Five Shot Video Project

Directions:

  • Working in groups of four, use your plot summary, storyboard and shot list to record and create a five shot silent video (music but no dialogue).
  • You must specifically incorporate two different shot types and two different types of angles.
  • Your video should reflect effective editing.
  • At least one transition cannot be a standard cut.
  • You must earn a minimum rating of “meets requirements” across all evaluative criteria outlined in the rubric below.
  • Click View the Lesson Quiz below to upload your storyboard (registered learners only).


Five Shot Video Rubric

Item AssessedExceeds RequirementsMeets RequirementsDoes Not Meet Requirements
Plot ElementsAll required plot elements (exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution) can be clearly identified; ideas are clearly connected.All required plot elements (exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution) are present, but ideas are not clearly connected.Required plot elements (exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution) cannot be clearly identified.
Variation of Shot TypesMore than two shot types are clearly represented.Two shot types are clearly represented.Only one shot type is used.
Intentional Use of Shot TypesIntentional use of shot types to set the scene/convey emotion is evident in all five shots.Intentional use of shot types to set the scene/convey emotion is evident, but not always.Intentional use of shot types to set the scene/convey emotion is not clear.
Variation of Shot AnglesMore than two shot angles are clearly represented.Two shot angles are clearly represented.Only one shot angle is used.
Intentional Use of Shot AnglesIntentional use of shot angles to affect the way the viewer perceives the subject is evident in all five shots.Intentional use of shot angles to affect the way the viewer perceives the subject is evident, but not always.Intentional use of shot angles to affect the way the viewer perceives the subject is not clear.
Effective EditingThe story’s action keeps moving at an engaging pace. Unneeded footage has been deleted from shots.All five shots are relevant to the story, but some unneeded footage present in shots.  Shots contain distracting footage, the sequence may be confusing.
TransitionsAll transitions are appropriate and subtle.Some transitions are used without purpose.Only jump cuts are used. Transitions distract from the video.
MusicThe purpose of the music selection can be clearly identified and enhances the viewer’s understanding of the movie’s mood and tone.The music selection is consistent with the mood and tone of the movie, but does not enhance the overall viewing experience.The music selection distracts the viewer and does not support the mood or tone of the movie.

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