2016-2017 KHSJA Broadcast Contest results

2016-2017

KHSJA Broadcast Contest Results

 

***Note: As allowed by the contest rules, some schools were moved down in class in order to better balance the competition. Some AAA schools were moved to AA and some AA schools were moved to A

 

Class A

 

  1. Spot Production

First place

Michael McPherson

Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center

Great engagement between concept and delivery. The juxtaposition with the message helped drive home the winning spot. I felt the message was unique compared to other entries.

 

Second place

Mikale Youravich and Sydni Shive

Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center

Great production values, I especially love the interaction with the young lady who turns the camera while singing in the choir and says “we are Central.” The rest of the interaction was well done. I might’ve chosen a different opening shot but otherwise well done.

 

Third place

Terren Gambrell-Glover and Shamis Patry

Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center

Comments good production values, fell just a little short on engagement of the viewer

 

  1. Newscast

First place

WCSD staff

Calloway County High School

I cannot say enough good things about this newscast. From the opening “What’s coming up in today’s show” to the anchor talk at the end, this newscast had it all. Very good anchors and excellent story selection. Good writing geared to the audience. Nice mix of stories and good graphics. Good audio too. I could say more but ran out of room.

 

Second place

WCSD staff

Calloway County High School

Interesting show. Nice set. Your anchors looked professional. Story selection was appropriate. I thought the writing was a little stiff for a high school audience. Too serious? No, nice touch of humor at the end.

 

Third place

Baylor Hill

Berea Community High School

This show does not come across as “too stiff” for the audience. If’s anything, it’s too casual. Dude, how many times can you say dude in one newscast? It would flow better if the anchors said the names of the reporters they introduce. I liked the “Wise Women” feature. The show needs more video and graphics to make it more interesting.

 

  1. Music video or short film

First place

Kenan Buchanan

Calloway County High School

Ominous music with solitary shots set a classic mood of horror. Some material though is enigmatic. It’s unclear why Halloween in America had to end and why the video concludes with the clown eating popcorn.

 

Second place

Kolton Alcorn, Emily Buckley & Cory Hilton

HCS Early College & Career Center

This video uses color and black and white well. The view from the surveillance camera might have been significant had the caller been watching her from the other room.

 

Third place

Reagan White

HCS Early College & Career Center

The opening sequence sets up the storyline well. The appearance of the mother in the cemetery though is a distraction.

 

  1. Humorous Feature

First place

Lynsey Stairs

Calloway County High School

Really good delivery. Really cynical but pretty good.

 

Second place

Daeshianna Kimbrough

HCS Early College Career Center

Nice done. Edited well. It works.

 

Third place

Baylor Hill

Berea Community High School

Once you got the hang of what you were seeing, it seemed to be pretty good.

 

  1. Newsmagazine

First place

Trevor Stover

HCS Early College and Career Center

Fantastic, fun and engaging intro – excellent editing and graphic work for “The Pitt Stop.” Clear, concise language helped the viewer follow what was going to happen. “Vroom” audio as a tool to move along the action was a wise and entertaining choice. Producer did a good job taking a topic that could easily become boring or tedious and using audio and graphic tools to keep the piece lively. Could have used a few even closer-up shots – student used more than most students do, but smaller shots tell stories. Good use of wipes, natural sound and edited sequences. If I were the auto tech teacher, I would want this on YouTube to help drum up business!

 

Second Place

Michael McPherson

HCS Early College and Career Center

Good planning is evident in this piece, from the framing of the initial shots to the use of the internal camera in the driver’s vehicle. Introduction is jarring – edits are too fast and the individual shots are disjointed. Intro would have been more effective if edited as a sequence: wide shot of cars in pursuit, close up of hands on a steering wheel, close up of foot on a brake, shot of person looking in rear-view mirror, etc. Instead, it was a hodge-podge of b-roll from the shoot, and it didn’t prepare the viewer for what was to come. Overall, piece needed more cutaways, especially in the car. After the initial interaction was complete, producer should have returned to driver to shoot close-up shots to edit into the portion about a traffic stop.

