Cinematography and Lighting: Film Production

FTV20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours per Semester

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24



Admission into :
BA-FTV2 - Bachelor of Film and Television
Admission into BA-FTV3 - Bachelor of Film and Television
Admission into BA-FTV1 - Bachelor of Film and Television
Admission into BH-FTV2 - Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)

Aims and objectives

This unit affords students a thorough understanding and command of the principles of film production technology, enabling students to put into practice film production theory and gain industry relevant experience in the operation of equipment, as well as industry based production protocols and processes.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Use professional motion picture cameras
2. Apply principles of camera control, including film exposure, focus and camera optics
3. Use 16mm sync sound film production technology, hard disk recorders, location recording, timecode, slating and rushes syncing
4. Complete a 16mm narrative film to a high standard, demonstrating competency of the medium
5. Utilise Super 16 aspect ratio production, with a view to providing content for digital television and cinema blow up
6. Work in a professionally oriented group environment where teamwork is essential
7. Apply the principles of film cinematography, lighting and visual aesthetics in the context of narrative

Courses with unit

Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)