Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.
communication skills to:
discuss creative work from a technical and conceptual perspective
create a record of the video artwork
initiative and enterprise skills to:
experiment with techniques to enhance final video art
apply critical thinking and analytical skills when developing ideas for video art
learning skills to:
refine and improve a range of techniques
evaluate quality of own work and identify ways to enhance own practice
literacy skills to undertake research about the work of other video artists and arts practitioners
numeracy skills to:
evaluate resource costs
calculate material requirements
planning and organising skills to plan work tasks and resources so that all deadlines are met
problem-solving skills to identify and resolve technical and conceptual issues in video artwork
technology skills to use the internet as a research tool.
role of experimentation in developing and refining ideas for video art and how this relates to the development of an individual style or voice
ways to adapt, extend and combine the capabilities of a wide range of current video art technologies and techniques
characteristics of different subjects under different treatments and the potential of these characteristics to achieve different effects
formal elements and principles of design and how they may be used, adapted and challenged in video artwork
research methodologies used by artists
historical and theoretical contexts for video art and how they may be used to inform individual practice
sources of resources needed in a professional video art practice
intellectual property issues and legislation to be considered by independent arts practitioners
sustainability considerations for the professional operation of a video art practice
OHS requirements for the set-up and operation of video artwork space.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
At this level, the candidate would generally demonstrate a command of a broad range of techniques as the basis for experimentation which may include:
constructing form with light
sculpting in time and space
setting up camera angles:
techniques for coping with different lighting and weather conditions
working from music scores.
Equipment may include:
hard disk drives
lighting equipment and appropriate cabling
scaffolding for projection equipment
sound equipment and microphones
Materials may include:
materials and objects for use as:
materials used in animation, such as:
Safety and sustainability considerations may include:
federal, state and territory legislation, regulations and standards
safe disposal of waste.
Research may involve:
approaching individuals with relevant expertise
attending lectures and talks
conducting material and technical experiments and tests
searching the internet
seeking out information in a range of print and electronic media
visiting exhibitions and screenings.
Intellectual property requirements may relate to:
extent to which the work may be used
form of acknowledgement or credit
procedures for seeking permission to use the work of others, including systems for the administration of copyright
protocols for the adaptation of work by others.
Ideas may be influenced by:
current capability with techniques
historical and theoretical contexts
subject matter or theme for the work, such as:
land and place
political, cultural and social issues
Criteria may relate to:
client and user expectations
environment in which video art will be viewed
quality of final product
Process followed to refine ideas may include:
adjustment to subject matter or theme
adjustment to take account of elements and principles of design
adjustment to use the extended capabilities of the technique.
Sources of supply may include:
found objects and materials
manufacturing or factory waste
Cost and other constraints may relate to:
availability of materials and equipment
Presentation considerations may include:
availability of space
file format for final product, such as:
need to modify presentation set-up
seeking external assistance, such as with equipment hire and technical expertise
Workplace requirements may include:
Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.