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ZAMZOOM'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES

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Recommended age 5-11
4 minutes
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While well-intentioned, Environmental Video's content is only average and we do not find it inspiring enough to accept it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Whereas it may be useful for an audience under age 5, the tips are pretty standard and the presentation here lacks professionalism. There is little new information being presented in the short film.

This short film covers small tips to incorporate into everyday life to help the environment. It covers the three basic points of environmental conservation very briefly.

The video is lacking in providing new information that would a youth audience would find interesting. It does not stand out as being contemporary or current. The presentation lacks pizzazz. The production values are quite average from the camera angles to the editing. The audio level is very low. I had to boost my speakers to their highest setting to listen to it and, even then, the audio level is too low. It seems to have been filmed in someone's home, which is okay, but the lighting is poor in many scenes. Going between black and white and color doesn't seem to make sense. There is little background music and the sound effects a bit distracting - they are at least twice as loud as the narrative, which hurts your ears. They do not blend well into the video. The narrator is reading from a script and looks down at it quite often as she is speaking. She is quite adorable but little is done to make her performance engaging. Although the film is short and sweet, and we admire the filmmaker's efforts, the quality is unsuitable to play on a big screen. Even the title of this film lacks appeal.

The film's message is about three practical tips to help the environment.

I give Environmental Video 1.5 out of 5 stars and do not recommend it to the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. The tips are outdated and the production quality is low. There are better resources and tips available and better production quality that should be strived for in a film festival entry. Reviewed by Juror #22.

While well-intentioned, Environmental Video's content is only average and we do not find it inspiring enough to accept it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Whereas it may be useful for an audience under age 5, the tips are pretty standard and the presentation here lacks professionalism. There is little new information being presented in the short film.

This short film covers small tips to incorporate into everyday life to help the environment. It covers the three basic points of environmental conservation very briefly.

The video is lacking in providing new information that would a youth audience would find interesting. It does not stand out as being contemporary or current. The presentation lacks pizzazz. The production values are quite average from the camera angles to the editing. The audio level is very low. I had to boost my speakers to their highest setting to listen to it and, even then, the audio level is too low. It seems to have been filmed in someone's home, which is okay, but the lighting is poor in many scenes. Going between black and white and color doesn't seem to make sense. There is little background music and the sound effects a bit distracting - they are at least twice as loud as the narrative, which hurts your ears. They do not blend well into the video. The narrator is reading from a script and looks down at it quite often as she is speaking. She is quite adorable but little is done to make her performance engaging. Although the film is short and sweet, and we admire the filmmaker's efforts, the quality is unsuitable to play on a big screen. Even the title of this film lacks appeal.

The film's message is about three practical tips to help the environment.

I give Environmental Video 1.5 out of 5 stars and do not recommend it to the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. The tips are outdated and the production quality is low. There are better resources and tips available and better production quality that should be strived for in a film festival entry. Reviewed by Joy P., KIDS FIRST!

Join Zamzoom - an enthusiastic space animal - and his sharp-as-a-whistle partner, Orbie, on an uproarious intergalactic expedition to Earth to discover the planet's most strange and extraordinary creatures. Zamzoom's examinations of the wildlife on planet Earth can make for some silly misconceptions. Thankfully, his partner Orbie is always nearby to set him straight - tapping into Earth's database, Orbie knows how to spit facts. She can be a little overprotective, but it's hard, after all, holding a whole planet's worth of information in her circuits. Together, our odd duo team provides comical debates and science in bite-sized pieces, perfect for kids! Each episode blends exciting 2D animation with real and spectacular wildlife footage.
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