Course Title: Incorporate and edit digital video

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: VART6430C

Course Title: Incorporate and edit digital video

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5384 - Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

Course Contact: Kieran Doolan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4110

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nat Bates
9925 3326

Janelle Low
9925 4815

Maya Toone
9925 4815

Alyssa Smedley 
ph: 9925 4815

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to incorporate, and edit, digital video into interactive media presentations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTDMT501 Incorporate and edit digital video


1. Identify and describe the formats of digital video

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine the distinguishing features and uses of a range of digital video software 1.2 Select the current video-editing software appropriate to a range of given outcomes 1.3 Determine the limiting factors of computer hardware on video production for a specified job 1.4 Determine the differences of image quality and image size, required to deliver the desired outcome 1.5 Analyse the formats employed to create a given computer video sequence for a specified outcome


2. Design the digital video

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess and select appropriate digital video software for the job 2.2 Use digital video-editing software to combine video assets 2.3 Control variations in video frame rates, as required for the job to be undertaken 2.4 Apply time-stamping techniques to the video frames, appropriate for the job to be undertaken 2.5 Save the digital video using the appropriate file techniques


3. Edit the digital video

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Edit single and multiple video tracks to achieve a defined outcome 3.2 Join the multiple tracks of a digital video, according to specifications 3.3 Employ digital effects to modify and integrate digital video tracks, according to specifications 3.4 Apply time encoding to single and multiple-edited digital video tracks, according to specifications 3.5 Insert a video track into an interactive media production, according to specifications


4. Present a digital video sequence

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Test the digital video, and combine with other digital imaging, sound, visual effects and animation to create an interactive media presentation 4.2 Save the digital media presentation, including the video, and present to the client or customer

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will have the ability to:

  • produce, visualise and interpret creative concepts for digital video
  • demonstrate application of the principles of video-editing and production techniques
  • design, compile, edit and test the digital interactive media incorporating video.

Details of Learning Activities

This course consists of 2 Units of Competency that are clustered together for delivery and assessment. The other unit of competency in this clustered course is: ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects

In class learning activities may include, but are not limited to:

• lectures and/or lab work
• teacher directed group activities and projects
• concept development of group and individual projects
• group discussions and class presentations
• peer and teacher feedback
• WIP (work in progress) reviews
• self directed online, library and industry research
• self directed project production work and reflection

Out of class activities may include, but are not limited to:

• maintaining secure daily backups of all assessment and project data to your RMIT Google Drive account
• accessing online tutorial resources
• self directed online, library and industry research
• self directed project production work and reflection
• class excursions to events and locations outside of RMIT

Teaching Schedule

Please 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.

Study Schedule 


Topic & Activities


Week 1

Teams - getting to know each other

Course outline

Name games

Mugshots photo shoot

Prior knowledge quiz

Using Slack


Week 2

Teamwork - game design

reflection on last week

Using Slack and Trello

Identifying project objectives

interpreting client briefs

non-digital game team activity


Week 3

Teamwork - code of ethics

reflection on last week

what worked/didn’t work in your team

dodgy email activity

student code of ethics and behaviour  team activity


Week 4

Teamwork - prep for video project

AT2 intro

time to do AT1

video prod intro - examples good/not so good

AT1 MED1 Teamwork for Media Production 1

Week 5

AT1 feedback and assessment

Video editing prior knowledge quiz

Develop a portfolio of video editing techniques


Week 6

Video pre production 1

Quiz feedback

video prod intro - examples good/not so good

synopsis - have a go

treatment  - have a go

Storyboarding - have a go


Week 7

Video pre production 2

budgeting - savings scavenger hunt or game

time to do AT2

general program WIP/catch up

AT2 MED1 Pre-production for Media Production 1

Week 8

AT2 feedback and assessment


Week 9

Video post production 1

video editing


Week 10

Video post production 2

video editing


Week 11

AT3 Progress review

AT3 MED1 PR (progress review) for Media Production 1

Week 12

Video post production 3

setting up your interactive media

exporting your video


Week 13

Video post production 4



Week 14 

Project closure

time to complete AT4

AT4 MED1 Production for Media Production 1

Week 15

Scoping an ICT project and completion of AT5 AT5 MED1 Scoping an ICT project

Week 16

Review and evaluation  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



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. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Other Resources

Students are encouraged to make full use of class time, open studio time and University computer lab resources. Please consult the RMIT University web site for details of access times and locations.

Other required resources include, but are not limited to: an A4 or A3 visual diary, drawing materials (pencils of various grades (1B & 2B), erasers, coloured pencils and pens, graphic markers such as Copic brand) broadband internet access, suitable digital media storage such as a portable hard drive or USB 3.0 flash drive, with at least 128Gb capacity.

You are strongly advised to maintain a daily backup schedule of all assessment and project data to your RMIT account.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course is competency based. To show competency, you must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Late assessment submissions, or submissions that do not reach the required standard may be assessed as Not Satisfactory (NS). You will receive feedback on your assessment through Canvas and resubmission instructions via email. You must resubmit within two weeks of this notification. You may re-submit an assessment task only once. Please refer to the assessment brief or rubric for full assessment criteria. All assessment documents are available on the course Canvas page through MyRMIT.


AT1 MED1 Teamwork for Media Production 1

Answer ten (10) questions which relate to team management in preparation for the team project you will be undertaking in the Media Production 1 project.

The answers are required to be written; utilising your knowledge of spelling and grammar, and demonstrating your ability to present ideas, options and recommendations in writing.

Due week 4


AT2 MED1 Pre-production for Media Production 1

develop the concept and undertake planning for a video project.  Your assessor will provide a client brief requiring a series of videos.  You will form a project team and each member of that team will be responsible for managing the production of one video.

Due week 7


AT3 MED1 PR (progress review) for Media Production 1

Meet with your assessor to undertake a work in PR (progress review) meeting. Your assessor will ask you seven (7) questions which relate to the video editing you are undertaking in the Media Production 1 project. As part of the meeting you will be asked to show your video editing in progress to inform your answers to the questions.

Due week 11


AT4 MED1 Production for Media Production 1

Execute the project that you planned in Assessment tasks 2 & 3.

You will be assessed against your assigned video and how well you collaborated with your project team to achieve outcomes that meet the client brief.

Due week 14


AT5 MED1 Scoping an ICT project   Answer questions which relate to scoping an ICT project, from confirming the business problem through to determining training needs and support for your team.   The answers are required to be written; utilising your knowledge of spelling and grammar, and demonstrating your ability to present ideas, options and recommendations in writing.   Due week 15


Graded assessment in this course uses the following grades:

CA - Competency Achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix for this course demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the unit of competency. It can be found on the Canvas course page through myRmit, or from your teacher.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters.

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises. You are strongly advised to 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.

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

Adjustments to Assessment
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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