Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART6205C

Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4295 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Harrison

andrew.harrison@rmit.edu.au

 

 

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

In the 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:

CUFPOS201A Perform basic vision and sound editing

Element:

1. Prepare source materials for edit.

Performance Criteria:

1.Clarify technical and creative requirements for production and online editing in consultation with relevant production personnel
2.Obtain and label source materials and keep in a safe, clean location with appropriate documentation
3.Organise transfer of source materials to appropriate medium where necessary
4.Check that sufficient storage and memory is available to meet content resolution requirements
5.Assess source materials for technical and creative quality and arrange for remedial action where problems are identified
6.Digitise content according to specified formats and burn time code where applicable, ensuring format is compatible with available software and hardware
7.Align, synchronise and organise uncut images and sound in preparation for evaluation and editing
8.In consultation with relevant production personnel, finalise list of shots required for the edit and the method for logging them

Element:

2. Log content for editing.

Performance Criteria:

9. Check editing facilities are operational and arrange for faults or problems to be resolved according to enterprise procedures
10.Obtain required editing consumable materials and ensure sufficient supplies are available to meet editing schedules
11.Load source materials onto appropriate editing facility, ensuring correct image and sound are ready for use and that images and sound are synchronised or aligned accurately
12.Identify required shots and sequences from source materials and catalogue them in the agreed way
13.Log selected edits with reference to time codes and shot descriptions according to enterprise procedures
14.Use a batch digitise list to digitise selected sequences according to relevant documentation and consistent with technical and creative requirements
15.Create edit decision lists (EDLs) according to instructions from relevant production personnel
16.Organise and save selected materials according to overall editing requirements
17.Finalise logging sheets and submit EDLs to relevant production personnel by the agreed deadline

 

Element:

3. Perform basic edits.

Performance Criteria:

18.Use software functions to assemble sequences according to EDLs and within time constraints
19.Review edited sequences to evaluate quality and content and to identify problems
20.Manipulate the editing software to solve identified problems and seek expert advice if required
21.Submit sequences to relevant production personnel for feedback according to enterprise procedures
22.Amend sequences as required and save in appropriate format
23.Ensure source materials, selected materials and back-up copies are stored securely and labelled correctly
24.Complete required documentation, noting variations and issues from original instructions
25.Leave workstation in original or improved condition, ensuring there has been no adverse impact on site


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. By applying these skills and this knowledge, you will have demonstrated the ability to:

•systematically prepare content segments for editing from source video or film
•correctly identify and log single images, audio grabs and basic sequences
• transfer and digitise video and film materials
•work collaboratively
•show attention to detail
•work to deadlines.

 


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities will consist of
• demonstrations
• workshops
• practical exercises
• productions
• discussions
• screenings
• reading set texts
• research
You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading, study, practice and screenings


Teaching Schedule

Week
Class Content
AssessmentElements
Week 1Orientation to the course
• Introduction to resources, assessments and course expectations
• Introduction to AVID Media Composer – set up, interface, AV Settings, media files
• File and Project management
Includes – class exercises and discussion
 
Summative Task: assessment guide handed out1,2,3,4,7,9
10,11,18,
19,20,22,
23,25
 
Week 2• Revision of week 1
• Introduction to digital video & audio terms and principles
• Logging sheets and EDL’s
• AVID operation: media formats, import, bins, file management, saving and backing up a project
Includes – class exercises and discussion
 
 1,2,3,4,5,7
8,9,10,11,
12,13,14,
15,16,17,
18,19,20,
21,22,23,
24,25
 
Week 3• Revision of week 2
• Introduction to principles of editing – three point edit
• Constructing the sequence
• AVID operation: source monitor, user interface, timeline, splicing, removing shots
Includes – class exercises and discussion
 
 1,2,3,4,5,7
8,9,10,11,
12,13,14,
15,16,17,
18,19,20,
21,22,23,
24,25
 

Week 4

• Revision of week 3
• Refining the sequence
• AVID operation: manipulating the timeline, adding video tracks, trimming, overwrite, extract, transitions
• Exporting the sequence
Includes – class exercises and discussion
• Prepare and Finalise Formative Task 1 Assessment Schedule
 
 1,2,3,4,5,7
8,9,10,11,
12,13,14,
15,16,17,
18,19,20,
21,22,23,
24,25
 
Week 5• Revision of weeks 1 to 4
• Practical Assessment – Formative Task 1
Note: Please read the Vision and Sound Editing Formative 1 Assessment Schedule for your assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available for download from Blackboard and Editshare.
 
