Course Title: Compile audio material for broadcast

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART6079C

Course Title: Compile audio material for broadcast

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4276 - Certificate IV in Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Dave Hannan
Phone: 9925 4815

Nominal Hours: 30

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 course will provide an introduction to a number of key areas of current technology and work practice used in the audio sphere of the broadcast industry in Australia.

Please note : this course guide is relevent only to Sound Group 1E


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFSOU302A Compile audio material for broadcast

Element:

Element 1 Prepare to record audio material

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm production requirements and deadlines with
relevant personnel
1.2 Become sufficiently familiar with topics to ask appropriate questions of interviewees
1.3 Prepare appropriate questions that elicit information relevant to production requirements and that ensure interview purpose is met
1.4 Rehearse questions as required
1.5 Check that portable audio recording equipment and accessories are fully functional and report equipment faults to relevant personnel
1.6 Ensure charged batteries are in sufficient supply to meet recording needs
 

Element:

Element 2 Record audio material on location

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Position microphone to achieve optimum audio quality, taking into account weather conditions and background noise at location
2.2
Conduct sound and level check to ensure that audio recording equipment is fully functional
2.3
Record an identification according to station procedures
2.4
Record audio material according to production
requirements
2.5
Record ambient sound as bridging material for the
editing process
2.6
Dismantle audio recording equipment and check that all equipment is accounted for before leaving location
 

Element:

Element 3 Edit audio material using digital editing systems

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Listen to recorded audio and identify edit positions to produce required audio segment
3.2
Transfer audio material into computer hard disk storage
system or software 3.3 Use software functions to edit audio material in
accordance with production requirements and within time
constraints
3.4
Listen to edited material to evaluate quality and content
and to identify problems
3.5
Manipulate the editing software to solve identified
problems and seek expert advice if required 3.6 Save final edit in appropriate format
 

Element:

Element 4 Submit edited material for broadcast

Performance Criteria:

4.1
Leave the worksite in the original or improved condition for use by colleagues
4.2
Complete documentation and submit edited material for approval to relevant personnel by the agreed deadline
4.3
Make final adjustments in response to feedback from relevant personnel
4.4
Archive edited material in accordance with station procedures
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit covers the skills and knowledge necessary for audio production within broadcast environments such as television and radio related industries.



 


Details of Learning Activities

Learning will consist of classroom based knowledge delivery, augmented by practical application exercises.

Delivery modes will include:
Lectures
Group Discussion
Research (including online)
Independent project based work
Teacher directed activities
Class exercises and paractical work 
In & out of class activities
 


Teaching Schedule

Class   
Class ContentElements
Class 1Introduction to and history of broadcast audio technology in Australia.Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Class 2Microphone selection and deployment for television sound engineers.Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Class 3EVS networked vision/audio recording and replay systems
The broadcast routing switcher
Networked post-production systems
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Class 4Broadcast Audio sound mixing techniques.Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Class 5Broadcast communications systems.Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Class 6

Audio for sports broadcasting
Host broadcasting and the Olympic Games/World Cup Football
Surround Sound Production
Broadcast Sound Transmission

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Class 7Practical assessment feeback and reviewElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Class 8Assessment 1 due
Assessment Review
 Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Class 9Audio laboratory practical workElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Class 10
 
Audio laboratory practical work
Assessment 2 due
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4. 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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


Other Resources

You will be required to retain all supplied resources, and are advised to arrange necessary internet access for work outside of class, and possess a flash drive storage device for backup and storage.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be made through knowledge tests and practical project work.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment.

ASSESSMENT 1

Knowledge test on broadcast technology. Due class 8.

ASSESSMENT 2
Produce an audio post-production segment for broadcast from supplied media. Due class 10.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CA      Competency Achieved
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 are available through the course contact in 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: rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

Attendance:
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student progress policy

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.
Special consideration appeals and discipline:

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.

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