June 21, 2004 - by
Seminole Productions Enjoys Banner Year With Five Telly Awards

June 21, 2004

Seminole Productions recently received five Telly Awards for its work with Florida State University Athletics during the 2003-04 academic year. The Telly Awards are presented to honor outstanding local, regional and cable television production. Including these awards, the Seminole Productions staff has received 17 international and national awards in the last year. Jim Garbarino has earned 13 awards and Jerry Tootle has earned four. Seminole Productions staff member D.D. Garbarino has also been recognized twice for her work with Seminole Sports Magazine.

Jim Garbarino earned three Telly’s for his outstanding work in creating FSU’s large screen video displays for football and basketball. He received recognition for the opening segment of Florida State’s football game against Miami and for his football and basketball player headshot productions. The other two awards were given to Jerry Tootle for his men’s basketball highlight tape and his work with the Tallahassee Boy’s choir.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards annually showcase the top work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the nation. The Telly Award competition is respected nationally and internationally and receives entries from all 50 states and five continents around the world.

Seminole Productions was established in 1987 to handle the video production needs of FSU athletics. Under the direction of Mark Rodin, Seminole Productions produces the Bobby Bowden Show, the Seminole Basketball Report with Leonard Hamilton, the Mike Martin Show, Seminole Sports Magazine and Seminole Uprising. They produce all of the in-game entertainment needs for Seminole Vision.

“We are always honored to be selected to receive these awards by our peers,” Rodin said. “It is a tribute to the great work done by the staff here at Seminole Productions.”

Earlier this year Seminole Productions received five Communicator Awards for visual communications. They received three awards of excellence for the Bobby Bowden Show, one for the opening segment of FSU’s football game against Miami (both by Jim Garbarino) and one for the FSU football robohelmet video board open (by Aarron Buckles under the direction of Jim Garbarino). Seminole Productions received two awards of distinction for the Seminole Sports Magazine by D.D. Garbarino and football player headshot productions by Jim Garbarino. Honorable mention awards were presented to the Seminole Sports Magazine Show and for an FSU swimming feature produced by student Natalie Sarmova.

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