 

Third place

Not awarded

 

  1. Documentary

First Place

Kenna Friedrich

Calloway County High School

The most compelling portion of this video is the interview with the young woman who was bullied for stuttering. The piece would have been much stronger if the piece began with her story. She is a wonderful interview, which is evidence of good questions coming from the interviewer. Once you have introduced the viewer to a real person who has encountered this problem of bullying, the viewer is more invested in the issue. Research on bullying is good and informative, but not well presented. Would have preferred a full-screen graphic that stated a single statistic rather than a picture of a website with a table of stats. Re-enactments were uncomfortable and unnecessary. A better way to have approached the different types of bullying would have been to either ask the young interviewee how she had experienced both types, or to have used full-screen graphics to display short definitions of each.

 

Second and Third place

Not awarded

 

  1. News Feature Package

First place

Kalea Anderson

Calloway County High School

Excellent interviews and video, especially the tight shots that can be difficult. Nice background music. Well done.

 

Second place

Jordan Young

Calloway County High School

Nice job with video to cover the content of the story. Interview subject was very good – knew his stuff. Might have gotten another student interview to add some extra context.

 

Third place

Jake Hunter

Calloway County High School

Good interview with students on what Godspell is about. Good idea sharing parts of play over parts of the interview. Thought at times the music overwhelmed the sound bites. Nice job mixing. A pet peeve of mine – rehearsal was misspelled on the graphic.

 

  1. Sports Feature Package

First Place

Kyla Mitchell and Jordan Lax

Calloway County High School

Good story. Nice use of sound bites. Good narration. Need more video of her lifting. Different angles of video. End the piece with video of her lifting.

 

Second place

Kenna Friedrich

Calloway County High School

Nice job of mixing video with still pictures. Need more narration, not just sound bites. Need more video of the athlete at the beginning.

 

Third place

Kevin Robertson

Calloway County High School

Good variety of video but still could use more. Need more narration from the reporter. Only had a sound bite with the coach. Need to also hear from the athlete.

 

  1. News Package

First place

Brandon Burkhart

Calloway County High School

It’s usually not good to use a sound bite to start a package but this time it worked. I wanted to hear more of Mikayla’s story. Good job with graphics and getting interview with sheriff for context. School counselor could have added to story. Nice job.

 

Second place

Trevor Stover

HCS Early College and Career Center

This would have been a winner if a student or two had been interviewed. They are the story! Excellent video – best of the contest by far. Good interviews but again, I needed to hear why students participated and what they got out of it.

 

Third place

Emily Buckley, Kolton Alcorn and Cory Hilton

HCS Early College and Career Center

Very interesting story. Video was pretty good although I wanted to see more of how things worked. Voice over was monotone and dry – give me some pep! Good subject, well shot.

 

  1. Sports Package

No awards given

 

  1. Vo or v/o sot

First place

Madison McCallum and Kaglee Colson

Calloway County High School

Very good writing to capture the excitement of the film. A nice touch to include a touch of nat sound. A little more wouldn’t hurt. Female anchor talks too fast at times. Male anchor should work on enunciation. Overall, good job.

 

Second place

Gabby Roof

Calloway County High School

Very nice writing and good audio-video linkage. Delivery was a little too fast and hard to understand at times. Slow down a bit. Don’t just read the script – talk to me.

 

Third place

Bradley Smith

Calloway County High School

Good idea for a story. You obviously had some fun with it. Sound bite audio was too weak. Music too loud. Work on your delivery and enunciate better.

 

  1. Videography

First place

Kenan Buchanan

Calloway County High School

Very nice black and white video with narrative. But at the end, it’s unclear how the kidnapper is talking with the detective.

 

Second place

Kenan Buchanan

Calloway County High School

The purely visual storytelling works but using a tripod throughout would make the effect stronger.

 

Third place

Jordan Young

Calloway County High School

The slow motion effectively communicates the message of muscle. But switching to real speed at the end diminishes the intended humor.

 

  1. Best radio newscast

No entries received

 

  1. Best DJ show

No entries received

 

  1. Best sports play-by-play

No entries received

 

Class AA

 

  1. Spot Production

First place

Jade Owens

Ballard High School

Good variety of shots. Flow is a bit choppy but not enough to district from piece. Good job.

 

Second place

Skylar Hargrove, Sydney Anderson & Gracie Youngblood

Graves County High School

Very creative way of getting message across using drone. Good piece.

