Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: VART6389C

Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4373 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualart@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers:

Guy Little
guy.little@rmit.edu.au

Eddie Javier
eddie.javier@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 100

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

In this course you will select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.

This course covers the planning, organization, set up, lighting and shooting of studio photography. You will gain the technical skills for operating the 5x4 camera & E6 film, medium format 6x7 camera & E6 film and DSLR. You will gain skills and techniques required for being a professional assistant.


 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

Element:

1. Set up lighting for photo shoot

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm lighting characteristics required for subjects in consultation with relevant personnel

1.2 Select lighting equipment and accessories appropriate to purpose of required images

1.3 Determine work environment needs

1.4 Select appropriate camera system and accessories

1.5 Assemble camera and lighting systems according to production requirements

1.6 Use equipment and materials safely and to minimise waste

Element:

2. Light subjects

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Position models and props as required

2.2 Test and modify lighting techniques to create the required effects

2.3 Adjust and calibrate camera settings to meet lighting arrangements

2.4 Collaborate with others to meet photo shoot timelines

Element:

3. Capture images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use appropriate camera features and lighting techniques to shoot photos

3.2 Review images against work requirements

3.3 Adjust lighting and camera as required and complete shoot

3.4 Complete work documentation as required

Element:

4. Complete post-shoot activities

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Dismantle work area after use and return to original condition

4.2 Clean and care for equipment according to manufacturer instructions

4.3 Report damage to equipment to relevant personnel according to enterprise procedures

4.4 Transport and store equipment according to workplace procedures


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:

In class activities include, but are not limited to:
- teacher demonstration
- student practice using a range of equipment
- group discussion
- teacher directed group activities
- work shopping of students’ own projects
- project work

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
- online research
- pre-production


Teaching Schedule

Studio 01 is a clustered unit comprising of Applied Lighting Techniques (CUAPHI402) and Contribute to health and safety of self and others (BSBWHS201).

 Studio 01 
WeekCoveredAssessment
   
1

Course Overview, Introduce staff, studio protocols, show on Canvas, general RMIT questions, show equipment list, do a group bonding exercise, ( who are you and why are you here etc ) explain DSCX loans, Where is cafe, library and level 2 admin (Winnie), show computer lab and output room.

Show Rembrandt Examples.

Equipment tests of Camera stand, hex plate and camera on and off camera stand and spirits level on camera hotshoe, correct  tether cable to camera and use of X-Rite Color checker Passport. Begin cyc mop and studio clean.

 
2Do a demo using the dummy with the Apeture LED, tethering and in basic Capture One v12, Equipment tests of LEDs and Lightmeters. Allow the students time to play getting the triangle and using the LED's. 
3

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Rembrandt assignment until all 4 have shot and modelled.

 
4

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Rembrandt assignment until all 4 have shot and modelled.

 
5

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Rembrandt assignment until all 4 have shot and modelled.

 

Feedback and Review: Rembrandt

A01 Rembrandt Assignment
due
6Equip tests of & boom arms,Equip,Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering, master & slave Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering, master & slaveFood lighting and Rembrandt demo and final equip test revision, 5 classic lighting set ups & lighting ratios 
7

Equip tests of & boom arms,Equip,Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering, master & slave Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering

Research doc's for Food

 
8

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Food assignment until all 4 have shot

 
9

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Food assignment until all 4 have shot

 
10

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Rembrandt assignment until all 4 have shot and modelled.

 

Feedback and Review: Food

A02 Food Assignment Due 
11

Equip tests of boom arms, Equip, Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering, master & slave Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering, portrait modeling etc.

 
12

Equip tests of boom arms,Equip,Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering, master & slave Broncolor Minicom C80 & softboxes, sync, triggering, portrait modeling etc.

Research doc's for Portrait

 
13

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Portrait assignment until all 4 have shot

 
14

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Portrait assignment until all 4 have shot

 
15

In groups of 4 comprising of 

Photographer

Digital Operator

1st Assistant

2nd Assistant and model

keep shooting Portrait assignment until all 4 have shot

Feedback and Review: Portrait

A03 Portrait Assignment Due 
16Reshoots, Feedback and Review 
17Reshoots, Feedback and Review 
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


References

You are advised to look on Canvas for ongoing and updated information.


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:

The learning Lab
www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/learning-lab

The Study Support Hub
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/study-support-hub

English for uni workshops
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/workshops/english-uni-workshops


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include:
Shooting assignments to a brief in the studio with time for re shoots. Planning mock ups and dialogue with the teacher are part of the process. Students will also be required to assess their assistants.


Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard required in the workplace. 

To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for full assessment criteria

Assessment Task 1:Rembrandt 
Due date: Week 5

Assessment Task 2:Food 
Due date: Week 10

Assessment Task 3:Portrait 
Due date: Week 15

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
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

Attendance:

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

 

Information about your studies:

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students


Assessment:

Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment

 

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.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/academic-integrity

 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences. 

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

 

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