May 14, 2008 - by
Seminole Productions Staff Adds Four New Aurora Awards To Its Overcrowded Trophy Cases

May 14, 2008

Anyone who has visited the second floor broadcast facilities in the Moore Athletic Center has seen them, the two very large yet overcrowded trophy cases in the Seminole Productions area. Well the cases just became a little more crowded. Seminole Productions received notification from the national Aurora Awards competition that there will be four new pieces of hardware added to its bustling collection.

Seminole Productions staff members were recognized for their work with FSU athletics and the Florida Real Estate Brokers Association. Of the four Aurora Awards received, two were Platinum Best of Show Awards recognizing the top productions in their category, while two others were Gold Awards recognizing production excellence.

The Platinum Best of Show awards went to Brant Wells for his Pow Wow Basketball Music Video, and Jim Garbarino for the 2007 Bobby Bowden Show open. The Gold Awards went to Jerry Tootle for his Radon Awareness Training Video for the Florida Real Estate Brokers Association, and to DD Garbarino, Brant Wells, and Jim Garbarino for their work on the Football Team Entrance Video that played as the football team took to the field during the 2007 season. Previous Aurora Award winners 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.

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. 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 contracted shows for Sun Sports/Fox Sports Net. Seminole Productions also produces all of the production elements for Seminole Vision, the in-game entertainment productions for all of FSU football, basketball, and baseball home contests. Seminole Productions also provides visual communications support for Government and other agencies throughout the state of Florida.

Contact Mark Rodin at for more information.

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