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Bulletin Vol 64 No 2 - Page 2

OCTOBER 2004

 

TEN BEST OF THE WEST--2004
STATS

BY COUNTRY:

Canada …. 23 entries
USA ……..16 "
Total .........39 " ( incl. 5 entries
Held up in Customs "molasses"- arrived too late )

BY FORMAT :

VHS …………. 24
DVD ……...…... 7
DV ….....……… 5
S-VHS ….....….. 3
Total ….......….39 entries

AWARDS BY COUNTRY:

USA ……… 7
CAN ……… 6
Total ….. 13 award-winners

ENTRIES BY GENRE :

Storyboard/Scenario ..... 13
Animation …………….. 1
Travel ……………....…. 5
Documentary …..…….. 18
Music/Song ……....……. 2
Total ………............…...39 entries

OBSERVATIONS – TBW – 2004

Documentary genre .. still dominant
Storyboard … increasing each year
Travel ……. Decreasing each year
EVERY TBW entry 2004 was competently produced and interesting. Almost universal use of NLE.

 

 

 

 

ENTRY LENGTHS :

Total ………………. Approx 196 minutes
Average length .......................     5 "
Longest ...................................   15 "
Shortest …………...................... 1 "

OTHER COMMENTS:

Significant use of Mood Music to support visual content, often "tailored" . Again, NLE . This music support has been a rapidly-growing feature in recent years, world-wide . Its use represents a welcome addition to the amateur’s "arsenal" of tools .

Several of the award-winning TBW entries appeared, also, as winners in AMMA, AMPS, PSA and in overseas 2004 international contests.

Conclusions:

Proof ! High-caliber productions usually "rise to the top", even if the judges in some contests, sometimes, need their glasses and ears cleaned !

Convention 2004 had our Club name solidly and proudly attached to it. To those of our Members who were positive about its success right from the beginning, twelve months ago, and to those of us who contributed mightily since then, deserving accolades .

As Mark Levy proudly stated: the 2004 Convention must be remembered as "the most smoothly-run show - ever."

Your humble scribe
Dave Fuller