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Qualification: Cinematographer (no legal status)

Cinematographer (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Candidates will be able to:

  • plan, prepare and control own work,
  • uses computer equipment and software,
  • communicate with the camera crew,
  • keep abreast of development trends and technologies and materials,
  • make rational use of energy, material and time,
  • protect health and the environment,
  • collaborate on the preparation of the filming log,
  • express themselves aesthetically and visually in accordance with the requirements of the project,
  • film and manage a camera,
  • lead and supervise the filming process.

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Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

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  • A secondary technical or general education qualification and two years' work experience in the field of cinematography; or
  • a secondary vocational qualification and five years' work experience in the field of cinematography; or
  • an assistant camera operator NVQ and five years' work experience in the field of cinematography and
  • a previously prepared project assignment containing:
    • own AV recording of an event (reportage or documentary genre) in CD or DVD format,
    • plan of camera position on the set for individual shoots (PDF format saved to CD),
    • explanation of the choice of equipment (camera, lens, tripod and lights),
    • the cinematographer's contribution in terms of form and content to the visualisation of the project (in PDF format, saved on a CD).

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Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc.

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VALIDATION

During the counselling process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and validates catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to recognise all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification. 

VERIFICATION METHOD

An oral presentation consisting of a presentation and explanation of a project assignment and theoretical mastery of technical skills in the field of cinematography.

NQF Level: 
6
Access requirements: 
  • A secondary technical or general education qualification and two years' work experience in the field of cinematography; or
  • a secondary vocational qualification and five years' work experience in the field of cinematography; or
  • an assistant camera operator NVQ and five years' work experience in the field of cinematography and
  • a previously prepared project assignment containing:
    • own AV recording of an event (reportage or documentary genre) in CD or DVD format,
    • plan of camera position on the set for individual shoots (PDF format saved to CD),
    • explanation of the choice of equipment (camera, lens, tripod and lights),
    • the cinematographer's contribution in terms of form and content to the visualisation of the project (in PDF format, saved on a CD).
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Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.