Blog Checklist: Common Mistakes That Cost Marks
1. From your Homepage provide inks to your Planning,
Construction and Evaluation blogs.
2. From your Planning, Construction and Evaluation blogs
your must provide links to your Homepage & Research
3. Make sure you have not accidently linked your AS and
A2 blogs (Yr13 Only)
4. Preliminary Film and Preliminary Evaluation –
Homepage & Research. Should be the first post that
you uploaded to your blog. (Yr12)
5. Get someone in your group to go through your blog as
if they were the examiner checking that it was easy to
navigate they way through all blogs, that the content
was easy to read especially the contents of blog
archive the drop down menu
6. All Blogs must show as many post as possible – (I will
show you how do this)
7. That all evaluation questions are written in full and
uploaded in the right order.
8. All post titles must be written in full and make sense to
the examiner who is skimming your work.
9. All uploaded, embedded documents, movies and
other links are working.
10. Font size, style and choice of font colour makes
blog content easy to read.
11. The ordering of post makes sense. Also make sure
every thing on your planning blog reads and looks like
planning. So many students make the mistakes of
taking screen grabs from their actual film.
12. The completed opening 2 minutes doesn’t have
dead screen time i.e. unnecessary black screen.
13. Enough attention been paid to variation of font
colour- i.e. is more or less variation of font colour
14. All relevant research tasks grouped together – all
planning task together
15. Candidate’s name and number must appear at
the top of each blog
16. Blog design appears clean and fresh looking - i.e.
are there two many irrelevant random images that the
examiner might think unnecessary and/or find
17. Check archive content is not disjointed
18. If all blogs are black and white…. Add a bit of
colour by changing the background colour for each
19. There are no random or previously produced work
which has not been contextualised (Yr13 analysis of
20. The examiner may only look at 1 group member’s
blog to get an overview of the level of planning that
went into the production. Please make sure your
planning blog has a copy of the group’s:
Scripts(s), treatment, synopsis, storyboard, and location
shots, film schedules, timetable of free periods,
moodboard and group member responsibilities –
All group members will be marked down if any of the
above is missing unless they clearly write on their blogs
what is missing and who was responsible for