Course Title: Develop and Implement a Camera Plan

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5679C

Course Title: Develop and Implement a Camera Plan

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6056 - Advanced Diploma of Screen

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course offers the skills and knowledge required to interpret a creative brief and develop and implement a camera plan.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM02A Develop and Implement a Camera Plan

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Students will  participate in presentations,  discussion, practical demonstrations and exercises to develop skills and knowledge.

Teaching Schedule

no.                           class

1. Orientation                   
2. Introduction to cinematography, Film vs Video,
3. Industry overview, Camera operation & principles.
4. Lenses, Depth of field, Light meters.
5. Exposure, filters.
6. Camera loading, Camera care, Lighting, Colour temperature, Film Latitude.
7. Lighting ratios, Stock & lighting tests, Sync demonstration.
8. Acquisition format comparisons, Film laboratory,  Film stocks, Logging, Ratios.
9. Camera workshop.
10. Theory, Pre-production,  Production pathways, Camera Dept ,  Shoot protocols.
11. Cinematography practical exercise.
12. Kodak presentation (To Be Confirmed).
13. Film Laboratory visit (To Be Confirmed).
14. Practical cinematography exercises.
15. Practical cinematography exercises.
16. Practical cinematography exercises.
17. Analysis and review of practical exercises and tests,
18. Advanced cinematography, Visual styles, Review. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources


Title:          American cinematographer manual /edited by Stephen H. Burum.
Publisher:     Hollywood, Calif., : ASC Press, c2004.
Location:     Swanston Library
Call Number:     778.53 A512

Title:          Dream gear : cool and innovative tools for film, video, and TV professionals /
Main Author:     Lorenze, Catherine,
Publisher:     Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, 2004.
Location:     Carlton Library
Call Number:     778.50284 L869

Title:          Lighting for film and digital cinematology /
Main Author:     Viera, John David.
Publisher:     Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth ; London : Thomson Learning, 2005.
Location:     Carlton Library & Swanston Library
Call Number:     FOL 778.5343 V665
Call Number:     778.5343 V665

Title:          The grip book
Main Author:     Uva, Michael.
Publisher:     Amsterdam ; London : Focal, 2006.
Description:     3rd ed.
Location:     Swanston Library
Call Number:     778.53 U94


Overview of Assessment

Develop camera plan 50%
Implement a camera plan 50%

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1:
Develop camera plan 50%
due week 10

Assessment task 2:
Implement a camera plan 50%
due week 11

Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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