Kevin Drennen WJLAJudges Comments
9 9 9 9 That was a great hot weather story. You had some excellent nat sequences all throughout the story. Great shot composition and variety. The story was very well paced. Great work! 8 9 9 9 Awesome job focusing on the subject to tell a hot weather story. Great job with nat sequencing your audio and video. All around good creative simple story. 8 7 9 8 Very clean and clear audio editing. Some of the back to back tight shots lost me a bit, but overall, great job.
Brian Johnson WBFFJudges Comments
8 8 8 8 I liked your opening shot to leave me wondering what was going on before you revealed it was a water line break. Really excellent effort moving the mic around to multiple people standing out there watching. You got a lot of great reactions and there wasn't really any "interview" shots which just made the whole piece flow together very smoothly. Your nats were blended very well. I think the one thing it was missing was a really solid closing shot. A super wide shot of the neighborhood would have closed it out perfectly. Nice job! 8 8 8 8 The opening shot was great because it left you wondering what was going on. Good job with the natural sound from the homeowner. I liked the reaction sound you were able to pick up from him. I can see you worked well with your reporter in crafting this story. Good job! 9 9 9 9 This was done so well! Your surprise worked. I think a better closing shot is about all I can offer up for suggestions.
Ben Worsley WBFFJudges Comments
8 8 9 8 I loved this! You did great! Great use of nats to segway into other parts. I think a few more wide shots or an extreme wide would've hit it out of the park for me. 7 8 8 8 You did an excellent job blending your audio. Nats flowed very smoothly without causing anything to sound distracting. You had a bunch of very well-composed shots. I really liked the shot you had of the helicopter in the background of the tree near the beginning of your story. Could have used a few more TIGHT shots to add to some of your sequences. Overall it was very well done. Great closing shot to go along with how she wrote it. 7 8 7 8 Good job gathering so much and the editing kept the story flowing. You had a lot of medium hand held shots back to back, try to use your tripod and vary your shots in editing. For a story like this leave your mic on a few of the victims to try and pick up some natural emotional sound from a distance and sprinkle that in with the reporter interviews.
Alanna Delfino WBFFJudges Comments
7 7 7 7 Very good job taking the added time and effort to put the mic on a bunch of people. Great job shooting them all from different angles. The people's reactions are what made this story interesting since there wasn't much newsworthy information being told by your reporter. I'm still confused why the cars were there or how they ended up there. Or was that the point? Anyway, that's not your issue. Your natural sound audio was blended very well. I think your closing shot needed to have some of the cars in better view so it would have gone better with the closing bite before the sig out. It just looked like you found an extra wide shot rather than find a shot to complement what we were hearing underneath it. Really great effort though for a deadline turn! 7 7 7 6 Good Job mixing up the spectators and getting that natural reaction sound to help flow the story. Some of the water nats could of been mixed better with the rest of you audio. I was confused on how the cars ended up in the river. Maybe you could of showed more car carnage to give perspective on you bad this really was. 6 8 8 5 Whelp, you did your best with not the best track from you reporter. The count of "1, 2, 3, 4" with the shots of the cars was very jarring to the flow. Your nats of the water could have been mixed a bit better.