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.
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)
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|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||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the theory of the relationship between sound and visual imagery through the submission of an analytical research assignment||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|3||create an audio-visual submission focusing on dialogue substitution techniques and related technologies||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|4||create an audio-visual submission focusing on the synchronisation of music or foley/sound FX to a supplied digital video file.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
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