Compile music for soundtracks

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CUSSOU505A, 'Compile music for soundtracks'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm scope of soundtrack project

1.1 Liaise with relevant personnel to confirm production values and expectations in relation to the soundtrack

1.2 Confirm role of all personnel involved in compiling the soundtrack for a production, including own role

1.3 Identify factors that may affect the compilation of the soundtrack and plan own work accordingly

2. Determine technical and musical requirements

2.1 Confirm studio arrangements to ensure that all resources are sufficient to meet agreed technical requirements

2.2 Obtain a shot list and music components for the soundtrack and map musical events and duration to film shots

2.3 Assess whether any specific equipment is needed to produce required music score in line with the shot list

2.4 Ensure that required equipment is available on time to meet production requirements

2.5 Check which music components are live and which are to come from other sources and ensure that all components will be available in line with production schedules

3. Compile soundtracks for moving image sequences

3.1 Determine moving image sequences that require theme, incidental or other music

3.2 Establish routines with the director and film editor for viewing, assessing and discussing shot material

3.3 Source, secure and prepare music components for the soundtrack ensuring that copyright requirements are met

3.4 Monitor the acoustic quality of the soundtrack to consistently achieve the required sound

3.5 Incorporate feedback from others on work in progress as required

4. Synchronise music components of soundtracks to moving image sequences

4.1 Identify and observe correct frame rate for video or film to ensure synchronisation between sound and images

4.2 Match music components to screen images or sequences

4.3 Confirm with relevant personnel that the quality of music/sound components aligns with overall production concept and style

4.4 Modify settings or sound quality of musical components in soundtracks according to feedback and other sound elements as required

4.5 Ensure the integrity of timing, sequencing, sound quality and integration with other elements of soundtracks

4.6 Present completed soundtrack to relevant personnel in line with production requirements

5. Evaluate work

5.1 In consultation with relevant personnel identify aspects of the process of compiling music for a soundtrack that worked well and those that could be improved

5.2 Evaluate the quality and success of the music soundtrack in meeting production requirements and planned outcomes

5.3 Evaluate own role in operations and note areas for improvement

5.4 Compare work against previous compositions to assess innovation and the development of techniques and ideas

5.5 Provide feedback to team members on their performance as required

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSSOU505A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS60209 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUS50209 - Diploma of Sound Production
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media