Stonington High School Evaluations

FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS DATE: 12-01-08 SCHOOL EVALUATION TAPE # 20

School: Stonington High SchoolTown: StoningtonSlug: The SabinoStatus: Re-SubmitLength: N/A

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OVERALL: No audio. Please resubmit so we can evaluate.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS DATE: 12-01-08 SCHOOL EVALUATION TAPE # 21

School: Stonington High SchoolTown: StoningtonSlug: Run For The PenguinStatus: Re-Submit Length: 45

DELIVERY: Good

INTERVIEWS: Good

ORIGINALITY: Good

WRITING: Good

VIDEO: Nicely shot

AUDIO: Interviews sound a little hollow but are useable.

EDITING: Nicely edited

OVERALL: Good story but it is too short. Needs to be closer to 50. Just add another short sentence and you'll be there.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS DATE: 12-01-08 SCHOOL EVALUATION TAPE # 22

School: Stonington High SchoolTown: StoningtonSlug: Save The Bay Tests New WatersStatus: BroadcastLength: 50

DELIVERY: Good

INTERVIEWS: Good interviews, but the first one was positioned in front of windows so the background was hot and the second person was in shadow. Move her up by 2 feet next time.

ORIGINALITY: Very good.

WRITING: Good.

VIDEO: Very good.

AUDIO: Interviews were a little hollow.

EDITING: Nicely edited.

OVERALL: Good piece.

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Town: StoningtonSlug: The SabinoStatus: Broadcast - if long enoughLength: :47 (use pad)

DELIVERY: Good delivery. Sounds enthused by the subject.

INTERVIEWS: Good interviews but their faces were way too dark. Bright background made their faces too dark to see.

ORIGINALITY: Nice slice of life story about a river boat people would be interested to tour.

WRITING: First sentence way too long! Could have been broken into three distinct thoughts: it's 100; It's one of the oldest steamboats; it traveled on the Mystic River.

VIDEO: Nicely shot. Good use of limited use of zooms and pans. Good framing.

AUDIO: Not so good. First interview, audio low, so it's hard to hear. Second interview better. So much wind noise on standup. Very hard to understand.

EDITING: Nicely edited. Good job of using specific B-roll of engine over first sound bite.

OVERALL: Good story marred by dark interviews and audio issues. Will see if the story uses to much pad or is long enough.

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

School: Stonington High SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Fritz: The First Stonington Police DogStatus: AirLength: 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 SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Nutmeg Games at Mystic MiddleStatus: 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 SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Appetite For ChangeStatus: Re-SubmitLength: 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 SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Video Game AddictionStatus: ResubmitLength:

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 SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Music of the FutureStatus: ResubmitLength: 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 mixof 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 SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Walking Up WallsStatus: Re-SubmitLength:

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OVERALL: WON'T PLAY.

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

School: Stonington High SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Mystical ToysStatus: Re-SubmitLength:

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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 SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Mystic Aquarium: Animal Rescue ProgramStatus: Re-SubmitLength: 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 SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: "Roots, Revolution, Renaissance" A Look at Hygienic ArtsStatus: BroadcastLength: :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 SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Bean and Leaf CoffeeStatus: BroadcastLength:

DELIVERY: Good, easy to follow and understand.

INTERVIEWS: Went well, helped establish the mood in the coffee shop. Helped explainwhy 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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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS DATE: 03-02-09 SCHOOL EVALUATION TAPE # 215

School: Stonington High SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Stonington Goes GreenStatus: BROADCAST Length: :50

DELIVERY: A little muffled at the start. Rest was clear. Good stand up.

INTERVIEWS: Introduce your sound bites. Who were the people?

ORIGINALITY: Great story idea.

WRITING: Need to explain what the new system is and how it works more clearly.

VIDEO: Need to see item and how it is used at the top. Video of car didn't make sense.Good shots of landfill, trash, etc.

AUDIO: Good.

EDITING: Could be improved by showing more of system, some close-ups of itemsbeing put in.

OVERALL: Good idea. Writing needs work.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS DATE: 03-02-09 SCHOOL EVALUATION TAPE # 193School: Stonington High SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Customs We KeepStatus: BROADCASTLength: :50

DELIVERY: Good. Shorter sentences will improve your reading.

INTERVIEWS: Good. Very informational. Great lighting on second interview.

ORIGINALITY: Interesting story. Nicely told.

WRITING: First sentence way too long, containing several thoughts. Rest OK.

VIDEO: Well shot. Good framing.

AUDIO: Clear and understandable.

EDITING: Good sequencing. Pictures matched words.

OVERALL: Interesting story. Easy to understand. First sentence too long, but overall good effort.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS DATE: 03-02-09 SCHOOL EVALUATION TAPE # 206

School: Stonington High SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: L.U.N.C.H.Status: BROADCASTLength: :47

DELIVERY: Good. Could be a little more energetic.

INTERVIEWS: Good. And short. But all added something to the story.

ORIGINALITY: Pretty straightforward approach of an interesting story. Good enterprise effort.

WRITING: Good, short sentences that did a good job of weaving together sound bites.

VIDEO: Good shot composition. Be careful of putting interview subjects in front of windows. They could be back lit too much.

AUDIO: Overall, good although director interview a little off mic and low. Could have used a short hit of music at midpoint.

EDITING: Good sequencing. Video matched script well.

OVERALL: Nice job of telling this group's story. It was interesting and left me wanting more.

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FOX 61 STUDENT NEWS DATE: 03-02-09 SCHOOL EVALUATION TAPE # 194

School: Stonington High SchoolTown: PawcatuckSlug: Wolf TalkStatus: BROADCASTLength: :50

DELIVERY: A bit rushed. Slow down and be more conversational. You sounded like youwere reading.

INTERVIEWS: Good content, but mic was too far away. A lot of ambient noise made ittough to hear them.

ORIGINALITY: Good content. Would have liked more video of wolves and not books.

WRITING: Clear and concise. Story easy to understand.

VIDEO: Good shots. Nice composition.

AUDIO: Audio shaky on interviews and standup. Hard to hear because too far away.

EDITING: Good sequences. Flowed together well.

OVERALL: Good story. Audio problems stopped it from being very good.

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