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Film and Media Production Students Win Three Awards

Published: Nov 18, 2013

Entrepreneurship video wins Platinum Marcom

Students in Taylor's Film and Media Production major have won three Marcom Awards; two for video production and one for website development.

The highest honor – a Platinum Marcom – was awarded to a video produced by a team from Taylor’s Producing for Clients class. The students produced a video promoting the Grant County Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP). Student producer Kevin Baker said, "I was thrilled to work with such eager high school students who simply loved the program. It made telling the story of YEP inspiring."

The student team worked with Tim Eckerle, executive director of the Grant County Economic Growth Council, the organization that sponsors YEP. Eckerle said the award is a “further validation of the quality of Taylor students’ work and the passion of their faculty.”

The second award – a Gold Marcom – went to a video produced for Grant County Cancer Services. Client Jennifer Lane-Riefler hired the Taylor team to produce an informational piece explaining how Cancer Services assists cancer patients with wigs, prescription help, medical assistance and emotional support. “I have utilized this video in many presentations,” said Lane-Riefler, “and it has been received quite well.” She said she and her Cancer Services board members were “thrilled” and “excited” to hear news of the award.

A Marcom Honorable Mention went to the media communication website at www.taylormediacomm.com. Senior Jonathan Wormgoor was the designer/photographer, Media Communication engineer Joshua Taylor provided web development and faculty member Kathy Bruner produced and wrote the content. “The site attempts to tell the department’s story in a very visual way that is optimized for mobile devices,” said Bruner. “We’re really happy to have received external recognition for the project.”