Brandon Graves WVEC, Norfolk "No Excuses"Judges Comments
Jw-ksl 9 9 9 9 Man I thought we were going to have to DQ this for being a feature!!! And then you threw in the viral video news hook and saved yourself, Beautiful! Great sequencing, amazing to watch this guy struggle just to get out a sentence and then watch him rip iron! So cool, I wish you had brought it back around to their relationship a little more at the end but it was awesome. Great story! md-ksl 8 8 8 8 Great Story! I liked the build up to the reveal. Nice job shooting the viral video on the ipad and not full screen that adds a lot and keeps us in the moment. lots of shot variety and great nat sound. as-ksl 7 8 8 9 Good story. Nice nat open. Great reveal. Sweet pacing throughout. Loved your ending shot. I hated the open shot though...straight on and dutch equals bad combo here. Some of your audio peaked loud. Oveall good stuff. BW-KSL 9 9 9 9 Great story. Great structure and reveal. Great shot variety and edit. Solid work
Chris Weaver WGHP, High Point, NC "New Lease on Life"Judges Comments
JW-KSL 9 7 8 8 Loved it! Alot of bad stories in this huge category and this had some great elements and was compelling. Great get! so natural and you did a good job rolling with them hiking down stream to find the car. one really bad jump cut near 1:40 but overall you did a good job staying out of bad edits. Nice work! md-ksl 8 8 8 9 Nice job! lots of great natural moments in there. Great timing with the shot of the victim walking up. A few spots where your audio was hot and a couple of jump cuts. as-ksl 8 7 6 7 Good story here. Awesome moment when the other guy appears. Wow! I liked that we went searching back for the car and found it. You let sound breathe when the two found the car. Great interaction between the two players. Solid beginning middle and end. Watch your audio, your levels spazzed out at times. Dial that in, and you're on your way. 8 7 7 9 Anyone who hikes a qtr mile and keeps their tripod with them deserves recognition. Really nice moments in here. Nice job anticipating those moments. Had that nasty jump near the end.
Jesse Burkett-Hall WTIC, Hartford "What is Wrong with You Two"Judges Comments
JW-KSL 7 8 9 8 Very nice, obviously have seen this story encarnation in a few different ways but I like that you had some setup and didnt just jump right into making the sign, good shooting, editing--- reporter was a good fit for this story, some couldn't pull this off and he did--- way to make something out of nothing, Kudos! AS-KSL 7 8 8 8 Well executed. I've seen this story so many times ie.sequence of the sign being made, mos etc...It worked here. You got some good reaction sound and some good reaction shots. Overall a well done piece. I loved the "shut up" bite at the end. Gold! Good one here. BW-KSL 8 7 7 8 Solid job. The ole...write on a sign tick. Nice seqencing, and nice setup getting to the all the mos. Once you got into all the reaction the visuals were all the same. You had different angles and focal lengths, but they were all medium and wide shots. Needed more tight to help break up the piece and keep it moving visually. Not exactly sure what I think about the stick mic in every shot. Seeing a mic like that immediately pulls you back into realizing you're watching a news piece. I understand that's the easiesy to quickly get the sound you need. Not sure I'd exactly want to try and mic everyone up myself...but that stick mic is glaring at me..mocking my existence.
Paul Giorgio WKMG-Orlando "Collecting Pulse"Judges Comments
JW-KSL 7 8 7 7 Interesting story, I dont believe Ive seen a story before about people taking down the momorial and saving it. Cool, good effort, nice steady shots some of the video seemed repeditive in spots, similar looking shots--- needed a couple more wides, the main interview guy seemed pretty passionate about it, maybe get more into why this is so important to save this stuff. PR-KSL 7 8 7 8 Very good story and unique angle. I’m guessing the intro set it up. I kinda wanted to see a really wide shot to orient me. I wonder if you might have profiled one of the volunteers closer to the top and wrapped the story around that person to give more of a narrative. Good shooting. as-ksl 7 7 6 7 Nice work on this one. You found good bites from people that care here. Good variety of shots...maybe another wide??
KSL, Salt Lake, UT | | 1st No Excuses - "Beautiful! Great sequencing, amazing to watch this guy struggle just to get out a sentence and then watch him rip iron!" | 2nd New Lease on Life - "Good story here. Awesome moment when the other guy appears. Wow!" | 3rd What is Wrong with You Two - "Solid job. The ole...write on a sign tick. Nice seqencing, and nice setup getting to the all the mos." | HM Collecting Pulse - "Nice work on this one. You found good bites from people that care here. Good variety of shots...maybe another wide?? "
Judges: KSL, Salt Lake, UT