design Project 4 (Formative) 1,2,31,2 
3Ongoing production of Design Project 4 that may include a range of production tasks such as graphics, coding, rigging and compositing . Also cross-check overall progress against production schedule

Class discussion & feedback.

 11 
4Ongoing production of Design Project 4 that may include a range of production tasks such as graphics, coding, rigging and compositing . Cross-check overall progress against production schedule

Discussion and one-on-one feedback in preparation for Auditorium presentation in week 5

 1 1 
5Ongoing production of Design Project 4 that may include a range of production tasks such as graphics, coding, rigging and compositing . Should be at the stage of bringing together relevant aspects of production Cross-check overall progress against production schedule

One on one feedback

Delivery of assessment task 2: Production Milestone for Design project 4
(Formative)  
1,2,31,2 
6Ongoing production of Design Project 4 that may include a range of production tasks such as graphics, coding, rigging and compositing . Should be at the stage of bringing together relevant aspects of production Cross-check overall progress against production schedule 11 
 7 Ongoing production of Design Project 4 that may include a range of production tasks such as graphics, coding, rigging and compositing . Should be at the stage of bringing together relevant aspects of production – which may include audio and replacement of any ‘place-holders’ in production with more ‘finished’ work. Cross-check overall progress against production schedule  1 1 
8 Ongoing production of Design Project 4 that may include a range of production tasks such as graphics, coding, rigging and compositing . Should be at the stage of bringing together relevant aspects of production – which may include audio and replacement of any ‘place-holders’ in production with more ‘finished’ work. Cross-check overall progress against production schedule

Discussion and feedback in preparation for Auditorium presentation in week 9

  11 
 9 Auditorium discussion and feedback of Design Project 4 Delivery of assessment task 3: Rough cut 75% complete over animatic for Design Project 4 (Formative)1,2 1,2 
10Ongoing production of Design Project 4 (in the light of the presentation from the previous week) that may include a range of production tasks such as graphics, coding, rigging and compositing . Should be at the stage of bringing together relevant aspects of production – which may include audio and replacement of any ‘place-holders’ in production with more ‘finished’ work.

Cross-check overall progress against production schedule

 1 1 
11Ongoing production of Design Project 4 that may include a range of production tasks such as graphics, coding, rigging and compositing . Should be at the stage of bringing together relevant aspects of production – which may include audio and replacement of any ‘place-holders’ in production with more ‘finished’ work. Close to final completion

Cross-check overall progress against production schedule

Discussion and feedback in preparation for Auditorium presentation in week 12

  1 1 
12Auditorium discussion and feedback of Design Project 4 and preparation/clarification of summative submission requirements for week 13Delivery of assessment task 4: Fine-cut 100% complete over animatic for Design Project 4 (Formative)  1,2,3 1 
 13 Class presentation and feedback and review of completed Design Project 4 (part 1)Summative Assessment Task: Final delivery of Completed for Design Project 4
(See assignment brief for details 
4,5 3,4 
14Class presentation and feedback and review of completed Design Project 4 (part 2)  1 1 
15Prepare Design Project 4 for Graduate exhibition that may include consideration of various compressions and formats  1 1 
16Prepare Design Project 4 for Graduate exhibition that may include consideration of various compressions and formats  1 1 
 


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

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


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

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

Semester 1:

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS (Ungraded):

1. Presentation of production design files. Due weeks 14-16

For full details, see the Assignment brief in the Assessment folder in Realise Productions folder in 2nd semester on Blackboard.

Assessment Tasks for Semester 2 main productions:

Assessment tasks in this course are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory industry standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS (graded):

1. Preproduction documentation:
This is to be handed to teacher (supervising producer) one week 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 the 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 signed location agreements
Copy of signed actors’ contracts/release forms
Copy of shooting schedule
Copy of call sheets - these need to include all your crew as anyone who’s there crewing on trhe day and not on the call sheet 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
Signed Hazard form
Crew list (as they’ll appear on the credits)
Cast list (as they’ll appear on the credits)
Details about any planned music or other copyright clearance
Due date: 1 week (7 days) prior to shoot

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

Due date: 1 week after completion of shoot

3. Evaluation of production and crew by producer:
Evaluation forms will be provided for this assignment on Blackboard

Due date: 1 week after completion of shoot

4. Post production documentation

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

Due date: On completion of post production

5. Copy of completed production.

Your assignment will be assessed using the following grades:

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

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

Semester 1

NB Semester 2 teaching schedule and assessment tasks will be provided as an update to this course guide prior to the commencement of semester 2

The Assessment tasks for semester 1 involve the conception, development and realisation of an individual production through the various stages of production

Formative assessment

Assessment task 1 Design Document & Animatic for Design project 3 Due: Week 6
(Refer to assignment brief for details)

Assessment task 2 Rough cut 75% completed for Design projet 3 Due: Week 8
(Refer to assignment brief for details)

Assessment task 3 Fine cut 100% Complete for Design project 3 Due: Week 10
(Refer to assignment brief for details)

Assessment task 4 Design Document & Animatic for Design Project 4 ( Design Project 4 to be continued and completed through semester 2)
Due: Week 16
(Refer to assignment brief for details)

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)

CA Competency achieved

NYC Not yet competent

DNS Did not submit

 

Summative assessment

Completed project submission For Design Project 3 Due: Week 12
(Refer to assignment brief for details)

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment-

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competent with Pass
NYC Not yet competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

 

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

Semester 2

Assessment for this course in semester 2 involves the completion of an individual production - Design Project 4 -

Criteria for assessment includes:- concepts and practices of project management, storyboarding, animatics, schedules, treatments and technical, safety and budgetary requirements

 

Formative Assessment Tasks
Delivery of assessment task 1: Production Milestone for Design project 4

(Formative) due: week 2 (See assignment brief for details)

Delivery of assessment task 2: Production Milestone for Design project 4
(Formative) due: week 5 (See assignment brief for details)


Delivery of assessment task 3: Rough cut 75% for Design project 4
Complete over animatic
(Formative)
Due: week 9 (See assignment brief for details)

Delivery of assessment task 4: Fine-cut 100% for Design project 4
complete over animatic
(Formative)
Due: week 12 (See assignment brief for details)

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)

CA Competency achieved

NYC Not yet competent

DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

 

Summative Assessment Task


Summative Assessment Task: Final delivery of
Completed Design Project 4

Due: week 13 (See assignment brief for details)

Summative assessment task will be assessed using the following grades:
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

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 studio based exercises, demonstration and production work for the screen. 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.

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

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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