This unit (CUAPOS201) describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic editing functions for screen productions. It applies to individuals responsible for digitising, cutting and logging pre-recorded image and audio content under the direction of an experienced editor. Within clearly defined parameters, they also edit content using the basic functions of editing software.

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 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: - transfer and digitise video content; - prepare vision and sound content segments for editing; - log single images, audio grabs and basic sequences according to enterprise procedures; - edit content using basic functions of editing software, within clearly defined parameters; - take direction and respond to feedback from a supervising editor; - follow procedures for completing workplace documentation, and; - meet work deadlines. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline basic vision and sound editing conventions and techniques; - explain roles of post-production personnel; - outline basic features of digital vision and sound editing software, and; - describe health and safety procedures that apply to using computers and keyboards.

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