Here are the ranking results of the video jury's voting:
Anders Carlson and Brandon Headley tied for fourth place.
Update: Note that the July video contest is now open. I'm going to start opening it on the 1st through the 22nd of each month.
Here are Matt's comments:
I’d like to thank all the judges especially those that took the time to pass on amazing comments, constructive criticisms, and compliments on this project.
The project was postponed 3 different times due to weather not cooperating, actors not being able to commit to certain dates and honestly, it’s a logistical nightmare trying to line everything up while running a full-time photography and video business during the week.
The realtor’s I worked with on this project are fantastic and one is an ex-chef (did all the cooking) and the other also owns an actor studio so their background involvement was integral to this all coming together so I cannot take full credit on this. I personally did all the creative, script writing and shot list, shooting, directing, editing and final production work and there were 4 separate trips to the home to complete the shooting. Searching for the right piece of music took hours which I feel was critical as we dropped an initial idea of having a voice over to tell the story. It was dropped as the timeline starting taking shape as it was obvious the visuals told the story.
On a technical note, this video was filmed using the Sony A7s Mark II with the Sony 16-35mm lens plus the DJI Inspire 1 drone with a 4k camera. All slow motion was captured at 1080p 60fps and the time-lapse was captured on the Canon 5D Mark III camera with 16-35 Canon F2.8L lens. Steady cam work was achieved using the Came-TV 7800 Gimbal.
I look forward to seeing this contest evolve and the creative styles especially.