Congratulations to Jordan Powers, in Mankato, Minnesota who has won the January 2018 PFRE Videographer of the Month Contest. Here is Jordan's stunning video. The jurors were very impressed with Jordan's video.
Here are the contestants in order of points the jurors awarded them:
Don't forget to check out the comments in the PFRE Flickr Contest Group by jurors and others. There is a lot of good commentary on the videos this month.
Here are Jordan's comments about his winning video:
Thank you for this honor! The Realtor that I was working with wrote up the story / scenario and I choreographed it based on her vision. She had a large storyboard she actually drew out that had her general idea laid out. The actors were her friends and the kids were hers and her friends.
It was actually a lot more smooth of a process than I would have expected as it was our first time doing it. Every piece of motion from the actors was incredibly intentional as we wanted to show how the house was connected.
Some of the smaller details (the baseball, for example) were determined on the fly. We needed a way to transition and make it seem like it was the Dad, and I just happened to have one in my car that day.
I shot this in S-Log 3 using a Sony A7Sii and Ninja Flame on a Ronin M. In terms of color, I admittedly was trying to experiment with that faded color look because I thought it would help trigger some nostalgia - and I really shouldn't be experimenting with color as I am no good with it. I would color it completely different now. This house was very dark and was hard to get good exposures - I still haven't quite figured out how to deal with that issue yet.