WSQ Determine Requirements and Direct Sound Operations

SSG Course Ref No.: CRS-Q-0020268-CI / Funding Validity Period: 1 Jul 2017 - 30 Apr 2020

This unit may be taken as part of the WSQ Diploma in Film & TV (Audio Engineering).


Master the processes for achieving high-quality sound recording, editing, mixing and post-production operations and practice for video and film productions alike. 



Master the processes for achieving high-quality sound recording, editing, mixing and postproduction operations and practice for video and film productions alike. The skills include assessing the characteristics of each sound source, including stereo and multi-channel sources, identifying and explaining creative possibilities for achieving the sound balance; identifying options for meeting artistic, technical and production requirements, and agreeing upon options for optimising simultaneous balance; synchronising when different types of camera formats are used when recording sync sound; understanding how synchronisation works, and how to maintain long term synchronisation; developing and maintaining detailed records and explaining technical issues to others.


Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the characteristics of each individual sound source and note the nuances to create sound balance, to meet the needs of the production
  • Identify suitable options to optimize sound balance that meet the artistic, technical and production requirements
  • Synchronize sound and picture, from different types of camera formats, to meet the needs of the production
  • Maintain detailed records and a copy of the original video footage to ensure fully compliant synchronization throughout the entire production
  • Master and delivery of final mix to meet the specified technical requirements of the production


Who Should Attend

Sound Designers, Sound Editors, Audio Post Production Mixers, Re-reording Engineers, Foley Editors


(Duration) Date

(49 Hours) 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28, 30 April, 5, 9, 12 and 14 May 2020

Registration Closing Date: 12 March 2020



7:00pm to 10:00pm (Weekdays)

10:00am to 5:00pm (Saturdays)


Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Application Fee: S$53.50 -Waived-


Course Type: Category A

SSG Funding* (70%)

MCES or ETS Funding* (90%)

WTS Funding* (95%)

Full Course Fee S$4,000.00 S$4,000.00 S$4,000.00
SSG Funding (S$2,800.00) (S$2,800.00) (S$2,800.00)
Nett Course Fee S$1,200.00 S$1,200.00 S$1,200.00
7% GST S$84.00 S$84.00 S$84.00
Total Fee Payable S$1,284.00 S$1,284.00 S$1,284.00
Additional Funding (S$0.00) (S$800.00) (S$1,000.00)
Nett Fee Payable S$1,284.00 S$484.00 S$284.00

*SkillsFuture Funding (SSG Funding), Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES Funding), Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETS Funding), Workfare Training Support Scheme (WTS Funding) - Fundings from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) are applicable to Singapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on funding available, click here


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