Course Title: Shoot a wide range of television content

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4197

Course Title: Shoot a wide range of television content

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2011

Course Contact: Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by a camera-person who usually works without supervision to shoot television content using professional video equipment. The person undertakes the preparation and technical aspects of a shoot, including camera, sound and lights.
On occasion, the camera-person works with a sound recordist or lighting technician and may coordinate their operations. Other duties may include manipulation of cameras, e.g. on dolly tracks and cable control.
Program styles covered by this unit include news and current affairs, corporate videos, coverage of events and relatively complex documentary materials. Typically the camera person contributes creatively to outcomes and works collaboratively with producers or directors, either as an employee of a production house or as a freelancer on assignment.
The competency VART5931 Shoot A Wide Range Of Television Content is taught alongside VART5930C Edit Screen For A Fast Turnaround

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit

The competency VART5931 Shoot A Wide Range Of Television Content is taught in conjunction with VART5930C Edit Screen For A Fast Turnaround.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM401A Shoot a wide range of television content


1 Prepare for shoots

2 Set up shoots

3 Shoot content.

4 Wrap up shoots.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to apply creative camera techniques to a range of media productions.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will involve practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group projects.

This course will be delivered and assessed in conjunction with Edit screen content for fast turnaround – CUFPOS401A