Congratulations to Henrietta and The Media Center!
Every year, the Alliance for Community Media holds a national conference to share ideas from public access media centers from around the country. A centerpiece of the proceedings is the Hometown Awards celebrating excellence in community media production. This year, two awards were bestowed on Media Center related entities.
The Western Access Video Excellence Awards were announced on October 15, 2010. Media Center Producers, both in the Community and on Staff, took home 7 awards, more than any other public access center in the Western US. We present them in their entirety below. Click on the player to start. You can also expand the player to full screen size by clicking an icon at the bottom of the player. The full list of WAVE 2010 Finalists from the Media Center appears just after the Winners list.
Small Plane Crash in East Palo Alto
2010 WAVE Winner, Community Event
Produced by Becky Sanders
A tragic small plane accident claimed three lives on a foggy morning, February 17, 2010. All fatalities were on board the plane. Media Center Staff and Volunteers scrambled to the crash site along with other local media to cover the aftermath.
Icon: Hangar One
2010 WAVE Winner, Documentary Events
Produced by Daya Curley and Mark D. Messersmith
A profile of historic Hangar 1 on Moffett Field in Mountain View, California.
Produced by Becky Sanders and Scott van Duyne
This episode of the American Songwriter series features "Hero's Last MIssion", a local indie alternative rock band.
Studio Session - O2
2010 WAVE Winner, Professional Division, Performing Arts Coverage
Produced by Karen Adams, Bakari Thompson, Messina Wattley, Jesse Norfleet
Songs by O2 & Paper Son from their album "Charles".
Make The Call - Episode 4
2010 WAVE Winner, Professional Division, Talk Show
Produced by Karen Adams, Chief Ronald Davis, LaDoris Cordell, Captain Estelle, Bill Lindemann
Featuring the East Palo Alto Youth Court
2010 WAVE Award Finalists
Local Producers are being recognized as finalists 14 times this year, for excellence in video production, including 10 community productions and 4 Professional productions by Media Center Staff. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Patricia Neme and Patti Page, producers of The Theatre Factory, which highlights local live theaters and the plays that are produced there. Their episode on the production of Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor" won an ACM Hometown Award in the Informational Talk Show category.
Congratulations to our WAVE 2009 Award Winners!
The Western Access Video Excellence Awards were announced on October 17, 2009. Producers at the Media Center took home 6 awards. We present them in their entirety below. Click on the player to start. You can also expand the player to full screen size by clicking an icon at the bottom of the player. The full list of WAVE 2009 Finalists from the Media Center appears just after the Winners list.
The Stephanie Herman Show - Dancing Behind the Scenes
2009 WAVE Winner, Performing Arts Coverage
Produced by Stephanie Herman
Stephanie Herman is a former Pricipal Ballerina. In this episode, Stephanie takes you behind the scenes and shows you the processes she goes through to prepare and perform her dances. Her featured dance is set to Bob Fosse's All That Jazz
The Theater Factory - Velocity Circus
2009 WAVE Winner, Information/Culture
Produced by Patricia Neme and Patty Page
The Theater Factory invites local theater productions to perform excerpts of upcoming and current productions in th studio. Interviews and externally shot segments show how a local theater production comes to life. This episode showcases Velocity Circus, featuring a Mongolian contortionist.
Studio Session - Fua Dia Congo
2009 WAVE Winner, Performing Arts Coverage (Professional Division)
Produced by Karen Adams and Muisi-Kongo Malonga
Studio Session showcases local performance and visual arts. This episode covers Fua Dia Congo, a spectacular African-Dance troupe.
Abilities United Presents: Community Connections #4
2009 WAVE Winner, Programming By/For Differently Abled
Produced by Andrea Throndson
A Series dedicated to those living with developmental or physical challenges. This episode is about advocacy on behalf of others.
2009 WAVE Winner, Public Service Announcement
Produced by Edoardo De Armas
This PSA makes a poignant case that help is always available.
Jook Joint - featuring Etta James
2009 WAVE Winner, Music Programming
Produced by E.C. Scott and Gregg Mitchell
E.C. Scott hosts a VJ-style Blues show. This episode honors Etta James.
2009 WAVE Award Finalists
This year, the Media Center's producers are honored as finalists in the 2009 WAVE Awards 18 times. Winners will be announced Friday, 10/17 at the annual conference of the Alliance for Community Media, Western Division, in Reno. Congratulations to all!
Click on Show Title to see the Program online.
In the Community Producers Division:
Abilities United Presents Community Connections
Programming by/for Differently Abled - Andrea Throndson
The Western Access Video Excellence
Awards were announced on October 24, 2008. Among the winners were four
Media Center productions. We present them below. Click on the player to
start. You can also expand the player to full screen size by clicking
an icon at the bottom of the player. The full
list of WAVE 2008 Finalists appears just after the Winners
The Water Stalker
2008 WAVE Winner, Programming by
Produced by Mark Dreshke
The Water Stalker is a takeoff on the
horror film style, telling us the downside of water wasteage.