Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4295

Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

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,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to shoot screen material using a single-camera.
Camera operators apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. Their prime responsibility is to capture screen images using a range of video equipment.
Operators in this context generally work under direction but perform all camera, sound and lighting functions. Occasionally they will be assisted by a camera assistant or sound recordist. On occasion, they may be required to assist other camera operators with the movement and handling of cameras and cables.
Mainstream activities include shooting for news and current affairs, short documentaries, and corporate and training videos.
More specialised duties may include the capture of materials for animations and stop-motion animated productions.
Typically camera operators are employed by television stations, production houses or corporate video units. In addition, there is a growing body of camera operators who work on a freelance basis.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM301A Shoot material for screen productions


Element 1    Prepare for shoots

Element 2    Set up on location

Element 3    Set up lighting

Element 4    Position and operate camera to capture shots

Element 5    Manipulate cables and camera positioning

Element 6    Wrap up the shoot.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will shoot material for screen productions.

Overview of Assessment

Complete pre-production and production tasks to shoot a range of television productions and compile shot material for later editing.