Digital Video Camera Techniques

DDM20003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 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


50 Credit Points in:
Bachelor of Design (including double degrees and old Bachelor of Design tagged codes – currently on teach out)
Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours)
Bachelor of Screen Production, Bachelor of Games and Interactivity (including double degrees)
Bachelor of Film and Television, Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)
Bachelor of Animation and affiliated double degrees 

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the basic principles of digital video camera technology, industry terminology and the art of cinematography. Students will develop camera movement and production lighting skills as well as an introduction to audio-recording and basic editing techniques and will further enhance their application of visual composition. Pre-visualisation, planning and executing a workflow will be discussed.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
1. Develop the best practice workflow including pre-visualisation, using language and terminology specific to digital video
2. Demonstrate competent manual control of key functions and operation of digital video cameras and lighting set up for production
3. Illustrate creative experimentation to develop a digital video production
4. Apply visual composition, camera movement, production lighting, audio-recording and editing techniques to develop a digital video production
5. Effectively communicate, collaborate and project manage as part of a creative team