Week 7 – Digital Story Critique

My Critique: Richard Sidey  Expedition Photography

I chose these traits in my Rubric because you must possess these traits to be successful in telling a Digital Story.


Digital Story evaluation: 10 points each
Digital Craftsmanship Command of the media? Was the use of media appropriate, supportive of the story, balanced and well considered? This short 6 minute video is well crafted and was engaging to say the least. The video/photography and music went well together and it created a story line that did not need text. The media was appropriate for the story line and wildlife seemed to tell their story. I especially liked how the penguins and how the camera panned in and out to gain the entire penguin community.
Points: 10
Audience Engagement How well did the story capture and keep audience engagement? Was the level of interactivity appropriate to the story being told.  

The high school students were engaged in this short video and seemed to be transfixed on the story line. The students did not need to be prompted to continue to watch, and were engaged the entire  6 minutes. In addition, the students had conversations about the video afterwards with little prompting.


Points: 10

Originality, voice, creativity How creative was the production? Did the presentation exhibit an original sense of voice and a fresh perspective?  

This video clip was very creatively made and original. The mixture of video and  photographs was well choreographed with the music. The voice of the wildlife came alive in this video. There was not a need to have text in the video, because the liveliness of the animals came through, the music went very well with the images and seemed to tell the story of the wildlife.

Points 10


This is a great video for all ages. My six year old daughter as well as my middle and high school students enjoyed the Digital Story.

Final score 30/30. I highly recommend this video to any teacher or parent who wants to engage their learners about the natural world in which we live. 

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