Picture story: in the crowd: assessment: teacher guide

Shot choices

Screenshot(opens in new window) Student is asked to choose three parts of a photo to create a storyline and to explain how their shot choices 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 their choice of shots.

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 explanation is clear, demonstrating the intent of the shots to logically progress the intended storyline.
  • It closely links the three shots with things that occur in the story.
  • It may explain which parts of the photo were deliberately left out.
  • Correct camera terms have been used.

Close up of people in the crowd. They are looking at something and they look a bit worried. Close up shot of a bag on the ground. Long shot of the crowd. They are looking up at someone climbing the building.
  • The explanation does not clearly demonstrate how the shot choices support the storyline.
  • It provides some links between the shots, but may not describe all three shots.
  • Correct camera terms may have been used.

Close up of peopel in crowd and then a shot of a bag. Shot of the crowd again.
  • The explanation does not adequately show the link between the story and the shots.
  • It may simply note details or loosely link a single shot to an aspect of the story.
  • Correct camera terms may have been used but do not improve the overall quality of the explanation.

Peopel look at bag on grownd.
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