Mike OrtizWFAA, DallasJudges Comments
- Im sure there are some good critiques I should make, but after first watch, I loved it! So well done, great flow, great shots, good powerful emotion... Hang on i'll go watch it again... Yeah I liked it, you should've waited for the bunny to hop away, that wouldve been cool. Nice Work! Winner! - This a good one. I loved the interviews in the car with the smashed windshield. Great emotion. Wow what interviews! You had the basics down. Nice tights. Cool sequence of the beeping sound. - Wow nice job. The hail event may have only last 3 min but I felt like you arrived just after it happened. Great nats, great shots to set the scene and great sound all came together very nicely. Two things I would have liked to see changed was trying to find a different interview shot with the first guy that didn't have the reporter in it and I perhaps if you could have expanded on the pastor. He wrapped everything up with his sound but I felt like he could have been more fleshed out.
Mike RoseWTVF, NashvilleJudges Comments
- I was digging what you did there. Probably could've spiced it up with some reaction stuff, put the mic on some folks and get some clean steady reax stuff. Your style definitely shows how chaotic it was but I want a few more really clean set up shots to bring the art out a little bit... Doesn't take much to gather and throw in a few shots like that. Nice Spot News work though! - Great job staying focused during a chaotic scene. I really liked the security gaurd stuff. Cool moments with people running. Interesting angle with the bus issue. Overall you weaved together a nice little natpak. - Great progresion and pacing. Starting with people setting the scene, nuts and bolts, and then explaining the aftermath of the shooting. It was fast but I was able to keep up and I felt like you were able to be in thousand places at once.
Billy MuhammedWJW,ClevelandJudges Comments
- Nice work gathering the excitement. Hate the mic flag. Hate, Hate, Hate... I would gather that sound with a breakaway shotgun mic off the top of the camera--- That said, you can shoot so Im going to assume your boss's like that crap especially branding Cavs victory coverage stuff... So kudos for making the boss happy if thats the case. Content wise.. Alot of similar screaming and happiness off the shoulder, maybe a mix of a few more steady shots off of a steady bag. Just to add to the shot variety, editing was tight and the moment with the cop chanting is memorable, good work. Cleveland doesn't deserve a baller like Lebron or yourself... You should both Bring your talents to Salt Lake City 🙂 Nice Shooting - Way to take us in the mix. I felt like I was there. I kept waiting to see the unruly ones getting busted by the cops?? Maybe there were no issues with that. Ahhh the mic flag killed me. If it's a station thing, I get it. If not, get that mic out of there!! Editing was cut pretty fast. Not really my cup of tea, but it fit with the content. Nice job overall taking me in the mix! - Way to stick with the fast pace you set at the begining. I could have done without the mic flag and I felt like towards the end we kept switching between the same type of shots. I thought the switch from all night to that closing day shot threw things off a bit. But overall great job capturing what must have been a total mad house of a night.
William MiddekeKARE, MinneapolisJudges Comments
- Short and sweet, but I knew exactly what happened and I liked it better than some stuff anchor reading over wallpaper video. Even as short as it was a couple of the shots seemed similar, in that quick of a story all the shots probably could have really popped. Good little nat pack of a spot news even, im a fan. - You had some good reaction bites in this story. My issue is that I needed some kind of official sound to anchor down what the problem was. Sounds like there was a severe weather warning? The end was confusing. I'm guyessing the powers that be decided to proceed with the concert? I needed an ending bite that explained that. - Great job having your interivewees tell whats going on. You didn't have to show any signs of who was performing and between the shots of the sky and sound I knew why they were all leaving. Shorter but it got the point across.