Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4374 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Title: Shoot material for screen productions

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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


Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020

Course Contact: Rowan Humphrey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4842

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to shoot screen material using a single-camera.
Camera operators apply the skills and knowledge described in this course. Their prime responsibility is to capture screen images using a range of video equipment.
Operators in this context generally work under direction but perform all camera, sound and lighting functions. Occasionally they will be assisted by a camera assistant or sound recordist. On occasion, they may be required to assist other camera operators with the movement and handling of cameras and cables.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUACAM301 Shoot material for screen productions


1. Prepare for shoots.

2. Set up on location.

3. Set up lighting.

4. Position and operate camera to capture shots.

5. Manipulate cables and camera positioning.

6. Wrap up shoots.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to shoot single camera productions, performing all camera, sound and lighting functions.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.