Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Shane Willner-Browne
shane.willner-browne@rmit.edu.au

 

 

Nominal Hours: 40

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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:

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

 

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
 


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

 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  
Week
Class Content
Assessment 
Week 1Overview of the course content, resources, assessments and course expectations
Introduction to Premiere Pro
Setup
Interface
AV settings
Media files
File and Project management
Includes – class exercises and discussion
Assessment guide handed out 
Week 2Revision of week 1
Introduction to digital video & audio terms & principles
Logging sheets & EDLs
Premiere operation
Media formats
Bins
File management
Saving & backing up a project
Includes – class exercises and discussion
  
Week 3Revision from week 2
Introduction to the principles of editing - three point edit
Constructing the sequence
Premiere Pro operation
Source monitor
Timeline
Splicing
Removing shots
Exporting
Includes – class exercises and discussion
 
 

Week 4

Revision of week 3
Refining the sequence
Premiere Pro operation
Manipulating the timeline
Adding video tracks
Trimming
Overwrite
Extract
Transitions
Includes – class exercises and discussion
 
 
Week 5Revision of weeks 1 to 4
Assessment Task 1
Task 1: Due 
Week 6Revision of weeks 1 to 5
Revision of digital audio terms & principles
Premiere Pro operation
Introduction to audio
Filters
Transitions
Formats
Sound editing
Sound mixing
Includes - class exercises and discussion
 
 
Week 7Revision of week 6
Premiere Pro operation
Audio continued
Refining the mix
Keyframing
Adjustments
Includes - class exercises and discussion
  
Week 8Revision of week 7
Premiere Pro operation
Titling & supering in premiere
Importing .ae comps
Includes - class exercises and discussion
 
 
Week 9Revision of week 8
Premiere Pro operation
Troubleshooting & system performance
logging & transferring footage
Includes – class exercises and discussion
  
Week 10Revision of weeks 1 to 9
Assessment Task 2
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Vision & Sound Editing Task 2 schedule for your assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available on Blackboard.
Task 2
 
Week 11Revision of weeks 1 to 9
Assessment Task 2
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Vision & Sound Editing Task 2 schedule for your assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available on Blackboard.
Task 2 
Week 12Revision of weeks 1 to 9
Assessment Task 2
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Vision & Sound Editing Task 2 schedule for your assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available on Blackboard.
Task 2 
Week 13Assessment Task 3
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Vision & Sound Editing Task 2 schedule for your team’s assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available on Blackboard.
Task 3 
Week 14Assessment Task 3
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Vision & Sound Editing Task 2 schedule for your team’s assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available on Blackboard.
Task 3 
Week 15Assessment Task 3
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Vision & Sound Editing Task 2 schedule for your team’s assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available on Blackboard.
Task 3 
Week 16Assessment Task 3
Note: Rolling assessment will take place. Please read the Vision & Sound Editing Task 2 schedule for your team’s assessment appointment time. Paper handout of schedule given out during scheduled class time; digital version available on Blackboard.
Task 3 


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) Will require an adapter.
  • 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

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for Assessment Task 3 of 3 (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).
Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course. 
 

Assessment tasks:

1. Plan and perform a basic vision edit. Ungraded - Due Week 5

2. Plan & perform a basic vision & sound edit - program segment. Ungraded - Conducted Weeks 10,11 and 12

3. Prepare, perform & export a vision & sound edit - TV program. Graded - Conducted Weeks 13,14,15 and 16

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

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

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.

Assessment Feedback:
Assessment feedback is used to enable and enhance student learning. You will receive spoken and/or written feedback on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can improve your work. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

Assessment:
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 adjustment to your assessment. To support student success, RMIT University provides a range of adjustments to 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. www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:
You may be eligible for credit towards this course if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning. You can find out more about this process on the RMIT website.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning
 

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