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Taylor University Filmmakers Win National Awards

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Four video projects created by Taylor University students for area and university clients have won national videography awards.

The projects, Finding Success in Grant County, Multiplying the Good, Physics and Engineering at Taylor and Actions Speak Louder, were created by Taylor University’s Film and Media Department during the Fall 2016 semester.

The Communicator Awards, an organization focused on honoring excellence in marketing and communication recognized Finding Success in Grant County and Multiplying the Good with their Award of Distinction. Physics and Engineering at Taylor and Actions Speak Louder received were recognized by The Videographer Awards, an association that celebrates video, web-based and television media.

"Working with Multiply Technology in Indianapolis was a great experience,” said 2017 Taylor alumna Lauren Nyczak, who served as editor for Multiplying the Good. “We got to record so many stories about the good the company was doing, and it was a pleasure working with them and putting our skills to use."

"I'm happy that our project could help bring some publicity to the good that the Silent Blessings ministry is doing in Indianapolis and around the nation," said 2017 Taylor alumnus Luke Engel, who was director of Actions Speak Louder.

All of the nominated films were semester-long projects in the Producing for Clients class taught by Assistant Professor Stephen Bailey. “I’m so proud to see external recognition for the hard work of our talented students,” he said. Bailey served as executive producer for the projects while Media Engineer Joshua Taylor served as post-production supervisor.

The Film and Media Production program is part of the Art, Film and Media department at Taylor University and regularly works with clients to produce promotional, informational and marketing video.