Media Services wins awards for video productions
IT Media Services recently received video industry awards for two productions, Surviving Lewis & Clark – The Nimiipuu Story, and From This Corner.
Surviving Lewis & Clark – The Nimiipuu Story, produced by Dan Kane, is a production that tells of the impact meeting the Lewis & Clark Expedition had on the Nez Perce Tribe, their history and culture, from the time of the first meeting through today. This production won a Bronze Telly Award and a Gold Aurora Award in the Cultural and the Historical Event categories respectively.
From This Corner, produced by Jason Goldammer, is a production of the history of downtown Lewiston, Idaho as seen from the corner of 5th and Main streets at the Vollmer building which currently houses the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History. This production won a Silver Telly Award and an Aurora Platinum “Best of Show” Award in the History/Biography and the Documentary/Biography categories respectively.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards receives in excess of 12,000 entries each year, with approximately 18 to 25% of entrants winning Bronze Awards and 7 to 10% of entrants winning Silver Awards.
The Aurora Awards is an international competition designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. It specifically targets products, programs and commercials that would not normally have the opportunity to compete on a national level, by focusing on non-national commercials, regional or special interest entertainment and corporate sponsored film and video. Competitors come from the independent, corporate, and freelance production groups, advertising agencies, broadcast stations, large and small. Entries have come from across the US, and abroad such as Russia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia, Mexico, etc. Winners may be awarded a "Platinum Best of Show" or a "Gold Award". The Best of show is the highest honor given. Only about one in ten receive this honor, while about two out of ten receive the Gold Award
Both projects utilized the talents of many local and regional script writers, narrators, and period re-enactment actors. Without the help of these and many other support people, as well as the support staff at Lewis-Clark State College these projects would not have been realized.
Special thanks to the Nez Perce Tribe, The Nez Perce National Historic Trail (USFS), Scriptwriter/Narrator Angel Sobotta, and many others too numerous to mention for their work on Surviving Lewis & Clark – The Nimiipuu Story.
For From This Corner, special thanks go to Dale Tucker for the concept and funding, Scriptwriter Nathaniel Tucker, Narrator Garry Bush, the many contributors of historical artifacts and research, the staffs of the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, and IT Media Services.
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