Course Title: Implement sound designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)
Teacher: Nat Bates
Phone: 99254815
Email: nat.bates@rmit.edu.au

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
Teacher: Matt Voigt
Phone: 99254815
mathew.voigt@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 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:

1. Confirm sound-design specifications

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:

2. Oversee the sound- production process

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:

3. Finaliseoperations

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

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)
In class activities may include:
• lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
Out of class activities may include:
• online research
• independent project based work

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
Learning is based around audio lab environment, and may include:

* Lectures

* Research

* Practical assigment work
 


Teaching Schedule

 C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)

 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.

WeekClassAssignment Dates & HomeworkElements
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, 2.8
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, 2.8
3Music 3 – MIDI sequencingFormative Assessment Task 1 – MUSIC DUE1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8,
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, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
5Mixing 2 – mixing with MIDI parameters 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
6Offscreen sound and audio led editsFormative Assessment Task 2 – SOUND STORYTELLING DUE1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8,
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
7Sound for Individual Project 1 – Production session.

Continue 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, 2.8
8Sound for TV Commercial 1 - voiceover and spot FX 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
9Sound for TV Commercial 2 – atmos and music 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
10Sound for TV Commercial 3 – mixingFormative Assessment Task 3 – TV COMMERCIAL1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8,
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
11Sound for Individual Project 2 – Production session.Continue Summative Assessment Task – MAJOR PROJECT1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
  Mid Semester Break 
12Sound storytelling 1 – sound design 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
13Sound storytelling 2 – sound production 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
14Sound storytelling 3 – sound mixingFormative Assessment Task 4 –SOUND ONLY PIECE1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8,
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
15Sound for Individual Project 4 – Production session. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8,
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
16Sound for Individual Project 5S – Production session.Summative Assessment Task – MAJOR PROJECT DUE1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8,
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

 

 C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
 

WeekClass content     Elements
1CLASS
CINEMA SOUND
SURROUND SOUND
IN CINEMA & HOME THEATRE
MIXING IN SURROUND
FOLEY / ADR
 
Lecture                     1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5,
2.1, 2,2, 2,3,
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
2CLASS
Analyze Tropfest finalist movies vs short movies with bad sound.
Re Introduction to Pro Tools / Logic and OMF’s
Mixing Prac.
 

Lecture


 

1.3,
2.3, 2.7, 2.8,
3.2, 3.3, 3.4
3CLASS / Consultation
ADR
Recording Dialogue and SFX

Prac Work/Consulation
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
2.1, 2.2, 3.1
4Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design Briefs
Prac Work/Consulation
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
2.1, 2.2, 3.1
 
5Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design Briefs
Prac Work/Consulation 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
2.1, 2.2, 3.1
6Working on Sound Recording For Films and Sound Design Briefs
Prac Work/Consulation
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
2.1, 2.2, 3.1
7INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONS
Prac Work/Consulation
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
2.1, 2.2, 3.1
8INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONS
Prac Work/Consulation
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
2.1, 2.2, 3.1
9INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONS
Prac Work/Consulation
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
2.1, 2.2, 3.1
10INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS & MIX SESSIONS

Prac Work/Consulation

Dialogue & SFX project
DUE

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
11REVIEW
- FINAL ASSESSMENTS
 

Prac Work/Consulation

Major sound design 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

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)

External firewire/USB drive, 1 pair of high quality headphones

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Students should bring the following to studio sessions:
1 Data storage medium – EG 1tb external hard disk, with both Firewire 800 & USB 2.0 connections. Ideally an additional Firewire 400 connection would be an advantage.
One Firewire 800 > 800 cable
One Firewire 800 > 400 cable or adapter


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 as essential building blocks for more substantial
summative assessment tasks.
 

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to
complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a
satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments
and a grade for the summative assessment.
For further information on the grading system and criteria used,
please refer to the course blackboard site.
 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Digital Media)

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


Summative Assessment
1. Provide or co-ordinate Sound Design & Sound Production for major project. (Due week 16)

 

C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Formative Assessment
* Sound Design for supplied ADR & Foley project. (Due Week 12)
 

Summative Assessment
* Provide or co-ordinate Sound Design & Sound Production for (your) major Screen project. (Due week 16)

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
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)


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

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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