Cinematography Essay Rubric

Cinematography Essay Rubric

Cinematography Essay Rubric

Summary of movie and 1 .5 .25 0
details support reviewer’s
opinion Writer gives a brief summary Summary is either a little too Summary is either much too Little or no significant
of film without disclosing long or not long enough but short or much too long; may summary; no details from the
ending; includes enough info does not give away ending; be vague or tell too much; movie and little evidence from
to satisfy; details from the not quite as compelling; fewer few details from the movie summary to support
movie and evidence from details from the movie and and little evidence from reviewer’s opinion
summary strongly support evidence from summary to summary to support
reviewer’s opinion support reviewer’s opinion reviewer’s opinion
Evaluation of how 3 2 1.5
cinematography and the Contains sufficient and Contains some evaluation of Contains insufficient Contains no significant
theory of semiotics helps knowledgeable evaluation of aspects of the film including evaluation of aspects of the evaluation of aspects of the
us constructs meaning in many aspects of film’s directing, acting film including directing, acting film
cinema cinematography. There is cinematography, but only a cinematography, but no use
significant evidence that the superficial discussion of the of the terminology and theory
student has used the semiotics terminology and to discuss how the camera
semiotics terminology and theory to discuss how the helps us construct meaning in
theory to discuss how the camera helps us construct cinema
camera helps us construct meaning in cinema
meaning in cinema
Effective organization and 3 2 1.5
flow Review is strongly organized Review is organized and most Review lacks strong Review is choppy or in
with clear transitions and transitions and connections organization; jumps around cohesive; organization is
logical connections that create are clear, but either too much or lacks effective unclear; few effective
a sense of being tightly woven organization is somewhat transitions; not in logical transitions
together lacking or the sense of flow is order
somewhat abrupt
Final evaluation 3 2 1.5
Review offers a clear Conclusion is satisfactory but A conclusion is present, but No conclusion is present.
conclusion or evaluation of is lacking of a clear final it’s weak and lacking of a
the critical relationship evaluation of relationship clear final evaluation of
between the cinematography between the cinematography relationship between the
and the viewer’s role in the and the viewer’s role in the cinematography and the
construction of meaning construction of meaning viewer’s role in the
construction of meaning
10 6.5 4.75 0


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