Course Title: Camera and Lighting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Camera and Lighting

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




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RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet1 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Martino Cipriani

Course Coordinator Phone: N/A

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: VNSGS

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed your Year One Technical studio courses before you commence this course. 

COMM2824 Editing and Grading 
COMM2826 Capturing Image 
COMM2825 Sound: Design and Context 

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

Course Description

In this course you will use single and multiple cameras in a studio environment in order to realise wider storytelling opportunities. You will learn the dynamic spatial relationship between cameras, subjects and lighting in order to lead the audience’s engagement with subject, dialogue, action and scene. You will plan, execute and evaluate a complex scenario that reflects current industry practice for digital film and video projects.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In the course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

PLO3: Develop narratives and screenplays and achieve storytelling outcomes for digital film and video 
PLO4: Select and use contemporary tools, methods and approaches to envision, develop and produce digital film and video work 
PLO5: Communicate with a range of stakeholders to plan, organise, execute and evaluate team-based and self-managed digital film and video projects 
PLO6: Apply critical and creative thinking skills and use self-reflection to develop ethical and professional capabilities 

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to: 

  1. Configure cameras and studio spaces for multiple camerawork. 
  2. Plan and execute multiple camera shoots in a studio environment and reflect on outcomes. 
  3. Demonstrate technical competence in the planning and execution of projects involving multiple cameras, subjects and lighting. 

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage in studio-based work to acquire and apply camera and lighting techniques to support specific episodic content production outcomes (see co-requisite). This will involve demonstrated use of relevant technologies and application of technique in guided exercises and tasks relevant to the co-requisite course.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to technical resources such as camera, lighting, sound recording equipment and editing tools, as well as studio-based learning spaces.  You will be provided with diverse learning and teaching resources, including web-based resources, library collections, and online learning content. You will also be provided with a range of educational support services, including peer-led academic mentoring, tutorials, and internship and mobility support services. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment Tasks

Test scenarios -  30%. Addresses CLOs 1,3.
Complex scenario - 40%. Addresses CLOs 2,3. 
Critical reflection and analysis - 30%. Addresses CLO 2.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.