CUSSOU403A Perform advanced sound editing

CUSSOU403A Perform advanced sound editing

CUSSOU403A Perform advanced sound editing

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CUSSOU403A Perform advanced sound editing

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform advanced sound editing.

This involves assessing the quality of original recorded sound against production requirements, determining the scope of the sound-editing project, preparing source materials for sound editing, editing sound in line with production requirements, and applying sound effects to enhance the final product.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit

This unit applies to sound editors who edit music and sound effects for film, television, interactive media and music productions as well as to technicians who work in film and sound archives.

This work is undertaken with minimal supervision and guidance. Sound editors at this level could also be responsible for supervising others.

This units builds on the skills covered in the imported unit:

 CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing.

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units

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Employability Skills Information

Employability skills This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Prepare for sound editing 1. Participate in pre-production meetings with relevant

personnel to discuss production requirements and

procedures

2. Check that necessary copyright releases have been organised

3. Consider the impact of different release sound formats when planning editing work

4. Check sound equipment to ensure it is operational and appropriate for the task

5. Prepare a team work plan as required and brief relevant personnel accordingly

6. Obtain original sound sources and assess their quality against production requirements

7. Check any documentation in the receipt and preparation of original recordings and copies for productions

8. Advise where sound sources do not meet quality and production requirements and propose options to resolve issues as required

9. Anticipate problems that may arise during the editing process and plan accordingly

Edit complex sound sequences

10. Check the format of all sound sources, ensuring it is compatible with editing software, equipment and media output

11. Critically listen to sound sources to determine the extent and range of required edits

12. Manipulate editing software and equipment to produce required outcomes and to resolve identified problems

13. Work sensitively and constructively with relevant personnel to achieve best production outcomes

Create overall sound context

Finalise editing

14. Determine the purpose for which sound is being used in productions

15. Identify, select and/or produce appropriate sound effects or elements

16. Apply knowledge and understanding of sonic lexicon to enhance final creative outcomes

17. Note sound effects and elements on spotting sheets

18. Incorporate sound effects and elements to meet creative requirements

19. Participate in spotting sessions with relevant personnel

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ELEMENT operations

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

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20. Ensure that final files are in the correct format

21. Manage the quality check of the final sound mix in line with enterprise procedures and production requirements

22. Archive edited audio files and complete associated documentation according to enterprise procedures

23. Ensure that work environment is left clean and ready for the next user

24. In collaboration with support personnel, organise and maintain sound effects libraries for future productions

25. Provide feedback to other team members as required

26. Evaluate own performance against technical and creative criteria and note areas for improvement

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Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills

 communication and teamwork skills sufficient to:

 work collaboratively with project team personnel and sound-production personnel provide feedback to project personnel on appropriate editing techniques

 provide critical feedback on problems with technical quality of masters and condition of equipment literacy skills sufficient to:

 log and label recorded material accurately note sound effects on spotting sheets

 read and interpret an edit decision list (EDL) numeracy skills sufficient to calculate duration and capacity of media at various speed/sample rates initiative and enterprise skills in the context of:

 finding creative solutions to sound-editing challenges applying critical-listening skills to analyse sound recordings and finding solutions to creative and/or technical problems learning skills sufficient to maintain currency of knowledgeof editing software and equipment upgrades planning and organisational skills sufficient to:

 prioritise work tasks

 meet deadlines locate sound effects problem-solving skills sufficient to promptly and effectively rectify sound defects, system failures and mechanical breakdowns technology skills sufficient to:

 use a variety of sound-editing equipment and software on both PC and MAC operating systems manage file systems make regular backups

Required knowledge

 principles of sonic storytelling, e.g. using sound (or silence) to:

 focus attention

 intensify action set pace

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REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

 set mood

 evoke feelings well-developed understanding of psychoacoustic principles, including:

 spatial hearing direct sound

 early sound

 reverberant sound studio and control room design

 ergonomics well-developed understanding of audio principles, including: frequency

 pitch amplitude loudness velocity wavelength

 acoustical phase timbre

 sound envelope intellectual property implications in relation to sound design picture and sound synchronisation, including: time codes frame rates sample rates

 clock leader 2 pips principles and techniques of sound editing, including:

 manipulating sound to achieve technical and creative outcomes using effects to achieve a range of functional sound requirements

 eliminating audible defects

 compatibility of different digital standards identification/logging requirements

 file formats, technical standards and compression issues and challenges that typically arise in the context of performing complex sound edits

