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 CUFCAM301A, '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



Prepare for shoots

1. Participate in pre-production briefings as required to confirm production and post-production requirements

2. Arrange equipment and accessories for shoots as directed, ensuring that everything is clean and operational

3. Safely charge batteries according to manufacturer specifications and ensure sufficient supply of charged batteries to meet the needs of production schedules

4. Select required capture media and ensure sufficient supply for the intended production

5. Prepare and pack lighting equipment, including gels and cables as required

6. Undertake minor repairs on faulty equipment or report significant faults to relevant production personnel

7. Confirm location, shooting schedules and timelines with relevant production personnel

8. Complete appropriate documentation prior to shoots

Set up on location

9. Determine camera positions to ensure that composition of shots provides correct visual interpretation of production requirements

10. Liaise and collaborate with crew and talent and contribute ideas to initial concepts

11. Set up equipment and accessories to ensure the safety of personnel on location

12. Consider requirements for repositioning equipment and accessories during shoots taking into account production schedules

13. Ensure cameras and other equipment are safely secured

14. Label and load capture media and check camera functions

15. Position microphones as required and conduct audio check

Set up lighting

16. Assess the quality and quantity of available light and determine the amount of correction required if necessary

17. Mount and position lighting equipment following safety guidelines

18. Run lighting cables and connect safely to power sources

19. Install colour frames and gels in accordance according to requirements for the specific shoot

20. Select lenses and filters appropriate to the prevailing conditions

Position and operate camera to capture shots

21. Consider camera shots and angles, where feasible, to ensure cuts between shots produce the desired result

22. Take account of editing or other post-production requirements while shooting

23. Ensure camera set-up meets criteria for shoot

24. Check camera movements to implement planned or rehearsed shots according to direction from relevant production personnel

25. Shoot and record sequences as directed, maintaining focus throughout

Manipulate cables and camera positioning

26. Participate in pre-production meetings and rehearsal, if required, and ensure that final camera and cable movements are understood

27. Communicate with relevant production personnel during shoots and position and move camera cabling according to instructions and cues received

28. React consistently to cues received from relevant production personnel and ensure consistency of timing without undue lapses

29. Move cameras and cabling without impeding the operation of camera operators and work in cooperation with other personnel to achieve the desired camera movements

30. Ensure that camera operators do not collide with other elements

31. Complete cabling handling operations without damage to equipment or injury to personnel

Wrap up the shoot

32. Check and pack equipment and accessories using safe lifting techniques

33. Ensure recorded material is labelled properly, together with relevant documentation

34. Report equipment faults and complete required documentation

35. Leave locations in original condition to ensure no adverse effect on the site

36. Review and reflect on performance and note areas for improvement

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCAM301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF40207 - Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF30107 - Certificate III in Media
  • CUF40307 - Certificate IV in Broadcast Technology