TeleProductions' Jim Hurguy won a bronze Telly Award for his work on the 2009-2010 Kent State Women's Basketball Intro Video. Telly Awards honor creative and innovative video production work from all over the country.
"Most of the time, it starts with a good idea," Hurguy said about the process of producing Telly Award quality work.
Former TeleProductions student Nick Kane helped develop the video's overall concept. He also developed the methods used to videotape the players so they could be used in the video. In addition, Kane also selected and edited the music track.
"It was a good experience for Nick to have that amount of input and be an integral part of the process," Hurguy said.
Hurguy said the video took about 40 hours of work from concept development to videotaping and editing. He and Kane worked together to make the final product. Hurguy said one of them worked on it while the other would take a break, so the process went smoothly. He also said the Women's Basketball Team was pleased with the results. The video played on the scoreboard during the opening of each one of their home games.
"It feels good to get a Telly Award because your work is being judged by video production professionals in the industry," Hurguy said.
To view Hurguy's and TeleProductions' work, visit https://ksutube.kent.edu/playback.php?playthis=56cas242 and http://www.kent.edu/teleproductions/ourwork/copy-of-video-work.cfm.