1st PlacAndrew Hurley News 12Judges Comments
I loved this story!! I feel sometimes like we try to cram so much into a story and make it 2-3 minutes when one will do. Perfect length and a good way to show restraint if that makes sense. At first I wasn't a fan of the words changing on each shot with track but when you carried it through with the goose poop shots I loved it! Nice job. I like this a lot. Good shooting and editing. Interesting topic. I was into the story the entire time. It was a perfect length...no filler. Great job. Good job. Creative editing and shooting. Simple and effective.
Lori Golias News 12Judges Comments
9 10 10 9 Very impressive day turn!! Great lighting, framing, it was all there. The effects near the end worked for me. They added to the story. I loved your audio editing off the top with the music. Nicely done!! 9 8 8 8 Hey was he in a band called Hasidic New Wave.... Nicely done. You made me care about this piano. 6 6 6 7 Would have liked to start the story with another shot other than the outside of the venue; that's been done so much that it has lost its luster. There was nothing to show me so there was no need to see a building that didn't add anything to the story. I would have started with that live music sign instead. I also didn't think you needed the video effects. The ending shot was abrupt and didn't look like a closing shot. Maybe the shot could be of him playing the last keys and ending it afterwards?
3rd PSteven Franklin WGCLJudges Comments
8 8 7 6 I really liked this all the way until the ending. I feel we could of ended on something better than a reporter hug. Nice job with the nats. I liked the standup too. It really gave some perspective on how big the hole was. 8 8 8 8 The reporter moment at the end did not bug me. Usually I am not a fan of reporters in stories, but I liked this one a lot. I thought this was shot and edited really well. Audio editing was excellent. Very smooth. 7 5 5 6 I need less of the reporter in the story and more of the two ladies. I know you probably can't help the self promoting of the station, but that was annoying and took away from the heart of the story. Nice job with the NATS and sequence at the beginning.
Christine Lien WBFFJudges Comments
10 8 8 8 That was a get!! The waitress!!! OMG!! Great job getting that interview and finding that spot. Then you suprise me with the victim?!!! Nicely done on getting both and shooting the heck out of it. I really liked the story and felt bad for the old man. Talk to your station counterparts, but I think this could qualify as spot too if you enter it for BOP. 10 8 8 8 Wow. Great way to tell this story. Love the parallel park in that emotional sound bite. Such a great idea to let the waitress be your character and then reveal Mister Howard at the end. Great job. 7 7 6 7 cool way to start the story with that waitress. She was the best get, even better than the victim. The standup didn't work for me; it didn't add anything to the story. I would have like to see the waitress at the end to bookend the PKG.