Alex BrownWTVF, NashvilleJudges Comments
- Absolutely loved this story. The start was slow because I couldn't figure out what the story was about, but after the reveal I was hooked. Great shot variety. Loved the creative shots of him walking through campus. The shot of his face from below the folder was great, and continually reminded viewers of the focus. Great parallel track. Nice sequencing. Overall, it was a great story that was definitely worth the watch. - Overall, this story was great. We weren't sure at the begining but of course it kept my attention and I stuck through and was really touched by the story. In the beginning there was either a shot used twice or a VERY similar shot used and it caught my eye as a photographer. Even though there was video of Biden, it was good sound so I really liked it. Did you have the same thoughts or hestiation to use it? Either way, it turned out good. Great, solid shooting. Great use of the under angle of the interview shot, but the rack focus wasn't really needed. Over all -- great storytelling! - Outstanding! Great reveal! Great human moments! The color and composition on the shots all around was awesome!
Catherine StewardWTVF, NashvilleJudges Comments
- Great character. Great moments. This story was written very well. It was a great way to localize a national story. I felt like I was there all over again. This story definitely made me feel. The nats and sequencing were great. - Please use a tripod. Good moments, cahracters, shooting was great. - Excellent! Even though the story took place across the country, you got emotion that made me feel like you were in Orlando. Great nats and sequencing off the top pushed me into the story.
Rob CollettKARE, MinneapolisJudges Comments
- Great character. The story made me feel. The picture of the dog in the service vest was the reveal. Was that placed there purposely? I think that shot might have been better used for the reporter track talking about Baby being his service dog. The guy on the street was really random. Where did he come from? How is he related? That part of the story seemed very disjointed. - I loved this story! Great character, great story, good reveals and a solid news story. At first, I wasn't sure if I would like it -- thought it was just a story about a missing dog but it turned into so much more. - Great Writing! Great introduction to the character. I felt so bad for this guy. It was a simple story that didnt require alot of flash. I think you made the most of a car in a parking lot. Appropriate pacing. The second guy did kind of come out of nowhere though.
Angelica DonesWTVF, NashvilleJudges Comments
- Loved the bird in the beginning, but it created a lot of confusion. I wanted to understand why the bird was relevant to the story. Yes the bird was in the office, but I kept looking for it in the office interview shot (and never saw it). The idea of taking the photograph to the scene was great. It made the story much more touching. Good reveal. Great story overall. - This was one of my very stories in this round. It was well shot, and we all know how hard it is to make a fire story different. This was different. Some parts needed a little thought before hand, like the parrot. After thinking, he really didn't make too much sense in the story. Personally I liked the parrot, but again it didn't make sense. Very solid shooting work. And although there was a rack focus, it worked and had a purpose. - The bird off the top... While I know what you were going for, I felt like it was straying too far into left field for a story about a total loss fire. The rest of the story was solid thoughout. Great use of photos. Really good writing.