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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

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

N/A

Course Description

c6087DIGIT - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)

This unit of competency, Plan and manage film and media post-production CUFPPM602A is delivered in the local class Design Project 4. You will utilise this dedicated time to work on the development and production of a research project proposed in semester one. Studio time is organised to allow individual consultation, discussion and feedback with teachers and peers. Regular progress presentations will allow you to manage the process of post-production.

c6087 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

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


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


Upon successful completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to independently manage post-production processes.


Details of Learning Activities

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


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
• elearning activites Lynda.com
• Independent project based work
• Studio practice
• Workshopping’ of student projects
• Peer group assessment activities

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan) 

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 -

  • written evaluations (on Blackboard)
  • observation of the candidate communicating with relevant personel
  • written post production documentation (on Blackboard)
  •  written Blog entries regarding post production (on Blackboard)
  • 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 plan)

Class content

Element

CUFPPM602A

Elements

CUETEM08B

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

Class discussion & feedback.
 

 1-161
Week 2Assessment Task (Formative) Delivery of assessment task 1: Production Milestone
Presentation 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.

 


 1-16

 

1,2,3
Week 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.
 

1-16 1
Week 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
 

 1-161
Week 5Delivery of assessment task 2: Production Milestone (Formative) 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 Cross-check overall progress against production schedule

One on one feedback.


1-161,2,3
Week 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 1-161
Week 7Ongoing 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 1-161
Week 8Ongoing 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
 

1-16 1
  Mid semester Break  
Week 9Auditorium discussion and feedback of Design Project
Delivery of assessment task 3: Rough cut 75% complete over animatic (Formative)

 1-16

1,2,3
Week 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
 

1-16 1
Week 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
 

 1-161
Week 12Delivery of assessment task 4: Fine-cut 100% complete over animatic (Formative)Auditorium discussion and feedback of Design Project 4 and preparation/clarification of summative submission requirements for week 13
1-164,5
Week 13Summative Assessment Task: Final delivery of Completed “Design Project 4”
(See assignment brief for details)Class presentation and feedback and review of completed Design Project 4 (part 1)

17-20

4,5
Week 14Class presentation and feedback and review of completed Design Project 4 (part 2) 17-201
Week 15Prepare Design Project 4 for Graduate exhibition that may include consideration of various compressions and formats 1-51
Week 16

Submit projects for graduate exhibition

Prepare Design Project 4 for Graduate exhibition that may include consideration of various compressions and formats

1-51

It is Important to note that the course Plan & Manage Film & Media Post Production CUFPPM602A is Co delivered with Realise Productions CUETEM08B for Semster 2. Adavance Diploma of Screen & Media (Interactive plan )

 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen Plan)

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

 1One week 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 One week prior to Production
commences
 
DIRECTOR-EDITOR COLLABORATION IRaw footage analysis, creative post decision making and problem solving between Director and Editor. 4One week 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. 4Three 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
 4Four weeks after Production
Is complete
 

 SUMMATIVE TASK COMPONENTS
1. POST PRODUCTION DOCUMENTATION entered in Group on Blackboard in pre-production period
2. POST PRODUCTION SCHEDULE entered in Group on Blackboard in pre-production period
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 - entered in Group on Blackboard after post-production period

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts


References


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


Other Resources

lynda.com software e-learning tutorials on the RMIT library web site 


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

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.
You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.
 

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

Overview of Assessment
Semester 2
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
- Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- Completion of an Project Design Document, and a completed IDM  Research  Project
- Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence

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.
 


Please Note this course is co-delivered and assessed with Realise Productions CUETEM08B which is a year long course.

The  Research Project Pre-production requirements are

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

Assessements Tasks


Formative Assessment Tasks

For Delivery of assessment task 1: Production Milestone
(Formative) due: week 2

Delivery of assessment task 2: Production Milestone
(Formative) due: week 5


Delivery of assessment task 3: Rough cut 75%
Complete over animatic (Formative)
Due: week 9

Delivery of assessment task 4: Fine-cut 100%
complete over animatic (Formative)
Due: week 12


Summative Assessment Task


Summative Assessment Task: Final delivery of
Completed “Design Project 4”
Due: week 13
(See assignment brief for details)
 



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:
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 Compedncy Achieved Grade 
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
assessment:

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

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard web site.
 

 


 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Screen plan)

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SUMMATIVE TASK COMPONENTS

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

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

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
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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