Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Digital media arts students take “Best of Festival”

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

Huntington University is pleased to announce 18 students and one former HU faculty have been selected to receive awards at the 2017 Broadcast Educators Awards (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.

“What is so exciting about this year’s BEA festival is that we have HU students in Animation, Film and Broadcast Media all taking top honors,” stated Dr. Lance Clark, Associate Dean of the Arts. “Only 18 out of the nearly 1,500 entries are awarded ‘Best of’ and we had both students and faculty receiving such honors. The high level of professional work being created within the School of the Arts is astounding.”

The BEA’s Festival of Media Arts is a competitive festival open to BEA individual faculty and student members. Last year the Festival received over 1,530 total entries in 15 competitions. Separate competitions for faculty and students cover the range from dramatic narratives, through non-fiction documentary and news to the frontiers of interactive multimedia.

HU students and faculty who will be recognized at the festival on April 22 to 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada are: Best of Festival Faculty Video Competition – Mixed Video Category, Dawn W. Ford, Former HU Associate Professor in Film; Hidden Beauty: Tokyo Student Video Competition – Promotional Category Adam Konger and Randi Orr; The Julie Amos Story 1st Place Student Audio Competition – Multimedia Sound Design Category Joshua Rosebrough, Ben Gammon and Taylor Warkentine; Sounds Like Trouble Student Two-Year/Small Colleges Competition – Narrative Video/Broadcast Production Category Matthew Burris; Recovery Student Video Competition – Animation/Experimental/Mixed Category Marissa Pruett; Parachute Student Video Competition – Music Video Category Rachel Hunter, TJ Clounie and Emma Fried; Super Ego Lighting Bolt Student Video Competition – Spots Category Jacob Cross, Justin White and Ryan Burson; Ness Bros. Real Living Commercial Realtors to the Rescue 3rd Place Student Video Competition – Animation/Experimental/Mixed Category Kayla Mitchell Akemi and Tarou Award of Excellence Student Documentary Competition – Short Form Video or Film Documentary Category Joshua Rosebrough, Rachel Hart, Benjamin Crane and Benjamin Gammon; Goopfest: Finding a Unique Artistic Voice in the 21st Century Student Documentary Competition – Short Form Video or Film Documentary Category Evan Matteson and Panthelys Theodoracopoulos; Scent Student Video Competition – Spots Category Adam Konger and Kelsey Kruse; Ness Bros. Real Living Commercial Finding the Right Home.

To learn more about HU’s digital media arts department or to view the student’s winning entries, please visit www.huntington.edu/DMA.