Course Title: Implement lighting designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4230 Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Title: Implement lighting designs

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To enable learners to address the lighting requirements of audiovisual and video productions in a range of environments including single and multicamera recording and events.
You will attend separate classes for Promote Team effectiveness but will also be presented with opportunities to learn and practice elements from that course within Implement Lighting designs. Refer teaching schedule in Promote Team Effectiveness.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT401A Implement lighting designs


1.    Clarify design requirements

2.    Set up and test lighting operations

3.    Participate in technical rehearsals.

4.    Monitor lighting operations during productions.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to.
• Use technical jargon/terms to describe, the quality and quantity of light, typical lighting equipment and photographic and other principles
• Use industry techniques and practical methods to solve common location lighting issues and problems with Key, Fill and Backlighting.
• Apply the Power Formula and familiarity with a range of lighting equipment and specifications to safely operate in a range of situations.
• Apply the Inverse Square law and theories of persistence of vision, visual acuity, colour theory, the electromagnetic spectrum and the properties of light to solve common audiovisual problems.
• Use filters, meters and camera settings to control colour temperature and exposure.
• Use camera lenses to manipulate Depth of Field taking into consideration Focal length, focusing distances, exposure values and f.stops.

Overview of Assessment

Plan and implement a lighting design on location and complete a written test of underpinning knowledge.