Install and operate follow spots

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 CUFLGT303A, 'Install and operate follow spots'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Install follow spots

1. Position follow spots and accessories according to relevant documentation and ensure safety for the operator and audience

2. Set up stands securely and adjust for height as required

3. Check and adjust balance, focus and sights of follow spots

4. Install follow spot dimmers as required

5. Secure follow spot cabling safely

6. Install manual colour changer correctly and colour according to lighting plans

7. Test follow spots to ensure they are operational and that accessories are in working order

8. Focus follow spots and check multiple spots for consistency of focus and colour temperature

Participate in technical or creative run-throughs

9. Participate in technical or creative run-throughs as required, noting required equipment deficiencies or technical adjustments

10. Rehearse technical aspects of production and communicate to performers and relevant personnel as required

11. Set back-up options in the event of an equipment malfunction and test to ensure that they are in working order

12. Plot and run through cues on direction from relevant personnel and according to equipment, sequencing, timing and speed requirements

13. Make necessary changes to cues and modify cue sheets as required

14. Execute necessary changes to equipment according to modifications required

Prepare for follow spot operations

15. Power up follow spots and check height, balance, sights, focus, operation of iris, operation of additional follow spot accessories and dimmer

16. Check colours and operation of colour changer

17. Check that final requirements for equipment operation have been identified, implemented and documented

18. Check communication equipment to ensure that it is in working order

19. Correctly identify and rectify faults or problems and inform relevant personnel of ongoing problems

Operate follow spots

20. Operate follow spots on cue or direction from relevant personnel or running sheet

21. Operate spots so that beam diameter, shape, edge, colour and intensity level meet performance requirements

22. Synchronise follow spot operation with other lighting and staging effects

23. Modify follow spot cues and operation as required to cater for unexpected contingencies and creative requirements

24. Operate spots in a manner that does not distract the audience and maintains reasonable comfort for the operator

25. Identify and rectify problems safely, using logical problem solving techniques and according to venue procedures, and inform relevant personnel as required

26. Correctly identify the need for the use of back-up systems and implement as required

27. Recalibrate follow spots correctly after changing lamps as required

Shut down and disassemble equipment

28. Turn off power to follow spots according to cool-down procedures and dismantle, store or cover equipment according to enterprise procedures and performance requirements

29. Note changes to cue sheets and update and file documentation as required according to enterprise procedures

30. Participate in reviews of overall performance to maximise creative outcomes in future productions

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFLGT303A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media