Monday, 17 January 2011

Analysis of Past Students Blog and Marking Criteria

We have analysed the work of the group S1-23. We have concluded that this work is of a very high standard. This work, we believe, is a Level 4, which conforms to the following standards:

Level 4 - 48-60 (Video)


  • Holding a shot steady shot, where appropriate;
  • Framing a shot, including and excluding elements where appropriate
  • Using a variety of shot distances as appropriate
  • shooting material appropriate to the task set
  • selecting mise-en-scene including colour, figure, lighting, objects and setting
  • editing so that meaning is appropriate to the viewer
  • using varied shot transitions and other effects selectively and appropriately for the task set
  • using sound with images and editing appropriately for task set
  • using titles appropriately
Level 4 - 16-20 marks (Research and Planning)

  • There is excellent research into similar products and a potential target audience.
  • There is excellent organisation of actors; locations, costumes or props.
  • There is excellent work on shotlists, layouts, costumes or props.
  • There is excellent level of care in the presentation of the research and planning.
  • Time management is excellent.  

In regards to the video aspect of the project the clarity and precision of camerawork is fantastic. The shots are held steady where required which applies to the first bullet point. The framing is also very good, selection of character positing and in relation to the natural environment has clearly been carefully selected, which applies to multiple points in the marking criteria. However, a lack of transitions was evident and just a basic cut was used. Although the lack of transitions was made up for by the effective use of colour correction and sound/image editing and the highly effective use of titles. The video can be found here:


The groups organisation skills are relatively good as well. There is an excellent amount of research into similar products and the target audience that they will target. The research is extensive, covering a vast amount of hybrid thrillers and conventions. However, there is a slight lack of planning in the way there is a lack of shot list. However, this i rectified through a rough draft cut that they have constructed and amended for their final piece.

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