Tort Report Rubric

(in descending order of weight)

An Exemplary video is… A Poor Video is…
Thoughtfulness Video is highly creative, captivating, illuminating, and compelling. The video contains a clear narrative arc, numerous insights, and nuanced development of supporting materials, reflecting deep engagement with the bigger questions raised by the topic. The video’s purpose or message is vague or uninteresting. The supporting information does not fit the main idea or appears disconnected. The video does not reflect considered and thoughtful engagement with important questions raised by the topic.
Relation to Course Themes and/or Tort Law Doctrine The video engages with, and distinctly relates to, several themes from the course. The presentation shows a mastery of analysis of course themes and/or tort law or pertinent legal theory. The video’s content does not draw from, connect to, or resonate with themes and topics from the course, tort law, or legal theory.
Graphics Graphics masterfully explain and reinforce key points. Images and color scheme are visually appealing. Images are dynamic without being distracting. Visual presentation is organized, clear, and coherent. Graphics are distracting, unappealing, or counterproductive. Graphics lack a common aesthetic.
Videography The videography is eye-catching and appealing, and appropriate for the themes of the video — revealing careful attention to lighting, framing, composition, etc. The videography is often clumsy, careless, and/or distracting.
Editing Video smoothly transitions from shot to shot. Scenes flow seamlessly. Digital effects and transitions are used appropriately for emphasis and in ways that enhance the video’s message, theme, and feel. Video is poorly edited, contains choppy visual and audio segments. Transitions are non-existent, clumsy, distracting, or in competition with the themes, message, or general motif of the video.
Audio Audio is clear, crisp, and effectively assists in communicating the main idea. Music and sound effects are employed seamlessly and in ways that enhance the video’s message and emotional connection. Any distracting background noise is kept at a minimum. Audio is cut off or inconsistent. Volume is too low or high or too variable. Speakers are difficult to hear or understand. Background noise is distracting. Sound effects or transitional music are absent or ineffective.
Copyright/Citations Materials, including graphics and videos, are clearly cited and credited. Video contains no segments that elements that appear to raise “fair use” concerns. Few, if any, materials are cited or credited. Some sections appear to raise concerns about “fair use.”