Perform basic sound editing

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Prepare for editing sound

1. In consultation with relevant production personnel, clarify editing requirements, including creative and technical expectations of productions

2. Obtain and label source materials and additional materials as required and keep them in a safe, clean location with appropriate documentation

3. Organise transfer of source materials to appropriate equipment where necessary, ensuring sufficient digital storage capacity is available

4. Check editing equipment is operational and suited to the designated editing processes and according to enterprise procedures

5. Organise additional equipment and consumables needed to minimise interruptions during the editing process

6. If required, obtain sign-off to proceed with edits

Assemble sequences for editing

7. Digitise audio content and additional sound materials in the specified format, ensuring format is compatible with available software and editing equipment

8. Monitor digital output and arrange for problems to be fixed where necessary

9. Identify sound edit positions using appropriate documentation and optimise quality where applicable

10. Log and assess sound sequences according to production requirements and arrange digital back-up copies as insurance against editing errors

11. Consider how materials may be edited efficiently to meet technical and creative criteria

Edit sound sequences

12. Edit audio sequences according to production requirements and accurately document details of each edited sound sequence

13. Generate an appropriate track list to facilitate subsequent stages of sound mixing processes

14. Accurately chart positions and durations of sound sequences, noting requirements for transitions where applicable

15. Apply effects and digital enhancements to maximise creative outcomes of sound sequences according to production requirements

16. Manipulate editing software and equipment to produce required sequences and to resolve identified problems

17. Seek feedback on work in progress from relevant production personnel and refine edits as required

18. Submit final edits by the agreed deadline in accordance with enterprise procedures

Finalise sound edits

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

20. Advise relevant production personnel of editing equipment requiring maintenance and leave workstation in original or improved condition

21. Participate in post-production debriefing sessions as required

22. Evaluate own performance against technical and creative criteria and discuss with colleagues where appropriate

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFSOU204A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS30109 - Certificate III in Music
  • CUS20109 - Certificate II in Music
  • CUS30209 - Certificate III in Technical Production
  • CUF20107 - Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media