 

Third place

Carmen Valenzuela

Ballard High School

Good connection between kinds of milk and the trust involved … getting you to the BBB end.

 

  1. Best Newscast

First Place

Logan Whaley and Abby Forsythe

Graves County High School

Great interaction between anchors. Good use of video throughout much of the newscast. The coach interplay was cute but maybe a little too long. Also keep an ear open for background noise on the set. There was a distinct background noise that was a little distracting.

 

Second Place

The Breakdown No. 4

Central Hardin High School

Excellent production values along with great graphics and spotlight on student activities made this a great newscast!

 

Third Place

The Breakdown No. 70

Central Hardin High School

Cute open for both entries. Great production values. The anchor needed to bring readers script just a little bit better in this one.

 

  1. Music Video or Short Film

First place

Risa Tomioka

Central Hardin High School (TVP Co-op)

I am stunned that this is the work of a high school student – it is an extraordinary piece. The producer had a clear concept that was extremely well executed. Lighting is superb, shot selection is solid. I would have liked to have seen a few more cutaway shots of both the dancer and the singer (close up shots of feet moving in an out of frame, hand on the guitar strings, etc.) The surprise transition to the outside is superb – seamless and surprising. We actually watched it twice. The fading edits between dancer and singer are well done. This is a piece I would watch over again. Overall, very impressive and not much room for improvement.

 

Second Place

Carmen Valenzuela

Ballard High School

Incredibly well-shot piece – this felt very much like a film. The producer clearly spent a lot of time creating specific images of each person, and I liked how we got to see close details of the interviewee (both of their person and their surroundings). Close-up shots provide the rich details of a story, and this piece executed that better than any other in this category. Technically, there were a few blips that were distracting (mic rubbing on clothing, some sound bites hard to decipher when covered with b-roll) but overall, this was a very enjoyable piece. It was visually interesting, layered and complex. There were no wasted shots or edits, and the music was a perfect vehicle for moving along a narrative that would have been otherwise been pretty vague. Excellent work here. It was a very close contest between first and second places.

Third place

Allie Seavers

Graves County High School

This piece looked simple on the surface, but the producer’s evident attention to detail makes this an award-winner. I loved that the producer had the foresight to ask each ball player to perform a specific task with the basketball, and knew enough about the vision for the piece to have the ball enter on the same side of the screen for continuity. That is stellar planning and execution! I was pleased with the variety and placement of the edits in the piece. The players’ intros were cut precisely on the song beats, and the use of slow motion was effective. I would have liked to have seen more shots of the players in detail (close ups in huddles, under the basket during free throws, etc.). Detail shots like those make a viewer feel closer to the story. Finally, although the video was well-executed, the song choice wasn’t a great fit. It was too sluggish for the action on screen. Loved the thoughtful ending to include the coach. Again, good planning by the producer.

 

  1. Humorous Feature

First place

Lucas Porter and Baron Hoffman

Trinity High School

Edits were sharp, package was mixed well and very entertaining.

 

Second Place

Logan Whaley and Abby Forsythe

Graves County High School

Edits were good, effects were OK, remember to mic on-air talent. Audio plays a very important part in the perception of a professional package.

 

Third place

Maria Dihn

Ballard High School

Cute use of intercutting miniature car and real-life video.

 

  1. Newsmagazine

First place

TTV News Crew

Trinity High School

This is a very traditional newsmagazine format, with strong components that all feed into a common theme. The intro to the program is good, along with the use of drug b-roll.

First package: sound bites are well chosen and edited well. The standups are shot from too low an angle, and lighting is poor. Avoid shooting in fluorescent light whenever possible – the light pulses in and out on video and looks terrible. Step outside or use the light from a window whenever possible. Second package: very good story structure and explanation, especially about the process for drug testing. Interviews with students were strong, with good sound bites – that’s evidence of someone off-camera asking good questions. Needed a little more b-roll in the beginning for visual interest. Of the shots in the classroom, needed more variety rather than just wide shot and single shot of interviewees. Consider shooting close ups of hands writing, eyes reading, feet tapping, etc. If a teacher is present, show teacher presenting followed by student listening, nodding, etc. (action/reaction). Despite these critiques, this is the strongest package in the show and the closest to a traditional news story.

