RMIT’s programs in building, construction and planning prepare you for the variety of careers that take part in shaping our future cities.
What does a city need? | RMIT University
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Typist’s note: There is no speaking in this video. The format is of computer generated sketches of buildings in grey scale but occasionally highlighted with the use of red. Throughout the entire video the main titles are written in full capital letters of white writing on a red background and the sub text under the job titles are written in normal sentence format in black writing on a white background.
VISUAL: Faint sketches of buildings are on the left of the screen and square grids (like graph paper) cover the white background. In the centre of the screen over the grid pattern is the RMIT University logo.
VISUAL: To the left of the screen slightly on a diagonal is the title: What does a city need?. The camera continues to move past this title towards white lines of a road network leading to a city. The city appears to grow, as the camera pans in closer, to form a very urban city (as big as New York City) with lots of highrise buildings set on gridlike streets.
VISUAL: Camera continues to zoom towards another title of white writing on a red background which appears at the top right of the screen ie above the right front section of the city and reads: There are many careers that play a part in urban cities.
VISUAL: The camera continues to pass over the 3D city and focuses on a section of the city (a few blocks of buildings). The surrounding city buildings fade off the screen. The focused section of the city (a few blocks on a square foundation) pivot on the spot in the centre of the screen.
VISUAL: The city buildings on this block fade and the square foundation remains pivoting in the centre of the screen. Above this, at the top centre of the screen is the title: Urban Planner. Underneath that the text: Analyse use of land. Explore economic, environmental and social trends.
VISUAL: The Urban Planner title moves to the left of the screen and the other text is removed from the screen. To the right centre of the screen and continually pivoting on the square foundation, the city buildings grow from the square foundation through a process of showing the internal structure of the buildings through to a red façade and finally a dark grey façade with lights spotted over the building as if from various windows in all the buildings. Text appearing underneath the heading Urban Planner reads: Evaluate development. Develop communities.
VISUAL: All writing transitions from the screen and the 3D image of the buildings drops down to returns to an area of the 3D city drawing.
VISUAL: Camera moves to the right of the screen. A red truss bridge can be seen in the background behind the buildings. A title on red reads: Surveyor. Underneath that text on white reads: Measure distances with robotic laser instruments. Determine position by GPS. Provide detailed design plans for roads, freeways and highrises. Camera zooms away from this back out to the front of 3D city.
VISUAL: Centre top of the screen is the 3D city and in the background top of screen is a very long red truss bridge stretching from the top left corner to the top right corner of the screen. Surrounding the 3D city are lots of roads depicted in red.
VISUAL: Close up of a section of the city highrise buidings. A title reads: Funds Manager. Underneath that text reads: Oversight of financial resources. Can own the site, but employs a property developer. Provides finance.
VISUAL: Camera moves to the right to focus on another highrise that is taller than the last building. At the left of the screen, beside the highrise, is a title which reads: Property Developer. Underneath that text reads: Determines what is built on a site. Owner of site. Sell or lease the completed construction. Screen transitions away by irregular sections.
VISUAL: Smaller buildings around a vacant site which has a large red dollar sign standing vertical just above it. On the top left corner of the screen is a title which reads: Valuer. Underneath that text reads: Ascertain the value of land & building. Assist developer in maximising value of site. Determine the purchase price. All text and the red dollar sign transitions from the screen.
VISUAL: Same image as before. A tall building’s red steel frame is placed on the vacant site. At the top left corner of the page is the title of Project Manager and underneath that text reads: Time and people management. Organise the building procurement process from start to finish.
VISUAL: Camera moves to the right around the scaffolding. Previous writing transitions from the screen and the building’s façade is filled in and coloured red. On the right of the screen, beside the newly built building, is a title that reads: Construction Manager. Underneath that text reads: Manage staff and materials on the construction site or across the entire project. Safety management, regulatory approvals and industrial relations. Screen transitions away by irregular sections.
VISUAL: Close up of the lower half of a highrise building (about 10 levels) with a landscaped garden of hedges along the front entrance path and trees lining the path. A park bench is situated either side of the entrance path and five people are standing around the garden. About six tall city buildings are in the background.
VISUAL: Same image as before but now in the centre of the screen a title reads: Building Trades. The building in the centre of the screen changes to a red seethrough of the internal structural elements of the building.
VISUAL: Camera zooms in to a close up of a section of the building with white pipes highlighted within the red wall of the building. At the top right of the screen a title reads: Electrical & Plumbing. Underneath that text reads: Install and maintain systems for safety and comfort. Also includes elevators, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
VISUAL: Text transitions off the screen as the camera pans around to the other side of the highrise building which appears the same as before ie red seethrough of the internal structural elements of the building. At the top right of the screen is a title that reads: Civil Engineer. Underneath that, text reads: Design roads, bridges, water supply schemes, airports, railways, large buildings and more. Plan, construct and maintain essential infrastructure for safety and comfort. Extend the life of existing structures. Then all text transitions from the screen.
VISUAL: Camera pans up to the top of the building. Within the seethrough walls people can be seen standing around tables on the top two levels of the building. On the left of the screen beside the building is the title: Assets & Facilities Manager and underneath that: Manage the completed building. Organise leases. Maintain the building daytoday. Then text transitions from the screen.
VISUAL: Camera zooms backwards to look back down on a section of the city streets and buildings. In the centre of the screen is the title: What does a city need? The camera continues to zoom further backwards and away from the city block.
VISUAL: Camera has moved a long way back to allow the viewer to see the big picture ie looking down from above of groups of city buildings on large capital letters: Y, O and U. These letters with city buildings on them move to a vertical position at the centre of the screen and spell: YOU. Screen transitions away is irregular sections.
VISUAL: In the centre of the screen on a white background is the RMIT University logo. Underneath that gradually appearing is text: RMIT’s programs in building, construction and planning prepare you for the variety of careers that take part in shaping our future cities.
VISUAL: In the centre of the screen on a white background: RMIT University logo. Underneath that: This video feature the song ‘Generdyn – Third Day’ used with permission.
VISUAL: In the centre of the screen on a white background: RMIT University logo. Underneath that: www.rmit.edu.au. Then under that: CRICOS: 00122A | RTO: 3046.
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