Course Title: Direct screen production crews

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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
email: barbara.gliddon@rmit.edu.au

Andrew Harrison - 9925 4350
email: andrew.harrison@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
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 CONTENTASSESSMENT TASK
 1
Preproduction Activities - Briefing for Assessment Task 1 (ungraded) and Assessment Task 2 (graded)
Preparation of preproduction documentation and liaising with production crew to prepare for the shoot. Begin organising auditions and cast and crew rehearsals.
 
 
2

 
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded) - commence one on one consultation with Teaching Supervisor.
Advise production crew of artistic outcomes and technical procedures of the production. Conduct talent auditions and appraise rehearsal outcomes.
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)

Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

3

 
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
4

 
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
5

 
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 3
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard

Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)

 

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 3

Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

6

 
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 4
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)

 

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 4

7
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 5
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)

 

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 5

8
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 6
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)

 

 

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 6

9
 
 Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 7
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)

 

 

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 7

10
 Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 8
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)

 

 

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 8

11
Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your appointment times and delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 9
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Assessment Task 1 (ungraded)

 

 

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 9

12
Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 10
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Post-production and editing roles will change according to post-production assessment schedule - available on blackboard

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 10
13
 
Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 11
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Post-production and editing roles will change according to post-production assessment schedule - available on blackboard

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 11
 
14
 
Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 12
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Post-production and editing roles will change according to post-production assessment schedule - available on blackboard

Assessment Task 2 (graded) - shoots completed in week 12
 
15
 
Assessment Task 2 (graded) - editing of major production
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Direct Screen Production Crews Assessment Shooting Schedule for your delivery dates. Assessment Shooting Schedule available on Blackboard.

Post-production and editing roles will change according to post-production assessment schedule - available on blackboard

Assessment Task 2 (graded)
 
16
 
Finalise Assessment Task 2 (graded) - Major Production
WIL (Work Integrated Learning) - location based screen production
Finalise and complete edit of major project
Assessment Task 2 (graded)

 
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 2015-Sem 2
Screen 2015 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

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.
 

ASSESSMENT TASKS:

Assessment Task 1: Preproduction, Auditions and Rehearsals (ungraded)
The student Director will complete a marked up script, undertake auditions, organise rehearsals for your short film production and document their audition and rehearsal process.
Due date: 7 days prior to collecting equipment

Assessment Task 2: Major Project(graded)
This is the production of an approved short film. Assessment for this project is divided into three (3) parts:


Part A: Peer evaluation of the Director by the Key Production Crew Members - due 7 days after return of equipment
Part B: Self evaluation by the Director - due 7 days after return of equipment

Part C: Completion of short film (edit) - please read the post-production Assessment and Delivery Schedule (available on Blackboard)

Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 are to be finalised by no later than end of Semester 1 Week 16.

Grading criteria for graded assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.

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
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

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

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.

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, 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. 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
 

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