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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 145

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug: Fritz: The First Stonington Police Dog
Status: Air
Length: 50

DELIVERY: Good. You sounded authoritative and not like you were reading.

INTERVIEWS:  Good interview with officer who explained how the dog was treated.

ORIGINALITY:  Nice job taking story out of training room and outside for demonstration.

WRITING:  Good short sentences. Good referencing of taking dog outside for demo.

VIDEO:  Inside cop and dog a little shaky. Outside video good.

AUDIO:  Interview a little hollow sounding but still understandable. Good outside sound of dog attack.

EDITING:  Nice shot selection. Good sequencing.

OVERALL: Nice job. Interesting story with good video. Good idea to take story outside for attack demonstration.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 146

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug: Nutmeg Games at Mystic Middle
Status: Broadcast
Length: 50

DELIVERY: Good. Nice pace. Easy to understand. Don't walk in stand up unless for a purpose to show one thing to another. Bit distracting.

INTERVIEWS:  Nice sound bite from the student.

ORIGINALITY:  OK

WRITING:  Nice job explain the event and purpose.

VIDEO:  Great shots. Good mix of tight, wide and medium shots.

AUDIO:  Good levels.

EDITING:  Jump cut before interview.

OVERALL: Nice job. Cover any jump cuts with video.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 157

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug: Appetite For Change
Status: Re-Submit
Length: 48

DELIVERY: Work of energy.

INTERVIEWS:  Good bite from the owner. Nice to hear from customers.

ORIGINALITY:  Not bad.

WRITING:  Focus on the ingredients being flown in from Italy. That makes restaurant stand out.

VIDEO:  OK Nice framing of owner interview. Maybe a shot of building rundown before renovation.

AUDIO:  Need mic of interviews. Hard to hear.

EDITING:  Good.

OVERALL: Work on writing about what makes this restaurant special or different. Audio on interview was very hard to hear. Mic them so you don't get all the background sound.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 172

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug:  Video Game Addiction
Status: Resubmit
Length:

DELIVERY: Very strong opening but got boring and lost interest after first few repeats.

INTERVIEWS:  No interviews given.

ORIGINALITY:  Opening was great but then it became a little boring.

WRITING:  There was no writing to comment on.

VIDEO:  Great shot to open, but needed more video to hold interest.

AUDIO:  The one sound effect was creative.  Needed more sounds or more to work with.

EDITING:  Was a single shot with one audio sound bit.  Matched well.

OVERALL: After the first few seconds, lost interest watching the same thing over and over. Just seemed to loop over and over.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 173

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug: Music of the Future
Status: Resubmit
Length: too long

DELIVERY: The idea wasn't relative to the video title.  Became boring and lost interest.

INTERVIEWS:  None given.

ORIGINALITY:  Need to change music and shots to keep it interesting. 

WRITING:  No writing - just music with still shot video.

VIDEO:  Some shots repeated.  Becomes boring. 

AUDIO:  Good choice of music. Sounded clear, just not sure it represented the title or theme.

EDITING:  The music was in sync with video, need to use different shots, more video.

OVERALL:  Need to show more different elements.  Different music needed or more mix
of shots.  Charge things up to hold interest.  Looping over and over gets boring.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 174

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug: Walking Up Walls
Status: Re-Submit
Length:

DELIVERY:

INTERVIEWS: 

ORIGINALITY: 

WRITING: 

VIDEO: 

AUDIO: 

EDITING: 

OVERALL: WON'T PLAY.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 175

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug: Mystical Toys
Status: Re-Submit
Length:

DELIVERY:

INTERVIEWS: 

ORIGINALITY: 

WRITING: 

VIDEO: 

AUDIO: 

EDITING: 

OVERALL: No Audio on tracks, only interview.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 176

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug: Mystic Aquarium: Animal Rescue Program
Status: Re-Submit
Length: 50

DELIVERY: A little stiff. You need a little more excitement in your voice and don't be so monotone.

INTERVIEWS:  Could have been better. First bite only talked about where they've conducted rescues. Second, bite sounds like was cut off without finishing her thought.

ORIGINALITY:  Good access to an area cut off to the general public. It's one of the things a journalist does.

WRITING:  Good, short sentences. Nice transition from first sentence into second sentence.

VIDEO:  Good video of whales and sea lion. Video a little shaky on pan of holding tanks.

AUDIO:  Good. Clear and easy to understand. Would have liked to hear natural sound of sea lion barking.

EDITING:  Bad jump cut going into first interview that needs to be covered. Good job of matching words and pictures.

OVERALL: Good job other than bad jump cut on first interview. Fix that and piece is ready to air.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 177

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug: "Roots, Revolution, Renaissance" A Look at Hygienic Arts
Status: Broadcast
Length: :50

DELIVERY: Very good. Ending tag seemed harsh.

INTERVIEWS:  Good bites and cutaways.

ORIGINALITY:  Good.

WRITING:  Good, well written.

VIDEO:  Beginning pans were shaky - try loosening tripod. Stand in the ending position and divert upper body to the beginning position.

AUDIO:  High and low audio levels should be consistent.

EDITING:  Well done. Hold ending longer or fade to black.

OVERALL: Very well done!

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS                        DATE: 03-02-09   
SCHOOL EVALUATION                           TAPE # 178

School: Stonington High School
Town: Pawcatuck
Slug:  Bean and Leaf Coffee
Status: Broadcast
Length:

DELIVERY: Good, easy to follow and understand.

INTERVIEWS:  Went well, helped establish the mood in the coffee shop.  Helped explain
why people go there.

ORIGINALITY:  Good idea.  Something most people can relate to in everyday life.

WRITING:  Made it easy to watch and follow along.

VIDEO:  Great shots.  Lots of movement kept it interesting. 

AUDIO:  Sound was clear and matched the video well.

EDITING:  Most edits were clean.  The ending going to last shot didn't flow right.

OVERALL:  Good job.  All elements worked well together to get your message across.

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