Alex Smith WCMHJudges Comments
SB BN9 The Dream Flag 9 9 9 10 I thought this piece was shot really really well. I loved the ending with the flag and thought it was a nice little nugget to not give away right in the beginning. AM BN9 The Dream Flag 9 9 9 9 Solid, solid piece. Love how you transitioned in and out of night time video. Following the flag for your ending was very nice. Good nats and good sound. Well weaved audio. MA BN9 The Dream Flag 9 9 9 9 Great nats off the top. Loved the ending. Great way to reveal the flag being the nice surprise. Great action/reaction when they got the flag back. Great shooting and editing. Maybe start the piece with a nice wide shot to set the scene with the nats under it but that's just me. Really nice piece! Good work.
Mike Heimbuch KXASJudges Comments
SB BN9 GET THEM HOME 8 8 8 9 I liked how you captured that hectic feel of everyone trying to get their kids. The short nat breaks really hit that home and I liked that the sound didn't feel like a formal interview since you caught everyone as it was all unfolding. AM BN9 GET THEM HOME 8 8 9 9 Good hustle. The story felt in tone with how people probably felt out there. Short, quick nat breaks to help move the story along. MA BN9 GET THEM HOME 9 8 9 9 Awesome work! Great hustle and really made me feel like I was there. I loved all the nat sound and frantic feeling I got from watching this story. Story really moved! It had everything you could ask for except for an ending. Don't end on a interview shot of an official. Even if you're pressed for time, have a shot ready to just lay over that last part. Ending on the SOT with the talking head was just not a good way to end the piece. End with wide shot of the kids leaving or a kid getting into his parents car while the guy is talking. Overall, really great work!
Tom Schultheis KYTVJudges Comments
SB BN9 Was a Normal Sunday 8 8 8 9 A really solid nat pack. I got the feel of this man's stress of trying to save everything he could. I would have liked some different angled shots of him working AM BN9 Was a Normal Sunday 8 8 8 8 I like how you followed him around and we got the feel of how much he was working to try to save his stuff. Good work on getting close ups of the debris. I would've liked some more b-roll of the damage to his story and more video of him working to clean it up, but overall really solid piece. MA BN9 Was a Normal Sunday 7 7 7 8 Nice, solid nat pack. Would have liked to have seen a different shot off the top. We see a lot of the guy and a wide shot or something to set the scene would have worked better. You could just swapped the nat sequence around off the top. That wide shot of the water in the street really set the tone for me. Felt a little jumpy in some parts but overall, great job getting from one shot to the next. Great ending! Sot in the beginning seemed really long with the guy on cam. Try covering more of it next time. Overall, really nice job.