ACF105 - Sound, Light, Motion

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in A351, A352, A353 or A358


ACM111 Sound, Light, Motion

Unit chair:

John Cumming


One unit from : ACF103, ACM112



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


Participation in all practical class activities is essential to progress in this unit. These include instruction on health and safety essential to practical assessment tasks for this unit



Sound, Light, Motion is a specialist Film & TV unit that builds upon the skill and knowledge developed in ACF103 Writing with the Camera. The practical work in this unit compliments the analytical work in ACF106 Screen Practices. Students practice storyboarding, pre-production and filming in weekly supervised practical workshops. Camera, microphone, and lighting technique will be practiced in dynamic studio and location situations. The theory behind this work is integrated through independent study using topic guides, readings and tests. Alongside this preparatory work, each student will plan and prepare their own practical assignment: a short digital film with an original multi-layered sound track.

Individual films will be undertaken in teams with each student doing their own lighting design, camerawork, sound recording, multi-track sound design and editing using professional equipment. Students produce and direct their individual films, co-ordinate their production work as a team and perform an assistant production roll on their teammate's projects.

A lack of participation in practical class activities will be reflected in the marking for related assessment tasks. Students will be required to demonstrate safe use of electrical and mechanical filmmaking equipment before embarking on practical assessment tasks for this unit.


Multiple choice tests on technical knowledge acquisition 20%

Project planning & pre-production assignment 20%

Project production & post-production assignment 60%

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