Justin McCay KMSPJudges Comments
SR Surviving The Cold 8 9 8 8 Awesome job covering weather. I loved the fresh approach. For a dealine story, this carried some big production elements with the sunset shots. Strong characters and good memorable moments. NS Surviving The Cold 7 10 10 10 Awesome way to present a relitivly boreing story. great effort put in and it is clear. KP Surviving The Cold 8 9 9 10 I loved the shots. Just Beautiful. Started off amazing and loved the story. The audio could have been better. JK Surviving The Cold 7 8 8 9 Nice twist to a weather story! The kids were adorable, and definitely added to the story. The NAT sound of the suitcases was nice. Great introduction to the story, as well as the characters. KD Surviving The Cold 8 9 8 9 A weather story...with a twist! Nicely done finding a way to tell the run of the mill, it's cold outside and we need you to show that, story and giving us characters to care about. Definitely, one of my favorites! Great effort and job capturing all the necessary elements in such a 'tight window'.
Steve Stewart KXASJudges Comments
SR Semi Chase Gawkers 8 9 8 8 This was our front-runner right up until the abrupt ending. Everything about this story was awesome, but it felt like it cut off. Awesome writing, composition, nats. What happened? NS Semi Chase Gawkers 10 9 9 9 Kept me on the edge of my seat. KP Semi Chase Gawkers 8 9 10 9 I loved this entire story. I was hooked and I appreciate the time you took to set up on your tripod. The characters were great. I really wish that it didn't end so abruptly. The potential was there to be amazing. JK Semi Chase Gawkers 8 9 9 8 Very interesting way to introduce a story! The angles for interviews were great, and the sound did an excellent job of telling the story. The writing and opening was strong, but I found myself extremely disappointed by the ending. It was way too abrupt. I was completely interested and engaged, and very confused by such an abrupt ending. It felt like you ran out of time and forgot to finish the story. KD Semi Chase Gawkers 7 9 8 8 This was a very well done story, and had my attention right up to the very end when it hit a brick wall. What happenened? Grreat writing, shot composition, nats, and then....? This was my favorite up to the very end.
Alex Smith WCMHJudges Comments
SR Danville Officer 8 8 7 7 Nice job! this was a complete story that began and ended with symmetry. I definitely felt the emotion with all the tight shots. Strong nat sequence in the middle. Excellent natpkg! NS Danville Officer 10 9 8 8 Love NatPkg KP Danville Officer 8 8 6 8 Needed more variety in Wide shots. Love the full circle opening and closing shot. JK Danville Officer 8 8 7 8 Great natpkg! The duct tape NAT sequence was great, and all of the shots were well-lit (which I'm sure was difficult when the event happened at night). Wide shots of the crowd would have been nice. I liked the opening and closing sequences, but I think maybe too much emphasis was put on the priest for the story. I also think less people could have told the story better. When you get too many people in the story, it starts to get a little confusing. KD Danville Officer 8 8 8 8 Very well done. I liked the nice tight shots. You told a great story from beginning to end. Really liked the way you intertwined the scripture reading. Would have liked to have seen a nice wide shot of the group, but overall this is a story that came full circle from beginning to end. Nice NATPKG!
Daniel Westerhold KJRHJudges Comments
SR Golden Girls 8 8 7 7 What a find! Great characters make great stories and its especially hard to find children who can speak well. It was nicely coupled with solid editing and sequences. NS Golden Girls 7 10 9 9 Still Love NatPkg KP Golden Girls 8 9 8 9 great character! Love the story and great variety of shots. JK Golden Girls 8 8 8 8 The little girl was such an awesome character, and you did a great job of getting her to speak well! The NAT sound was great, but audio blending would have definitely helped in this story. It was very easy to see where one clip ended and another started. For the part about the coach, I would have liked to see her face. It might have also been a great opportunity to get a NAT of her cheering them on. KD Golden Girls 8 8 8 8 Great job and a great find! You had characters that made this story sing and you got the kids to talk...which is always a challenge! I would have liked to have seen the Coach's face and heard a little from her when she was mentioned. Also, watch your audio blending. Solid editing, solid sequences, nice job!