Course Title: Editing and Grading

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Editing and Grading

Credit Points: 12.00


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RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet3 2021,
Viet3 2022,
Viet3 2023

Course Coordinator: Martino Cipriani

Course Coordinator Phone: n/a

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: VNSGS

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will learn how to use editing and colour grading techniques and methods to convey meaning and narrative and enhance storytelling. You will analyse a range of film and video sequences to identify multiple editing approaches. You will learn to identify and apply different types of editing and colour grading and through studio-based exercises you will familiarise yourself with standard editing workflows and the key stages of moving raw footage through rough-cut, fine cut, dialogue and sound matching, mixing and final mastering stages. Through a range of applied exercises you will apply this knowledge in order to achieve different storytelling outcomes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

PLO3: Develop narratives and screenplays and achieve storytelling outcomes for digital film and video 

PLO4: Select and use contemporary tools, methods and approaches to envision, develop and produce digital film and video work 

PLO5: Communicate with a range of stakeholders to plan, organise, execute and evaluate team-based and self-managed digital film and video projects 

PLO6: Apply critical and creative thinking skills and use self-reflection to develop ethical and professional capabilities  

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: 

CLO1: Recognise and describe creative concepts and approaches to digital film and video editing. 

CLO2: Execute fundamental technical procedures of digital film and video editing. 

CLO3: Apply editing tools and techniques to convey meaning and narrative. 

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage in studio-based work to acquire and apply technical practices of editing and grading to achieve digital storytelling outcomes. This will involve demonstrated use of relevant technologies and application of technique in guided exercises and tasks relevant to the co-requisite course.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to technical resources such as camera, lighting, sound recording equipment and editing tools, as well as studio-based learning spaces.  You will be provided with diverse learning and teaching resources, including web-based resources, library collections, and online learning content. You will also be provided with a range of educational support services, including peer-led academic mentoring, tutorials, and internship and mobility support services.  

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course Learning Outcomes and on your development against the Program Learning Outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Interview scene edit,, 25%, Addresses CLO 1. 

Assessment Task 2: Sequence edit, 25%, Addresses CLO 2. 

Assessment Task 3: Sequence colour grading, 50%, Addresses CLO 3. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.