Course Title: Digital Capture 201

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Capture 201

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Pauline Anastasiou

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1969

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 36 level 2 room 3

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

First year core courses or equivalent

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce you to the way in which professional photographers now use their digital SLR’s to capture moving footage along with stills in their commercial work.

The course focuses on conceptual, creative, design and communication skills required of the professional photographer in the capturing of the moving image as part of a contemporary photographer’s remit.  You will observe and apply an advanced knowledge of digital video camera use, storyboard development, digital editing, sequential and non-sequential narrative and relevant aspects of pre and post production to your work.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  • situate and apply your practice according to your chosen area in the global industry
  • Apply high-level technical skills to work across a range of genres and conditions
  • Solve problems visually and technically
  • Demonstrate leadership skills as a communicator in the cultural, social and industry context

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • analyse and critique the form and structure of various types of the moving image.
  • apply the techniques specific to working with a DSLR in the making of a moving image.
  • capture images using the DSLR with video capabilities.
  • direct and work with a group of people in pre and post production in order to produce an already visualised outcome.

Overview of Learning Activities

Weekly lectures that will involve the viewing, analysis and discussion of the moving image.

Independent practical sessions on location and in the computer labs

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources will be made available in class, on Blackboard and via the course server so that you can upload your specified tasks on to Blackboard on the due dates.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include peer critique and feedback, the production of image based work and technical skills.

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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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