Gabe Ferguson KHQ, SpokaneJudges Comments
PH; KXAS Urban Farm Dirty Creek 8 9 8 8 One of the better executed stories in the group. Information was easy to follow and the story moved visually. I wasn't a fan of pan-and-zoom-to-reporter standup, but it was clear and understandable. Good example of proper sequencing. RO-KXAS Urban Farm Dirty Creek 8 8 8 8 Great job all around. Good sequencing, and pacing throughout. Not sure what to think about the goat nat pop toward the top. It might distract viewers for a couple seconds. Reporters standup could have been just straight up, didn't need the pan. You also needed a better ending shot. Nat sound transitions were very clean. Great job. MRI-KXAS Urban Farm Dirty Creek 9 9 8 8 This story was simple and you told it well. Good shot selection .. nice capture and execution of nat sound and natural moments. And the fact you got a goat fart on TV is EPIC !! good job.
Kurt Austin KGW, PortlandJudges Comments
PH; KXAS Peters' Life Jackets 8 9 8 8 Good job. One of the better pieces submitted in this category. I like that you walked back for the closing shot. Good setup to the problem as well. MRI KXAS Peters' Life Jackets 8 8 8 8 Nice story ! I felt like I was there .. Good closing shot. Keep it up.
Mike Perry KOMO, SeattleJudges Comments
PH; KXAS Violated and Broken 9 8 8 8 Good day turn. I've seen thousands of stories about home break-ins, but this one felt complete. We met the subject and related to his grief over his stolen items. Nice work. MRI KXAS Violated and Broken 9 9 8 9 A home robbery turned into a really solid day turn. I was really hoping for a strong close shot .. that really is the only knock I have for this one. RO-KXAS Violated and Broken 8 8 8 8 Great job letting this story breath. You really allowed this man to tell his own story. You let him show his emotions. My only criticism for this story is the shot variety, and steadiness. I know when we're under the gun it's tough to keep EVERY shot steady. Use a steady bag, or a normal sandbag. Strong story, definitely one of the best in the group.