This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to edit sound material to meet production requirements. This involves assessing the quality of source materials, preparing source materials for sound editing, making technically accurate sound edits, and applying sound effects to enhance the final product.

It applies to individuals who work as part of a production team to edit sound material for a range of productions. It also applies to individuals working in film and sound archives. Individuals work with minimal supervision and guidance, and may supervise others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
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 competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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: - edit sound material and create final mix for productions; - incorporate appropriate sound effects into final mix; - work collaboratively as part of a production team within set deadlines; - use the features of a range of industry current sound editing software and equipment in line with production requirements and industry standards.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain the different purposes for which sound is used in productions; - explain the copyright implications that relate to sound editing; - explain the main principles and techniques of sound editing; - explain the issues and challenges that typically arise when editing sound material, and how to address them; - explain the work health and safety (WHS) procedures and principles that relate to sound editing.

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