Record sound on location

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUASOU410, 'Record sound on location'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for location recording

1.1 Interpret production documentation to determine recording requirements in consultation with relevant people

1.2 Check sound equipment and accessories are in working order prior to shoot

1.3 Check that sufficient consumables are available for duration of shoot

2. Prepare equipment on location

2.1 Rig sound equipment and accessories according to safe work practices and production requirements

2.2 Attach radio or clip microphones to actors’ clothing as required

2.3 Participate in technical run-throughs or rehearsals to determine optimum positioning of boom and microphone for recording shots

2.4 Confirm run up time is sufficient and synchronisation codes are referenced to allow stable sound recording

3. Capture dialogue

3.1 Move boom according to scripted shots, and respond to direction

3.2 Follow actions and anticipate movements of performers, ensuring boom is unobtrusive and does not generate unwanted noise

3.3 Monitor sound through headphones to confirm unwanted sounds are not being captured

3.4 Communicate appropriately with relevant people, with minimal disruption to operations

3.5 Correct equipment failures with minimal disruption to operations

4. Capture sound effects

4.1 Record background location sound for use in post-production

4.2 Place multiple microphones in appropriate positions to capture sound perspective of effects being recorded

4.3 Listen to recorded sound and re-record as required to meet production requirements

5. Finalise sound recording operations

5.1 Label, log and file sound recording according to production requirements and organisational procedures

5.2 Create and save master and backup copies of dialogue, sound files and sound recordings in required format

5.3 De-rig, check and clean sound equipment and accessories according to safety and production requirements

5.4 Clean work environment after use and restore to pre-recording condition

5.5 Evaluate own performance and note areas for improvement