Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART6319C

Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Alex Joseski

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

Alex Joseski

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM301A Shoot material for screen productions


1 Prepare for Shoots

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Participate in pre-production briefings for production and post-production requirements
1.2 Arrange for the necessary equipment and accessories for the shoot
1.3 Safely charge batteries
1.4 Select appropriate capture media for the production and ensure there is enough supply for the production
1.5 Prepare and pack lighting equipment, including gels and cables
1.6 Report significant and minor faults to the appropriate personnel
1.7 Confirm location, shooting schedules and timelines with personnel
1.8 Complete appropriate documentation prior to shoots


2 Set up on Location

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine camera positions and appropriate composition for shots
2.2 Liaise with talent and personnel and collaborate with key crew
2.3 Set up equipment and accessories safely
2.4 Consider requirements for re-positioning equipment
2.5 Ensure cameras and equipment is safely secured
2.6 Label and load capture media and check camera functions
2.7 Position microphones as required and conduct audio check


3 Set up Lighting

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess the quality of light and determine the amount required
3.2 Mount and position lighting equipment safely
3.3 Run lighting cables and connect safely to power sources
3.4 Install gels or diffusion if required
3.5 Select lenses and filters appropriate for the job
3.6 Check and get appropriate camera movements in line with the project requirements
3.7 Shoot and record material, keeping focus throughout


4 Manipulate Cables and Camera Positions

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Participate in meetings and rehearsals
4.2 Communicate with relevant personnel and provide appropriate cues and instructions
4.3 Move cameras and cables without impeding the crew


5 Wrap up the Shoot

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Check and pack equipment safely
5.2 Ensure recorded material is labelled properly with relevant documentation
5.3 Report any faults and leave location in its original state
5.4 Review and Reflect upon performance and what can be improved

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competence of the above elements. The outcomes described in this unit relate to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence at Level 3:

Details of Learning Activities

You learn through:
1. In-class activities -

  • Demonstation and practical application
  • Teacher directed group activities
  • Observation and questioning
  • Group discussion
  • Class Exercises to review discussions
  • Workshops


2. Out-of-class activities:

  • Independent project based work
  • Online and other research
  • Independent study

Teaching Schedule



Week Class content Assessment tasks Elements
1  Introduction to principles of lighting, camera work, framing and crew roles    1
Camera Workshop – Getting to know and handle an ENG camera including functions, set-up and key concepts
Camera Workshop – Exterior Filming and Tripods


4  Checklist Exercise and Pre-production planning for 30 second genre 1-shot genre piece  
Task 1.Camera and Tripod Operations
Natural light - 30 Second Video Shoot (to be filmed during class hours around the vicinity of RMIT)
Task 2. 30 second video shoot.  2,3,4,5
6  Lighting Concepts and Safety including 3-point lighting and other techniques Lecture  Task 3. Essential knowledge quiz.  2,3,4,5
7  Lighting Workshop    2,3,4,5
8  Audio Concepts and camera Set-up    1,2
9  Audio Workshop  Task 4. Audio Piece to Camera Formative Task  1,2
10  Pre-production for Chase Video (Summative) including planning and documentation    1
11  Individual Group Meetings for Chase Video and Final Checks    1
12  Chase Video Filming (to be done during class hours)  Task 5. Chase Video  2,3,4,5
13  Chase Video Filming (to be done during class hours)  Task 5. Chase Video  2,3,4,5
Peer Evaluation of Chase Video Dailies and Feedback
Task 6. Essential knowledge quiz due week 14   1
15  Drama Filming Workshop (Visual Script Breakdown)    1,2,3,4
16  Class Overview and Feedback    

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Online learning resources will be posted on the server. You are advised to look on the course Blackboard for updates.


Other Resources

You will require a hard drive and headphones

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Camera and Tripod Operations
  • video shoot
  • Audio Piece to Camera
  • Essential knowledge quiz

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in the course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment tasks
Task 1. Camera and Tripod Operations . Due week 4
Task 2. 30 second video shoot. Due week 5
Task 3. Essential knowledge quiz Due week 6
Task 4. Audio Piece to Camera Due week 9
Task 5 Chase Sequence. Due week .
Task 6. Essential knowledge quiz due week 14

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Results used in this course are as follows:

CA. competency Achieved
NYC. Not Yet Competent
DNS. Did Not Submit

Assessment Matrix

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