• CUFPOS201A - Perform basic vision and sound editing

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CUFPOS201A
Perform basic vision and sound editing

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: September 2018


Editing assistants apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. Under the direction of an editor or senior editor, they are responsible for digitising, cutting and logging pre-recorded image and audio content. Editors then take this material and complete the editing process.

Within clearly defined parameters, editing assistants are also responsible for editing content using the basic functions of editing software.

More complex skills associated with digital editing are covered in:

CUFPOS401A Edit screen content for fast turnaround.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform basic editing functions in relation to film, television and interactive media productions.

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

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.




Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

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

Evidence of the following is essential:

systematic preparation of content segments for editing from source video or film

correct identification and logging of single images, audio grabs and basic sequences

ability to transfer and digitise video and film materials

collaborative approach to work

attention to detail

ability to work to deadlines.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

access to a range of pre-recorded films and videos

availability of a range of editing facilities - non-broadcast and broadcast

exposure to a range of computer software for editing and documentation of image and audio

access to appropriate learning and assessment support when required

use of culturally appropriate processes and techniques appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of learners and the work being performed.

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance

evaluation of a range of material prepared, logged and edited by the candidate in response to instructions received from a supervising editor

written or verbal questioning to test knowledge as listed in the required skills and knowledge section of this unit.

Guidance information for assessment

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

CUFDIG301A Prepare video assets

CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing

CUFSOU301A Prepare audio assets.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

communication, teamwork and organisational skills sufficient to:

arrange film, television and interactive media content logically and accurately

liaise with relevant production personnel, e.g. editors, directors

understand and follow instructions as required

technical skills sufficient to:

edit simple image and audio sequences and segments, including dialogue

digitise pre-recorded content, e.g. film, analogue video

follow relevant file management protocols for specified operating systems

self-management skills sufficient to:

prioritise work tasks

meet deadlines

seek expert assistance when problems arise

literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to:

identify and label accurately source materials and copies

implement and record time codes and timings

document image and sound components, e.g. completion of logging sheets

Required knowledge

familiarity with basic picture and sound editing conventions and techniques

industry knowledge, including:

roles and responsibilities of post-production personnel

basic understanding of the features and capabilities of facilities and equipment for sound editing and broadcast

working knowledge of a range of editing software and equipment

OHS requirements as they apply to use of computers and keyboards

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.

Technical and creative requirements may include:

ADR (additional dialogue recording)

audio levels

break in control track

colour bars

drop-outs

film leaders

graphics

production style

quality of image/sound

rushes

script materials

sequences, e.g.:

vision cuts

sound editing, e.g. dialogue

voice-over

music

sync marks

tape black

time codes.

Productions may include:

animated productions

commercials

documentaries

feature films

filmed events or performances

music video

pre-recorded television productions

short films

television productions, e.g. music, drama, comedy, variety, sport.

Editing may include:

computerised data

digital non-linear

film

linear

off-line

online

video.

Production personnel may include:

assistant editor

CGI (computer generated imagery) personnel

designers

director

director of photography

editing suite personnel

editor

floor manager

laboratory personnel

music composer

picture editing personnel

producer

production designer

production manager

sound editing personnel

sound effects personnel

technical director

other technical/specialist staff.

Source materials may include:

CDs

DVDs

film

graphics

internet

mini disks (MDs)

stills

tape (analogue; camera, digital)

work prints

work tapes.

Documentation may include:

assembly order

budgets

call/running sheets

camera reports

computer generated

continuity reports

contracts

EDLs (edit decision lists)

fault reports

hire agreements

list of sequences with relevant shot numbers

logging sheets

manually written

manufacture schedules

manufacturer specifications/instructions

marked-up scripts

marked-up transcripts

memos of instruction

operational/project plan

production schedules

scripts

sound reports

sound sheets, e.g.:

time-code log sheets for location sound recordings

wild-line and sound effects log sheets.

Medium may include:

computer disk, e.g. CD/DVD

film of any gauge, e.g.:

16 mm

35 mm

super 35 mm

70 mm

mini disk

sound

video of any format, e.g.:

miniDV

DVCam

Betacam

SP and digital Betacam

VHS/SVHS

vision.

