56: Video Project Assignment Brief and Assessment (University of
School of Music, Media & Performance
HND2 Media Performance: Video Project Assignment Brief
The video drama project involves students in both television acting and video production roles. Assessment of the video project module involves:
1) Continual assessment of your contributions and achievements during the rehearsal and pre-production period = 30%
• Commitment to project – attitude, punctuality, attendance, reliability
• Personal creativity and contribution in the preparation and development of characterisation and performance delivery
• Contribution and management of technical aspects of pre-production, e.g. organising locations, props, schedules
• Collaborative and communication skills – positivity, sensitivity, co-operation
2) Assessment of your acting, characterisation and performance skills during the shooting of the video = 35%
• Characterisation -
Appropriateness to text,
Depth and complexity of character and his/her emotional/psychological characteristics,
Level to which character is convincing and believable within television conventions of the relevant genre,
• Interpretation –
Ability to understand and communicate the primary elements within text and subtext,
Ability to actively respond to director,
• Performance –
Confidence, concentration, timing and pacing,
Conscious use of eyes/face/gesture/body language to create effect,
Ability to manipulate dramatic elements such as tension and humour,
Vocal skills: diction, intonation, creative use of tone, range and vocal colour,
Camera-specific techniques: working with marks, cheating eyelines and body
angles, avoiding dialogue overlaps etc,
Sensitivity to and creative contact with performing partner(s),
3) Assessment of your creativity and technical skills as a member of the technical crew during shooting and post-production = 35%
• Technical competency and operational skills
• Consistency and accuracy in fulfilling technical requirements (e.g. framing, camera/boom moves, compiling logsheets, editing etc)
• Creative command of media technology
• Time and resource management
LATENESS OR NON-ATTENDANCE FOR PRACTICAL PROJECTS IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE. NORMAL ATTENDANCE REGULATIONS DO NOT APPLY IN THAT ONE LATE IS TOO MANY. DEPENDING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES, LATENESS OR NON-ATTENDANCE CAN RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE PROJECT AND/OR A FAIL.
DISTINCTION: Highly competent work across all assessment areas. Demonstrates a creative and professional attitude and excellent performance and technical skills.
MERIT: Competent and creative work, demonstrating good performance and technical skills.
PASS: Adequate work demonstrating a positive understanding and response to the demands of the production. However, there are some weaknesses and inconsistencies evident within the assessed areas.
FAIL: Non-submission or inadequate work in any of the assessed areas. Unsatisfactory attendance or attitude.
You should assess yourself (and will be assessed by your director) on the following common skills competencies
• Work effectively as a member of a team
• Receive and respond to a variety of information
• Use a range of technological equipment and systems