Course Title: Plan and manage film and media post-production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART5927C

Course Title: Plan and manage film and media post-production

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

David Hannan

9925 4815

Nominal Hours: 35

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and implement post-production processes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPPM602A Plan and manage film and media post-production


1Clarify post-production briefs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Participate in meetings with relevant production personnel to determine required post-production resources assessed against proposed production medium
1.2 Provide ongoing strategic advice to production team to improve efficiency of post-production activities
1.3 Identify and analyse specific technical or creative requirements for post-production
1.4 Identify available budgets and timelines required
1.5 Provide specific advice on costs and operational implications for editing , taking into account required techniques for production


2Develop an operational plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Draw up specific schedules to ensure post-production activity meets expected deadlines
2.2 Investigate availability and cost of post-production resources and staff in order to complete post-production plans
2.3 Ensure OHS requirements are established in line with
organisational procedures
2.4 Develop documentation for anticipated stages in post-production process and confirm with relevant production personnel
2.5 Ensure documentation is accessible to all involved with post-production activities as required
2.6 Finalise operational plan in consultation with relevant production personnel and obtain sign-off according to organisational procedures


3Implement post-production processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Book and check post-production resources and finalise all contractual arrangements with personnel and suppliers in line with enterprise procedures
3.2 Identify and resolve problems, ensuring proposed solutions are discussed with affected staff prior to implementing changes
3.3 Negotiate provision of any previously unplanned or additional post-production services in conjunction with relevant production personnel
3.4 Monitor and manage post-production activities on a proactive basis and according to agreed operational plan
3.5 Prepare progress reports where applicable and organize appropriate review sessions for relevant production personnel


4Wrap post-production activities

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Attend ongoing post-production evaluation sessions to
ensure final product meets creative, technical and
budgetary requirements of the production
4.2 Obtain lock-off approval for project from relevant
production personnel
4.3 Complete required documentation and arrange for return
of hired post-production resources as applicable
4.4 Evaluate all aspects of completed projects and note areas
for improvement

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will have skills and knowledge required to plan and implement post-production processes.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning will consist of classroom based knowledge delivery, augmented by practical application exercises, which will be conducted in both audio labs and sound studios.

Delivery modes will include:
Group Discussion
Research (including online)
Independent project based work
Teacher directed activities
Class exercises & discussions to review lectures
In & out of class activities
Practical work in studio and edit suites

Teaching Schedule

WEEKClass             Element
Weeks AReview of Broadcast Sound

Introduction to assessment

Organise work groups and facilties rosters

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1
Week BBROADCAST AUDIO 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Week CBROADCAST AUDIO 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1
 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1
Week FFINAL ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Quality closed headphones, and prtable data storage (>=8gb) will be required for practical work.

Access to internet to upload completed submissions

Pen & paper or electronic equivalent for note taking

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks



Formative assessment will be ongoing through delivery through practical work consultation, primarily in week E (the 5th week of class delivery) in audio lab session, as a precursor to week F major project submission.


You will complete audio production & post production for a segment of broadcast program, working in groups of 3.

Work will be undertaken in audio labs, and post production sound studios.

This assessment will be due for review in week F, the 6th week of class delivery, and must be presented to staff no later than week 12 of semester to allow adequate time for assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrices are located on Blackboard

Other Information

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.

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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:

Student Progress Committee
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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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