ACF208 - Cinematography


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

A351.2 students must complete ACF103

A351.3 students must complete units ACF109 or ACF110

Otherwise, must complete units ACF103 and ALW103

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 3-hour seminar per week

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


In this specialist film production unit, students will acquire knowledge and skill in the aesthetic practices and technical processes associated with high-level digital cinematography and in the operation of professional cinema-quality digital camera and lighting equipment. Exercises in this Unit will include working in the virtual production studio.

Acting as a Cinematographer/Director of Photography during in-class exercises and out-of-class assignment work, each student will learn to interpret scripted narrative scenes and design shot sequences for location settings and virtual production. They will exercise leadership by directing classmate-assistants and solve problems as they use available light and cine lights, decide upon camera angle, lens choice and camera movement. By editing their shots, students will test and evaluate the effectiveness of their sequence design and shot composition and validate or revise the creative, technical and logistic decisions they have made.

By performing the roles of Assistant Camera, Gaffer and Grip for classmates, students will gain further teamwork experience and valuable entry-level professional skills.

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