Videography Winners’ and judges’ comments

 

Best news video (single videographer)

Judges: Paul Cutler and Wayne Hay

WINNER:
Dan Cook
RNZ

Judges’ comment:
‘Every picture in this report told a story to the extent that words were hardly necessary.’


Best feature video (single videographer)

Judges: Cathy Strong and Sonya Wilson

WINNER:
Anna Harcourt

Re: / TVNZ

Judges’ comment:
‘This video was a successful feature in being news, bringing in context, showing an emerging trend, and doing it in a visual way that attracts the viewers throughout the production. This was an entirely solo production, which shows the quality that can be done by a single person doing the camera & editing work as well as the reporting and interviewing.’


Best team video - news - Sponsored by Canon

Judges: Paul Cuttler and Wayne Hay

WINNER:
Newshub / MediaWorks
Road toll devastation through the eyes of first responders

Judges’ comment:
‘This was a unique example of creative story telling combined with well thought out camera work. The entrant took the time to tell a different side of a story that is too often in the media in New Zealand, road accidents. The angle of talking to the first responders to get their perspective on what they come across provided a unique insight, which was made more interesting to watch because of the camerawork and editing.’


Best team video - feature - Sponsored by Canon

Judges: Kerryanne Evans and Sonya Wilson

WINNER:
Sunday / TVNZ
P Babies

Judges’ comment:
‘Beautifully crafted television; a gritty, hard-hitting, totally engaging current affairs story. Interviews with unidentified children were particularly well thought out and executed. Beautifully shot, with great use of natural light. Pace and tone of editing was excellent. Superbly scripted. This story could have easily have been sensationalised and overwrought but it was neither of those things. It was empathetic and thoughtful, presenting the facts of these families' situations in a calm subjective manner - no mean feat given the sensitivity of the subject matter. From the mouths of babes - an important, compelling story for all New Zealanders.’


Best videographer - junior - Sponsored by Canon

Judges: Kerryanne Evans and Wayne Hay

WINNER:
Rosa Woods
The Dominion Post / Stuff

Judges’ comment:
Well thought out stories, told with imagery styled by a young videographer with a visual class beyond her years. You made us care about your talent.’


RUNNER-UP:
Anna Harcourt

Re: / TVNZ


Videographer of the Year - Sponsored by Canon

Judges: Drew Ambrose and Kamahl Santamaria

WINNER:
Tim Flower
VICE

Judges’ comment:
‘Three excellent pieces. Especially enjoyed Thrash Metal… the contrasts and juxtaposition of concerts, farm life, day jobs… it all worked beautifully. Very technically-correct filming, but with a nice raw feel to it too.’