Title: Critical Mass
Prize: Varizoom StealthZoom and Studio Style Kit ($699)
Producer: Keith Kooiman, Chaska, MN
Camcorder: Sony DCR-TRV25
Editor: Adobe Premiere
The first of two warfare-related winners this year, Critical Mass depicts two acquaintances who find themselves on different sides of a small nuclear device. A last-minute surprise seals the victory. The project was submitted as DivX, and audio was edited with GoldWave.