Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5930C

Course Title: Edit screen content for fast turnaround

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5231 - Diploma of Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 99254815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Administration: Adam Lovell
Phone: 9925 4345 

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

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

Course Description

IN this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to edit a range of productions using
non-linear digital facilities. Programs include news, current affairs and short films.

Shoot a wide range of Television content VART5931C is undertaken in parallel with this course under the working title of ENG (Electronic News Gathering).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPOS401A Edit screen content for fast turnaround


1 Prepare for edit.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify editing requirements in consultation with relevant production personnel and with reference to documentation as required.
1.2 Check operation of editing equipment and software, and ensure sufficient supplies of consumables are available.
1.3 Identify and prepare source materials for off-line and online editing.
1.4 Assess materials to be edited for required technical and creative criteria in consultation with relevant production personnel.
1.5 Endeavour to visualise completed edit with reference to available materials.


2 Commence editing process.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Digitise and transfer materials to suitable format, ensuring compatibility with editing equipment and monitoring capture for sound and image quality.
2.2 Where appropriate, create an edit decision list (EDL) subject to time constraints, noting accurately in and out points for each edit.
2.3 Maintain accurate documentation of editing instructions for use in all stages of post-production as required.
2.4 Prioritise and select materials in terms of their relevance to meet production requirements.
2.5 Arrange and present selected material to retain the intended meaning of words and images.
2.6 Analyse and plan how preselected additional materials are to be used to clarify and enhance final edit.


3 Assemble vision and sound.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Check technical and creative criteria with relevant production personnel to ensure integrity of edit.
3.2 Assemble content in a way that produces coherent images and sound according to standard editing conventions.
3.3 Ensure that assembled materials meet time requirements for productions, as well as technical and creative criteria for transmission.
3.4 Insert transitions, special effects and preselected additional materials as required.
3.5 Make appropriate compromise between content and quality in order to meet time restrictions.
3.6 Review assembled online or off-line edit with relevant production personnel.
3.7 Implement changes as specified and finalise edit to meet deadlines.


4 Finalise edits.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Complete necessary documentation and file/archive source materials according to enterprise procedures.
4.2 Report problems in completing edits to meet production requirements.
4.3 Provide information required for successful transmission of edited material.
4.4 Evaluate own performance against technical and creative criteria and discuss with colleagues where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to set up and operate a typical non-linear editing computer and cut simple programs such as news, current affairs and short films.

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include a range of
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• independent project based work
• online research
• group discussion
Out-of-class activities include completion of individual design and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and location excursions.

Teaching Schedule

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.


 WeekClass Content
 Week 1
 Introduction to small crew eng style production and post production. SD/HD formats and aspect ratios Maintain Battery Supply
Analyze the ‘News’ project, The ‘Location Interview’ brief and also discuss second semester concepts
Intro to FCP and View last year projects
1. Prepare for edit.

 Week 2
 Camera / Exercises and FCP tutorial exercise Edit.
2.Commence editing process.
3.Assemble vision and sound.
 Week 3
 Sound / Exercises and FCP tutorial exercise Edit.
4.Finalise edits.
 Week 4
 ‘News’ exercise field rotations Channel 1 News Edit.
1, 2, 3, 4
 Week 5
 ‘News’ exercise field rotations Channel 2 News Scripting/ Selection of current affairs/AV Tech? Topics in relation to The ‘Location Interview’. Edit.
1, 2, 3, 4
 Week 6
 ‘News’ exercise field rotations Channel 3 News / Development of concepts for semester 2  Edit.
1, 2, 3, 4
 Week 7
 ‘News’ exercise field rotations Channel 4 News Presentation of Draft Concepts /Scheduling ENG shoot  Edit.
1, 2, 3, 4
 Week 8
 Shooting ‘Location Interview’ Edit.
 Week 9
Shooting ’Location Interview’
 Week 10
 Shooting ‘Location Interview’/log and load Submission of Final Concepts(EFP), Storyboards and Scripts Edit.
 Week 11
 Offline all footage for the ‘Location Interview’ using production report to log ‘go takes’ & cutaways. Edit.
 Week 12 Editing & Final adoption of second semester projects & crews AAA Camera reports due Edit.
 Week 13
Editing offline
 Week 14
Editing offlince and graphics
 Week 15
Editing Online Edit.
 Week 16
Final Edits/ copying to DVD/ Reviews Edit.
Mid Year Break  
 1-9Pre-production and principle photography for ’EFP’ films  
 Week 10
Log and load footage from EFP films Edit.
 Week 11
Practical editing offline
 Week 12Practical editing offline
 Week 13
Practical editing adding effects, audio transitions Edit.
 Week 14
Practical editing adding titles and transitions, grading, sound sweetening Edit.
 Week 15
Finalise edits and preserve project files, export to DVD
 Week 16
 Finalise edits and preserve project files, export to DVD Edit.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Mollison, M., 2010, Producing Videos, ‘A Complete Guide’ 3rd Ed, Allen and Unwin, Sydney


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

Other Resources

You may require a USB memory stick and /or a suitable hardisk drive to store media as well as blank DVD media to complete productions.

Overview of Assessment

Set up an edit station & edit a range of short productions.

Assessment Tasks

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

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

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment

1. Demonstrate set up, log and capture, cutting and export in ‘News rounds’. Due week 7 of semester 1.
2. Edit an interview for ‘ENG’. Due week 16 of semester 1.

Summative Assessment
3. Edit a short film for ‘EFP’, or ‘MAVIS’ and/or ‘Splendour’. Due week 16 of semester 2.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, 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 Competency Achieved -Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated 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:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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