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FSP1001 Location Production 1

Semester 1, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022


Examiner: Leonie Jones


Enrolment is not permitted in FSP1001 if FTR1005 has been previously completed.


Integral to a career as a practising filmmaker, is the ability to understand and participate in location production operations. Location Production 1 is a foundational course that develops student's filmmaking ability for practice in a location environment. Students will be introduced to the theory and practical skills required for single camera location production in the context of a working film crew. This includes field lighting, field sound recording, and camera operations associated with the location production environment. Student participate in collaborative activities aimed at developing prototype behaviours of a functional, practicing filmmaker, including teamwork, flexibility, leadership, reliability, interpersonal skills and self-reflection. Students need these basic skills to move into more advanced studies in filmmaking.

As a foundational course, students will be introduced to basic university requirements for the successful academic study of filmmaking. The course is taught by expert staff who possess expertise in this area of filmmaking. Location Production introduces students to the theory and practice of single camera location film production. Students will use key concepts and practices as they apply to camera operations, lighting, sound and audio recording in a location environment. Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on industry practice in film making that reflect industry aligned skills and current knowledge. Students will be supported by the Audio-Visual Centres at Toowoomba and Springfield. Location Production is a foundation course for FSP1002 Location Production 2 and FSP2001 Documentary Production and Reality TV.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Apply foundational theoretical concepts and technical skills in specific creative contexts as it pertains to camera operations, lighting and audio recording in a location environment.
  2. Respond to the requirements of working in a crew on a location film set.
  3. Plan, problem-solve and make decisions related to professional requirements while working in a location environment.
  4. Use an appropriate selection of location film and ancillary equipment in a production environment.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Theoretical and practical concepts for location single camera 25.00
2. Theoretical and practical concepts for single camera location lighting 25.00
3. Theoretical and practical concepts for single camera location sound recording 25.00
4. Understand and respond to location film crew roles and dynamics. 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Date printed 30 June 2022