February 14, 2006 - by
Seminole Productions Wins Golden Matrix Award

Feb. 14, 2006

In direct competition against universities across North America, Florida State’s Seminole Productions took home the Golden Matrix Award (GMA) for having the Best Overall Video Display for Universities at the Information Display and Entertainment Associations (IDEA) 2006 conference. The Golden Matrix Award means that the content appearing on the Seminole Vision screens at all FSU home football, baseball and basketball games, were judged to be the best in the nation for universities.

The Golden Matrix Awards are voted on by In-Game Entertainment and Video Display professionals across North America and includes league members from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and universities as well as representatives from stadiums and arenas. Finalists for the GMA award for universities included The University of Nebraska, Ohio State University, University of Illinois, Texas A&M, Purdue and Baylor.

This Golden Matrix Award is extra special to Seminole Productions because the entire staff, as well as top FSU Communication students, play a part in the video display presentation for FSU’s football, basketball and baseball games. Major contributors to this award include SP staff members (in alphabetical order) DD Garbarino, Jim Garbarino, Chris Hahn, Jeff Levine, Mark Rodin, Jim Shaw, and Jerry Tootle. Major student contributions came from Phil Jackson, Sharon Kilcullen, Heath Belser, Bryan Calyore, Stephen LeFranc, Tyler Ginter and Joe Sciame.

“It says a lot, not only about the talent of the Seminole Productions staff as a whole, but also in how well they train the FSU communication students who work for them,” Florida State Assistant Athletics Director Rob Wilson said. “Just when you think it can’t get any better, the Seminole Productions’ staff will raise the bar even higher. They are a credit to our athletics department, the communication program and Florida State University as a whole!”

Established in 1987, Seminole Productions handles virtually every video production need for Florida State Athletics and teaches advanced courses in video production and performance to FSU Communication students. Under the direction of Mark Rodin and senior staff members Jim Garbarino, DD Garbarino, Jerry Tootle and Jim Shaw, Seminole Productions produces the Bobby Bowden TV Show, the Seminole Basketball Report with Leonard Hamilton and the Mike Martin Show, as well as Seminole Sports Magazine and Seminole Uprising. Seminole Productions also produces all of the in-game entertainment needs for Seminole Vision, the in-game entertainment productions for FSU football, basketball and baseball. Seminole Productions also provides visual communications support for Government and other agencies throughout the state of Florida.

Contact Mark Rodin at marodin@fsu.edu for more information.

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