Tanner Siegworth KCRG, Cedar RapidsJudges Comments
LG WHP Rasberries for Days 9 9 9 9 I really liked this story it had a great character. Good use of nats throughout and shot composition was great. Liked how the pacing of the story flowed. The only thing that you could watch is the exposure. Some of the shots looked a little over exposed but overall really enjoyed it. WS WHP Rasberries for Days 9 9 9 9 Very nicly done and you had a lot of good nats and shot selection. the story moved. Watch your exposer on your shots. there were a few that were a little over exposed. pacing of the story was good. ds WHP Rasberries for Days 9 9 9 8 good flow, good shot variety. interviews well composed. characters told the story instead of the reporter, well done. nats tied the piece together. BS WHP Rasberries for Days 7 9 9 8 Great job shooting and moving. Story has great beginning, middle, end. Wanted a little bit stronger intro, intro was a bit of a slow burn. Excellent and crisp nat sound gathering. RA - WHP Rasberries for Days 9 9 9 9 Excellent characters, especially the lady running the farm and picking the berries. Shot selection was very very good. Very nice use of nats and sound. Watch out a bit for exposure, and opening shot could've been better. Overall, excellent story.
Ryan Oliveira KXAS, DallasJudges Comments
LG WHP Wildest Expectations 9 9 9 9 I really liked this story. The shots were perfect and the lighting on the interviews were great. The nats blended well into the story. The story progressed nicely as well to not only tell the story of the brewery but also show the beer making process. WS WHP Wildest Expectations 9 9 9 9 Great story and you had a plan and stuck with it. Loved the different framing of all the interviews and how you had them doing some action at time. Very strong nats and shot framing. You had a clear focus. Only downside I would say is the story was a little long for my liking. Only thing I didn't like is that some of your shots were up a little too long. Great story though. ds WHP Wildest Expectations 9 9 8 9 I liked how the unloading of the truck was woven through the whole package, it tied all the interviews together well and added a consistently moving element. The interviews were well composed and well lit. in a few places the beginnings of the nats stepped on the tails of the reporter's track-try to keep it crisp. BS WHP Wildest Expectations 8 9 8 9 Great beginning, middle, and ending. Some of the nats were a little out of place - would have liked to see some candid shots of the owners talking when the track reflected that. Overall - great use of nats to keep pace up. RA - WHP Wildest Expectations 8 8 8 8 Really liked the creativity you put into your story, especially with the interviews. Very good shot selection and variety, mixing your tights with wides. The nat breaks were good, but be careful not to use them in excess; at certain points you should let the reporter tell the story uninterrupted.
Devin Krinke WDAY, FargoJudges Comments
LG WHP It's Just Stuff 9 9 9 8 Great job with this story. I loved that you kept the mic on the lady and backed away. The last shot of the two hugging was a great close to the story. Watch the shot of the guy and try to either move the mic pack or crop the shot a little tighter. WS WHP It's Just Stuff 9 9 8 9 Nicely done and you clearly had a plan and stuck with it. Don't see too many nat paks of breaking news. I would work on smoothing out your audio edits a little. The nat pops seemed to just pop in there. I would also have liked to see more video of the fire. Dont be afraid to cover up your interviews if we have seen them already. Love how you moved the mic around and just be sure to frame the body pack out. saw it in your first interview. very well done. ds WHP It's Just Stuff 8 9 8 8 I loved that you let the final shot breathe to show the two hugging. Good catch on the sound from the firefighter, where you lav'd and let him walk away. smooth nat edits, good shot variety BS WHP It's Just Stuff 9 8 8 9 Great job turning what was probably a VO/SOT into a package. Thought a few more nats would have picked the pace up, but shot composition was on point. The moment with the firefighter and the homeowner was great. RA - WHP It's Just Stuff 9 9 8 8 Nice smooth edits and shot variety. Loved that you kept the mic on the woman and walked away; that worked very well! Closing shot was very well done, letting it breathe until the woman and her daughter hugged. Other than the one shot near the end that was a bit shaky, everything was very well done.
Jason Hanson KSTP, St. PaulJudges Comments
LG WHP A Little Bit of Fantasy 9 8 8 9 This story was filled with emotion. Watch the mic it was showing just enough to distract. Overall the pacing and quality were good. WS WHP A Little Bit of Fantasy 9 8 9 8 Awesome story and a good tribute to the two young ladies. Great pacing and shot selection. You really brought the emotion and love out of this story. ds WHP A Little Bit of Fantasy 8 8 8 8 solid reaction shots, well placed nats. carried the tone well throughout BS WHP A Little Bit of Fantasy 8 8 7 8 Good job making story poignant within a community. Liked the open and closing shots. Remember to shoot and move, would have liked to see more faces in the crowd instead of backs of head. RA - WHP A Little Bit of Fantasy 9 8 8 9 Great use of emotion from the memorial to the interviews. Pacing and shot selection was excellent too. Nats really rocked. Could've done more shoot-and-move, but otherwise...Great job!