Kurt AustinKGW, Portland "A New Start, A New Partner"Judges Comments
8 8 8 8 Nice open, great character. Good back and forth and paralell park. great moments. Action and reaction everywhere, love it. Really nice job 8 8 8 8 Loved how you got good reaction from the soundbytes, lots of moments. Good job with parallel parks and sequencing. Overall a really strong piece, nice work. 8 8 8 8 Nice job with the open, Great job with action reaction, nice job
Sean EstesKPHO-KTVK, Phoenix "This May Be It"Judges Comments
7 7 7 6 Nice open, gotta love serveillance video, nice reax sot, clean audio, did all you could with the elements you had. Great ending sot. 8 8 7 8 Really nice job marrying the survelliance video to what you shot, and good job matching the sound you got with your first guy to that. Some minor audio blend/balance issues, but you did a great job getting all the elemtents you needed to make this a good natpak. Good job. 8 8 8 8 Nice job with the nat sound package, i loved the active interviews, the surveilance video was used well, great job
Carolyn HallKTVA, Anchorage "Mother Lawrence Recovery Project"Judges Comments
7 7 8 7 Love the open. Interview and some shots seemed a little dark to me. Great job with the music. Blended in very nicely. Great moments. Very nice segway to cleaning. Nice job with the parallel parks. very nice overall 8 9 8 9 Great job with this piece, great use of parking nats and creative/multiple framings for interviews, and matching to script. Edits were clean and good sequencing. If anything, I felt that the final nat of her talking of her at the end wasn't necessary and would have preferred her playing, but that's just nit-picking. Really enjoyed watching this 7 7 7 8 Great open, you did a nice job of parralel parking throughout the story, nice sequencing, some of the video was a little dark, great job with blending your audio. 8 8 8 8 I really like the build up and the reveal. This was a great example of parallel parking. I wish some of the shots were not as dark as they were. The use of a HMI light would have helped to convey "the good deed" that the community is doing for her.
Louis TortoraKPHO-KTVK, Phoenix "NHRA Top Fuel Women"Judges Comments
6 7 7 6 Very cool. Love the reax shot with the fingers in the ears. Try and blend nats a little better, Know its kinda hard because it is so loud. Felt like this story needed some reax from fans and their opinions on women drivers. Nice job. 6 7 7 7 While those women are beautiful and I don't blame you, I think the interview shots were used too much. It seems like you had a lot of good video at your disposal and would have loved to see it more. While it didn't work for me in some shots, I appreciated the creative approach withn the canted angles and slow shutter. 7 7 7 7 Great shot variety, nice job getting action and reaction, blend your audio a little better, I would have liked to have seen more of them racing, nice job 7 7 7 7 good use of shots and angles. There are a few reactions shots that tied the story together. great use of nats, but there were a few that needed to be blended a litlle better. overall a great piece.
Judges: News 12 Connecticut