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Project Rubric

This is the marking Rubric that will be used for film projects in this class.

CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Script Quality Word choice is highly effective in telling story/presenting documentary; characters are well developed/information is very educational Word choice is effective in telling story/presenting documentary; characters are developed/information is educational Word choice is slightly ineffective in telling story/presenting documentary; characters are not really developed/information is not really educational Word choice is ineffective in telling story/presenting documentary; characters are not developed/information is not educational
Filming Quality Characters have excellent composition; camera movement is smooth; lighting quality is effective Characters have good composition; camera movement is smooth; lighting quality is good Characters have okay composition; camera movement is jerky; lighting quality is problematic Characters have poor composition; camera movement is very jerky; lighting quality is very problematic
Camera Shots Uses a high variety of effective shots; angles convey messages about characters Uses some variety of decent shots; angles convey some messages about characters Uses little variety of shots; angles convey no messages about characters Weak, repetitive shots
Sound Editing Audio is very clear and very audible; overdubbed narration is effective; uses highly appropriate sound effects to convey mood or comedy; includes music for additional effect Audio is clear and audible; uses some overdubbed narration and uses appropriate sound effects to convey mood or comedy Audio is not really clear and audible; uses some overdubbed narration Audio is not clear; uses no overdubbed narration
Transitions/Effects Excellent variety of effective transitions and effects; very smooth blend between scenes Good variety of transitions and effects; smooth blend between scenes Poor use of transitions and effects; jerky blend between scenes Little to no use of transitions and effects; very jerky blend between scenes
Continuity Scenes flow perfectly from one to the next; no errors in continuity Scenes decently flow from one to the next; a minor error in continuity Scenes poorly flow from one to the next; errors in continuity Scenes weakly flow from one to the next; many errors in continuity
Process Excellent Script and Storyboard are handed in with film; clear evidence from a lack of errors that a thought process was followed Script and Storyboard is handed in with film; evidence from a lack of errors that some thought process was followed Script or Storyboard is poor; errors = little evidence of thought process Lacks script or storyboard; many errors = little evidence of thought process
Originality Approaches story or documentary in a highly unique and original way Approaches story or documentary in a unique way Copies elements from other films; lacks originality Merely takes all elements from other sources
Length Within the length
guidelines
Close to the length
guidelines
Exceeds or misses the length guidelines
Vastly exceeds or misses the length

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