Ramon DomporThe Seattle TimesJudges Comments
"Strong interview subject, but would've loved to hear from another source, like a tribal member rather than hearing about their beliefs/experiences second-hand. Gorgeous B-roll, drone and otherwise." "Really nice climate story, excellent footage of the forests and tightly developed story and pacing."
Lauren FrohneThe Seattle TimesJudges Comments
"Tightly edited and nicely paced, very heartbreaking story. It would have been nice to see b-roll outside of this one scene of the memorial." "Very effective use of family photos and present-day family B-roll. Really nice balance of emotion. Well done."
Cheantay JensenJudges Comments
"So great. Love the emotion, the deeper reasoning into why he feels successful for the first time in his life. Lovely b-roll as well." "Nicely shot, great variety of b-roll, simple and focused local story. Love the way the interview was edited, it went beyond the basics and into the WHY of what he does. In the intro, the music is competing with audio and would have loved to hear the ambient audio of him building the boards."
Judges: Brooke Herbert & Tom Patterson