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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

This unit explores audio-visual synchronisation specifically related to audio for film and visual data file formats, in both the analog and digital domains. Past, present and future synchronisation technologies and practices are explored with the major focus on digital integration of audio and visual media synchronisation in current creative contexts. Practical workshops will be conducted on the utilisation of sound FX, dialogue replacement and music composition in multimedia presentations.

Unit content

Module A History and the technology of synchronisation

Topic 1. Overview of the history Need for time-code
Topic 2. Magnetic film & video technology, Dolby, Timecode LTC and VITC, dropframe, PAL, NTSC, EDL,  controllers and synchronisers
Topic 3. Computer synchronisation, ProTools, Avid, post conform OMF, Final Cut, iDVD, iMovie, Quicktime, compression standards, data storage and transmission

Module B Theory of sound and visual image

Topic 1. Categories of visual image and music
Topic 2. Role of music in filmTopic 3. Collaborative processes in screen and multimedia projects
Topic 4. Analytical techniques in determining the creative outcomes of Multimedia and screen audiovisual collaborations

Module C Lab classes for practical aspect (12 weeks)

Music program specifics as it relates to synchronisation (5 × 1 labs)
Music/FX/Foley (1 × 1 labs)

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the history and technology employed in the creative synchronisation of audio and visual data
2 demonstrate an understanding of the theory of the relationship between sound and visual imagery through the submission of an analytical research assignment
3 create an audio-visual submission focusing on dialogue substitution techniques and related technologies
4 create an audio-visual submission focusing on the synchronisation of music or foley/sound FX to a supplied digital video file.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the history and technology employed in the creative synchronisation of audio and visual data
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the theory of the relationship between sound and visual imagery through the submission of an analytical research assignment
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  3. create an audio-visual submission focusing on dialogue substitution techniques and related technologies
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  4. create an audio-visual submission focusing on the synchronisation of music or foley/sound FX to a supplied digital video file.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6: