Course Title: Plan and manage film and media post-production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART5927C

Course Title: Plan and manage film and media post-production

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:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)

Teacher: Peter Kennedy
Phone: 99258079
Email: p.kennedy@rmit.edu.au

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan)

Teacher: Trewlea Peters
Phone: 99258011
Email: trewlea.peters@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 35

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

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactice Digital Media)

This courses are dedicated to the development and production of a research project proposed in semester one. Studio time is organized to allow individual consultation, discussion and feedback with teacher and peers. Regular progress presentations will be compulsory for all students.

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to supervise the processes of editing and other elements of post production of a screen production for film and television.

Post-production supervisors in film and media industry sectors apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. Major duties include the supervision of editing personnel and the acquisition of post production resources.

In larger productions, supervisors may be involved in planning and scheduling at the pre-production phase, especially where complex computer generated images (CGIs) are required.

As a rule, post-production supervisors are employed on a freelance basis, reporting to producers and production managers.

The position is pivotal in ensuring the post-production process is achieved within budget and on time. Post-production supervisors may employ an assistant and may manage a number of projects simultaneously.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPPM602A Plan and manage film and media post-production

Element:

1 Clarify post-production briefs.

Performance Criteria:

1 Participate in meetings with relevant production personnel to determine required post-production resources assessed against proposed production medium.
2 Provide ongoing strategic advice to production team to improve efficiency of post-production activities.
3 Identify and analyse specific technical or creative requirements for post-production.
4 Identify available budgets and timelines required.
5 Provide specific advice on costs and operational implications for editing, taking into account required techniques for production.

Element:

2 Develop an operational plan.

Performance Criteria:

6 Draw up specific schedules to ensure post-production activity meets expected deadlines.
7 Investigate availability and cost of post-production resources and staff in order to complete
post-production plans.
8 Ensure OHS requirements are established in line with organisational procedures.
9 Develop documentation for anticipated stages in post-production process and confirm with relevant production personnel.
10 Ensure documentation is accessible to all involved with post-production activities as required.
11 Finalise operational plan in consultation with relevant production personnel and obtain sign-off
according to organisational procedures.

Element:

3 Implement post-production processes

Performance Criteria:

12 Book and check post-production resources and finalise all contractual arrangements with personnel and suppliers in line with enterprise procedures.
13 Identify and resolve problems, ensuring proposed solutions are discussed with affected staff prior to implementing changes.
14 Negotiate provision of any previously unplanned or additional post-production services in conjunction with relevant production personnel.
15 Monitor and manage post-production activities on a proactive basis and according to agreed operational plan.
16 Prepare progress reports where applicable and organise appropriate review sessions for relevant
production personnel.

Element:

4 Wrap post-production activities

Performance Criteria:

17 Attend ongoing post-production evaluation sessions to ensure final product meets creative, technical and budgetary requirements of the production.
18 Obtain lock-off approval for project from relevant production personnel.
19 Complete required documentation and arrange for return of hired post-production resources as
applicable.
20 Evaluate all aspects of completed projects and note areas for improvement.
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements
Learning activities will consist of

•Practical demonstrations
•class presentations
•group discussion
•online research
•Independent project based work
•studio practice
•Workshopping’ of student projects
•peer group assessment activities

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

*written and verbal evaluations
*observation of the candidate communicating with relevant personel
*written documentation and production meetings 
*observation of the candidate directing and including the Editor in the creative and technical decision making
 


Teaching Schedule

Week                                

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)

Class content

Assessment deadlinesElements
Week 1Screening of Complete a negotiated portion of your project and do a progress report to be presented to the class week 1 sem 2.Milestone Formative Assessment Task 9: Complete a negotiated portion of your project.
Presented to the class week 1 sem 2.
Due: Week 1, semester 2.
1-16
Week 2

Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback

Web search

 1-16
Week 3Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 1-16
Week 4Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback

Milestone Formative Assessment Task 10: 

Present progress and analyse what needs to be done. To be presented to a panel of teaching staff
(ungraded)

1-16
Week 5Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 1-16
Week 6Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 1-16
Week 7Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 1-16
Week 8Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 1-16
  Mid semester Break  
Week 9Present work progress on screen . To be presented to a panel of teaching staffMilestone Formative Assessment Task 11
Present progress and analyse
of the project
To be presented to a panel of teaching staff for feedback & review
Due: Week 9
1-16
Week 10Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 1-16
Week 11Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 1-16
Week 12Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 Milestone Formative Assessment Task 12
Present progress and analyse
of the project
To be presented to a panel of teaching staff for feedback & review 90% completed
Due: Week 12
1-16
Week 13Work on Major Research Project production
one on one feedback. Students to record feedback
 Summative Assessment Task 01 Submit the completed individual Project17-20
Week 14Prepare Major Research Project production for Graduate exhibition 1-5
Week 15Prepare Major Research Project production for Graduate exhibition 1-5
Week 16Prepare Major Research Project production for Graduate exhibition Submit projects for graduate exhibition1-5

 

 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Plan and manage film and media post-production involves the learners supervising the processes of editing and other elements of post production of a screen production. Major duties include the supervision of editing personnel and the acquisition of post production resources.

