Course Title: Perform advanced sound editing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART6074C

Course Title: Perform advanced sound editing

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4197 - Certificate IV in Creative Industries

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976/ 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Simon Moro

simon.moro@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 65

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:

CUSSOU403A Perform advanced sound editing

Element:

Create overall sound context

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Participate in pre-production meetings with relevant personnel to d iscuss production requirements and procedures
1.2
Check that necessary copyright releases have been organised
1.3
Consider the impact of different release sound formats when planning editing work
1.4
Check sound equipment to ensure it is operational and appropriate for the task
1.5
Prepare a team work plan as required and brief relevant personnel accordingly
1.6
Obtain original sound sources and assess their quality against production requirements
1.7
Check any documentation in the receipt and preparation of original recordings and copies for productions
1.8
Advise where sound sources do not meet quality and production requirements and propose options to resolve issues as required
1.9
Anticipate problems that may arise during the editing process and plan accordingly

Element:

Edit complex sound sequences

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Check the format of all sound sources, ensuring it is compatible with editing software, equipment and media output
2.2
Critically listen to sound sources to determine the extent and range of required edits
2.3
Manipulate editing software and equipment to produce required outcomes and to resolve identified problems
2.4
Work sensitively and constructively with relevant personnel to achieve best production outcomes

Element:

Finalise editing operations

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Determine the purpose for which sound is being used in productions
3.2
Identify, select and/or produce appropriate sound effects or elements
3.3
Apply knowledge and understanding of sonic lexicon to enhance final creative outcomes
3.4
Note sound effects and elements on spotting sheets
3.5
Incorporate sound effects and elements to meet creative requirements

Element:

Prepare for sound editing

Performance Criteria:

4.1
Participate in spotting sessions with relevant personnel and make adjustments to mix as required
4.2
Ensure that final files are in the correct format
4.3
Manage the quality check of the final sound mix in line with enterprise procedures and production requirements
4.4
Archive edited audio files and complete associated documentation according to enterprise procedures
4.5
Ensure that work environment is left clean and ready for the next user
4.6
In collaboration with support personnel, organise and maintain sound effects libraries for future productions
4.7
Provide feedback to other team members as required
4.8
Evaluate own performance against technical and creative criteriaand note areas for improvement


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills to performan advanced sound editing at a professional level.


Details of Learning Activities

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

Class delivery (face to face lectures)
Peer teaching & class presentations
Group discussions

Out of class learning activites include, but are not limited to:

Online reasearch
Music production project based work
Teacher directed activities


Teaching Schedule

Week 1Overview detailed Pro Tools editing tools
Discuess semester 2 project
Tuning Vocals/Instruments
 1.1
1.3
1.5
1.4
1.9
2.3
4.5
Week 2Dialogue editing 2.2
Week 3Assessment – Simple Dialogue Editing  
Week 4Drum Editing
Ealstic Time
Beat Detective
 1.9
2.2
2.3
2.4
Week 5Loops – Import/Export/Manipulation & Copyright
Audio Restoration
 1.2
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
2.1
2.3
3.2
3.1
4.1
Week 6FX for sound design 2.3
3.2
3.5
Week 7Finalise project
Archive project and SFX
Assessment – Editing Session
 3.3
4.3
4.4
4.6
Week 8Present project to class 3.3
4.2
4.7
4.8
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information


Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
An external Hard Drive (FW400 or FW800) 500GB+
A pen and notepaper
Additional resources will be amentioned in week 1


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include practical sessions using Pro Tools (simple dialogue editing, editing, and an audio project)


Assessment Tasks

*Semester Project Issued – Audio Project wth Pro Tools (Week 1)
*Assessment - Simple Dialogue Editing with Pro Tools (Week 3)
*Assessment - Editing Session with Pro Tools (Week 7)
*Semester Project Due - Audio Project wth Pro Tools (Week 8)

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:
80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;


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