Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment: teacher guide

Camera moves

Screenshot(opens in new window) Student is asked to choose camera moves to link the shots and to explain how their camera moves help to tell the story.

Anticipated student response

There are many possible answers. Use the marking guide below to consider the student's response and judge how well they have explained how the camera moves they have selected support the storyline or add mood to the story.

Keep in mind that you are marking the student's justification for their choices as an aid to telling the story. Look for relevant, clear links rather than for complete sentences, as the space available will induce the student to use note format.
Response level Example student responses
  • The student's selection of camera moves conveys drama and their response explains how the camera moves support the storyline or intended moods.
  • The explanation is clear, closely linking the camera moves, shots and story.
  • Correct camera terms have been used.

Fast pan from car to dust to show excitement or surprise, then jump cut to show car will zoom down steep hill. It's dangerous and exciting.
  • The response does not explain how the camera moves support the storyline, or the mood they are intended to convey.
  • There is some regard for the link between the camera moves, shots and story, but the emphasis is uneven.
  • Correct camera terms may have been used.

Zoom from dust to car, jump cut to hill.
  • The explanation does not adequately show the link between the camera moves and the storyline or mood of the story.
  • It may merely reiterate plot details or loosely link a single camera move to a particular shot or plot detail.
  • Correct camera terms may have been used, but this does not improve the overall quality of the explanation.

Fast camra to duts, car to road
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