June 13, 2006 - by
Seminole Productions Receives Eight More International Awards.

June 13, 2006

The staff of Seminole Productions has once again raised the bar in the field of visual communications by gathering eight more awards in two national video competitions. With these latest recognitions, Seminole Productions staff members continue an almost unheard of streak of national recognitions with over 30 since 2003.

The most recent recognitions come from two of the most respected competitions in the industry, the Aurora and Telly Awards. These international competitions are designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries on an international level. Entries have come from across the US and abroad including Canada, Hong Kong, Denmark, Mexico, and more.

The Aurora Awards competition recognized Seminole Productions staff for their Seminole Pride video presentation, the 2005 Gameday Football Headshots, and the Environmental Results program produced for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Staff members recognized with Aurora Awards include Jim Garbarino, Jerry Tootle, Chris Hahn, and Jim Shaw. Previous winners of this award include Disney I.D.E.A.S, The History Channel, A&E Network and Fox Sports Net. The Aurora statue itself was commissioned specifically for the competition by a nationally renowned sculptor. The statues are cast in the same foundry that creates the Emmy, Oscar and Clio statues.

Seminole Productions was also recognized for excellence by the Telly Awards and brought home five statues in that competition. Telly’s were awarded to the staff of Seminole Productions for the Football Stadium Team opens prior to the Miami and Maryland games, The Women’s Basketball open, The Bobby Bowden Show, and The Environmental Results Program. The Seminole Productions staff members awarded Telly awards include Jim Garbarino (2), Jerry Tootle, Jeff Levine, and student Phil Jackson (2).

Earlier this year in competition against universities across North America, Seminole Productions took home the Golden Matrix Award (GMA) for having the Best Overall Video Display for Universities. The Golden Matrix Award means that the content appearing on the Seminole Vision screens at all FSU home football, baseball, and basketball games, was 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.
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, Jim Shaw, Rob Levine and Jeff Levine, 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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