Shoot material for screen productions

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 CUACAM301, 'Shoot material for screen productions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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 shoots

1.1 Participate in preproduction briefings to confirm production and postproduction requirements

1.2 Arrange equipment and accessories for shoots as directed, checking everything is clean and operational

1.3 Check there are adequate supplies of charged batteries and capture media for shoots

1.4 Prepare and pack lighting equipment

1.5 Undertake minor repairs on faulty equipment and report significant faults to relevant production personnel

1.6 Confirm location, shooting schedules and timelines

1.7 Complete workplace documentation prior to shoots

2. Set up on location

2.1 Contribute ideas to initial concepts in discussion with crew and talent

2.2 Plan camera positions to ensure composition of shots provides correct visual interpretation of material or subject

2.3 Take safety of personnel on location into account when setting up and securing cameras and other equipment

2.4 Plan repositioning of equipment and accessories during shoots in line with production schedules

2.5 Label and load capture media and check camera functions

2.6 Position microphones and conduct audio check

3. Set up lighting

3.1 Assess quality and quantity of available light to determine whether correction is required

3.2 Mount and position lighting equipment following safety guidelines

3.3 Run lighting cables and connect safely to power sources

3.4 Install colour frames and gels according to requirements

3.5 Select lenses and filters appropriate to prevailing weather conditions

4. Position and operate camera to capture shots

4.1 Use camera shots and angles that produce effective cuts between shots in line with production requirements

4.2 Take account of editing or other postproduction requirements while shooting

4.3 Check camera movements to implement planned or rehearsed shots according to direction from production personnel

4.4 Shoot and record sequences as directed, maintaining focus throughout

5. Manipulate cables and camera positioning

5.1 Participate in preproduction meetings and rehearsals to confirm final camera and cable movements

5.2 Position and move camera cabling during shoots according to instructions and cues from production personnel

5.3 Respond consistently to cues from production personnel to avoid undue lapses in timing

5.4 Cooperate with other crew members to move cameras and cabling without impeding work of camera operators

5.5 Handle cabling without damaging equipment or causing injury to others

6. Wrap up shoots

6.1 Use safe lifting techniques when packing equipment and accessories

6.2 Label recorded material and associated documentation correctly

6.3 Report equipment faults and complete required documentation

6.4 Leave locations in original or improved condition

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