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Silver Telly Award

KENT, OHIO (April 3, 2012) - TeleProductions' Graphic Designer Jim Hurguy won a Silver Telly Award for his work on the 2011 Kent State Women's Volleyball Intro Video. 

The Telly Awards honor creative and innovative video production work from all over the country. Companies like FOX Sports Net, Nickelodeon, and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts submit their work for review. Less than ten percent of the entries are awarded with a Silver Telly, the Telly Awards’ highest honor.

“It feels really good to get a Telly Award, because it makes the work we put into the video worthwhile,” Hurguy said. “This is the first Silver Telly I’ve been a part of.”

The video resembles a comic book and depicts the team getting ready for a game. This is the first intro video TeleProductions has produced for the volleyball team. It was played at the beginning of all home volleyball games this past season.

With the help of Graphic Assistant Brian Recktenwald, Hurguy combined green screen footage, graphics, and a comic book theme to create the video.  Recktenwald, a senior managerial marketing major, put the images together while Hurguy acted as Art Director.

"With Brian on board, the quality of all of the sports teams’ intro videos this past year has been outstanding,” Hurguy said.

The green screen portion of the video was done well in advance of the volleyball season.

“With the green screen footage, you have to come up with a shot list that fits the theme,” Hurguy added. “It’s important to think about what you want the final product to look like so you can make sure there are enough shots and angles to really add to the video.”

To see this award-winning video, visit KSUtube. You can view more of the graphic team's work at TeleProductions’ website.