Bonnie Taylor

Animation Rubric

Project Published 6/4/14 Last updated on 3/2/20

Frame Rate: 24 fps

File name: Animation – TITLE.FLA

Project Length: 3 minutes maximum

Save to: Animation folder

Quality of Animation: 32 points total






Layer Organization

Projects layers are clearly not labeled and unorganized.

Only a few of the layers are labeled and organized.

Most of the layers are labeled correctly and organized.

All layers are clearly labeled and organized.

Smoothness of Animation

Project is messy overall. Selections made in Photoshop were choppy. Miscellaneous strands/strokes are floating around project. Parts disconnect and/or out of place. Project is jumpy overall.

Most, but not all selections made in Photoshop are choppy. There are a few strands/strokes floating around in the project. A few parts disconnect and/or out of place. Project is mostly jumpy with only a few parts moving smoothly.

Project is mostly neat overall. A few selections in Photoshop are choppy. There is one or two strands/strokes floating around. One or two parts disconnect and/or out of place. Project is mostly smooth with a few jumpy parts throughout the animation.

Project is very neat. All selections in Photoshop are clean. There are no strands/strokes floating around. No parts disconnect and/or out of place. Project moves smooth and clean with little to no jumping.

Sound Design

Sound Design is sloppy and/or doesn’t make sense. Resulting in the sound not complimenting or matching the project.

Sound Design is sloppy and/or doesn’t makes sense for the most part with some minor good parts throughout that do not fully compliment the project.

Sound Design is mostly coherent with a few jumpy parts throughout (gaps in sound or distortion). Captures the mood of the project but has some minor rough spots.

Sound Design has little to no flaws and perfectly compliments the project by accurately portraying the atmosphere and mood of the project.

Coherency of Animation

Project does not make sense.

Project starts or ends coherently but loses control for most of the project.

Project is mostly coherent from beginning to end, but loses control or makes no sense for a portion of the project.

Project is fluid and coherent from start to finish.

Creativity/ Originality

Animator was not creative/original and did the minimum of what was asked of them.

Animator was slightly creative in some minor aspects of the project, but did only the minimum for most of the project.

Animator attempted something creative, but didn’t quite make it there own. The project looks like most other projects with moments of originality.

Animator created something new and personally creative. Project has its own look and feel and completely stands out in comparison to others.

Storylines and scenes

No apparent storyline.

Random storyline,only1scene

Theseisastorylinewithatleast2scenesbutnotwelldevelopedforat 3 minute animation.

Original,interesting storylinethattiesthemovietogether. Atleast2scenes.

Use of Flash

Student unable to use flash to complete project

Student completed project with much help in using flash tools.

Student can use flash but with limited ability.

Students demonstrates a strong understanding of tools needed to complete flash animation

Use of time

Coming in late is a waste of time!

Student off track much of time.

Studentoftenofftrack.Minimum effort apparent.Project late.

Student completed project on timebutdidnotusetimewisely.Did minimum required.

Student used time wisely and efficiently to produce their animation. Completed on time.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

Age Levels
Content Standards
New Jersey
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer
CC License
5 / 5 • 4 Ratings

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Jose Carlos Barcelo

Posted on 2/3/20 6:55:15 AM Permalink

​ I am going to use it

Lauren Petiti

Posted on 10/10/19 5:11:32 PM Permalink

​I've been looking for something like this, thank you!

Ray Cooper

Posted on 1/21/19 4:46:42 PM Permalink

​Thank you!

Dr. Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 8/18/17 1:47:56 PM Permalink

​Hi Bonnie,

Very good Criteria used in this rubric

Thank you for sharing