Course Title: Manage bump in and bump out of shows

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: BUSM7908C

Course Title: Manage bump in and bump out of shows

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4374 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 150

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 introduces the skills and knowledge required to oversee the bump in/bump out process for one or more technical aspects of a production. Head technicians or floor management personnel would generally undertake this role.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPM504 Manage bump in and bump out of shows


1. Organise equipment and human resources.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 With reference to production documentation, determine crewing requirements and scope of work required

1.2 Identify the need for additional equipment and materials and check whether their purchase fits within budgetary guidelines

1.3 Obtain additional items promptly as required

1.4 Complete accurate inventory checks to ensure physical elements are available and ready for use

1.5 Assess risks and develop and implement hazard management plans

1.6 Roster staff to meet production schedules in line with production budget


2. Plan movement of physical elements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Liaise with production personnel to determine the most effective sequence to move and install physical elements

2.2 Identify transport requirements and organise transport accordingly

2.3 Estimate the number of people required to move equipment and advise relevant colleagues accordingly

2.4 Develop contingency plans to minimise the impact of unexpected events on the bump in and bump out process

2.5 Document clear plans for moving and installing equipment according to organisational procedures


3. Manage installation and removal of physical elements.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Supervise the safe installation and removal of physical elements according to production requirements

3.2 Monitor progress of bump in and bump out of shows against production schedules and implement contingency plans as required to meet production deadlines

3.3 Identify and respond to problems promptly in consultation with relevant personnel

3.4 Organise storage and security of physical elements as required, including valuable items and hazardous materials

3.5 Evaluate the bump in and bump out process with relevant personnel and note areas for improvement in future productions

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to bump in/out for screen industries including television & film having learnt to:

  • Plan for a shoot by using the corresponding floor and lighting plans
  • Communicate effectively with a production crew 
  • Observe safe work procedures and demonstrate Duty of Care
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge in the relevant area

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include a range of teacher directed group activities, projects, class exercises, review discussions/lectures and independent project based work.

Out-of-class activities include completion of individual design and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and location excursions/production work. Online research and occasional outside of class time group discussions will be required to maintain project work.

Teaching Schedule

 Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

VE Week

Planned Activities & Key dates 2017


6th February Studio basics introduction. Organising equipment and human resources. Studio passes.

SWMS Safe operation of studio facilities including lights and cameras.

Vision Mixing Intro/studio plans/pedestals/camera basics/videos. Roles/scripts/control room/sound/vision mixer/CCU/Router Program/Run In.doc  Tech Specs – RMIT & C31. Key Roles of Floor Manager [FM], Audio Director [AD], Lighting Director [LD] and Technical Director [TD]


Planning movement of physical elements Dollying Camera’s, Cable issues. Set pieces and Rostra.

Share ‘Picture Me’ assessment briefs (Bump1of4).


Vision Mixer, EVS and Technical direction. Managing installation and removal of physical elements in a variety of roles.

Setting Lighting, staging, camera positions and Audio equipment for practice runs.

Mixing and TD practice runs


Identify and organise physical element requirements for ‘Picture Me’  project. Complete crew rosters and review hazard management plans.


Assessment             ‘Picture Me’ Groups 1&2


Monday 13th March Labour Day Holiday


Assessment             ‘Picture Me’ Groups 3 & 4


Assessment            ‘Picture Me’ Groups 5 & 6

De Brief Picture Me productions.


Identify and organise physical element requirements for 'Coming Clean' and '24 Melbourne' projects.

Mixing, Technical and Camera skills

Share assessment brief (Bump2of4)


Pre planning 24 Melbourne

Studio planning group projects

Make plans for movement of physical elements for Studio in planning group projects

Audio workshop 


Monday 17th April Easter Monday holiday


Rehearsals of projects (Coming Clean, 24 Melbourne)

Bumping in sets, camera pedestals, microphones and lighting fixtures.


‘Coming Clean’ preparation

Share assessment briefs (Bump3of4)


Assessment  Participate in ‘Coming Clean’ productions 8, 9 & 12 May


Assessment  Participate in ‘Coming Clean’ productions 15, 16 & 19 May


Assessment  Participate in ‘Coming Clean’ productions 22, 23 & 26 May


Assessment - Show your documents (24 Melbourne Seg Brief /Rundown).   Studio floor and lighting plans.

Feedback and review of ‘Coming Clean’

Share assessment briefs (Bump4of4)


Studio A/B ‘Newsline’ rehearsals

Network 10 News Rundowns

Pre planning 24 Melbourne

Thinking about next year and future careers

  Semester break runs between 5 June and 3 July


Sem 2 week 1

3 July [excursion to Network Seven facility in docklands @ 10-00am] Advanced studio operation. Detailed pre-production planning of the movement of physical elements incorporating Audio, Lighting & Camera refreshers. 

Production meeting at 2-00pm for ‘24 Melbourne segments’ following the meeting/agenda



Final Pre-production planning for 24 Melbourne Productions. Review the production roles of FM, TD, LD and AD to Manage the installation and removal of physical elements, ensuring inclusion in those roles in the crew rosters.

 3 Pre-production planning for 'Newsline' collaboration in September. Master control operations and communication, realising virtual sets and '24 Melbourne' preparation.
 4 Operating a more complex production (two studios) and developing contingency plans to minimise impact of multiple sets on bump in and bump out process.
24 Melbourne Productions
 5 - 11 Assessment - Bump4of4 '24 Melbourne' productions and 'Newsline' are produced on weekly basis until the end of semester.
  18 September - Mid semester 2 week break.
 12 - 15 Assessment - Bump4of4'24 Melbourne' productions and 'Newsline' are produced on weekly basis until the end of semester.
 16 Reserved for Production Factory. This class provides an opportunity for students to get final feedback on their performance during the semester and segments are reviewed in their finished program formats. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are advised to look at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.


It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;

a pen and notepaper or a laptop computer. You will need to have either a USB thumb drive or a USB/Thunderbolt Harddrive (or both) to store and manage your media. Your teacher will advise you what to get when classes commence.


The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. is available via your Library login.

The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Complete pre-production and production tasks to Bump in and Bump out a range of screen productions.  

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

[Graded Course]

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and once you have demonstrated competency you will also receive a grade for your final assessment task. The graded assessment task will determine your final result for this course. (Refer to myRMIT for grading rubric).


Ungraded Assessment Tasks

  • Bump1of4: Participate in 'Picture Me' production in the role of FM, TD, LD or AD.  Due weeks 5-8, Semester 1
  • Bump2of4: Produce Floor & Lighting Plans for your '24 Melbourne' production. Due 11th July, Semester 2
  • Bump3of4: Participate in 'Coming Clean' production in the role of FM, TD, LD or AD.  Due weeks 13, 14, 15 in Semester 1


Graded Assessment Task

  • Bump4of4: Participate in 'Newsline' or '24 Melbourne' productions in the role of FM, TD, LD or AD.  Productions take place in Semester 2 and tasks must be complete by week 15.


You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on myRMIT for full assessment criteria.

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

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 matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


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.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the 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.

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.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

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


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