Course Title: Shoot a wide range of screen content

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4373 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Title: Shoot a wide range of screen content

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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


340T Art


Term1 2018


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020

Course Contact: Jessie DiBlasi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3020

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you are required to prepare, set up and shoot a wide range of screen content using professional video equipment in a single camera environment. 


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites 

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUACAM401 Shoot a wide range of screen content


1. Prepare for shoots

2. Set up shoots

3. Shoot content

4. Wrap up shoots

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be competent in:

  • communication and collaboration skills during shoots work within production deadlines
  • set up, test and disassemble cameras


Overview of Assessment

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • communicate and collaborate with production personnel and talent during shoots
  • work within production deadlines 
  • set up, test and disassemble camera, sound and lighting equipment on location
  • safely operate a professional video camera and ancillary equipment
  • apply photographic and composition techniques to capture shots that produce desired visual effect.


Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.


Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain roles and responsibilities of key personnel involved in shooting screen content
  • describe key creative and technical considerations relevant to shooting screen content in a single camera environment
  • identify typical problems that may arise in the context of shooting a wide range of screen content, and briefly describe solutions
  • explain how cameras and accessories are used to produce different effects
  • explain key framing techniques and principles of shot composition
  • describe key features of different types of light-measuring devices
  • outline basic principles of lighting that apply in the context of shooting content for screen productions
  • describe types of artificial light sources available to camera operators
  • outline work health and safety procedures that apply to shooting on location
  • describe characteristics of microphones commonly used when shooting screen content.


Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

  • camera equipment and accessories
  • productions which require a range of material to be filmed.


Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.