Unit code: ASN2006 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
ACM1006 - Digital Sound and Video
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


The unit explores the area of cinematography through practical workshops, in the areas of visual storytelling, camera operation and movement, lighting, exposure and measurement. Students are provided the opportunity to undertake practice that reflects industry practice and standards. Underpinning the practical focus is an emphasis on the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking associated with the field of cinematography.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse the various aspects and techniques associated with cinematography
  2. Compose videos that utilises various cinematography techniques
  3. Experiment with the implementation of cinematography lighting techniques
  4. Coordinate the planning required for professional cinematography


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Essay
Grade: 15%
Analysis of applied cinematography techniques
Assessment type: Creative Works
Grade: 35%
Minor cinematography exercise
Assessment type: Creative Works
Grade: 50%
Major cinematography exercise

Required reading

In addition to the required text, additional reading materials will be provided on VU Collaborate.

Cinematography: Theory and Practice
Blain Brown/2016| New York/Routledge

As part of a course

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