Course Title: Edit dialogue

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: COMM7345C

Course Title: Edit dialogue

School: 345H Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5378 - Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Contact: Tok Norris

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email: tok.norris@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform advanced sound editing. This involves assessing the quality of original recorded sound against production requirements, determining the scope of the sound-editing project, preparing source materials for sound editing, editing sound in line with production requirements, and applying sound effects to enhance the final product. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Please note that course delivery will be broken into two parts; theory and practical.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUASOU408 Edit dialogue

Element:

1. Clarify project requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Check sound editing software and equipment is operational and appropriate for the production requirements 2.2 Resolve technical faults and problems according to workplace procedures 2.3 Undertake all activities according to work health and safety (WHS) procedures 2.4 Confirm that required files are accessible to all relevant people 2.5 Prepare sufficient work copies of original dialogue and sound sources to meet production requirements 2.6 Complete documentation according to production requirements and enterprise procedures

Element:

2. Prepare to edit dialogue

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Check sound editing software and equipment is operational and appropriate for the production requirements 2.2 Resolve technical faults and problems according to workplace procedures 2.3 Undertake all activities according to work health and safety (WHS) procedures 2.4 Confirm that required files are accessible to all relevant people 2.5 Prepare sufficient work copies of original dialogue and sound sources to meet production requirements 2.6 Complete documentation according to production requirements and enterprise procedures

Element:

3. Clean up dialogue

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Advise relevant people on automated dialogue replacement requirements 3.2 Strip synchronous sound effects from dialogue as required 3.3 Clean up synchronous sounds, and confirm all dialogue and sound edits fit together smoothly 3.4 Find alternative dialogue and sound recordings as required, and determine if any need to be re-recorded to meet production requirements 3.5 Oversee the recording of post-sync dialogue and sound as required, ensuring relevant people have copies of the appropriate documentation 3.6 Backup dialogue and sound files regularly 3.7 Discuss quality of edited material with relevant people, and adjust as required 3.8 Present final edit to relevant people for evaluation against production requirements

Element:

4. Complete work operations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Confirm track layout of final edit is legible, consistent and clearly indicates range of different dialogue and sound 4.2 Save and deliver post-production master copy in correct format 4.3 Duplicate post-production master copy as required 4.4 Store edited materials according to production requirements and enterprise procedures 4.5 Confirm work environment is cleaned after use, and restored to pre-editing condition

Element:

5. Evaluate work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Evaluate editing process in consultation with relevant people 5.2 Review technical quality of edited material against production requirements 5.3 Evaluate own performance, and note areas for improvement 5.4 Document evaluation outcomes according to production requirements and use results of evaluation to improve own work practices


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit you will achieve an understanding of the principles governing digital audio recording devices and the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced sound editing.


Details of Learning Activities

  •   edit dialogue and sound for screen productions in collaboration with a production team

  •   review the quality of edited material against production requirements

  •   use the features of a range of industry standard sound editing software and equipment in line with production requirements and industry standards.


Teaching Schedule

Week

Topic

Activities

Assessment

Class 1

Introduction to course & Skillset delivery

Dialogue Editing Skillset 1

 

Class 2

Skillset delivery

Dialogue Editing Skillset 2

 

Class 3

Skillset delivery

Dialogue Editing Skillset 3

 

Class 4

Skillset delivery

Dialogue Editing Skillset 4

 

Class 5

Assessment Sessions

In Class (Sound Lab) Sessions allocated to working on Assessments 1 & 2

Assessments 1 & 2 

Class 6

Assessment Sessions

In Class (Sound Lab) Sessions allocated to working on Assessments 1 & 2

Assessments 1 & 2 

Class 7

Assessment Sessions

In Class (Sound Lab) Sessions allocated to working on Assessments 1 & 2

Assessments 1 & 2

Class 8

Assessment Submissions

 Submission of Assessment Assignments 1 & 2 Deadline

Submission Deadline for Assessments 1 & 2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

All software and editing tools are provided by the University and the Sound Production program.

All data resources for both teaching and assessment will also be provided.

Students are required to attend ALL computer-lab classes with the following:

  • Professional pair of Headphones (with both a 6.5 Phono and a Mini-Jack adapter)
  • Data Backup media or method: USB or Thunderbolt storage device, Google-Drive access or similar Cloud storage


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include a theory test, drum playlist editing, dialogue editing skills and a major audio editing project. Training and assessment will include covering industry standard DAW systems.


Assessment Tasks

Number of assessment task:
Name of assessment task: 
National unit(s) code: 
National unit(s) title: 
National qualification code: 
National qualification title: 
RMIT program code: 
RMIT course code:

 1  of   2 
Dialogue Editing Non-Sync
CUASOU408
Edit Dialogue
CUA50815
Diploma Music Industry (Sound Production)
C5378
COMM7345C

Produce and Upload a single audio file to meet a brief for audio-only production outcomes, performing all editing and processing. Audio file format will be as a Mono .WAV at 44.1kHz 16bit.

Purpose of this assessable task is to implement all class-delivered skills and editing techniques into a professional standard dialogue example.

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Number of assessment task:
Name of assessment task: 
National unit(s) code: 
National unit(s) title: 
National qualification code: 
National qualification title: 
RMIT program code: 
RMIT course code:

   2    of  __2__  
Dialogue Editing Under-Sync
CUASOU408
Edit Dialogue
CUA50815
Diploma Music Industry (Sound Production)
C5378
COMM7345C

Produce and Upload a short Quicktime Movie file to a brief performing all editing and processing.

Purpose of this assessable task is to achieve a professional dialogue editing example which is locked to vision.


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1: Dialogue No Sync 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.8, 4.1-4.5, 5.1-5.4
 Assessment 2: Dialogue Under Sync 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.6, 3.2-3.4, 3.6-3.8, 4.1-4.5, 5.1-5.4

Other Information

Assessments will be submitted via an internal RMIT Server system. URL to be shared with student cohort as required.

 

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.

http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf

Attendance:

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.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

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.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/adjustment

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.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

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.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

 

 

 

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • edit dialogue and sound for screen productions in collaboration with a production team
  • review the quality of edited material against production requirements
  • use the features of a range of industry standard sound editing software and equipment in line with production requirements and industry standards.

 

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • describe the information that is typically found in production documentation and requirements
  • explain the main techniques and methods of dialogue and sound editing
  • explain the basic principles of synchronisation and how it is used in dialogue and sound editing
  • explain how sound is locked to picture
  • explain the issues and challenges that typically arise when editing dialogue and sound, and how to address them
  • explain the work health and safety (WHS) procedures and principles that relate to sound editing.

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