Assist with a basic camera shoot

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 CUFCAM201A, 'Assist with a basic camera shoot'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Prepare for camera shoots

1. Organise and prepare equipment for shoots, taking into account location requirements

2. Ensure equipment is clean and operational

3. Report equipment faults to relevant personnel

4. Safely charge batteries according to manufacturer specifications

5. Ensure charged batteries are in sufficient supply to meet the needs of the production schedule

6. Select required capture format and ensure sufficient supply for the intended production

Assist with camera set-up on location

7. Lift camera and other equipment, using safe lifting and handling techniques

8. Ensure camera and other equipment is safely secured

9. Under direction, assist with positioning the camera to achieve the required shots

10. Safely connect cables and camera to power source if required

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

12. Label and load capture media

13. Check camera tilt and pan functions

Set up lighting

14. Mount lighting equipment following safety guidelines

15. Run lighting cables and connect safely to power source ensuring they are located securely

16. Under direction, position lights to achieve required effect

17. Adjust focus and angles of lights as required

18. Install colour frames and gels according to lighting requirements for the particular shoot

Shoot video

19. Adjust and move equipment as required

20. Operate clapperboard if needed

21. Operate camera according to manufacturer guidelines and instructions

22. Shoot and record sequences as directed

23. Time-code recording of takes with descriptions as required

Wrap up shoots

24. Clean and pack equipment using safe lifting techniques

25. Check that all equipment is accounted for and report faults to relevant personnel

26. Ensure recordings are labelled properly, together with relevant documentation

27. Leave location in original condition to ensure there is no adverse effect on the site

28. Review and reflect on own performance and note areas for improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCAM201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUE20103 - Certificate II in Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF20107 - Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media