Direct cinematography 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 CUACAM601, 'Direct cinematography for screen productions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Direct cinematography for screen productions' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for shoot

1.1 Participate in preproduction meetings with relevant production personnel to establish overall production requirements for shoot

1.2 Analyse scripts or screenplays to determine required artistic and visual outcomes

1.3 Research issues relevant to production needs and propose creative and technically feasible solutions and ideas

1.4 Develop or refine existing camera plans according to production requirements

1.5 Negotiate amendments to camera plans and circulate final camera specifications to relevant production personnel

1.6 Prepare lists of required equipment, accessories and supplies, and arrange for acquisition in line with available budgets and timelines

1.7 Block shots for use during rehearsals and shoot in collaboration with production personnel, taking into account impact on overall production requirements

1.8 Brief production personnel on equipment, accessories and other production requirements for shoot

1.9 Follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements as they apply to the preparation and implementation of shoot

2. Manage set up for shoot

2.1 Manage selection and set-up of equipment and accessories to meet planned shots, ensuring safety of relevant production personnel and other participants

2.2 Confirm cameras are matched correctly and lighting is appropriate for intended shots and scenes

2.3 View proposed shots and set-ups through viewfinder or on monitors and make creative and technical adjustments as required

2.4 Participate in rehearsals, noting required changes and instruct camera and lighting crews accordingly

2.5 Mark up and establish shots and lighting requirements to reflect artistic and style needs of shoot

2.6 Maintain ongoing supervision and collaboration with relevant production personnel to maximise creative outcomes

3. Direct shoot content

3.1 Direct camera and lighting crews to achieve required cinematographic outcomes

3.2 Monitor output of camera operations to ensure cuts and dissolves between shots produce required technical and creative outcomes

3.3 Operate camera as required while maintaining overview of creative and technical criteria

3.4 Check camera movements do not obstruct the work of production personnel and talent

3.5 Communicate any variations to predetermined plans to production personnel

3.6 Attend daily viewings of rushes to assess quality and relevance of recorded material and schedule reshoots where necessary

4. Wrap up shoot

4.1 Supervise dismantling, packing and storing of equipment and accessories and complete necessary documentation

4.2 Check locations are left in original or improved state

4.3 Participate in post-production editing activities and provide additional materials as required

4.4 Participate in debriefings and reflect on own performance and that of production crews, noting areas for future improvement