Plan and manage film and media pre-production

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUAPPM603, 'Plan and manage film and media pre-production'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Confirm scope of productions

1.1 Consult with producer or director to clarify production expectations based on negotiations or decisions made during the development phase

1.2 Break down scripts scene by scene to establish detailed resource requirements

1.3 Identify, from script breakdowns, issues with budget or shooting implications

1.4 Prepare preliminary production and pre-production schedules

1.5 Prepare preliminary shooting schedule to compare with length of shoot allowed in budget, and adjust if necessary

1.6 Re-time scripts to estimate production times and to identify whether scripts need reducing to meet budget constraints

2. Finalise budgets

2.1 Liaise with suppliers to establish costs and availability of required resources

2.2 Liaise with relevant personnel in different production and post-production areas to clarify requirements, roles and responsibilities

2.3 Identify potential problems with production requirements, and take appropriate action to resolve promptly

2.4 Present cost estimates to relevant personnel and negotiate changes as required

2.5 Compile final resource schedule, with contingency plans

2.6 Confirm budgets enable achievement of creative and technical production requirements and cover resource and personnel requirements

3. Manage pre-production

3.1 Oversee establishment of pre-production processes and documentation before the start of pre-production activities

3.2 Set up the financial organisation of the production, and processes for reporting against budgets

3.3 Commission safety reports from appropriate sources and circulate reports to relevant organisations and personnel

3.4 Meet regularly with heads of departments to monitor expenditure against budget taking action as required to keep overall expenditure within budget

3.5 Circulate scripts to relevant personnel and establish and monitor the process for communicating script changes

3.6 Ensure all arrangements for access to locations are completed correctly and within required timeframes

3.7 Organise publicity and press briefings as required

3.8 Oversee pre-production activities of all departments, providing guidance and assistance as required

3.9 Finalise shooting schedules and circulate final production documentation to relevant personnel within required timeframes