Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6321C

Course Title: Perform basic vision and sound editing

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Alex Joseski

Nominal Hours: 40

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to perform basic editing functions in relation to screen content

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPOS201A Perform basic vision and sound editing


1 Prepare Source Materials for Edit

Performance Criteria:

1. Clarify technical and creative requirements for production and online editing in consultation with relevant production personnel
2. Obtain and label source materials and keep in a safe, clean location with appropriate documentation
3. Organise transfer of source materials to appropriate medium where necessary
4. Check that sufficient storage and memory is available to meet content resolution requirements
5. Assess source materials for technical and creative quality and arrange for remedial action where problems are identified
6. Digitise content according to specified formats and burn time code where applicable, ensuring format is compatible with available software and hardware
7. Align, synchronise and organise uncut images and sound in preparation for evaluation and editing
8. In consultation with relevant production personnel, finalise list of shots required for the edit and the method for logging them


2 Log Content for Editing

Performance Criteria:

9. Check editing facilities are operational and arrange for faults or problems to be resolved according to enterprise procedures
10. Obtain required editing consumable materials and ensure sufficient supplies are available to meet editing schedules
11. Load source materials onto appropriate editing facility, ensuring correct image and sound are ready for use and that images and sound are synchronised or aligned accurately
12. Identify required shots and sequences from source materials and catalogue them in the agreed way
13. Log selected edits with reference to time codes and shot descriptions according to enterprise procedures
14. Use a batch digitise list to digitise selected sequences according to relevant documentation and consistent with technical and creative requirements
15. Create edit decision lists (EDLs) according to instructions from relevant production personnel
16. Organise and save selected materials according to overall editing requirements
17. Finalise logging sheets and submit EDLs to relevant production personnel by the agreed deadline

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competence of the above elements. The outcomes described in this unit relate to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence at Level 3:

Details of Learning Activities

you learn through:

1. In-class activities -

  • Demonstration and practical application
  • teacher directed group activities
  • observation and questioning
  • Group discussion
  • Class Exercises to review discussions
  • workshops


2. Out-of-class activities:

  • Independent project based work
  • Online and other research
  • Independent study

Teaching Schedule


WeekClass Content                                      Assessment tasksElements
1Overview to principles and elements of editing: including roles 1
2overview of digital Editing software - setup, interface and logic of Premiere Pro CC 1,2,3
3Introduction to Pre-visualisation and logging documentationTask 1. Story board Exercise & Documentation (Class Exercise)2
4Formats, Logging and EDL workflow

Task 1. Story board Exercise & Documentation


5Mastering Sound levels, Basic effects and Export SettingTask 2. 30 second Genre - Shot Video Edit2,3
11Chase video Dailies and Editing (Set up) 1,2,3
12In-class Editing Exercise (Refresher Class)task 3. Open book Editing Exercise2
13Editing Chase video 1,2,3
14Editing Chase video 1,2,3
15Review & feedback Chase videoTask 4. Completed chase Video2,3

Note that the 10 weeks of this class will have a break in the middle of the semester. the first 5 weeks will be delivered in Week 1 to 5 of the University TAFE curriculum calendar year, with the remaining 5 weeks to be delivered between Weeks 11 to 15 towards the end of semester.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Online learning resources will be posted on the server.
You are advised to look on the course Blackboard and emails for updates.


Other Resources

You will require a hard drive (at least 1TB) and headphones.Do not purchase a dedicated hard drive until further information in class.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Storyboard
  • Documentation
  • Video editing

Assessment Tasks



To demonstrate competency in the course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. you will receive feedback on all assessment.




Task 1. Story board Exercise & Documentation (Class Exercise) Week 3-4

Task 2. 30 second Genre - Shot Video Edit Week 5

Task 3. Open book Editing Exercise Week 12

Task 4. Completed Chase Video Week 15

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

Results used in this course are as follows:

CA. Competency Achieved

NYC. Not yet competent

DNS. Did not submit


Assessment tasks;

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

Special Consideration - 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 see the RMIT website for further information.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


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