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University of La Verne video production students earn major awards in the prestigious Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts national competition.
“Claremont Folk Music Center,” a six-minute, 10-second film created by University of La Verne video production students, earned “Best of Festival” recently in the Two-Year/Small Schools division of the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.
Marianna Pignotti (producer), Anthony Troli (director), McKinley Pollock (camera/lighting/editor), and Chelsea Stark-Jones (audio) submitted the winning film short in the prestigious national competition.
Another La Verne entry, “Encaustic Tile,” submitted by Kaitlin Hollingsworth (producer/director), Kyle Deeley (camera/lighting) and Marie Tabarez (editor) placed third in the same category as the “Folk Music Center” entry.
Some of these same students won awards in Fall 2011 in the Alliance for Community Media’s WAVE Awards honoring the best public access programs in the Western United States. Deeley and Troli are both the first video production scholarship winners in video production. Daniel Bateman was an exchange student from the United Kingdom.