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ACF105 - Sound, Light, Motion

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in courses A351, A352, A353 and A358


ACM111 Sound, Light, Motion

Unit chair:J 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 teammates 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%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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