This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for basic digital sound editing.

Unit details

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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: - prepare and edit audio content to meet creative and technical production requirements; - use editing software and equipment proficiently, manipulating and applying effects where required; - digitise audio content in compatible formats; - assess and optimise quality of sound sequences; - accurately mark, log, document and archive edited sequences, and; - seek feedback from others to improve own technical and creative performance.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe a range of digital formats compatible with various editing processes, platforms and equipment; - outline procedures to log and document edited sequences; - outline typical challenges that arise collecting and organising content for broadcast and publication, and how to handle these; - identify characteristics of sound that can be manipulated to achieve high quality output, and; - outline work health and safety requirements for working with sound.

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