Riding the WAVES! Midpen Producers Tapped for Prestigious Awards in Video Production


Congratulations to Midpen producers Sheryl Shaffer of VHVTV and Gloria Horsley of the Open to Hope Foundation for taking top honors at this year’s Western Area Video Excellence awards held at the regional conference in early March.
Veterans Helping Veterans “Vets in Tech” won best Special Audience Programming Award and Open to Hope “Returning to Work After Loss” won best Spiritual/Inspirational Programming.
Midpen Media Center producers garnered 6 finalist nominations for the 2017 Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards. These programs were produced and aired on Midpen’s channels between August 2015 and August 2016. Below is a list of the productions and their respective producers. Of course there were many crew members involved too, as one might glean from December’s featured blog! One need only glance at the credits to see how many folks it takes to create a professional-style video program.  But that’s one of our core values: teamwork – joining with one another to put the faces, issues, arts and interests of our community on TV.

Representing Midpen this year at the WAVES in beautiful Fresno in March are:

Veterans Helping Veterans – Vets in Tech, produced by Sheryl Shaffer – Special Audience Programming, Community Producer

Open to Hope TV – Returning to Work After Loss, produced by Gloria Horsley- Spiritual/Inspirational, Community Producer

Camp Oljato: 75 Years of Starlight on the Water, produced by Rick Bacigalupi, David Miuri – Documentary, Professional Producer

Talk Art: Sally Rayn–Abstract Art and Technology, produced by Nance Wheeler – Instructional/DIY Programming, Community Producer

Promotional Video for MidPen Media Center, produced by Doug Kreitz – Program, Channel Promo, Professional Producer

UNAFF 2016 Trailer: COMPASS FOR A BETTER WORLD, produced by Jasmina Bojic, Rey Penezic — Public Service Announcement, Community Producer

The awards were presented at the Alliance for Community Media Western States Region 2017 Conference, Trade Show & WAVE Awards Celebration in Fresno, March 8-10, 2017. The entire list of 2016 WAVE finalists is here.

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