Formative Task 1: Due1,2,3,4,5,7
8,9,10,11,
12,13,14,
15,16,17,
18,19,20,
21,22,23,
24,25
 
Week 6• Revision of weeks 1 to 5
• Revision of digital audio terms and principles
• Avid operation: introduction to audio – filters, transitions, formats, sound editing, sound mixing
Includes – class exercises and discussion
 
 1,2,3,4,5,7
8,9,10,11,
12,13,14,
15,16,17,
18,19,20,
21,22,23,
24,25
 
Week 7• Revision of week 6
• Avid operation: audio – refining the mix, keyframing, adjustments
Includes – class exercises and discussion
 
 1,2,3,4,5,7
8,9,10,11,
12,13,14,
15,16,17,
18,19,20,
21,22,23,
24,25
 
Week 8• Revision of week 7
• Avid operation: titling using Marquee
• After Effects operation: creating titles and exporting to AVID
Includes – class exercises and discussion
• Prepare Formative Task 2 Assessment Schedule
 1,2,3,4,5,7
8,9,10,11,
12,13,14,
15,16,17,
18,19,20,
21,22,23,
24,25
 
Week 9• Revision of week 8
• Avid operation: troubleshooting and system performance, logging & transferring footage, export.
Includes – class exercises and discussion
• Finalise Formative Task 2 Assessment Schedule
• Prepare Summative Assessment Schedule
 1,2,3,4,5,7
8,9,10,11,
12,13,14,
15,16,17,
18,19,20,
21,22,23,
24,25
 
Week 10• Revision of weeks 1 to 9
• Practical Assessment – Formative Task 2
Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Vision and Sound Editing Formative 2 Assessment Schedule for your assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available for download from Blackboard and Editshare.
 
Formative Task 21,2,3,4,5,6
7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,
14,15,16,
17,18,19
20,21,22,
23,24,25
 
Week 11• Revision of weeks 1 to 9
• Practical Assessment – Formative Task 2
Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Vision and Sound Editing Formative 2 Assessment Schedule for your assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available for download from Blackboard and Editshare.
 
Formative Task 21,2,3,4,5,6
7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,
14,15,16,
17,18,19
20,21,22,
23,24,25
 
Week 12• Revision of weeks 1 to 9
• Practical Assessment – Formative Task 2
Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Vision and Sound Editing Formative 2 Assessment Schedule for your assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available for download from Blackboard and Editshare
Formative Task 21,2,3,4,5,6
7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,
14,15,16,
17,18,19
20,21,22,
23,24,25
Week 13• Summative Assessment
Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Vision and Sound Editing Summative Assessment Schedule for your team’s assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available for download from Blackboard and Editshare.
 
Summative Assessment1,2,3,4,5,6
7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,
14,15,16,
17,18,19
20,21,22,
23,24,25
 
Week 14• Summative Assessment
Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Vision and Sound Editing Summative Assessment Schedule for your team’s assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available for download from Blackboard and Editshare.
 
Summative Assessment1,2,3,4,5,6
7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,
14,15,16,
17,18,19
20,21,22,
23,24,25
Week 15• Summative Assessment
Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Vision and Sound Editing Summative Assessment Schedule for your team’s assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available for download from Blackboard and Editshare.
 
Summative Assessment1,2,3,4,5,6
7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,
14,15,16,
17,18,19
20,21,22,
23,24,25
Week 16• Summative Assessment
Note: Rolling Assessment will take place. Please read the Vision and Sound Editing Summative Assessment Schedule for your team’s assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available for download from Blackboard and Editshare.
 
Summative Assessment1,2,3,4,5,6
7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,
14,15,16,
17,18,19
20,21,22,
23,24,25


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Cohen, S 2010, Avid Agility: Working Faster and More Intuitively with Avid Media Composer  (2nd Ed), Createspace, USA


References

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


Other Resources

Portable Hard Drive - 

  • Firewire 800 (Mac formatted)
  • USB Stick or passport drive (Mac formatted)
  • USB 3 (Mac formatted)
  • Thunderbolt (Mac formatted) - Optional


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, a group research and a group practical task. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.
 

Formative Assessment:

1. Plan and perform a basic vision and sound edit

2. Log and transfer source material for a vision and sound edit and finalise for export - Program Segment

Summative Assessment:

Prepare, perform and export a basic vision and sound edit - TV Program

For further information on assessments and the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Comptency 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 are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

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 by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes 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 (unresolved)
 

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

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 go to Academic Integrity (unresolved)

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