Friday, 30 September 2011

GM - Marking an A2 Product

The highlighted sections indicate why I gave it the mark I did.

Track: We Are The Ocean - Confessions
Video produced by: Chris Lawrence

The marks scheme:
Production (40 marks)

The candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in the creative use of most of the following technical skills:

  • holding a shot steady, where appropriate
  • framing a shot, including and excluding elements as 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 apparent to the viewer
  • using variety of shot transitions, captions and other effects selectively and appropriately - Chris used layering in appropriate sections which suited the track choice
  • using sound with images and editing appropriately for the task
Where a candidate has worked in a group, an excellent contribution to construction is evident

Overall I would give this music video: Excellent (40/40)
This is because it looks very professional due to the large variety of shot types and shot transitions. I think that he has captured the meaning of the lyrics perfectly. The meaning to the reader is apparent however I did not understand why the shots of Betty's tearooms were included, it didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the video.


  1. Try to pick out specific examples for each which you think illustrate the level its at. This was a good vid, but wasn't quite 40/40 btw! It is excellent on several aspects, proficient on some.

  2. vid not added yet


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