Joseph HuertaKING, Seattle, "Terror In Enumclaw"Judges Comments
JW-WITI Terror in Enumclaw 10 10 10 10 Last line says it all. This could have been an easy phone it in story, but you guys did a great job with it. AK-WITI Terror in Enumclaw 10 10 10 10 Great job. Fun way to make it not so serious. JWG-WITI Terror in Enumclaw 8 9 9 9 Lovely opening shot. Thank you.
Drew SmithKDVR, Denver, "Single Joint Ban"Judges Comments
JW-WITI Single Joint Ban 10 10 10 10 Really great job with this story. Nice job turing a meeting story into something a lot more intresting. Great opening sequence, and ending. Nice use of the gopro in the register. Only minor gripe is with the interview lighting. The wall behind him was a little to bright. Overall great job with this! AK-WITI Single Joint Ban 10 10 10 10 Good story on a deadline turn. You took what could have been a wall paper meeting story and made something more of it. Nice opening sequence, and good job going back to it at the end. Great use of nats throughout to keep the pace going. JWG-WITI Single Joint Ban 9 9 8 8 Executing a deadline with mulitple locations is an indication of an advanced skill-set. You acquried the w,m, and tights, used a community piano for some needed nats and showed you probably talked things out with your reporter..all good things. You would have benefited from a stronger opening shot however. Also, am wondering if you had the correct white balance during the opening sequence.
Dan RenzettiKING, Seattle, "Finishing the Fight"Judges Comments
JW-WITI Finish the Fight 9 9 9 9 Great job getting the moments here. Being up on stage, and the natural reaction that he was flying the chopper. Great job AK-WITI Finish the Fight 10 9 10 10 Heck of a job. Good job of keeping the suprise. Nice shooting, editing and nats. Tough turn on a short deadline. JWG-WITI Finish the Fight 10 9 9 9 I'll start with where the story finished: The chanting nats at the end were great. That's good stuff right there. Here is an example of a deadline story that has "discoveries" throughout. As a photographer, we alsways have to be thinking about, "How many reveals does this story have?" "What will the audience discover along the way." Keep doing this in every story whether deadline, gen, spot, in-depth...It's a formula of success!
Andy BuckKUSA, Denver, "Wray has Character"Judges Comments
JW-WITI Wray Has Character 9 9 9 9 Really nice job. Great characters and little moments. Inteview framing was great as well. A few of the edits threw off the pace a little. Most where when she was talking about the little house that moved. Also, try to keep the nat breaks a little tighter. Theres about a second of dead air before the people throw the pile of wood over the barbed wire. That second brings the pace down. Overall great job. AK-WITI Wray Has Character 9 10 9 10 Good story. Found some great characters and moments. Really cool framing on the interviews. I think some of the nat pops could have been tighter at times... tended to drag the story down from time to time. Overall really good for a deadline turn. Wray Has Character 10 9 9 9 Very strong deadline turn. Good use of mulitple interview framings..I wanted a stronger ending shot. This story is one of real consequence and I think creates a greater pressure when turning a deadline so if it's done well then it's an indication the photographer has some chops..for that reason, this effort stands out. Now, if you tighten up your nats, and push yourself to find more creative shots.. your future work will really stand out..
Judges: WITI-TV (Milwaukee)