Picture story: in the crowd: 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 response
  • 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.

The jump cut from the crowd to the bag quickly shows us that the bag's owner is important in the story. The slow pan from the bag to the crowd makes us interested. We think about why the bag is there and what the people might be looking at.
  • 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.

Jump cut from the crowd to the bag and then go back to the crowd. They are looking at someone and maybe its his bag.
  • 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 do not improve the overall quality of the explanation.

Camara move fast from crowd to bag.
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