Ben Worsley WBFFJudges Comments
8 8 8 8 Good sequencing, good shot variety. Nats were blended very well. Great opening shot 8 8 8 9 You clearly put a lot of thought into this story. Great characters throughout the piece I loved the wide variety of interview shots. Nice use of nats throughout the piece without falling into the trap of nat sound for no purpose. Great visual story arc. If I'm going to be nitpicky just be mindful of your focus in some of those darker tight shots. 8 9 8 8 All-around excellence. Awesome characters, visually clean, wonderful sound. I think I'll watch it again for fun!
Eli Gardiner WTVRJudges Comments
7 8 7 7 Excellent job sequencing with the beat of your music. You did a great job blending your music audio. Everything sounded very smooth. Great Natpkg! 7 8 8 8 This piece made me smile! Wonderful audio editing, wonderful pacing visually. Overall a really well done piece, a little slice of life. 8 9 8 8 Awesome! Haha, what a happy little reveal at the end with them falling in love there. Everything was awesome - smooth audio transitions, great editing and pacing, clean and steady shots. You got it all down!
Dwayne Myers WJLAJudges Comments
7 7 6 7 Good Sequencing and TIGHT shots. Time lapse shot didn't seem to fit well. Needed a closing shot. 7 8 7 7 Loved how you incorporated the movement of the decorations into the piece. The interviews all looked great. I liked how the time lapse helped show you the bigger picture of how visible the display is in the community. I also liked the ending interview shot with the sad santa dissapearing into the chimney. If you had it I might have chosen to begin the last bite with the great wide shot and then close on a tighter shot of the santa dissapearing. 8 9 7 8 Haha, LOVED how Santa creeped back into the chimney on the last shot - totally see what you did there. Perfect. That's an incredibly hard piece to shoot at night but you nailed it with making it look natural. I, for one, thought that was a perfect use of a time lapse to show how many folks go by. Tons of shot variety, good characters - excellent overall!
Andrew Snadecki WBFFJudges Comments
7 7 7 7 Really well done piece. Wonderful story arc. Loved how you allowed the main character to introduce the other two. I would have stayed on the main characters face for a moment longer after his statement about "...he died in my arms." Don't rush through those kind of moments, let them breath. Also, be mindful of your background nats there were a fre times when they were a little overpowering. 7 7 7 7 Nice job putting this story together as a natpkg. You had some good sequencing. Loved seeing all the TIGHT shots. I liked how you framed up the woman and then interviewed her while she was cutting up the food. Couple of jump cuts going between video of him and jumping straight to an interview shot of him. 7 8 7 7 Wow, fantastic job getting such a complete story told with a NAT PKG. It had a solid beginning, middle, and end, had plenty of emotion and depth, and really kept me engaged witht he characters. Really good flow as well with quick pacing in some transitions spots, then letting other places breathe. Nice work!