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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Identify and describe formats of digital video
  2. Design digital video
  3. Edit digital video
  4. Present a digital video sequence

Required Skills

Required skills

analytical skills to

analyse documentation and media to inform implementation of video components

interpret briefs work instructions and technical and conceptual information

communication skills to liaise with client

initiative and enterprise skills to provide feedback and recommend the most appropriate technology solutions

literacy and numeracy skills to

develop technical design documents

read briefs work instructions and technical and conceptual information

planning and organisational skills to determine the most appropriate solution

problemsolving skills to recognise and address potential quality issues and problems at design development stage

research skills to find solutions to encountered problems

technical skills to use correct file formats and video editing and postproduction procedures

Required knowledge

contemporary video software


editing conventions

electronic digital language and other terminology


principles of video production and formats

types of cutting

video editing and postproduction techniques

Evidence Required

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 ability to

visualise and interpret creative concepts

apply principles of video editing and production techniques

design compile edit and test digital interactive media incorporating video

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure access to

computer hardware software and file storage

internet access for research purposes

copyright and intellectual property legislation

OHS legislation and enterprise policy

appropriate learning and assessment support when required

modified equipment for people with special needs

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

practical demonstration where direct observation may need to occur on more than one occasion to establish consistency of performance

evaluation of projects reports and logbooks

evaluation of portfolios of evidence that demonstrate the processes used in developing and realising the creative concept

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector workplace and job role is recommended where appropriate

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate and suitable to the communication skill level language literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed

Indigenous people and other people from a nonEnglish speaking background may need additional support

In cases where practical assessment is used it should be combined with targeted questioning to assess required knowledge

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.

Video editing software may include:

wide range of current programs:

Adobe Premier


Digital effects may include:

2-D and 3-D animation

3-D modelling

graphic images

special effects

titles or text

transitions, such as dissolves, fade-ins, fade-outs, supers and subtitles.

Sound may include:


music atmospherics

sound effects.

Visual effects may include:

colour corrections to modify

digital video effects (DVEs) to move and distort

graphic images

keyers to combine


production of optical effects

production of titles

special effects

texture generation to add blur

trackers to follow parts of the picture

transitions, such as dissolves, fade-ins, fade-outs, supers and subtitles.

Interactive media presentation may include:


aspects or sections of film or video production




educational product



information product

live or prerecorded performances

live or prerecorded television productions

music video

promotional product

short film and video

television production of any type

training product.