Darren McQuadeKTXL, Sacramento "Bring On More Rain"Judges Comments
7 9 9 8 Really beautiful job shooting and editing. This story could've been very basic...you make it VERY watch-able...great!
Kevin HortonKTTV, Los Angeles "All About Love"Judges Comments
7 7 7 8 Fun piece...good pacing. Like the opening shot...very cool...nice commitment. 6 8 8 7 Great little nat pak. Nice pacing. Good interesting framing. Good variety of shots. Didn't love the timelapse, that just felt like noise to me. If you're going to do a timelapse, try to get something recognizable in there. Maybe put the timelapse camera right in front of a FLOWERS sign so that seems static while everything else is buzzing around it. When you repeated the time lapse in the middle of the PKG that felt excessive. There's so much great video from inside, I would have rather you used more that. Nice work overall.
Mike PerryKOMO, Seattle "Sweet Harmony"Judges Comments
8 9 9 9 I really liked this piece. Could've been a typical hearing piece but you guys really pushed it. Great teamwork on this! One negative...using the same bite (almost) twice. I'm sure your guys were crazed...just be careful of that! Otherwise...great job.
Kevin HortonKTTV, Los Angeles "Shut It All Down"Judges Comments
8 8 8 8 Overall a really good piece. Lots a great lav'd bites and emotion...good pacing. Really wish you didn't have to use so much file. If you had to use file...just use it the first time it was referenced. Your night stuff was so good I'd rather see you stay with that as much as possible. One nit-pik...just watch the med-wide SOT holding the sign butted to the almost same framing SOT holding a sign...kind of jumpy...but I'm sure time restraints led to that...Very solid!
Judges: WNBC/New York and WBFF/Baltimore