Shoot a wide range of television content

CUFCAM401A

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Description

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to shoot a wide range of content for television programs.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the unit

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by a camera person who usually works without supervision to shoot television content using professional video equipment. The person undertakes the preparation and technical aspects of a shoot, including camera, sound and lights.

On occasion, the camera person works with a sound recordist or lighting technician and may coordinate their operations. Other duties may include manipulation of cameras, e.g. on dolly tracks and cable control.

Program styles covered by this unit include news and current affairs, corporate videos, coverage of events and relatively complex documentary materials. Typically the camera person contributes creatively to outcomes and works collaboratively with producers or directors, either as an employee of a production house or as a freelancer on assignment.

More complex skills associated with shooting material under special conditions are covered in:

CUFCAM501A Shoot material for screen productions under special conditions.

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