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Student Video Wins National Award
by Kalamalama staff

HPU earned a second place at the 2001 Telly Awards for its ten minute informational video chronicling the history and educational programs of the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

The Telly Awards is a national competition that gives recognition to outstanding nonbroadcast film and video productions.

Created as a corporate video for the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the video, entitled the “Vision of Anna Rice Cooke” (founder of the historic arts center), began as an internship project for HPU’s advanced video production students. The promotional piece will be used for docent training and other educational purposes.

From left, Fredrik Larsson, David Tintle, and Stefani Wan, three of the video creators.
Courtesy University Relations

“What is amazing about [HPU] receiving this award is that of the more than 11,000 entries, all were created by professionals,” said Mark Nitta, communication video lab manager at HPU.

There wasn’t a student category,” he added, explaining that getting such recognition on a professional level “says a lot about the students in our visual communication program.” Nitta oversaw technical aspects of the video project for HPU communication instructor Jacqueline Langley. Langley says, “Video production is an extremely competitive field and our students have proven they can compete.”

The HPU students responsible for the project are Sachiyo Hartanto, Fredrik Larsson, Eli Lloyd, Robert Midkiff, Jr., David Tintle, and Stefani Wan.

“I feel incredibly honored,” said Larsson. “It feels great that my fellow students and I get recognized in such a flattering way.”

Over the past 22 years, the Telly Awards have become one of the most sought-after awards in the TV, commercial, and video industry. The Telly statuette has even appeared on the sets of many primetime TV shows, such as Thirty Something, Murder, She Wrote, News Radio, and most recently in the movie What Women Want.

   

 

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