Edit dialogue

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 CUSSOU404A, 'Edit dialogue'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Edit dialogue' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Clarify project requirements

1.1 Assess the quality of the original recorded dialogue and sound against creative and technical production requirements

1.2 Identify which sound and dialogue are acceptable, borderline and/or not acceptable through discussion with relevant personnel

1.3 Determine creative and technical adjustments to dialogue and sound that are needed to meet the requirements of the brief

1.4 Establish a timeline for completing the dialogue and sound-editing process to ensure production requirements are met

1.5 Anticipate problems that may arise in the process of completing work and plan accordingly

2. Prepare to edit dialogue

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

2.2 Resolve technical faults and problems in line with workplace procedures

2.3 Ensure that file systems are set up in a logical way and that relevant personnel have access to them

2.4 Prepare work copies in quantity to meet ongoing production requirements

2.5 Undertake all activities according to OHS procedures

2.6 Check and complete documentation in line with enterprise procedures

3. Clean up dialogue

3.1 Provide advice to relevant personnel on requirements for automated dialogue replacement (ADR)

3.2 Ensure that sync FX are stripped from the dialogue as required

3.3 Clean up the sync sounds to ensure all dialogue and sound edits fit together smoothly

3.4 Find alternative takes as required and determine which takes need to be re-recorded to ensure that the quality of final sound mix meets production requirements

3.5 Oversee the recording of post-sync dialogue and sound as required, ensuring relevant personnel have copies of the appropriate documentation

3.6 Make regular backups of files to ensure that work in progress can be retrieved if computer equipment malfunctions

3.7 Recognise potential problems with the creative and technical quality of edited material and adjust as required in consultation with relevant personnel

3.8 Present final edit to relevant personnel for evaluation against creative, technical and production criteria

4. Complete work operations

4.1 Ensure track layout is legible, consistent and clearly indicates the range of different dialogue and sound

4.2 Ensure the edit master copy is delivered in the correct format

4.3 Organise duplication of the master copy, as required

4.4 Store relevant versions of edited material according to enterprise procedures

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

5. Evaluate work

5.1 In consultation with relevant personnel identify aspects of the process of editing dialogue that worked well and those that could be improved

5.2 Review creative content and technical quality of edited material to ensure that required standards were met

5.3 Evaluate own role in operations and note areas for improvement

5.4 Provide feedback to team members on their performance as required

5.5 Document evaluation of operations in line with enterprise procedures and use results of evaluation to improve own work practices

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU404A 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
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media