INDIVIDUAL VIDEO RUBRICS FOR ALL CATEGORIES EXCEPT 14-18 (AIRCHECKS)

AUDIO
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?
VIDEO
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”?
EDITING
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?

INDIVIDUAL VIDEO RUBRICS FOR AIRCHECKS (Categories 14-18)
*Judges will assume the clips you include are your BEST.*

  • RATE OF SPEECH (Do you talk too fast/slow?)
  • COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS (Do we understand what you’re talking about?)
  • COMMUNICATION OF EMOTION (Do you use voice fluctuation?  Do you have emotion in your voice?  Are you monotone?)
  • MIC WEAKNESS (Is your microphone too close or too far?  Do we hear the sound of your paper script?)
  • SINCERITY (Do you come across as being genuine?)
  • NATURALNESS (Do we enjoy listening to you?  Does it sound like you know what you’re doing?)
  • CREDIBILITY (Does it sound like YOU know what you’re talking about?  Do you give credit to any sources that might be applicable?)
  • PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE (Are you dressed appropriately?  Tuxedos and prom dresses aren’t necessary, but t-shirts and jeans aren’t appropriate either.)
  • OVERALL IMPRESSION

 

AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATIONS:
If the video does not meet the specific time requirement (such as the 30/45/60s rule for PSAs & Commercials) (not including any black/slates before or after the video itself).
If the video does not meet the category description.
If the video includes copyrighted music.