Sound Assistant course free of cost 6 month

Sound Assistant course free of cost 6 month

Brief Job Description:
Individuals at this job are responsible for setting-up/
disassembling sound equipment, aligning sound systems and capturing sounds as
per production requirements, largely under supervision.

Personal Attributes:-
This job requires the individual to know basic principles of
sound and acoustics. The individual must be well-versed with the features and
handling specifications of sound equipment to be able to operate them
effectively during shoots/audio programmes. The individual must be able to
place/move equipment appropriately to ensure that the sound captured meets
expected quality standards, largely under supervision. In case of live shoots, the
individual must know how to operate the boom mic to capture sound/dialogue
unobtrusively with regard to the positioning of the camera/lighting.
 
Set-up, maintain and disassemble sound equipment
Preparing and arranging sound equipment and accessories:-
be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to
PC1. set-up, operate and disassemble sound equipment and accessories in
accordance with requirements and recording schedules and under supervision
of the sound supervisor
PC2. conduct preliminary tests and technical run-throughs to ensure equipment is
in working order (e.g. infiltration from an outdoor recording)
PC3. fit microphones to contributors (artists, performers, field reporters,
commentators etc.) in a way that optimizes sound input
 
Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. the quality and creative standards expected from the end-products and the
various forms they take
KA2. the production/recording dates to ensure the equipment is set up in advance
KA3. the planned layout of sound equipment, including the various origin and
destination points
KA4. the noise floor of the equipment being used
 
Writing Skills:-
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. document the need for sound equipment repair, replacement or any special
requirement
SA2. label and demarcate sound equipment, where required

Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. read recording schedules to ensure that equipment is set-up and ready for use
in accordance with timelines
SA4. read and understand relevant sound documentation including cue sheets,
creative and technical specifications
SA5. read users manuals, handling specifications and safety considerations to aid
the correct use and handling of sound equipment

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA6. collaborate with sound supervisors to understand creative and technical
requirements, and the planned layout of sound equipment
SA7. collaborate with sound supervisors to assess the studio/location properties
and determine the adequacy and suitability of sound equipment/accessories
SA8. conduct technical run-throughs for sound supervisors, recordists and boom
operators to ensure equipment is ready to use
SA9. communicate effectively the correct use of the microphone to contributors
including artists, performers, field reporters and commentators

Professional Skills Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan own work according to the requirements and agreed timelines
SB2. ensure that equipment repair/replacement is carried out prior to the recording
dates

Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. identify any problems/faults in the equipment that could impede the successful
execution of recordings, and resolve them in consultation with the sound
engineers and the production team

Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. determine the impact of the chosen sound equipment on the production and
post-production requirements of sound
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. check that the equipment selected meets project requirements
Align the sound system

Description :
This OS unit is about aligning the sound systems prior to use in the production.
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 matching the interfaces between source and destination level, impedance,
polarity and format, and when needed, synchronization.
 
Matching the interfaces between source and destination level, impedance, polarity and format, and when needed, synchronization:-
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
(The below activities are expected to be performed under supervision. However, small
projects/ routine activities may be performed independently)
PC1. ensure that interfaces between source and destination are matched in level,
impedance, polarity and format
PC2. route the test signal to the correct signal path to enable alignment of the
system
PC3. confirm that the level of test signal is correct for that application
PC4. produce test signals which bear the expected phase relationship to each other
PC5. correctly identify the origin of the received test signals
PC6. assess the test signal accurately for variations in level, phase, and frequency
and response, and log them accurately
 
Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. the quality and creative standards expected from the end-products and the
various forms they take
KA2. relevant production dates and timelines, where appropriate
 
Technical Knowledge:
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. basic principles of sound, acoustics and equipment signal flow
KB2. how to operate a range of sound equipment with regard to electrical and
mechanical safety considerations
KB3. how to operate outdoor (boom mic) and cordless (wireless communication)
sound equipment.
KB4. how to test sound equipment, identify issues/interferences and carry out
adjustments in accordance with requirements
KB5. the features and handling specifications of microphones w.r.t. moisture,
background sound, optimum placement and polarity
KB6. how to use different types of test signals and identifying codes
 
Writing Skills:
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. document the requirements for sound alignment, where required

Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read recording schedules to ensure that testing, alignment etc. occurs in
accordance with timelines
SA3. read and understand relevant sound documentation including cue sheets,
creative and technical specifications
SA4. read users manuals, handling specifications and safety considerations to aid
the correct use and handling of sound equipment

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. collaborate with sound supervisors to understand creative and technical
requirements, and production requirements

Professional Skills Plan and Organize:-
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan work according to the requirements and agreed timelines

Problem Solving :-
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. identify any problems/faults in the equipment that could impede the successful
execution of sound alignment, and resolve them in consultation with the sound
engineers and the production team

Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. select the equipment that will be used throughout the duration of the project
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. check that your own work meets project requirements

Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. have a keen eye for detail and maintain an aesthetic sense towards the final
output

Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. have precise attention to all the details while using different instruments
Writing Skills:
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. document positions and movements to help maneuver the boom/microphone
smoothly during recordings/shoots/retakes

Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read the script and understand the artist’s movements to define the
appropriate positioning for the microphone
SA3. keep up-to-date and knowledgeable about the latest equipment

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. understand sound requirements and quality expectations from the Sound
Supervisor
SA5. liaise with the camera and lighting team to help define the correct positioning
and movement of the boom/microphones
SA6. communicate effectively with contributors

Professional Skills Plan and Organize :
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. plan the movement of the boom/microphone to optimise sound input

Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. anticipate obstructions/issues with the movement of the boom/microphone
and resolve them proactively
SB3. identify disturbances that may arise during sound capturing and make
arrangements to mitigate/eliminate them

Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. appraise the quality of the captured sound w.r.t. the expected quality
standards for the production

Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. manage decision on suitable course of action to meet creative and technical
project requirements

Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. check that the sound captured meets customer/project requirements

Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. have a keen eye for detail and maintain an aesthetic sense towards the final
output
Guidelines for Assessment:
1: Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each
Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay
down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each PC.
2 :The assessment for the theory & Practical part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created
by the AA and approved by SSC.
3:Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate
at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below)
4:Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at
each examination/training center based on this criteria.
5: To pass the Qualification Pack , every trainee should score a minimum of 70% cumulatively (Theory
and Practical).
6:In case of unsuccessful completion, the trainee may seek reassessment on the Qualification Pack