Course Title: Shoot a wide range of screen content

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4373 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Title: Shoot a wide range of screen content

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualart@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course you are required to prepare, set up and shoot a wide range of screen content using professional video equipment in a single camera environment. 

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content

Elements:

1. Prepare for shoots

2. Set up shoots

3. Shoot content

4. Wrap up shoots


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be competent in:

  • communication and collaboration skills during shoots work within production deadlines
  • set up, test and disassemble cameras

 


Overview of Assessment

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • communicate and collaborate with production personnel and talent during shoots
  • work within production deadlines 
  • set up, test and disassemble camera, sound and lighting equipment on location
  • safely operate a professional video camera and ancillary equipment
  • apply photographic and composition techniques to capture shots that produce desired visual effect.

 

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

 

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain roles and responsibilities of key personnel involved in shooting screen content
  • describe key creative and technical considerations relevant to shooting screen content in a single camera environment
  • identify typical problems that may arise in the context of shooting a wide range of screen content, and briefly describe solutions
  • explain how cameras and accessories are used to produce different effects
  • explain key framing techniques and principles of shot composition
  • describe key features of different types of light-measuring devices
  • outline basic principles of lighting that apply in the context of shooting content for screen productions
  • describe types of artificial light sources available to camera operators
  • outline work health and safety procedures that apply to shooting on location
  • describe characteristics of microphones commonly used when shooting screen content.

 

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

  • camera equipment and accessories
  • productions which require a range of material to be filmed.

 

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.