Joseph HuertaKING Seattle, "Austin"Judges Comments
CE-WTHR AUSTIN 8 9 9 8 Excellent beginning with nats, writing & sequencing. Lighting looked good on grandma and boy. I liked the camera angle for grandma's interview. Pacing a little slow during 911 call and the end. Maybe tighten it up? JC WTHR AUSTIN 9 9 9 9 Fantastic job. Reporter really helped you bridge those sots together. Great kid character. Awesome all around. BR-WTHR AUSTIN 9 9 8 9 Great story develop[ment. Great moments...letting the story breathe. Nice writing to reveal to award. Great pacing.
Michael DriverKDVR, Denver "Slow News Day"Judges Comments
BR-WTHR SLOW NEWS DAY, IS THERE SUCH A THING? 8 9 9 9 Great pacing and shot variety. Fun idea! CE-WTHR SLOW NEWS DAY, IS THERE SUCH A THING? 8 7 8 8 Relally unique idea. Visually it's hard to be creative but I enjoyed your use of nats and common city sites/traffic. Have your reporter wear the gopro, see it from his POV, extreme wide shot to see people walking in the city and reporter. Time lapse ppl talking to your reporter. Good piece. JC WTHR SLOW NEWS DAY, IS THERE SUCH A THING? 9 9 10 8 Loved it. Such a great idea and not a lot of shops will let you tell that story. Good idea and great execution.
Ty NguyenKING, Seattle "The Road to Rio"Judges Comments
BR-WTHR THE ROAD TO RIO 8 7 8 7 Open was a bit confusing. Nice sequencing-great CU's. Needs a better closing shot. Could cover some of the SOT's. CE-WTHR THE ROAD TO RIO 9 9 9 9 Great use of the gopro and sequencing of her working out, good creative shots/angles. The NATs and angles used when flipping through the photo album was executed well. I didn't like the interview setup with her dad, no depth of field. Overall a really good story. JC WTHR THE ROAD TO RIO 9 9 9 9 Great story! Only thing I wish is that you would have found a creative way to use the file video. That would have set the pkg aside from all the others. You had all the elements to win this category and I think the file video is what will keep me from making this the top story.
Drew SmithKDVR, Denver "She's Here"Judges Comments
CE-WTHR SHE'S HERE 9 9 9 9 Cool story. Put together really well. Strong lighting, NATs & sequencing. I would've made the two interviews look different, have a different background. I don't think the time lapse was needed at the end - stay inside the bar with your creative shots of the ghost. JC WTHR SHE'S HERE 8 8 8 8 Fantastic work on telling this story visually for something that obviously isnt visual. Really enjoyed the characters. Great job with the time lapses. BR-WTHR SHE'S HERE 8 9 9 8 Great visuals and sound to help tell the story. Maybe have the two guys show us around. I thought the time lapse was over used.
Judges: WTHR-TV (Indianapolis)