OHS principles of: safe listening, including safeguards against hearing loss using a computer and keyboard for periods of time

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Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment

Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate

competency in this unit

Context of and specific resources for

assessment

Assessment must ensure:

 access to current industry-standard equipment as listed in the range statement use of culturally appropriate processes, and techniques appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of learners and the work being performed.

Method of assessment The following assessment methods are appropriate for this unit:

 observation of candidate undertaking complex sound edits, including the incorporation of sound effects direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by candidate authenticated recordings of material edited by the candidate case studies and scenarios as a basis for discussing issues and challenges that arise in the context of complex sound editing.

Guidance information for

assessment

Evidence of the ability to:

 use all features of a range of current industry sound-editing software and equipment make critical editing decisions that enhance the quality and impact of the final sound incorporate a range of sound effects into the final mix work cooperatively in a team environment meet deadlines.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

 CUSSOU404A Edit dialogues.

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Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Relevant personnel may include:

Production requirements and

procedures may include:

 performer composer sound supervisor supervising sound editor preservation supervisor archivist effects editor effects mixer sound mixer recordist re-recording mixer audio assistant audio and sound engineer director producer post-production picture editor post-production manager program manager sound designer. creative technical file formats agreement on file naming structures work flow after capture prerelease screenings to check quality of sound mix technical checks spotting sessions attributions audience budget confidentiality content

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RANGE STATEMENT

Release sound formats may include:

Equipment may include:

Sound sources may include:

 contractual arrangements copyright deadlines direct quotes duration intellectual property interviews location purpose schedule style.

IMAX multichannel system

5.1 surround sound:

 cinema television

4-track Dolby stereo

2-track stereo internet games radio.

 digital audio workstation (DAW) with software, such as:

Pro Tools

Nuendo

Pyramix

Fairlight

Sound Forge

Adobe Audition

Final Cut Pro

 mixing consoles outboard gear, such as:

 re-verb unit sub-base harmoniser

Avid

EDL software de-esser compressor. dialogues and voice-overs special effects

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RANGE STATEMENT

Documentation may include:

Production may include:

Format may include:

 music walla ambient sound atmospheric sound foley. pre-mix scripts mixing sheets track sheets de-noising documents cue sheets dubbing sheets queries notes manuals. commercial print advertisement corporate video feature film and/or video filmed event and/or performance interactive media product internet production electronic game production music recording and/or video promotional trailer radio broadcast short film and/or video television program training film and/or video oral histories voice-over.

 audio/sound, such as:

 DAT

AIF (AIFF)

WAV

 broadcast WAV format (BWF)

WMA

MIDI

OGG advanced audio coding (AAC)

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RANGE STATEMENT

Media may include:

Manipulating editing software may include:

Purpose may include:

Apple Lossless

 magnetic tape

Real Audio

QuickTime

MP3 computerised data. radio video

CD

DVD

DAT computer hard drive internet mobile device film.

 adjusting and normalising audio levels inserting:

 transitions sound effects music voice-overs overlays manipulating audio clips, such as:

 cutting

 pasting copying

 moving

 splitting. breaking the screen plane defining space focusing attention establishing locale creating environment emphasising action intensifying action depicting identity setting pace providing counterpoint creating humour

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RANGE STATEMENT

Producing sound effects may involve:

Sonic lexicon may refer to genres, such as:

Work environment may include:

 symbolising meaning creating metaphor unifying transition creating silence. creating and synchronising effects in a post-production studio recording during shooting collecting in the field generating effects electronically. silent film natural history drama productions animation comedy horror. dubbing theatre on location, including interior and exterior outside broadcast post-production studio recording studio sound stage cultural institution archive.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector

Competency field

Competency field Media and entertainment production - audio/sound

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Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units

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