ACF103 - Writing with the Camera


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Community Based Delivery (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



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour lecture 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

*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


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

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