Bria White WBFFJudges Comments
8 8 8 8 Love me a nice spot news nat pak! This was a solid story. Moved nicely, great length, compelling shots and held my interest through nat breaks and many interviews. I know it was dark and thats why you probably had shot all your interviews the way you did but don't be afraid to take risks and vary it up. It would been nice if you mic'd up some people and had them react naturally to what was unfolding infront of them, maybe a few silhouette or profile shots as they reacted to the fire would driven this story home. Nice sound blending, overall great work! 8 9 9 10 That. Was. Fantastic. Great start. Your shots sucked me in. You blended the NATS with the SOTs really well. I loved that fact that you held the shot of the flames in the eaves and then held it for the water. Thank you for that. NATS throughout sucked me in even more. I couldn't look away to make my notes. EVERY SHOT WAS ON THE TRIPOD. So strong. Your ONLY speedbump was that stupid PIO. Everything else I heard in this story was compelling. He was not. Give that information to your anchors to read. Fantastic job. There are too many money shots in this for me to list. Bravo. 8 8 8 9 This was a awesome. Nice work. The PIO framing was a little off and wasn't really needed. I would have liked to see you get more actual reaction shots of people watching the fire. You blended your nats and your sots with precision. You hustled in the field and in the edit bay and it shows. Great job!
Ben Worsley WBFFJudges Comments
7 7 7 7 Great spot story. Well balanced and shot. Editing had a nice pace and it felt like it moved along smoothly. Great moments! One after the other it held my attention throughout. Audio was clean. Overall Nice work! 8 8 8 8 Great pacing off the top. I really appreciated that opening montage. You took me to that intersection. Great mix of shots and you blended your sound with your reporter very well. You captured a lot of great moments as well and you let me stay with it even though the shots weren't perfect. Well done. 8 8 8 8 Your first 20 seconds were great. The montage, clean audio, I felt like I was on the corner with them. Drew me in throughout the entire story. You mixed up all your shots creatively. This is a perfect example of moments winning even if the shots aren't perfect. You did a fantastic job. 8 8 7 7 Good job with the story, well balanced. There was a good pacing on the edit, opening montage was well executed. I like the clean NAT's
Mike Nicolas WXIAJudges Comments
7 6 6 7 Nice work, love a solid nat pak spot story! Love that you kept it under a minute too, so many of these run too long. Shot variety was clean, liked your different interviews and edit pacing. My only suggestion would to get right up in the action when we hear the chainsaw. Also not a fan of pan shots, they come off over the top cheesy to me. Nice nat sequencing and knowing how long to hold your shots. Nice work! 7 7 8 7 That was the best tree-down story I've seen in a while. Great opening sequence. You sucked me in with that. You blended your audio really well. Thank you for that. Loved the low angles shot of the broom coming into frame and sweeping away. There were a couple moments that felt disjointed. I think I saw the white guy but heard his sound from another clip. Then there looked like a couple of LS of the same car back-to-back jumped my eye a bit. 7 6 6 7 Loved your opening sequence. the pan at :12 doesn't do it for me. I already knew the tree fell on the car from the top. The pan looks like your are trying to surpise me with it again. good job blending your audio, Loved the clean sound of the sweeping. Good work! 7 7 7 7 Great opening, very cool NAT's. Nice work with the audio. I wasn't a fan of the ending zoom out. They where some creative shots in there. Overall good job!
Alanna Delfino WBFFJudges Comments
7 6 6 8 Nice bookends, held the story in place, put me there and took me out. Clean edits and clean audio. This is tough story to cover but you did it well. Cognizant of your surroundings and collecting those little moments helped. Nice work! 6 7 7 7 I appreciated the open and close of this. It set the scene nicely. However, I was lost on the main character. I didn't get a sense of who he is or what he looks like. I wanted to see his face. This is an MOS reaction piece and I got a lot of good emotion from the subjects. Who is pushing the garbage can? I missed something there and didn't know exactly what that was about. 7 7 7 7 I really liked your open and close. Simple but effective. This was a different way to tackle and mos reaction story. Not sure what the garbage can had to do with the bus stop. I felt like the main character got lost in the shuffle with the rest of the sound by the end. would have liked to get more of a sense of who he is. Good shot variety and clean audio. 7 7 6 7 Good intro and outro of the story. The only thing that really made me scratch my head was that trash can. Nice reactions from the interviewed. Good job!