Coordinate location sound recording

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



1. Clarify recording requirements

1.1 Participate in pre-production meetings with relevant personnel to determine scope of recording required

1.2 Plan recording with reference to scripts and other production documentation

1.3 Organise script extracts for sound recordists as required

1.4 Visit all locations to identify issues or problems that might arise in the context of recording sound and plan accordingly

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

1.6 Ensure the selection of sound equipment and accessories meets production requirements

2. Prepare for location recording

2.1 Ensure recording devices have sufficient capacity for expected duration of recordings

2.2 Ensure adequate supply of consumables is available for duration of sound recordings

2.3 Check that sound equipment and accessories are in working order prior to shoots

2.4 Negotiate with relevant personnel prior to shoots to ensure that recorded sound will meet post-production requirements

2.5 Ensure that sound equipment and accessories are rigged according to safety, and technical and production requirements

3. Monitor location sound recording

3.1 Participate in technical run-throughs or rehearsals to determine optimum positioning of boom and other microphones for recording dialogue and sound effects

3.2 Monitor the quality of sound being recorded and request additional takes as required

3.3 Provide advice to and supervise sound recordists as required

4. Finalise sound-recording operations

4.1 Ensure that recordings are saved in the appropriate format and logged/filed in line with organisational procedures

4.2 Ensure that safety copies or backups are made in line with organisational procedures

4.3 Ensure that sound equipment and accessories are de-rigged, checked and cleaned appropriately

4.4 Ensure that locations are clean and restored to their pre-recording condition

4.5 Provide feedback to team members as required

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU407A 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