Course Title: Implement sound design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART5848C

Course Title: Implement sound design

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6087 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration: Josiane Mueller

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254585

Course Contact Email:josiane.mueller@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Nat Bates
Phone:
Email: nat.bates@rmit.edu.au


Nominal Hours: 50

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 is designed to give students the skills and knowledge required to implement a sound design for an audio-visual production in the cultural industries. Implementation follows the development of sound design which is covered separately in the course Develop Sound Design.
The course will further develop concepts and practices of sound design, which include audio-visual concepts, audio editing and post production treatments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU22A Implement sound design

Element:

1. Confirm sound design implementation requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Liaise with relevant personnel to interpret and confirm sound and relevant production requirements including budget, quality, artistic values and deadlines
1.2
Identify and confirm the personnel needed to meet the production brief
1.3
Confirm the components of the sound design brief including the content, quality and duration of the sound elements
1.4
Hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel to consider, confirm and incorporate additional or changed production requirements and new ideas as required

Element:

2. Produce sound design

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Devise and/or obtain sound components to meet creative and technical requirements in accordance with design specifications
2.2
Record effects in synchronisation as required
2.3
Identify and meet copyright requirements in accordance with legislative requirements
2.4
As required direct the final mix including recording, mixing and/or editing sound components to achieve the desired sonic finish/style and spatial placement and achieve design specifications
2.5
Identify changes to sound components in conjunction with the appropriate personnel as required
2.6
Obtain feedback from relevant personnel about the sound design and modify if required
2.7
Direct and/or complete the final mix, record onto a suitable medium for playback in the production and make required back-up copies
2.8
Ensure that all documentation is prepared and updated as required at all stages
2.9
Provide direction, advice and assistance to technical staff as required

Element:

3. Implement sound plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Liaise with relevant personnel to ensure that the sound design meets all obligations, quality standards and production requirements, and obtain agreement on any necessary revisions
3.2
Monitor all work and relevant personnel to ensure that the finished product meets the sound design brief
3.3
Negotiate and ensure implementation of required changes with relevant personnel where necessary

Element:

4. Evaluate the completed sound design

Performance Criteria:

4.1
Discuss and obtain agreement of possible ways of evaluating the completed design from relevant personnel
4.2
Focus evaluation on implementation of the sound design, the satisfactory achievement of the brief and the production/ management process
4.3
Document the results of the evaluation, communicate the results to relevant personnel and use results to improve future practice


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to: implement a sound design for an audio-visual production in the cultural industries.


Details of Learning Activities


Learning activities will consist of:
• in class activities
• out-of-class activities
• peer teaching and class presentations
• online research
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• workshopping of students’ own projects
• screenings


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass content  Elements
1Music 1 – leit motif, character music and introduction to GaragebandAssignment 01 Add music to clip provided. Due in class1, 2, 3, 4
2Music 2 – music editing
Sound for Individual Project 1 – sound production. One on one consultation
Assignment 02 Edit music to tell a story. Due in class. Assignment A Sound for Individual Project. Due week 161, 2, 3, 4
3Mixing 1 – volumes and compression Assignment 03 Create various mixes of a soundtrack. Due in class1, 2, 3, 4
4Music 3 – MIDI sequencing Assignment 04 Create music using Garageband. Due in class1, 2, 3, 4
5 Mixing 2 – advanced MIDI sound effect creation Assignment 05 Create a ring tone. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
6 Offscreen sound and audio led edits Assignment 06 Add sound to clip provided. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
7 Sound storytelling 1 – AV concepts  Assignment 07 Add sound to clip provided. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
8 Sound storytelling 2 – sound design
Sound for Individual Project 2 – Sound Production. One on one consultation.
 Assignment 08 Design sound for sound only story. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
9 Sound storytelling 3 – sound production Assignment 09 Produce sound for sound only story. Due in class 2
10 Sound storytelling 4 – sound mixing  Assignment 10 Mix sound for sound only story. Due in class 2, 3, 4
11 Sound for TV Commercial 1 - voiceover  Assignment 11 Design sound for TV commercial provided. Produce voiceover. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
12 Sound for TV Commercial 2 – atmos and music  Assignment 12 Produce atmos and music for TV commercial provided. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
13 Sound for TV Commercial 3 – spot FX  Assignment 13 Produce spot fx for TV commercial provided. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
14 Sound for TV Commercial 4 – mixing  Assignment 14 Mix soundtrack for TV commercial provided. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
15 Sound for Individual Project 3– Sound Production. Final one on one consultation.  
16 Sound for Individual Project 4 – Sound Production. Final mix Assignment A Soundtrack for Individual Project. Due in class 1, 2, 3, 4
17 Assessment and review  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References

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


Other Resources

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


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include:
practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical projects.


Assessment Tasks


Assessments are due in class as per teaching schedule above.
- Tasks 1 – 7, 5 % each
- Tasks 8 -10, 10% each
- Tasks 11 – 14, 5% each
- Task A, 15%.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


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



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:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;


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:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

 

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