Kurt AustinKGW, Portland "Every Day is a Wedding Day"Judges Comments
7 7 8 7 I really liked the way you moved around the subjects and just used sound from them in their natural setting as they are moving and loading the truck. Well shot, great variety 7 7 7 7 Great variation of shots and sequencing. Solid story with nice reveals. Good shots in and out of frame to help move the story along and lend themselves to clean editing. Nice work! 7 7 6 7 nice job moving the mics around and following the action. good reveal and twist in the story
Steve KaufmannKTVZ, Bend "Avy Dogs"Judges Comments
7 7 8 8 Loved the use of the go pro on the dogs and in the snow. Added great variety to the story. Also really liked the nat pops and sequencing. 5 6 6 7 Nice use of the Go Pro for varying the shots. In terms of any pans or zooms, be mindful and purposeful when you use them. There was a pan of the mountain that seemed out of place. 6 7 6 8 terriffic use of the go pro, really helped move the story along. I liked all the nats throughout. The beginning felt very closterfobic, tight shots are great but dont't forget to come back out for a wide shot for variety.
Gabe FergusonKHQ, Spokane "Larry the Lifer"Judges Comments
7 6 7 7 Great use of character in the story. I like that you used the soundbites when he is in his element and not just standing against a wall. Good nat sound. Watch out for jump cuts. 7 7 7 7 This story made me smile - great character. Really nice variation of shots with quick nats and shots they moved the piece along. Really felt like we were spending a day in the life of Larrry- and we can all learn from his attitude. That came across really well. Just be careful with the jump cuts - some of them worked, but others were likely because you backed yourself into a corner. Nice job though. 7 6 6 6 You used some jump cuts for nats purposes which was great, but there were many others that were very jarring. You obviously followed him through many hallways and places, try keeping the shots in some order. You had a great variety of shots and nats galore. I felt it was just a little too choppy of an edit. It jumped from room to room and was hard to follow.
Scotty SmithKTUU Anchorage "You Have to Keep a Beat"Judges Comments
5 6 6 7 I liked the shot variety. wide close medium and go pro footage. felt like the pacing dragged a bit. would have liked to see more variety of quick shots verus longer shots 5 6 6 7 Really nice use of nats! I would have considered interviewing everyone in their setting - it almost seemed out of place popping them out for the interviews in a quiet space. I liked being in the chaos so to speak. 4 7 5 7 I liked the shot variety. good use of nats
Judges: KXAN, Austin