ACF103 - Writing with the Camera


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in an Arts course or D303, D305, D311, D312, D313, D317, D319, D330, D347, D385, D391 or M325


ACM112 Writing with the Camera





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

In-person attendance requirements

Students must attend and participate in project-based activities at the Burwood campus on the scheduled days during the trimester, commencing in week 1


Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit is an introduction to the foundations of film and video practice and aims to equip students with the necessary technical skills to undertake further production units. It explores the technology of high definition video cameras and non-linear digital editing software. It is a practical unit that requires attendance to participate in the assessment activities; a series of camera, audio and editing exercises that will contribute to the development of industry standard production skills.

Topics will include:

  • digital video camera operation
  • industry standard framing, composition and visual language
  • basic lens theory
  • recording and working with audio in digital video
  • non-linear editing and data management
  • constructing sequences: overlay and continuity

Unit Fee Information

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