 

Second Place

TTV News Crew

Trinity High School

Another strong entry from the Trinity team, with three news packages telling different components of the story of the importance of STEAM. Anchor intros: If possible, use a full-page graphic when describing the elements of STEAM. It’s a lot to try to absorb without a visual prompt. You could have either shown the letters of STEAM and what each stands for, or create five separate pages, one for each letter, with a brief description. Any list of more than three things almost always benefits from a graphic.

Packages: Good work on each of these in sticking to a distinct theme. Again, some technical problems diminished effectiveness: interview with “outdoor classroom” teacher was out of focus; art teacher was clearly uncomfortable and perhaps reading from notes; lack of video sequencing in the b-roll. Any time there is repeated action, there’s an opportunity for a video sequence, wide-medium-tight or action-reaction. For example, there are shots of the “outdoor classroom” teacher walking with students down a row of plants. Here is a possible sequence:

  • Wide shot of teachers, students and plants
  • Medium shot of teacher talking with students
  • Close up shot of teacher hand on the plant
  • Medium reaction shot of student(s) listening

With a sequence, you can cover a long stretch of audio in a smooth, visually cohesive manner.

 

Third Place

HCEC-TV, Central Hardin High School

Good use of a wide variety of video and excellent use of natural sound. Appreciated the standups in the student packages. Piece on PBS NewsHour was especially interesting – good work on snagging an interview with the anchor. His sound bites were memorable – a good sign of someone asking good questions off-camera. Some technical problems – the interview with Brett Guthrie was out of focus, as was one of the student intros. Show would have benefitted from tighter editing – stories felt long and at times, lacked storytelling focus. Several pieces could have been turned into anchor voice-overs or vo/sots for time and pacing improvement.

 

  1. Documentary

First place

Trevor Stover, Matt Lamp, Keri Baraby,

Central Hardin High School and HCEC TV Co-ops

This was clearly a labor of love – lots of work evident in this piece. Intro is very strong with historic images of basketball. Thank you for giving equal time to the women’s teams throughout the piece! Clear point of view throughout. Storytelling in this piece is far above other entries. Coach sound bites in beginning were way too long – use the parts that share emotion. Your narrator can condense facts into a voice-over; use your interviews to explain the whys and hows about the importance of this project. Those are personal feelings to the organizers, and those are the most memorable sound bites. A few jump cuts and unnecessary graphics. The first third of this piece is the most interesting. The laundry list of inductees doesn’t add to the documentary – while it’s neat to see names we recognize (hey look, there’s Rex Chapman!), unless there’s a story or sound bite that goes along with each inductee, we don’t need to see all of them. That’s why the Wah Wah Jones sound bite worked – he had a fantastic and memorable story to share. Loved the reference to the church architecture at the end. Piece would have benefitted from some graphics that “signpost” the subject matter for viewers. The first could have been “How the HOF was born,” then “Notable Inductees” and “Experiencing the Hall of Fame.” That would have provided visual support for each section of the documentary.

 

Second Place

Andrew Klawitter

Ballard High School

This piece had a lot of really lovely moments in it, and great use of close-up shots to help the viewer feel like they were in a classroom, experiencing these relationships. Audio levels fluctuated, making it hard to understand everything that was said. I understand that sometimes you’re stuck with a handheld mic – try to work around that in your shot. Zoom in so you don’t see as much of the mic. Ask your interview subject to look at your left ear instead of straight into the camera lens – eye contact from the side is much easier to watch on a screen. If you’re locked in on a tripod, you could even take a step away from the camera to maintain eye contact with your interview subject. Thank you for interviewing a variety of people for the piece – that wide perspective is valuable in telling the story. Overall, the strong content of the story overcame any production problems

 

Third Place

Risa Tomioka, Keri Baraby

Central Hardin High School (TVP Co-op)

Good narration and strong use of childhood photos to set scene. The sound bites are long but allow viewer to understand Coach’s character. Spent too much time on Coach’s early life – wanted to hear more about his coaching career. Enjoyed coach’s story about how he began playing basketball in 8th grade. Really needed more interviews with others who knew Coach to round out the story – family members, former players, former school administrators, rival coaches, etc. Gary Valentine comes to the story late. Also would have liked more b-roll of Coach’s trophy room to reinforce the idea of his long career. If possible, it’s always great to do a casual interview when a person can give you a “tour” of something like that trophy room – it often leads to great sound bites as they share stories about particular items.

