ACF208 - Cinematography


2022 unit information

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

Students must be enrolled in course A351


Students must complete units ACF103 and ACF106



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.

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.

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 studio and location settings. 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.

Unit Fee Information

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