Course Title: Compose camera shots and operate a camera

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5134

Course Title: Compose camera shots and operate a camera

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2008

Course Contact: Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 9924 4976

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course, students will learn the skills and knowledge required to compose shots, position the camera, select the appropriate lens and lighting equipment and operate a camera.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFCAM03A Compose camera shots and operate a camera


Address lighting conditions

Compose shots

Coordinate crew to position camera

Monitor the quality of the moving image during filming

Position and operate camera to capture shots

Select and use corrective filters

Select and use lens

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Individual storyboard 20%
Camera exercises 50%
Peer & self evaluation 20%
Production Evaluation 10%