Course Title: Devise Camera Coverage

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5847C

Course Title: Devise Camera Coverage

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

Students will learn the skills and knowledge to create and develop camera coverage of scenes for a screen production.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDRT07A Devise Camera Coverage

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in demonstrations, workshops and tutorials in preparation for in class assessment tasks.

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 Libraries
Call Number:             FOL 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

Cinematography exercise 60%
Peer and self evaluation 15%
Evaluation of deliverable 25%

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1:
Cinematography exercise 60%
due week 16

Assessment task 2:
Peer and self evaluation 15%
due week 17

Assessment task 3:
Evaluation of deliverable 25%
due week 17

Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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