Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: VART6425C

Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

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: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will prepare source vision and sound materials for editing, log content and perform basic edits.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPOS201 Perform basic vision and sound editing


1. Prepare source materials for edit.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify technical and creative requirements for online editing in consultation with production personnel

1.2 Obtain and label source materials

1.3 Organise transfer of source materials to appropriate medium as required

1.4 Check sufficient storage and memory is available to meet content resolution requirements

1.5 Assess source materials for technical and creative quality and arrange for remedial action where problems are identified

1.6 Capture content to specified formats and burn time code where applicable, checking format is compatible with available software and hardware

1.7 Align, synchronise and organise uncut images and sound in preparation for evaluation and editing

1.8 In consultation with relevant production personnel, finalise list of required shots and the method for logging them


2. Prepare for editing.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Check editing facilities are operational and arrange for faults or problems to be resolved according to enterprise procedures

2.2 Load source materials onto appropriate editing facility, checking correct image and sound are ready for use and that images and sound are synchronised or aligned accurately

2.3 Identify and catalogue required shots and sequences from source materials in the agreed way

2.4 Log selected edits with reference to time codes and shot descriptions according to enterprise procedures

2.5 Use a batch digitise list to digitise selected sequences according to relevant documentation and consistent with technical and creative requirements

2.6 Create edit decision lists (EDLs) according to instructions from relevant production personnel

2.7 Organise and save selected materials according to overall editing requirements

2.8 Finalise logging sheets and submit EDLs to relevant production personnel by the agreed deadline


3. Perform basic edits.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use software functions to assemble sequences according to EDLs

3.2 Observe health and safety procedures when working at computers for long periods of time

3.3 Review edited sequences to evaluate quality and content and to identify problems

3.4 Manipulate the editing software to solve identified problems and seek expert advice if required

3.5 Submit sequences to relevant production personnel for feedback by agreed deadlines

3.6 Amend sequences as required and save in appropriate format

3.7 Check source materials and back-up copies are stored securely and labelled correctly

3.8 Complete required documentation, noting variations and issues from original instructions

3.9 Leave workstation in original or improved condition

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to edit basic sequences for the screen industries includling television & film:

• collect & organise source media
• correctly identify and log single images, audio grabs and basic sequences
• select & trim shots & audio
• construct a sequence to a brief
• show attention to detail
• work to deadlines


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

Class content - subject to change


Week 1


Overview of the course content, resources, assessments and course expectations

  • Introduction to Premiere Pro
    • Interface
    • AV settings
    • AV terms & principles
    • File & project management
    • Bins
    • Saving & backing up projects

Includes – class exercises and discussion

Weekly guide handed out and refer to the digital version on canvas.

Week 2


Logging, EDLs & Editing Tools will cover:

  • Saving & backing up projects
  • Linked media
  • Logging with Flowlogger
  • Trimming & Extracting
  • Cutting on action
  • Adding video tracks
  • Exporting a sequence

Includes – class exercises and discussion


Week 3


Constructing a Sequence will cover:

  • Import media
  • Adding video tracks
  • Three-point editing
  • Trimming & Extracting
  • Cutting on action
  • Refining a sequence 
  • Exporting a sequence

Includes – class exercises and discussion


Week 4


Introduction to Audio will cover:

  • Audio formats
  • Add audio tracks
  • Keyframe audio
  • Audio editing in Audition
  • Export a sequence with audio

Includes – class exercises and discussion


Week 5


Bringing it all together will cover:

  • Revision of weeks 1 to 4
  • Preparation for Assessment 1

Includes – class exercises and discussion


Week 6


Practical assessment – Task 1 of 3

Plan & perform a basic vision edit

Assessment 1:

Plan & perform a basic vision edit

Due: Friday 10 August

Week 7


Audio Mixing & Adobe Audition will cover:

  • Audio editing in Adobe Audition
  • Exporting a sequence with sound 

Includes – class exercises and discussion


Week 8



Filters, Adjustments & Refining the Mix will cover:

  • Audio editing in Adobe Audition
  • Dynamic Link 
  • Exporting a sequence with sound 

Includes – class exercises and discussion


Week 9



Transitions, Titling & Importing After Effects compositions will cover:

  • Applying transition effects
  • Creating titles in Premiere Pro
  • Importing graphics from an After Effects composition.

Includes – class exercises and discussion


Week 10


Bringing it all together will cover:

  • Revision of weeks 4 to 9
  • Preparation for Assessment 2

Includes – class exercises and discussion


Week 11


Practical assessment – Task 2 of 3

Plan & perform a basic vision & sound edit

Assessment 2:

Plan & perform a basic vision & sound edit

Due: Friday 14 September


Mid Semester break - no class 21/09 & 28/09


Week 12



Week 13



Week 14


Practical assessment – Task 3 of 3

Plan & perform a complex vision & sound edit

Assessment 3:

Plan & perform a complex vision & sound edit

Due: Friday 19 October

Week 15




Week 16










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

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

Edit 1of3 - Work individually to plan & cut a short vision sequence. Due 10th August.

Edit 2of3 - Work individually to plan & perform a basic vision & sound edit. Due 14th September.

Graded assessment tasks

Edit 3of3 - Plan & perform a complex vision & sound edit. Due 19th October.


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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