Course Title: Direct screen production crews

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: VART5926C

Course Title: Direct screen production crews

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

Teachers/ Supervising Producers:

 
Barbara Gliddon (9925 4072)
(barbara.gliddon@rmit.edu.au)

Roz Williams (9925 4974)
(roz.williams@rmit.edu.au)

Nominal Hours: 50

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

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to direct film and television production crews. Also, it brings together the skills and knowledge covered in other courses with a focus on the way these must be applied to direct film and television production crews.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDRT603A Direct screen production crews

Element:

1 Brief crew on shoot requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Brief production crew and discuss proposed vision, artistic style and technical requirements for
productions.
1.2 Engage production crew in the development of creative or alternative solutions to production
requirements.
1.3 Assess input from production crew to resolve difficult or complex shot requirements and adjust as
Adv.Dip. Screen & Media: Direct Screen Production Crews Course Guide 2010-Sem 2 2
required.
1.4 Ensure technical requirements that may influence production outcomes are available or seek alternatives
where necessary.
1.5 Establish clear communication lines between members of production crew.

Element:

2 Rehearse shoots.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Provide relevant production documentation to all members of production crew as required.
2.2 Ensure shoot procedures and protocols are planned and executed according to organisational practices.
2.3 Ensure production crew understands its role in realising each scenic unit in the context of the overall
required narrative.
2.4 Assist production crew to maximise its technical expertise in the delivery of desired photographic and
cinematographic (mise en scene effect) outcomes throughout the production.
2.5 Direct rehearsal of each shot where required and assess for creative or technical problems as they may
affect members of production crews.

Element:

3 Direct shoots.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Direct performers to ensure they understand their role in assisting production crew to meet planned
technical and creative requirements
3.2 Direct retakes where necessary during production and design innovative and imaginative solutions to
resolve problems in collaboration with production crew.
3.3 Provide clear instructions and commands to production crew that are both accurate and artistic where
applicable.
3.4 Ensure all required sequences and additional material are recorded correctly in order to guarantee
completion of production.
3.5 Ensure OHS practices are implemented in accordance with organisational procedures.
3.6 Evaluate all aspects of the shoot from a director’s perspective, including own performance, and note areas
for improvement.
3.7 Provide positive feedback to relevant production crew members and invite comment on the shoot.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed skills and knowledge for directing screen production crews.


Details of Learning Activities

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

Work Integrated Learning comprises:  Preproduction, production (shoot) and post production.  Schedules will be posted on Blackboard


Teaching Schedule

 

 WEEKCLASS CONTENT  ELEMENTS
 1
 
Preproduction and production issues.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5
 
2
 
Preproduction and production issues.
 
 1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4
 
3
 
Preproduction and production. Work integrated learning (W.I.L.)
 
 1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
 
 4
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
5
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
6
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
7
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
8
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
9
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
10
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
11
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
12
 
 Preproduction and production. WI.L.
 
  1.1, 1.2, 13, 14, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
Sept 24 - Oct 5MID SEMESTER BREAK  
13
 
 Production. WI.L.
 
  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
 
14
 
 Production. WI.L.
 
  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
 
15
 
  Production. WI.L.

 
  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
 
16
 
 Production. WI.L.
 
  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
 
17
 
 Assessment/review  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
 

 
Regardless of the mode of delivery, the above represents 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.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)
http://www.alliance.org.au
Screen Productions Association of Australia (SPAA)
http://www.spaa.org.au
Adv.Dip. Screen & Media: Direct Screen Production Crews Course Guide 2010-Sem 2 4
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


Other Resources

Production equipment supplied by the School.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment wil be practical and relate to your major production work. You will each direct a film of up to 12 minutes in duration and complete post production within the scheduled time allocated to you.


Assessment Tasks

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 standard.

You will receive feedback on all assessment.

ASSESSMENT TASKS (ungraded - formative):

1. Preproduction paperwork: 
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 shooting plan (this can be a marked up script, a storyboard, or a shot list
  • Copy of lighting plan from your camera person
  • Evidence of preproduction meetings you’ve had with your 1st AD and your crew
  • Dates of auditions and rehearsals (including ones yet to be done)
     

2. Evaluation of director’s performance by each member of the crew:
This includes preproduction and production. Evaluation forms will be provided for
this assignment.

3. Self evaluation by director: 
Evaluation forms will be provided for this assignment.

4. Evaluation by supervising producer (teacher) of director’s practical
skills and knowledge: 
This will be a review of evidence given in assessment items 1, 2, 3 above, plus visit/s
to location.

  Deliverables are: 1 DVD copy of completed film


ASSESSMENT TASK (Graded - summative):

5. Evaluation by supervising producer of completed project, taking into account all of the above formative assessments, plus deliverables: 
Deliverables are: 1 DVD copy of completed film.

Your assessment will be assessed using the following grades:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
DNS Did Not Sit
NYC Not Yet Completed


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 spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course Blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.

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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