Course Title: Implement sound designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: VART6067C

Course Title: Implement sound designs

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6087 - Advanced Diploma of 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

Matt Voigt
Matthew.voigt@rmit.edu.au

Nat Bates
nat.bates@rmit.edu.au


John Phillips
John.phillips@rmit.edu.au
 9925 4815
 

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 sound designs for audio-visual productions in the cultural industries. Implementation follows the development of sound design which is covered separately in the course Develop Sound Designs C6087DIGIT.
The course will further develop concepts and practices of sound design, which include audio-visual concepts, audio editing and post production treatments.
Note this guide provides details for both the C6087 & C6087DIGIT program versions of the unit. In  C6087DIGIT,  the course is deleivered in the local class name Sound 4.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU503A Implement sound designs

Element:

Element 2. Oversee the sound-production process

Performance Criteria:

1.1
In consultation with relevant personnel confirm sound-design specifications, ensuring that they meet production requirements
1.2
Identify and confirm personnel needed to meet production briefs
1.3
Confirm requirements with regard to content, quality and duration of sound components
1.4
Identify and meet copyright requirements
1.5
Hold ongoing discussions with relevant personnel to consider, confirm and incorporate additional or changed production requirements and new ideas as required

Element:

Element 3. Finalise operations

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Devise and/or obtain sound components to meet creative and technical requirements according to sound-design specifications
2.2 Ensure that sound effects are recorded as required 2.3 Ensure that the manipulation of sound components
achieves the desired sonic finish and style 2.4 Identify any changes to sound components in conjunction
with relevant personnel
2.5 Obtain feedback from relevant personnel about work in
progress and modify as required
2.6 Provide direction, advice and assistance to technical staff
as required
2.7 Ensure that the final product is delivered in the required
format for playback media
2.8 Make backup copies of recordings in line with enterprise
procedures

Element:

Element 1. Confirm sound-design specifications

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Ensure that documentation is prepared and updated as required
3.2 Ensure that recorded masters, version copies and backups are logged, labelled and stored in a secure and safe place
3.3 In consultation with relevant personnel, identify aspects of sound-design implementation that worked well and those that could be improved
3.4 Evaluate own role in operations and note areas for improvement
3.5 Provide feedback to team members on their performance as required
3.6 Document evaluation of operations in line with enterprise procedures


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to understand, participate in, and implement various stages of sound production and sound design implementation for screen based media.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
Lectures
Practical class activities
Audio software & hardware use
Independent project based work
Teacher directed project activities

 

NOTE

Course Guide covers both C6087 (Matt Voigt) & C6087DIGIT (Nat Bates) versions of the unit.

See below for

* Individual Teaching Schedules

* Individual Assessment Guides

for both versions of the unit


Teaching Schedule

WeekC6087 VERSION         Elements
 
1CLASS
CINEMA SOUND
SURROUND SOUND
IN CINEMA & HOME THEATRE
MIXING IN SURROUND
FOLEY / ADR
Lecture1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2,2, 2,3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
2CLASS
Re Introduction to Pro Tools / Logic and OMF’s
Mixing Prac.
Lecture & Lab session
Pro Tools
Remix Project
Remix Project Due
1.3, 2.3, 2.7, 2.8, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
3CLASS
CLASS
ADR
Recording Dialogue and SFX
Lecture & Lab session
Pro Tools
Dialogue & SFX recording project
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 3.1
4CLASS
Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design Briefs
Prac work1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 3.1
5CLASS
Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design Briefs
Prac work 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 3.1
6CLASS
Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design Briefs

Prac work

Dialogue & SFX recording project due

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1
7Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design BriefsPrac work 1.3, 2.3, 2.7
8Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design BriefsPrac Work 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
9Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design BriefsPrac work 2,2, 2,3, 2.4, 2.5
10INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONSSound Design Mix Meetings 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
11INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONSSound Design Mix Meetings 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
12INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONS Sound Design Mix Meetings 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
13INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONS Dialogue & SFX recording project 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
14INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONS Sound Design Mix Meetings 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
15INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONS 
Sound Design Mix Meetings
 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
16REVIEW
- FINAL ASSESSMENTS

 Lecture / Prac Work


Major sound design project due.

 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6
WeekC6087DIGIT VERSION         Elements
 
1Music 1 – leit motif, character music and introduction to GaragebandCommence Formative Assessment Task 1 – MUSIC
Commence Summative Assessment Task – MAJOR PROJECT
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2,2, 2,3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
2Music 2 – music editing for storytelling 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2,2, 2,3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
3Music 3 – MIDI sequencingFormative Assessment Task 1 – MUSIC DUE 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2,2, 2,3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4Mixing 1 – volumes and compressionCommence Formative Assessment Task 2 – SOUND STORYTELLING1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 3.1
5Mixing 2 – mixing with MIDI parameters  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 3.1
6Offscreen
Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design Briefs

 

Formative Assessment Task 2 – SOUND STORYTELLING DUE

 

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1
7Sound for Individual Project 1 – Production session.Continue Summative Assessment Task – MAJOR PROJECT2,2, 2,3, 2.4, 2.5
8Sound for TV Commercial 1 - voiceover and spot FX 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.7, 2.8
9Sound for TV Commercial 2 – atmos and music  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2,2, 2,3, 2.4, 2.5
10Sound for TV Commercial 3 – mixingFormative Assessment Task 3 – TV COMMERCIAL 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
11Sound for Individual Project 2 – Production session.  1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
12Sound storytelling 1 – sound design  1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
13Sound storytelling 2 – sound production  1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
14Sound storytelling 3 – sound mixing Formative Assessment Task 4 –SOUND ONLY PIECE  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2,2, 2,3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
15Sound for Individual Project 3 – Production session. 
Continue Summative Assessment Task – MAJOR PROJECT
 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
16Sound for Individual Project 4 – Production session.

 

Summative Assessment Task – MAJOR PROJECT DUE

 

 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.
Blackboard will be used for access to digital media tools for class assessments.


Other Resources

Students should bring:
1 set of closed headphones
1 Data storage medium – EG “Flash” drive


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include class based practical exercises and project work undertaken in the computer lab for submission.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

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

C6087 VERSION (Matt Voigt)

Formative Assessment
1. Music remix project in Audio computer lab, using professional audio software applications.
2. Provide ADR, Foley & Sound Design for short animated film sequence.
3. Complete an audio software test.


Summative Assessment
1. Provide or co-ordinate Sound Design & Sound Production for (your) major Screen project.

 

C6087DIGIT VERSION (Nat Bates)

Formative Assessment
1. Music
2. Sound Storytelling
3. TV Commercial
4. Sound Only Piece

 


Summative Assessment
1. Provide or co-rdinate Sound Design & Sound Production for major project.

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

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
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 demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course Blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this 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.
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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