Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART6321C

Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Alex Joseski

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to perform basic editing functions in relation to screen content

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPOS201A Perform basic vision and sound editing


1 Prepare Source Materials for Edit

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify technical and creative requirements for production and online editing in consultation with relevant production personnel
1.2 Obtain and label source materials and keep in a safe, clean location with appropriate documentation
1.3 Organise transfer of source materials to appropriate medium where necessary
1.4 Check that sufficient storage and memory is available to meet content resolution requirements
1.5 Assess source materials for technical and creative quality
1.6 Digitise content according to specified formats ensuring compatibility with available software and hardware
1.7 Syncronise and organise uncut images and sound in preparation for evaluation and editing
1.8 Consult relevant production personnel, finalise shot list for the edit and method to log them


2 Log Content for Editing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Check and maintain editing facilities and ensure appropriate settings in place
2.2 Obtain required editing consumable materials to meet editing requirements
2.3 Load source materials onto appropriate editing facility, ensuring correct image and sound is ready for use
2.4 Identify required shots and sequences from source materials and catalogue them
2.5 Log selected edits with reference to time codes and shot descriptions according to industry procedures
2.6 Use a batch digitise list to digitise selected sequences
2.7 Create edit decision lists (EDLs) according to instructions of personnel
2.8 Organise and save selected materials according to editing requirements
2.9 Finalise logging sheets and submit EDLs to relevant production personnel


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competence of the above elements. The outcomes described in this unit relate to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence at Level 3:

Details of Learning Activities

You learn through:
1. In-class activities -

  • Demonstation and practical application
  • Teacher directed group activities
  • Observation and questioning
  • Group discussion
  • Class Exercises to review discussions
  • Workshops

2. Out-of-class activities:

  • Independent project based work
  • Online and other research
  • Independent study

Teaching Schedule



WeekClass contentAssessmentElements
Introduction to principles and elements of editing; including roles
2Overview of Digital Editing Software – setup, interface and logic of Premiere Pro CC
3Introduction to Pre-visualisation and logging documentation  2
4Formats, Logging, and EDL workflow
Task 1. Storyboard Exercise and documentation
Mastering Sound levels, Basic effects and Export Settings
Task 2 .30 Second Genre 1-Shot Video Edit 2,3
In-Class Editing Exercise and Refresher of key concepts
Task 3. Open Book Editing Exercise


Pre-Production (Group Meeting) for Chase ideo and Edit Plan
14Editing of Chase video  1,2,3
15Editing of Chase video  1,2,3
16Review & feebackTask 4. Completed Chase Video 2,3

Note that the 10 weeks of this class will have a break in the middle of the semester. The first 5 weeks will be delivered in Weeks 1 to 5 of the University TAFE curriculum calendar year, with the remaining 5 weeks to be delivered between Weeks 12 to 16 towards the end of semester

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

See Blackboard


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Storyboard
  • Documentation
  • Video editing

Assessment Tasks

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

Task 1. Storyboard Exercise and documentation - Due week 4
Task 2 .30 Second Genre 1-Shot Video Edit - Due week 5
Task 3. Open Book Editing Exercise - Due week 12
Task 4. Completed Chase Video - Due week 16

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

Results used in this course are as follows:

CA. competency Achieved
NYC. Not Yet Competent
DNS. Did Not Submit

Assessment Matrix

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