How to Film an Assessment

How to Film an Assessment


Hi, I’m Jason from OTEN in Western Sydney
Institute, the largest provider of online distance education and training for TAFE New South Wales. We’re here today to show you how to plan, shoot, edit and finally submit your student assessment video. Now this can seem like a pretty daunting task but don’t worry, you’re not shooting a Hollywood blockbuster So if you follow these simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to success. Now before you even pick up a camera, the
first thing you need to understand is your assessment criteria. In this case we need to identify a plant that needs to pruned, select the appropriate technique, and then simply prune the plant. We’re going to show you how to film
a pruning assessment with OTEN student, Kelly. Hi Kelly!
Hi Jason. Now before you start filming your assessment you’re going to need a few items. Firstly, you’re going to need your student
assessment checklist, any personal protective equipment, the tools needed for the job, a video enable smart phone or tablet
and a tripod. better yet, get yourself an assistant. An extremely important aspect of any filming is lighting. There is only really one rule you need to remember, don’t ever shoot into the Sun otherwise it’s going to look something like this. What you should be getting, is something like this. One of the most jarring things about watching video is short sharp jagged movements and one way to avoid this is to place your device in a tripod So one of these won’t set you back too much, so it’s a worthwhile investment The final shooting tip is probably the easiest to remember, and that is trying to shoot all your video in sequence. This will make life much easier for you in the next step. So let’s put some that theory into practice. Now I’m here with OTEN student Kelly,
who’s going to film her own video assessment She’s done the planning stage and now
she’s up to the shooting stage. Jason: “So are you ready for this?”
Kelly: “I sure am Jason” Jason: “I’ll leave you to it.” Hi my name’s Kelly Smith, and today I’m
recording my assessment task for the unit Prune small trees and shrubs. The first thing I’ve got to do is, refer to my checklist my teacher has given me this just to make sure I don’t miss any of the important steps. One of the things is personal protective equipment. So I’m wearing a broad-brimmed hat, long sleeve shirt, long pants, leather boots and gloves. OK so, the plant I’m going to prune today is a hedge of
Cissus Antarctica. It just needs a bit of a haircut to tidy it up so I’m just going to take a close up shot of the foliage for you, so you can identify the plant properly. The next thing on the checklist was choose the right tools and equipment for the job. For this job I’m using a pair of sharp head shears and I’m just going to start pruning. Just trying to keep a nice straight line. I have finished pruning the hedge, so that’s the end of that assessment. All that’s left to do now is to sweep up. Jason: “So job done Kelly?” Kelly: “Yeah, that’s it.” Jason: “Great, so you took notice of the lighting, close enough to the camera for sound and captured all your assessment tasks?” Kelly: “Sure did.” Jason: “Success.” Open up your editing app, and import all of your assessment footage. Now that you have all of your footage in the app, you can begin by trimming down each of your videos, so that you leave only the bits that you want. Once you have all of your clips trimmed, you simply drag them into the timeline in the order that you shot them. Once you’re happy with the edit, you can go ahead save and export your final assessment video. You have planned, shot and edited your masterpiece
and now it’s time for the final step, to upload you work to YouTube. Firstly transfer your assessment video to your computer go to YouTube.com to sign up for your free account. Select your video to upload, name your video, and then upload it to YouTube. And now you are ready to share your assessment video with your teaching section. So that concludes our series on how to plan, shoot, edit and submit your student assessment video. You should now have everything you need to
get started.

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