Cinematography and Lighting: Broadcast Video

FTV20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 48

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


FTV10008 Production Techniques
Admission into BA-FTV3 - Bachelor of Film and Television OR Admission into BA-FTV2 - Bachelor of Film and Television OR Admission into BA-FTV1 - Bachelor of Film and Television OR Admission into BH-FTV2 - Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)
Con current requisite FTV20010 Scriptwriting and Directing: Non-Fiction Production

Aims and objectives

This unit affords students a broad understanding and command of the principles of broadcast video technology, enabling students to identify and put into practice broadcast video production theory and gain industry relevant experience in the operation of equipment, as well as industry based production protocols and processes. The unit also identifies, analyses and evaluates advanced lighting techniques for a range of formats and program types.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and operate a range of professional camcorders, along with camcorder accessories, sound recording equipment, broadcast monitors and grip equipment.
2. Define and work with advanced industry standard video formats
3. Use advanced broadcast video technology, both in the field and in the studio environment, with the focus on technical competence
4. Analyse and evaluate documentary film and studio based lighting designed to maximise broadcast video tape image performance
5. Apply photographic principles to produce highly imaginative and professional images
6. Apply principles of narrative, visualisation and cinematography to produce a broadcast standard short documentary film to professional specifications 

Courses with unit

Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)