 

  1. News Feature Package

First place

Carmen Valenzuela

Ballard High School

This visually interesting story had a solid narration and interviews. I wish all the interviews used lapel mics though.

 

Second place

Bennett Clark

Trinity High School

This visually rich feature conveys solid information from interviews. For balance, I wish the interviewer had asked about problems experienced on the trip.

 

Third place

Trevor Stover

Central Hardin High School (TVP Co-op)

This interesting feature comes from a challenging assignment: on annual education technology convention. The beginning is fun but the abundance of audience scenes don’t add to the narrative.

 

  1. Sports Feature Package

First place

Keri Baraby

Central Hardin High School (TVP Co-op)

Good variety of video. Good narration. Nice use of sound bites with the girls.

 

Second place

Tyler Wiseman

Ballard High School

Good use of video. Liked the music in the background. Bring in sound bites with the kids earlier in the piece.

 

Third place

Trevor Stover

Central Hardin High School (TVP-Co-op)

Video is good but need more than just one competition and that angle. Shoot some of your own video at practice to give variety to the piece.

 

  1. News Package

First place

Keri Baraby and Risa Tomioka

HCEC-TV – Central Hardin High School

This might be the best package I judged in entire competition. Assuming the young ladies shot, edited and wrote the entire package, it’s as good as or better than most college communications packages. Good lighting. Good audio, good framing on sound bites. Great job!

 

Second place

Laurel Deppen

Ballard High School

Cut off the sound bite at the start of the package. I have no idea why it was there and it confused me. This was a terrific package. Good video and interviews. And thank you for interviewing students! Nice job.

 

Third place

Trevor Stover

HCEC-TV – Central Hardin High School

Good video of play practice and terrific interview with Lisa. First sound bite from Noah, the sound didn’t match his lip movement. Also, try not to use the same video twice in the same story. Good camera work and narrative.

 

 

  1. Sports Package

First place

Dallas Jenkins and Aaron Abend

Trinity High School

Very good writing. Good delivery by reporter. Nice opening shot. Audio on sound bites was good. Nice variety of shots during practice. SBs are quick and to the point. Use of tripod and lav mic helps a lot. Keep up the good work.

 

Second place

Allie Seavers

Graves County High School

Nice use of nat sound to game action to open the story and grab viewers’ attention. Good use of game video. Audio-video linkage was very good. Work on your delivery. You are a little too rushed – slow down a bit. Also, try to avoid interviewing people in front of a blank white wall. Get the coach in his office. Good work.

 

Third place

Seth Conte

Trinity High School

Good audio on interviews. Good SBs with student athletes. Audio-video linkage was well done. Would have liked to have seen more video of wrestling. Add some nat sound to make it more interesting. Work on your delivery. It was not bad but it could be better.

 

 

  1. Vo or Vo/sot

First place

Keri Baraby

Central Hardin High School (TVP Co-op)

Nicely done. Good b-roll to go with voice over and covered part of interview with b-roll. Good job.

 

Second place

Spencer Brown

Trinity High School

Good job. Story goes with the action in the video.

 

Third place

Nathan McMullan and Henry Mullins

Trinity High School

Good video and voice over leading to coaches interview.

 

  1. Videography

First place

Keri Baraby, Risa Tomioka & Trevor Stover

Central Hardin High School (TVP Co-op)

The mix of shots with solid narrative and interviews makes for an informative news package. Some shots of bats in caves would add another dimension of information.

 

Second place

Dakota Ray

Graves County High School

The various shots match the excitement of the music. The visual and music shift in the middle is jarring though.

 

Third place

Ethan Franklin, Matt Newton, Paiton Williams & Zach Thomason

Graves County High School

Split trailer dub is a good exercise.

 

  1. Radio Newscast

Certificate of Merit

Shelby Dodson

Graves County High School

I like your upbeat delivery although it might sound smoother if you slow down just a tiny bit. Work on your enunciation. Slowing down a bit would probably help that. Too bad your entry was the only one in the category. Otherwise, it would have placed.

