Course Title: Apply techniques to produce video art

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2007

Course Code: VART5757C

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce video art

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of video art. The course covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP18A Apply techniques to produce video art


Prepare and maintain physical resources for video art

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly identify and select equipment and materials required for the production of video art

1.2 Prepare, clean and maintain, equipment and materials in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements

1.3 Organise and maintain work space so that it remains clean and safe

1.4 Store tools, equipment and materials in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements


Produce the video art

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Determine concept for the proposed video art based on own ideas or supplied information

3.2 Correctly identify the steps and resources required to produce the proposed video art

3.3 Select appropriate equipment and materials for the specific video art

3.4 Use techniques, equipment and materials safely to produce the final video art


Use and test video techniques

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Safely use techniques for the production of video art

2.2 Use and test nominated techniques to determine the capability of the technique and its application

Learning Outcomes

1 Prepare and maintain physical resources for video art
2 Use and test video techniques
3 Produce the video art

Details of Learning Activities

iMovie HD
Final Cut Express
Sound Tracker Pro

Camera (Hardware):
DVcam and miniDVcam camera
Digitisation via Firewire
Tripod, lighting and pole clamp operation and safety

Student Owned Equipment:
Cameras, mobile phones and other devices

Stop Motion Animation
Live Action (during Camera and Final Cut and Major Project sessions)
Luma Keying, Layering and other effects
Dissolves and other transitions
Titling and other typographic design

Video Art for monitor, hand held device and projection
Video Art for distribution on DVD, as movie file and as posted
Content on public server eg. YouTube

Teaching Schedule

19 JuliMovie

 1.1 -3.4
216 JuliMovie & Techniques
Exercise #1

 1.1 -3.4
323 JulSite Visit

 1.1 -3.4
430 JulCamera Usage & Techniques & Applications

 1.1 -3.4
56 AugFinal Cut Express & Camera
Exercise #2

 1.1 -3.4
613 AugFinal Cut Express & Effects & Techniques

 1.1 -3.4
720 AugSite Visit & Plan for SIte

 1.1 -3.4
827 AugMajor Project & Plan for Site

 1.1 -3.4
93 SeptSound Tracker Pro 1.1 -3.4
1010 SeptSound Tracker Pro 1.1 -3.4
1117 SeptMajor Project & Plan for Site

 1.1 -3.4
128 OctMajor Project

 1.1 -3.4
1315 OctMajor Project

 1.1 -3.4
1422 OctReview

 1.1 -3.4
1529 OctMajor Project

 1.1 -3.4
165 Nov
6 Nov Public Holiday
Distribution and Archiving & iDVD & Applications

 1.1 -3.4
1712 NovPackaging
And submission of Movie project #1
 1.1 -3.4
1819 Nov Tutorial week International students 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


In session Video material:
Bill Viola
Dirty Handz 1 & 2
Woomera 2002
Patricia Piccininni – Breathing Room
Seven Shadows #2
Boiler – Viva Italia

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
Developmental work 25%
1 x Project 75%

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and upon each submission.

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students submit all completed work. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent in the course students must demonstrate competence in all Elements and related Performance Criteria.

Assessment Tasks

Exercises x 2 @20% 40%
Video Techniques #1
Video Techniques #2

Project 60%
Movie Project #1

Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass(Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC (not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

Other Information

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.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 3 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below.
Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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