You have to hand it to Joe Little. His one-man-band (or “Digital Correspondent”) stories make it look easy – and strangely, a little fun. He’s mastered creative shooting and editing to the point that you can’t tell he’s doing it all himself.
His latest video is a “day in the life” story – shot written and edited in a day. Well done, Joe…
The proposed changes to the contest are as follows:
1) Change “Feature (Soft)” to “Feature” allowing hard and soft stories to enter.
2) Remove Completion Time Limit on “Feature.”
3) Remove “Feature (Hard)” category.
4) Add “Nat Sound” category (see rules below).
5) Remove “Franchise” category.
6) Add “One Man Band” category (see rules below).
7) Extend entry and judging time (see below).
Single Story Entry Maximum Entry Length: 9 minutes Completion Time Limit: none Definition: A single report which contains no reporter track, but rather natural sound and subject interviews.
One Man Band
Single Story Entry Maximum Entry Length: 3 minutes Completion Time Limit: 12 hours Definition: A single report produced solely by one person. All elements must be shot, edited and written by a single producer. Reporter track not required.
“A YouTube video of KGTV’s Joe Little has been making the rounds lately. Inside of one week, four people sent it to me. Little works as a one-man band. In other words, he shoots his own video, reports the story and edits it.”
Al Tompkins interviews Little to get some insight into his creative process… and explains the situations in which he’d love to have a photography with him.