Assist with a basic camera shoot

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUACAM201, 'Assist with a basic camera shoot'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for camera shoots

1.1 Confirm camera shoot requirements with relevant personnel

1.2 Take location features into account when organising and preparing equipment for shoots

1.3 Check equipment is clean and operational

1.4 Report equipment faults to relevant personnel

1.5 Check sufficiently charged batteries are available to meet production needs

1.6 Select required capture format and ensure sufficient supply for shoots

2. Assist with camera set-up on location

2.1 Use safe handling techniques when lifting camera and other equipment

2.2 Check camera and other equipment is safely secured

2.3 Under direction, assist with positioning camera to achieve required shots

2.4 Safely connect cables and camera to power source as required

2.5 Assist with final check of equipment prior to shoot and report faults to relevant personnel

2.6 Label and load capture media

2.7 Check camera tilt and pan functions

3. Set up lighting

3.1 Mount lighting equipment, following safety guidelines

3.2 Run lighting cables and connect safely to power sources

3.3 Position lights to achieve required effect as directed

3.4 Adjust focus and angles of lights as required

3.5 Install colour frames and gels according to lighting requirements

4. Shoot video

4.1 Adjust and move equipment as required

4.2 Operate clapperboard if needed

4.3 Operate camera according to manufacturer's guidelines and instructions

4.4 Shoot and record sequences as directed

4.5 Timecode recording of takes with descriptions as required

5. Wrap up shoots

5.1 Clean and pack equipment using safe lifting techniques

5.2 Check all equipment is accounted for and report faults to relevant personnel

5.3 Label recordings correctly and complete relevant documentation

5.4 Leave location in original condition and check there are no adverse effects to the site

5.5 Review and reflect on own performance and note areas for improvement