July 30, 2007 - by
Seminole Productions Wins Golden Matrix Award For Second-Straight Year

July 30, 2007

Tallahassee, Fla. –
Its official, the Florida State men’s track and field team isn’t the only group of Seminoles who repeated as national champions in 2007. