June 4, 2003
Florida State University’s Seminole Productions recently took home five national awards and one honorable mention from the Videographer Awards. The Videographer Awards is an international awards program directed by communications professionals to honor talented individuals and companies in the video production field. The awards are designed to identify professionals who are raising the standards of the industry and to give winners the recognition that their work deserves. The international competition is for directors, editors, producers, shooters, talent, writers and all other production professionals. The Videographer Awards honors all aspects of video production, television commercials, news and programs, and special events.
Established in 1987, Seminole Productions handles virtually every video production need for Florida State Athletics. Under the direction of Mark Rodin, Seminole Productions produces the Bobby Bowden Show, the Seminole Basketball Report with Leonard Hamilton and the Mike Martin Show, as well as Seminole Sports Magazine and Seminole Uprising. Seminole Production also produces all of the in-game entertainment needs for Seminole Vision, our big-screen video production for FSU football, basketball and soon baseball. That’s over 80 live-events every year to enhance the game day experience for Seminole fans.
Of the five national awards won by the Seminole Productions staff, three were Awards of Excellence. They include the Bobby Bowden Show open, created by Jim Garbarino and animators Erik Gamache and Rob Levine, the Football Video Board open, featuring tailback Greg Jones, also by Garbarino, and the Gift of Life by Jerry Tootle. Seminole Productions also took home two Awards of Distinction for the Bobby Bowden Show and football player headshots both by Jim Garbarino. The Honorable Mention was for the Mike Martin Show, also by Garbarino.
The Award of Excellence is given to those whose ability to capture the event or communicate the message is exceptional. The Award of Distinction is presented for projects that are outstanding, while Honorable Mention is awarded to projects that exceed industry standards.