Scott Reilly WBBH, Fort Myers "Selaron Steps"Judges Comments
8 8 8 8 I really appreciated the guitar NAT that you used thoughout the story. That really gave it life. You had one talking head that was framed up the same way throughout the story. What if you asked him to show you some things to keep the interview active? | 8 7 7 8 Nice job. The pace to this edit felt right. I liked how you cut the music when Selaron was revealed dead. I feel like there could have been more action/reaction. | 7 8 7 8 Nice shot variation. I wanted another character though. I wanted a colorful lively local that would have complimented your other SOTs
John Kirtley WLOS, Asheville "A Journey of Self Discovery"Judges Comments
7 8 8 7 - Nice story. Like the action reaction with last "drop" at end of story. Nice NATS. Your comminement was strong here. Consider using dissolves as an indication for a passage of time and not just randomly scattered about. | 7 7 7 7 - Give your story a little NAT at the beginging. You have a nice estabilishing shot but it feels like a rock shot. Throw a slow push on the opening wide shot and that'll help. | 6 7 7 6 - This was a solid story. I think you started the story a little slow with bernie guy. Try to think of ways to get your subjects doing something. You had him remove the sign only to put it back. Sometimes it works to ask "what would you do on a normal day?"
Steven Kameka TWC News, Albany "Notice Me"Judges Comments
7 7 7 6 Great nat and great sequences nice job. | 7 7 7 6 - You got some action reaction in there and that matters. Keep an eye on your audio in the edit. Some of the NATS were a little rough and jarring. We want audio that fades in and out nicely. | 7 7 8 7 - You got some action reaction in there and that matters. Keep an eye on your audio in the edit. Some of the NATS were a little rough and jarring. We want audio that fades in and out nicely.
Judges: WDAY, Fargo