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ACF103 - Writing with the Camera

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

In Trimester 1; only available to students enrolled in M325, A351, A352, A353 and A358

In Trimester 2 and Trimester 3; available to all students enrolled in an Arts or Arts combined course and M325


ACM112 Writing with the Camera

Unit chair:

Elizabeth Baulch






Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 1 and 2: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Trimester 3: 6 weeks Seminar. Week 1: 1 x 3 hour Seminar, Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7: 2 x 3 hour Seminar. Folio in week 4.


Topics will include:

  • digital video camera operation and handling
  • manual and automatic control of exposure and focus
  • shot framing and composition
  • camera movement
  • preparing to shoot
  • shooting techniques
  • visual language
  • cinematography and style
  • the role of the cinematographer
  • recording and working with audio in digital video
  • basic editing techniques.


Topic tests 20%

Folio 1 30%

Folio 2 50%

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