Students are required to clarify post-production briefs, develop an operational plan, implement post-production processes and wrap post-production activities. To achieve these tasks for Plan and manage film and media post-production the student must be developing paperwork prior to production and collaborating in the post production process after production is complete to meet the productions requirements and deadlines.

The following schedule for this competency requires small group consultations in pre production and post and will therefore vary depending on when the student is scheduled to shoot their production.
 

ProjectDescriptionElementsDue
Clarify post-
production briefs and make creative editing decisions
Participate in meetings which provide ongoing strategic advice to production team to improve efficiency of post-production activities and analyse specific technical or creative
requirements for post-production.

Develop documentation for anticipated stages in post-production process and confirm with relevant production personnel.
- Shooting script
- Shot list
- Storyboards of all complex scenes
- Scene breakdowns

 1 Two weeks prior to Production
commences
 
Develop and implement an
operational plan.
 Draw up specific schedules to ensure
post-production activity meets expected deadlines.
Ensure documentation is accessible to all involved with post-production activities as required.
Monitor and manage post-production activities on a proactive basis and according to agreed operational plan.
 2, 3 Two weeks after Production
Is complete
 
DIRECTOR-EDITOR COLLABORATION IRaw footage analysis, creative post decision making and problem solving between Director and Editor. 4 Two weeks after Production
Is complete
DIRECTOR-EDITOR COLLABORATION IIDirecting the Editor for a scene of your production. Ensure final product meets creative, technical and budgetary requirements of the production. 4 Four weeks after Production
Is complete
 
Communication and management of completed Production written evaluation to be completed by the Editor and Director.Evaluate all aspects of completed project and note areas for improvement -
• Did you ensure the editing process responded sympathetically to the script and provided creative solutions to the production issues
• Did you ensure that the Editor and Supervisors contribution of ideas maintained the creative integrity of initial concept
• Was there consistency with the style requirements of the script/production
 4 Four weeks after Production
Is complete
 

 SUMMATIVE TASK COMPONENTS
1. POST PRODUCTION PAPERWORK entered in Wiki on Blackboard in pre-production period
2. POST PRODUCTION SCHEDULE (in pre-production period) entered in Wiki on Blackboard
3. DIRECTOR-EDITOR COLLABORATION I - Raw footage analysis, creative post decision making and problem solving between Director and Editor.
4. DIRECTOR-EDITOR COLLABORATION II - Directing the Editor for a scene of your production
5. WRITTEN EVALUATIONS - Director about Editor and Editor about Director.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts


References


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


Other Resources

Access to computers.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will involve practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group projects.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:


-Practical tasks, a major project and a short test
-direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
-written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
-direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence…

 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


Note this course is co-delivered and assessed with Realise Productions which is a year long course.

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.

Formative

Milestone Formative Assessment Task 9: Complete a negotiated portion of your project.
Presented to the class week 1 sem 2.
Due: Week 1, semester 2.
 

Milestone Formative Assessment Task 10:
Present progress and analyse what needs to be done.
To be presented to a panel of teaching staff
Due: Week 4, semester 2

Milestone Formative Assessment Task 11
Present progress and analyse
of the project
To be presented to a panel of teaching staff for feedback & review
Due: Week 9 Semster 2

Milestone Formative Assessment Task 12
Present progress and analyse
of the project
To be presented to a panel of teaching staff for feedback & review 90% completed
Due: Week 12 Semster 2

Summative Assessment Task 01

Submit the completed Major Research Project
Submission details to be announced.
Due: Week 13, semester 2


Assessment tasks in this unit 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 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: 
 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

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FORMATIVE TASK

Communicate and Collaborate with the editor in Week 2

 

SUMMATIVE TASK COMPONENTS

1. POST PRODUCTION PAPERWORK (in pre-production period) entered in Wiki on Blackboard

2. POST PRODUCTION SCHEDULE (in pre-production period) entered in Wiki on Blackboard

3. DIRECTOR-EDITOR COLLABORATION I - Raw footage analysis, creative post decision making and problem solving between Director and Editor.

4. DIRECTOR-EDITOR COLLABORATION II - Directing the Editor for a scene of your production

5. WRITTEN EVALUATIONS - Director about Editor and Editor about Director.

Assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

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 for Summative Assessement tasks are

CHD

Competent with High Distinction

CDI

Competent with Distinction

CC

Competent with Credit

CAG

Competence achieved graded

NYC

Not Yet Competent

DNS

Did Not Submit for assessment

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment  Formative are (not 


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. 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
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

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Course Assessment Committee/Program Advisory Board
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Student Feedback
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