Filming Scoring Guidelines

Criteria Developing (1-2 pts) Proficient (3-4 pts) Exemplary (5-6 pts) Total Score
Video • Sometimes in focus
• Sometimes steady
• No camera movement OR excessive movement (panning, zooming, trucking, etc.)
• Usually in focus
• Usually steady
• Pans and zooms are limited and usually purposeful
• Composition usually follows the rule of thirds
• Always in focus
• Always steady
• Variety of camera movements
• Movements are planned, purposeful and provide impact
• Variety of angles and shots (close-up to long shot)
• Varied composition (based on the rule of thirds)
/6
Audio • Sound sometimes unclear: due to low voices, overly loud ambient noise • Sound usually clear, no unintended ambient noise • Sound always clear (unless purposefully done) and ambient noise always appropriate
• Appropriate use of silence
/6
Lighting • Only ambient (available) light is used
• Many scene are overly bright or dark
• Additional lighting is used as necessary
• Most scenes have sufficient lighting to tell what is happening
• Additional lighting is used to eliminate shadows and glares
• All scenes have sufficient lighting for viewer to easily see action
• Vivid colors
• Innovative use of lighting
/6

Editing Scoring Guidelines

Criteria Developing (1-2 pts) Proficient (3-4 pts) Exemplary (5-6 pts) Total Score
Cutting • Clips begin and/or end with slack time or in mid action • Most clips edited to remove slack time and to begin and end with thought to action • Clips show no slack time and begin and end with thought to action /6
Transitions • No transitions between clips are used or too many different transitions used without thought to purpose • Basic transitions used (cut and fade) appropriately and other types of transitions usually added as appropriate for the scene • All transitions between clips appropriate, suit the mood and content, and smooth the flow from one scene to the next /6
Pacing &
Continuity
• Many video clips are too long or too short and leave out essential action or dialogue
• Several video clips do not fit the storyline or transitions between scenes do not show evidence of thoughtful execution
• Most video clips move at a steady pace, fast enough to keep the audience interested and slow enough to tell the complete story
• Most video clips fit the storyline and most transitions between scenes thoughtfully executed
• Variety of pacing and changes fit the “mood” of the content
• Pacing keeps viewers interested
• All video clips fit the storyline and transitions between scenes thoughtfully executed
/6
Titles &
Text
• Titles, subtitles and text unclear due to font, size, or color contrast
• Misspelled words
• Titles, subtitles and text usually clear
• Used appropriately
• Correct spelling
• Titles, subtitles and text always clear and spelled correctly
• Used appropriately and enhance the story/content
• Innovative
/6
Voiceovers,
Background Music,
& Sound FX
• Background music overly loud or too quiet
• Narration sound stilted or unrehearsed
• Sound fx unrelated or sound fake
• Background music and sound fx usually balanced well (doesn’t overpower the main audio)
• Music and fx appropriate to mood/pacing
• Background music and sound fx always balanced well
• Music and fx enhance mood/ pacing
• Creative/appropriate use of sound fx, narration, etc.
/6
Structure • The video is a disconnected (or loosely connected) series of scenes with no unifying story or structure
• Random or irrelevant content included
• The video tells a connected story or has a clear and complete structure
• Most content relates to the storyline
• The video tells a compelling story or has a compelling structure and is expressed creatively
• All content relates to the storyline/theme
• Provides fresh, interesting, or humorous insights
/6
Imagination • Little evidence of imagination, creativity, or thoughtfulness
• No style or mood is apparent
• Some evidence of imagination, creativity, or thoughtfulness
• Some evidence of thought to style and mood, though may not suit the content
• Thorough evidence of imagination, creativity, or thoughtfulness
• Style or mood which suits the content evident
• Creative and original
/6