 

  1. Best DJ show

No entries received

 

  1. Best sports play-by-play

No entries received

 

 

Class AAA

 

  1. Spot Production

First place

Rachel Vazzana and Erin Pieragowski

South Oldham High School

Good premise to use man’s best friend as the “hook” for the PSA. Good editing and sound effects. Could have cut some of the playing with the dog on the front end. And had 1 or 2 more shots of texting and driving. Nice job.

 

Second place

Derek Larsen

South Oldham High School

Loved it. Shot in black and white. Very creative. Terrific sound effects and editing.

 

Third place

Jason Roelfs

South Oldham High School

Very ingenious and creative. The music made the spot. It was simple and didn’t take a lot of effort but it was the creative genius of just showing the ax that made it work.

 

  1. Best Newscast

First place

Dragons 2016-2017

South Oldham High School

Great newscast, great production values each entry showed innovative thinking. I had to stop and remind myself this was a high school production. Great job!

 

Second place

OTVX Staff

Oldham County High School

There were several entries from South Oldham High School. Each one could stand as a top 3 winner. This one was picked because of the interview done in the car and which included singing, James Cordon would be proud of you. The in-car interview showed a willingness to think out of the box. As you go forward those elements including being natural and yourself in front of the camera will help you in your career. For those of you behind the scenes in the production, well done. You’re putting together a great newscast. One note to think about, the audio on most of the newscasts were marginal from the anchor desk. Consider lav mics or overhead mics. It will improve the overall quality of the newscast.

 

Third Place

Quintin Bynum and Drew Frey

duPont Manual High School

Well done newscast. The debriefing from the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. brought this one to the top three. It showed use of a national story and localizing it. Well done.

 

  1. Music video or short film

First place

Katelynn Gratton, Gabby Trebuna and Rosemary Kent

Oldham County High School

Video was very clever. Liked the mixture of conversation and music. Would have liked to have seen some exterior shots of the car driving around the parking lot and incorporated that into the video.

 

Second place

Wes Downs and Sarah Ashy

South Oldham High School

Creative concept. Nice job of editing in a variety of scenes and locations. Most of your shots were from the same width. Try to mix in more wide shots or close shots. More variety.

 

Third place

Leen Abozaid

South Oldham High School

Good concept and good use of editing. I like when the video showed the girls walking backward to match the lyrics. At times the video seemed a bit disjointed. The sequence seemed a bit awkward.

  1. Humorous Feature

First place

Derek Larsen and Zac Fisher

South Oldham High School

This entry was head and shoulders above the others. Very creative. Took some work to go to three different sites. Editing added to humor especially the backyard and store cuts. Good graphics.

 

Second place

Luke Plescia and Graham Ashkettle

South Oldham High School

Good sense of humor – liked the “finally a use for a stationary bike” line. Editing could have been better with a few tight shots of faces while lifting.

 

Third place

Andrew Clark

George Rogers Clark High School

At first I didn’t get it but the quirky sense of humor finally hit me when he got to the part about “selling” the student paper at no cost. Infomercial mockery. Could have been more thought out as far as shooting and editing with fewer jump cuts. Pretty funny.

 

  1. Newsmagazine

First place

OTVX Staff

Oldham County High School

Entertaining show. A little confusing since this magazine category used the same open that was used for a newscast.

 

Second Place

Katelyn Grattan

Oldham County High School

Nice in-depth interview. Production should consider a little fill light on in front of the reporter.

 

Third place

Not awarded

 

  1. Documentary

First place

McKenzie Dries

Fern Creek High School

The variety of shots make this video visually interesting. Some orientation about the beginning is needed to further the viewer’s understanding.

 

Second place

Andrew Clark

George Rogers Clark High School

Strong interview material explores acting, staging and technical support. Interspercing interviews with dress rehearsal singing would better introduce viewers to The Music Man.

 

Third place

Not awarded

 

  1. News Feature Package

First place

Shawn Crouch

Fern Creek High School

Great mix of interviews and b-roll and good flow to the story.

 

Second place

Alexis Harding

Fern Creek High School

Really good flow of one career option to another to another. Nicely done and edited.

 

Third place

Avery Wyatt

Fern Creek High School

Nice mix of interviews and video of the activities. Interesting piece.

