Brad Wilson WTVRJudges Comments
10 9 10 10 The main interview shot, you went back to it a couple of times, change that framing up or cover it the second time, Really Nit-Picking--- I absolutely loved it--- Your Still photo game is on point! I think you may have went back to the one on stage a second time, avoid repeating shots at all costs. Love the character, love the pacing, nice layers... I'm in love with this story, I'll never forget it--- and that makes a good story. Congrats! 8 8 8 9 Nice job. Liked the placed photos. Found the dissolves distracting. 8 8 9 10 Sweet story! Nice job with all the photos..it really helped tell the story. The dissolve from the photo to the lady is just awesome.
Jed Gamber WBFFJudges Comments
7 8 9 9 Nicely done, beautiful photography--- The pace was awesome and fit, great voices--- maybe was missing a connection to the past, someone who had more of a personal experience with the towers, maybe someone who served in one etc... Thats a stretch though, I really liked it. Nice Story. 7 9 8 8 Really nice shooting, framing. Might’ve left more of a beat between “what they were” and “what they were.” There’s the question. Beat. Here’s the answer. The audio on some of the SOTs sounded low. The story would’ve been more compelling if there were a personal story connected to the towers. At best, a first-hand account or a family member. At least, the story of one of the people working to preserve the towers. 6 8 8 8 Great photography here. Pace is nice. It's an interesting story, but not a whole lot to work with in terms of capturing moments, compelling audio etc...For what you did with what you could, it was outstanding. One thing I wasn't feeling was the shutter on the bites. This is a stoic, warm story, but the shutter said otherwise ie rigid, cold. This is more of an opinion, and doesn't affect the score I gave...just something to ponder.
Kevin Drennen WJLAJudges Comments
8 8 8 8 Mix your audio! I loved it, I saw 7 minutes and chuckled, "good luck!" But you held me, and thats tough considering all your video was in the same area, kudos to your reporter as well he told a good story, I generally hate music but thought this was ok. Loved all the different angles on your interview, that really REALLY helped drive the story along. It probably still could have been much shorter but you did a really strong job. 6 7 8 8 Very nice piece. Great shots on the interview. Your smooth moves were well done on the this story. Your first shot of the guy was shaky as heck. Find another bite or cover it up. You did such a nice job, that it was a blemish on the overall effort. Music worked. Too long. This could have been shaved down by a minute or 2. 7 9 8 8 Nice framing at 128. Very nice job. The only real suggestion I have is to make it shorter. The visuals are great, but I don’t think the story supports the length. I would’ve liked to hear more about why he thought it was so important to save the figures.
Luke Rollins WBFFJudges Comments
8 9 8 9 Nice, I wanted to yell at you about the quick edits... but they worked, the change in pace came in waves and I liked it. The hook about the kids in the front row made me smile, I'm glad you made the extra effort to make the location change and add another deminsion to the story. Was it perfect, no... Did you accomplish perfectly what you set out to accomplish? Maybe, I would feel pretty good about this story If I shot it. 7 8 7 7 Nice shooting. Over “the average age drops, though”, instead of cutting from a kid’s shoe to an older person, to a kid’s face, you might’ve cut from the shoe to the kid’s hand or knee or something, to their face. It would’ve still held the “surprise” but would’ve been a bit more visually clear. The quick cut of Nora at 1:13 didn’t work for me. The story lacked a little personality focus -- I wanted to learn more about the individual kids and I wanted to hear from them earlier in the piece. Or you could’ve focused on Lora and told me more about her. Nice CUs. 5 8 7 8 Very solid shooting. You got all the shots and some nice close ups. Audio editing was pretty seamless. However, the quick edits became a gimmik. The story was too long. It didn't progress much until the outdoor scene. I kept waiting for something else to happen but it stayed kinda stagnant. Maybe personalize the story more with emphasis on a really good character, student, someone. Overall very nice work.