Corky SchollKUSA Denver, "You Did Great Ann Perez"Judges Comments
JW - WITI-TV YOU DID GREAT ANN PEREZ 10 10 9 10 Great story...great job! I see a lot of stories that start out the way this one did. Slow push of an exterior. It really is the most important shot of the piece when you think of it. If you can't get the viewer engaged right away...they may not see all the great stuff you have in the middle and end of the piece! You did a great job of reengaging the viewer throughout the piece. The writing was awesome too! Splitting hairs here....that opening shot seemed like a bit of a throw away...something we all do when we don't have anything better. This was an elite story! Every shot counts in my opinion...try to make every last one count! AK-WITI YOU DID GREAT ANN PEREZ 10 10 10 10 Fantastic job all around. Great job of taking the viewer on a ride to really care about Ann. Nice layers in and out. Really liked how you just let the nats and announcer take us along for that 1:20 fight. If I have to be really critical about one thing, I think there were a couple nat breaks that seemed to cary on just a hair long. That might just be me though. Again, fantastic job! JHW-WITI YOU DID GREAT ANN PEREZ 10 10 10 10 Really nice job with this. Great transitions, and really nice job letting the story flow. There where a few cut aways during the fight, that felt like cut aways. Would have like to have some emotion from the crowed or something to bridge the 1:20 of the fight. Overall great job!
Joseph HuertaKING Seattle, "Faith Love and Forgiveness"Judges Comments
JW WITI-TV FAITH LOVE AND FORGIVENESS 9 10 9 10 As sound as you could be technically! Great composition and nice attention to detail. I loved the colored background with the preachers interview. That really looked cool! great job! AK-WITI FAITH LOVE AND FORGIVENESS 10 10 9 10 Really very well done. Great looking opening sequencing. Well shot thru out. Everything was technically great. You did a nice job getting into that tight space for the reveal of the glass. JHW-WITI FAITH LOVE AND FORGIVENESS 10 10 9 10 Great job with this. Great sequence and use of the disolves. Great job getting all the shots and reveals needed. Really nice job.
Jon MartinKING Seattle, "The Room"Judges Comments
JW WITI-TV THE ROOM 10 10 9 9 Great story! Very compelling and an important subject. Well written and you had all the shots and nat breaks. The one thing I would consider is my editing pace at times. You had a couple of storng pieces of sound and track by the reporter. Give the viewer a half second to absorb what was just said...feel the impact so to speak. You tended to go right into the next nat break, piece of sound or next track. Sometimes ambient noise or silence can be really effective in putting the exclanation point on the end of a statement or thought. AK-WITI THE ROOM 10 10 9 10 Nice Job! This is a good story and a difficult one to get the access to tell. Well written, shot and edited. Really liked the begining and how you built up the noise. Good job covering the room in what looked like a small space. JHW-WITI THE ROOM 10 10 10 9 Tuff subject to cover, but you did a great job visually with it. Nice job saving the broken glass till the end, I think that really drives the point home. Nice job with the opening, and bring the pace down when we get in the room. When the first chime hits, would it be more effective to stay with the outside shot instead of jumoing right inside? Overall really good job!
Douglas BurgessKING Seattle, "Painting over the past"Judges Comments
JW -WITI-TV PAINTING OVER THE PAST 10 9 9 9 Powerful piece and strong juxtaposition with the paint a canvas idea. Why didn't you show a completed painting or two? As a viewer, when something is started...I like to see the ending to it. I get where you were going with all of it and maybe it wasn't necessary to see the completed "paintings" from a structure standpoint, but it may have helped to see the finality, hurt and/or anger of the pieces she was doing to add a little more "punch" to the story. Art can reach a person like that. Does that make sense? Very well written, shot and edited. It was long tho! I think that could have been about 2-3 minutes shorter and still been super effective. The subject matter held my attention, but I was starting to think about when is this going to end at one point. JHW - WITI-TV PAINTING OVER THE PAST 10 10 9 10 Moving story! Great job with it. It was a little long. Kept my attention throughtout, but a few parts could have been condensed. I wasn't a big fan of the two canvises of the beach with their faces in it. I appreciate the effort and it was well made. AK-WITI PAINTING OVER THE PAST 10 10 9 10 Nice strong story. Technically well done. Well written. You couldn't help but get emotional about this one. Nice layering. Some spots were obvioulsy really hard to cover with limited video.I do think it got long, and that may have hurt you on having to cover so much. Maybe 2 minutes shorter could have still been effective.
Judges: WITI (Milwuakee)