Chad NelsonKARE, MinneapolisJudges Comments
- In a small dance studio, I love that you never ran out of shots. The pacing of this story was perfect. My favorite shot may be when Arnie slowly drops he feet out of the car. That was the PERFECT way to introduce him. The "nat" of the bird whistle to indicate a facebook update was also a creative touch. - Nice moments and pacing. Good shot variety. I like the emotion of that lady who owns the dance studio. I love the shot of the guy dancing on one side of the wall, and the wife on the other side. Nice action/reaction. What's funny is that I just realized that we never heard from the old man, and yet it didn't matter because of the sound and reaction you had with everyone else. - The story flowed very well. Great shots and wonderful nats. Could have gone without the Vikings shirt, but other then that done perfectly
Michael BotsfordWFAA, DallasJudges Comments
- The opening sequence was a bit weird - I went back and watched it a few times. I think what made it feel awkward was the red carpet with the car in the background and then a few shots later it looked like the same shot when you said crimson carpet. Great reveals in this story. It kept my attention all the way through. I love the nats of the pen when signing the books. I think the sound bite from the Edward Baumann rep was a bit long and over the top. It distracts from Greenfield's story. I love the track right before the last sot - great writing. Such a compelling story on it's own, but you really brought it to life. great job. - Nice set up. Good reveals. I wasn't sure where you were going with the beginning, but it all made sense when you came back to the red carpet event at the end. - It eased into a wonderful story. I loved the picture editing scrolling though. It was a great story told very well. I'm not a huge fan of still picture heavy stories, but this one worked very well with creative editing and emotional sound to go with it. Great story and great job.
Andy KonkleWITI, MilwaukeeJudges Comments
- That was really well done. Great tite shots of the ticks. Good action/reaction during the competition. My critique was that it is that it is about 30 seconds to a minute too long. The shots and sequences all look good, but it felt like the set up took too long, and then it took longer that I would have liked to get to the end. Other than that, well done. - Damn fine job. Everything was a story from beginning to end. Great comitment with finding the ticks, bar prep, and I love the killing shot. Well done - What a unique story! Great find. I love the "nats" - it really added a lot of life. My biggest complaint, it felt long. If a story is going to run for 3+ mintues, it has to have enough reveals. Overall, great job.
Angelica DonesWTVF, NashvilleJudges Comments
- I love the use of sound - especially the rain and the pencil. It was a great reveal to intorduce the K9 handler. Such a great story that pulls at the heart strings. - Really well done. It reminded me of Kaziah Hancock, the lady who paints soldier portraits. Great job with the nat sound of the pencil drawing. I like that you talked with the artist while she was drawing, instead of a formal interview. Overall, I think the shooting was really good. The one thing I wanted, but I don't know if it was possible was to see her in another setting, like with her husband who is a police officer, or with the K9 Officer. Or does she have a dog as a pet? Something that gets her away from the drawing table. - The use of sound was great, with the scraching of the pencil. Very emotional story and I like how you looped it back to the rain. Great job