Perform advanced sound editing

Formats and tools

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUSSOU403A, 'Perform advanced sound editing'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for sound editing

1.1 Participate in pre-production meetings with relevant personnel to discuss production requirements and procedures

1.2 Check that necessary copyright releases have been organised

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

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

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

1.6 Obtain original sound sources and assess their quality against production requirements

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

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

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

2. Edit complex sound sequences

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

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

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

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

3. Create overall sound context

3.1 Determine the purpose for which sound is being used in productions

3.2 Identify, select and/or produce appropriate sound effects or elements

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

3.4 Note sound effects and elements on spotting sheets

3.5 Incorporate sound effects and elements to meet creative requirements

4. Finalise editing operations

4.1 Participate in spotting sessions with relevant personnel and make adjustments to mix as required

4.2 Ensure that final files are in the correct format

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

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

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

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

4.7 Provide feedback to other team members as required

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS40209 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
  • CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF40207 - Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media