Course Title: Shoot television content in a multi-camera environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4295

Course Title: Shoot television content in a multi-camera environment

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Progam Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by camera operators participating in multi-camera productions.Generally they work as members of a team and under the direction of a floor manager or director.The programs may be studio-based or outside broadcasts. Typical productions include drama, comedy, light entertainment, concerts, sport, news and current affairs and audience forums. Cameras may be in fixed positions, on pedestals or hand-held.

Camera operators work collaboratively and creatively with other members of a production team, including producers, directors, technical producers and talent. They can be employed by television networks or production houses, or work as freelancers on assignment.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C4295 Certificate IV in Screen and Media. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM402A Shoot television content in a multi-camera environment


1. Plan shots and camera

2. Set up for shoots.

3. Shoot content.

4. Wrap up shoots.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will also have demonstrated :

• the ability to work within production deadlines and to shoot television content in a multi-camera environment
• the ability to contribute creative interpretations and ideas in the context of planning shots to meet production requirements
• a collaborative approach to work, including ability to work under direction
• knowledge and application of photographic principles.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through the completion of pre-production and production tasks to shoot a range of television productions. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.