VPA221 Post Production: Vision (8)

This subject develops students' expertise in visual post-production for fictional and non-fictional screen media. It covers the theory and practice of non-linear visual post-production for television, film and other screen mediums. The subject investigates the theory and process of constructing multiple prerecorded visual media clips to create a cohesive high quality screen work with meaning.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have previously completed TVP203 Television Post Production.

Subject Relationships

TVP203 - Similar content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to construct narratives through visual post-production processes;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the technologies and concepts used in visual post-production;
  • be able to apply knowledge of the production pipeline, file formats and workflow necessary to collaborate in a post-production environment;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of local and network storage and their relevance to visual post-production;
  • be able to organise assets, label assets and keep track of assets from ingestion through to audio post production handover;
  • be able to apply screen theory through creative practice; and
  • be able to demonstrate the differences in narrative editing for fictional and non-fictional works.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Screen narrative
  • Organising assets, labelling assets and keeping track of assets from ingestion through to audio post production handover
  • File formats from ingestion to outputs (asset management)
  • Post-production pipelines
  • Off-line editing
  • On-line editing
  • Deliveries for screenings, exporting the AAF, and final deliveries
  • Post production effects
  • Screen theory
  • Editing concepts and conventions

Special Resources

It is expected that students have access to the following:

  • Avid Media Composer software;
  • Additional picture editing software;
  • Networked storage; and
  • Headphones.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.