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.
2 days before the competition? Wow, that blows big time. I sincerely hope that they not only refund all teams ASAP but publicly post the details of what went wrong so last minute.
Usually when you deal with a university, you're given all the information you need ahead of time (in terms of policies) and you also have a "point of contact" at the university that you can bounce things back & forth with as your event nears.
I'm saddened for all those teams who took the time to apply & coordinate their schedules around Boiler Bhangra 2016. Before jumping to random conclusions, I hope we can hear from the committee. Please share if anyone receives further details.