2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Video Journalism-Other ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: In the studio with ceramicist Vanndearlyn Vong
    Entry Credit: Cheantay Jensen
    Judge Comment: This video was very well made. Fun, energetic and a great introduction to a local artist and community organizer. Loved the portions showing her working, and the great introductory visuals and voiceover.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Mountain View Voice
    Entry Title: Still have questions about California's composting law? Here's what you need to know.
    Entry Credit: Magali Gauthier
    Judge Comment: Very informative video, good expert interviews while still having the feeling of a conversation with a friend about a dense subject that they knew more about. Great use of on-site video at the compost site and the ag-fields showing the need and impact of compost.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: Julio Salgado-Visual Artist
    Entry Credit: Thomas R. Cordova
    Judge Comment: The introductory artwork was great, very visually attractive. The interview was fun and comfortable, while at times being very personal and touching. I really liked the care put into a tonal shift in the video centered around the artists relationship with his uncle, and thought that the transition in and out was well done. Serious, and hopeful video interview. Like the subject.
  • Competition Comment: A lot of great videos here, and a really nice blend of profile videos and straight ahead news videos and even a few that blend the two. The kitchen portion of the 'Kid cooks and tasty lunches' video was great. Loved seeing the creation of a donut pipe, and the trip to the beautiful Ventura County Fair was very nice. Great collection of videos, that each try to do something artistic and attractive with their visuals. On the whole, great use of "voice-over b-roll presentation" of interviews in these videos. I think the videos could benefit from trying to show more/inform more through graphics and title cards and be more judicial in using interview audio. Sometimes, just hearing the video is great. The work creating compost at the landfill; with the grinding, the beeping and the bird squawking is great. Hearing a portion of the classroom instruction when talking about phonics, hearing the energy and elation at a school pep-rally brings me closer to the subject and I really like that. All projects feature quality video and audio production and inform the audience while providing an opportunity to learn about the personality of the subjects. Great group of videos. Good work all!