Long overdue public announcement, but it takes balls to open up to your mistakes so respect for that. Thanks for finally telling the whole story Mohammad K Ali.
I sincerely hope that this is a lesson learned for you, especially when it comes to having professional/open communication, because no matter what major you are pursuing in school... once you get into the workforce, no employer will tolerate a lack of communication & organizational skills.
Although, we as a bhangra community, expect more out of someone who was a bhangra liaison the year before (2014) and was closely involved in the organization/execution of Boiler Bhangra in the past. I would still make the effort to try and reimburse teams that lost thousands when they set aside time from their busy schedules for your competition. In addition, I would try to have a personal phone conversation with each individual captain who you screwed over so your apology has a more meaningful impact.
I found it funny that the Boiler Bhangra competition organizers/Purdue SASA didn't have open communication and honesty with all teams about what exactly happened last year. Two days before the competition, there is a sudden announcement: https://www.facebook.com/purdue.sasa/posts/909317829181458
Many people thought that last minute cancellation announcement was an April fool's joke. Till date, I am not certain if all teams (especially those that were coming out of town) had gotten fully compensated back for all the expenses that they couldn't get refunded.
Still waiting for clarification on all of these things. A public announcement on the exact situation should have been made and the committee should have taken ownership of any/all mistakes.
I would advice all teams to be weary & heed caution with the organizers of this event.
This is again very nicely done! The drone shots, slow motion edits, and music were great.
My one suggestion would be to use a directional mic or position an external mic closer to the individuals that are being asked questions (being interviewed). The volume of their voices is very low in the video.. not sure if that's something you can fix in the editing process or maybe the vocal audio you captured was very low to begin in.. I would normalize that vocal audio. Also, the background music is too loud during those "interview" parts of the video so maybe consider turning it down so it doesn't overpower what the people are saying?
Hope that makes sense. Excellent work overall. Look forward to the future videos.
I hope granting the team's members a visiting visa all goes without a hitch. Good luck to all those attending the competition and to the committee! Seems like a packed lineup with a lot of Cali & Canadian teams. Should be a great battle!
I agree with you to an extent. The problem is that numbers are so arbitrary. You might score a team a 90, then a team performs later in the show that absolutely blows them out of the water and it may influence you to think that 90 team was ACTUALLY an 80.
^ This is a great point. The reason that I would prefer judges to "talk" at the end is to reaffirm scoring after having watched ALL performances. It's so hard to blindly give points in subjective criteria when you haven't even seen all teams.
If judges haven't seen all performances, they are indirectly forced into factoring "show order" into their distribution of points.
I personally like it when you use points to narrow down to say the top 3 teams, then use deliberation to rank the last few teams after a 10-15 minute discussion amongst the judges. Usually competitions have some sort of entertainment for the audience while the judges deliberate.
I am sure this topic has been discussed before, but it's always good to hear fresh perspectives in modern times.
I'm all for competitions releasing judging scoresheets as I believe it adds a lot of transparency and judges are essentially held accountable.
Some of most prominent and well run competitions, that really pushed the envelope of executing flawlessly and going out of their way to cater toward teams, compiled & released scoresheets/provided analysis after the competition took place. I know not everyone was competing or part of the "bhangra scene" at the time, so below are a few links
Everyone you mentioned is a pretty good mixer, except maybe Aka$h who just started mixing two months ago on VirtualDJ Jk! I get to mess with him since I know he's active on BTF and will probably read this, lol.