ZOOMIES – Media Center Honors FIeld Producers!


Last Friday night, the Media Center hosted its first ever ZOOMIE Awards to honor the efforts of the ZOOM IN Video Production Collaborative, the Media Center’s field production initiative launched in March. Since its inception, ZOOM IN student producers have created over 30 community based videos and members of the collaborative have produced close to a dozen videos for our channels and website.

Zoom In producers are raising the visibility, relevancy, and impact of the Media Center and Friday night was our way of honoring this effort and thanking our Zoomers.

We provided champagne, Martinelli’s and a lovely spread of goodies with the help of some of our volunteer boosters like Joyce McClure.

Earlier in the week our panel of judges: Lisa De Martini, Zoom In Grad; Sue Pelosi, Media Center Board Member and Wes Rapaport, Media Center Intern, scored all the submissions on technical merit, community impact, and effective message delivery. The scores were tallied and double-checked and the awards announced Friday night:

OVERALL EXCELLENCE – Graduate Division
Producers: Daya Curley and Mark Messersmith

COMMUNITY IMPACT – Graduate Division
Deborah’s Palm (Opening Day)
Producers: Joyce McClure, et al

Autumn Oak
Producers: Sally Rayn, Anthony Martin

COMMUNITY IMPACT – Student Division
A Vietnam Veteran Remembers
Producers: Kathy Cordova, Art DeSouza

With the help of Jeff McGinnis’ “interior computer”, we were able to quickly tabulate the ballots for the Audience Award – given for the video in each division we’d like to watch again.

Graduate: ICON
Producers: Daya Curley and Mark Messersmith
Close Second: Uncle Bill Remembers
Producer: Doug Kreitz

Student: Planet Daisy
Producers: Judy Gittelsohn, Greg Gatwood

Producers earned certificates and the Graduate Projects Winners earned a plate on the new ZOOMIE Wall of Fame in the Studio Lobby.

Want to learn more about ZOOM IN? Talk to any staff member?

Next Zoom In Class will be held over two weekends in November: November 13,14,20&21 — just in time for the holidays!
Contact: Becky@midpenmedia.org for more information.

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