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ACM703 - Cinematography

Offering information:

Not offered 2014.  Re-offered 2015 subject to approval.

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:K Anderson




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Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • The role of the cinematographer
  • How cinematography contributes to the ‘writing’ of the film
  • Camera equipment, testing and operation
  • Lighting equipment, testing and operation
  • Safety on set
  • Lens theory and shot composition
  • Exposure theory and principles of lighting design
  • Visual interpretation from script to screen
  • Operation and management of a camera crew
  • Collaboration with other production personnel.


Folio 1 Exercises [45%] Critical analysis essay 1,500 words [20%] Folio 2 [35%]

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