ACF700 - Writing with the Camera


2023 unit information

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125






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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

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


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 include:

  • digital video camera operation and handling
  • 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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