Storage and memory may include:

disk space (hard, optical, floppy)

film duplicates

flash memory, e.g. USB drives

solid state, e.g. RAM.

Formats may include:

audio/sound, e.g.:

DAT

AIFF

WAV

MIDI

MP3

magnetic tape

computerised data

film of any gauge

graphics

stills

video of any format, e.g.:

DVC

VHS

Beta

HDTV

AVI

MPEG.

Software may include:

Adobe Premiere Pro

Avid Liquid Pro

Final Cut Pro

Ulead MediaStudio Pro.

Hardware may include:

computers, e.g. PC, Macintosh, Avid

DVD/CD player

edit controllers, e.g. Lightworks

external hard drives

iPod

source and record machines, e.g. Beta, VHS, DAT

Steenbeck

video machines/recorders.

Editing facilities may include:

digital non-linear, e.g. Mac G5, Avid

editing bins

linear, e.g. Steenbeck, Beta, VHS

off-line

online

pic sync

rewinders

synchronisers

viewers.

Consumable materials may include:

audio tape

computer disks

DVDs

film cans

labels

marking pens

video/DVD cases

viewer globes.

Shots may include:

bird's eye

close-ups

cutaways

high-angle, low-angle

long shot, mid shot

medium close-ups

noddy

pans

reverses

tilts

two shot

wide shots

wide-angle.

Log may include:

can ID

counter reading

drop-outs/faults

in point

out point

shot descriptions

tape ID

time code

timings.

Time codes may include:

burned-in code

clapperboard/slate

frame rates

genlock

keyed-in code

LTC (longitudinal time code)

SMPTE/EBU

synchronisers

time-code rates

VITC (vertical interval time code).

Items to be noted in edit decision lists may include:

composition

coverage

dialogue

effects transitions, e.g.:

wipes

dissolves

fades

use of graphics

frame ratio and rate

framing

glitches, faults, drop-outs

music

pacing

script changes

soundtrack

special effects

tempo - duration of shots and segments

timing.

Software functions may include:

adjusting audio levels

inserting:

transitions

sound effects

music

voice-overs

basic titles and captions

still images

overlays

manipulating still images, e.g.:

panning

zooming

manipulating video and audio clips, e.g.:

cutting

pasting

copying

moving

splitting.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Clarify technical and creative requirements for production and online editing in consultation with relevant production personnel 
Obtain and label source materials and keep in a safe, clean location with appropriate documentation 
Organise transfer of source materials to appropriate medium where necessary 
Check that sufficient storage and memory is available to meet content resolution requirements 
Assess source materials for technical and creative quality and arrange for remedial action where problems are identified 
Digitise content according to specified formats and burn time code where applicable, ensuring format is compatible with available software and hardware 
Align, synchronise and organise uncut images and sound in preparation for evaluation and editing 
In consultation with relevant production personnel, finalise list of shots required for the edit and the method for logging them 
Check editing facilities are operational and arrange for faults or problems to be resolved according to enterprise procedures 
Obtain required editing consumable materials and ensure sufficient supplies are available to meet editing schedules 
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 
Identify required shots and sequences from source materials and catalogue them in the agreed way 
Log selected edits with reference to time codes and shot descriptions according to enterprise procedures 
Use a batch digitise list to digitise selected sequences according to relevant documentation and consistent with technical and creative requirements 
Create edit decision lists (EDLs) according to instructions from relevant production personnel 
Organise and save selected materials according to overall editing requirements 
Finalise logging sheets and submit EDLs to relevant production personnel by the agreed deadline 
Use software functions to assemble sequences according to EDLs and within time constraints 
Review edited sequences to evaluate quality and content and to identify problems 
Manipulate the editing software to solve identified problems and seek expert advice if required 
Submit sequences to relevant production personnel for feedback according to enterprise procedures 
Amend sequences as required and save in appropriate format 
Ensure source materials, selected materials and back-up copies are stored securely and labelled correctly 
Complete required documentation, noting variations and issues from original instructions 
Leave workstation in original or improved condition, ensuring there has been no adverse impact on site 

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