1st Place, Short Film – Documentary
2021-22, Division 2, Video Production
By Aaron King
Mountie Nation Station
VP-08. Short Film – Documentary
This should be a non-fiction production, such as a travelogue, a factual historical project, or a non-fiction production on a community or social issue. The entry should be no more than five minutes in length. You may enter a five-minute segment of a longer production.
- Is it clear? Is there any audio distortion? Was the appropriate mic used? Is the mic properly placed? Is there a “popping” sound from the reporter? Does the audio fit the action/pace of the video? Is the volume consistent?
- Is there obvious use of a tripod or is the video shaky? If no tripod was used, was it appropriate to shoot handheld? Is the color consistent? Have the shots been white-balanced? Are there different angles for a variety of shots? Are the shots framed well without cutting out important information? Do the shots have good lighting? Do shots “cross the line/axis”?
- Is there an overuse of transitions? Does the piece have a good pace & flow? Are there any errors in continuity and/or screen direction? Are there any lagging lulls and/or jump cuts? Are any of your shots/scenes unnecessary?
GRAPHICS/CG (if any)
- Is the text a good size, good color, and within the safe title area? Does the text appear long enough for the audience to read? Does the graphic(s) have any spelling/grammar errors? Are graphics/chromakeys clean?