This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement systems and processes to manage media assets for screen productions and projects.

It applies to individuals working in large enterprises on projects or productions that require a wide range of media assets. They work directly with the creators of audio, video and graphic assets to ensure the asset management system accommodates their needs. They set up conventions for file naming, sourcing, sorting and storing formal documents and media assets. Though reporting to a producer or manager, they work with a fair degree of autonomy.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - develop processes and systems for the organisation and filing of formal documents and media assets; - use information tracking and repository systems to meet project requirements; - produce and accurately update records; - archive assets from completed projects with suitable ongoing access conditions, and; - provide clear directions to users of the processes and systems. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in creating and managing media assets for screen and media projects; - explain the relationship between creative aspects of screen and media projects and the process of managing media assets; - identify typical problems with implementing media asset management systems, and briefly describe solutions; - explain the requirements for maintaining copyright and permissions requirements, and; - describe features of file and resource repository systems.

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