 

 

 

 

  1. Sports Feature Package

First place

Stephen Hall

Oldham County High School

Very well done! Outstanding. Enterprising. Well written and lots of good information. Good storytelling and exceptional access to subjects. Nice framing on interviews. Good audio. Some of the video was a little blue. Watch the white balance. Light colors change quickly at sunrise and sunset.

 

Second place

Evelyn Constant and Gabby Trebuna

Oldham County High School

Good video to illustrate topic. Nice sound bites especially of girls with their horses. I would avoid interviewing subjects standing in front of a white wall. Reporter’s delivery was weak. Too laid back with no excitement in her voice. Work on that. Don’t just read the script – think about communicating with the viewer.

 

Third place

Kendall Church

Oldham County High School

This story was very well focused on one topic. The audio-video linkage was well done and obviously helped illustrate the difference between boys and girls lacrosse. Writing was good. Work on your delivery. A little nat sound would have helped.

 

  1. News Package

First place

Jake Funk and Grace Campbell

Oldham County High School

Great use of taking a national story and making it local. I would love to see more about the test results.

 

Second place

Emma Travis and Lauren Taylor

duPont Manual High School

Great job on covering a national story and bringing its meaning back to Louisville. One side note, if you’re going to open a package with natural sound of March video there should be a track underneath it after two or three seconds to explain what were seeing.

 

Third place

Lily Craig and Allie Unker

Oldham County High School

Clearly, the reporters went above and beyond the normal story. Good use of video and stand up. Photographer should consider using a tripod if possible for very tight shots.

 

  1. Sports Package

First place

Andrew Clark

George Rogers Clark High School

Nice job of telling the story without narration. Good use of slow motion and editing. Would like to have seen some interviews with players.

 

Second place

Zach Phillips

Oldham County High School

Good variety of shots. Good variety of interviews. Nice job of narrating. Need to hear from the kids about the coaches.

 

Third place

Nathaniel Crowe and Calvin Huff

Oldham County High School

Nice job of showing several different sports. Variety is always good. Anchors need to become more conversational. Loosen up. It’s just sports. That will come with experience.

 

  1. Vo or Vo/sot

First place

Grace Campbell and Logan Richardson

Oldham County High School

Good piece on the trials and tribulations that come with being floating teacher.

 

Second place

Darrah Anderson

Oldham County High School

Good b-roll to go along with copy. Use more variety of shots of coloring.

 

Third place

Taylor Nash

Oldham County High School

Good variety of video to go with copy. Nice work.

 

  1. Videography

First place

Jason Roelfs

South Oldham High School

Very creative. Well edited to create drama. Music worked well. Lots of motion and quick jump cut edits to build excitement. Good job.

 

Second place

Leen Abozaid

South Oldham High School

Good music selection. Good speech effects in video. Shooting off the shoulder instead of a tripod added to the drama. Helped intensify the message.

 

Third place

Andrew Clark

George Rogers Clark High School

This was a fun piece. Lots of excitement with music and pacing. The video effects worked well. Use of the slo mo was effective but toward the end the excitement of the video was not as compelling as the earlier active video.

 

  1. Radio Newscast

First place

Amaya Bradford

Fern Creek High School

Good delivery and tempo. Excellent enunciation. If you are interested in this field, you could do this professionally.

 

Second place

Kadin Meyer and Angelica Soto

Fern Creek High School

Good pacing. I liked the enthusiasm in your deliveries. But work on enunciation a bit. But overall, a nice newscast. Good work.

 

Third place

Armon Wells

Fern Creek High School

What a set of pipes on a high school student. But work on your enunciation. Slow your delivery down just a little and that will help. But a voice like yours is made for broadcast work.

 

  1. DJ Show

First place

Kelly Cushing and Angel Ploetner

Fern Creek High School

Very smooth delivery by both DJs. Good voices. Nice enunciation and good energy. Practice, practice, practice. You could go places in the radio business.

 

Second place

Angelica Soto and Kadin Meyer

Fern Creek High School

Nice delivery. Up tempo style. Easy to listen to.

 

Third place

Armon Wells, Connor MacCleod & Cade Willingham

Fern Creek High School

Nice show. Entertaining, informative. Must have been a little crowded in the studio with 3 DJs.

 

  1. Best Sports Play-by-Play

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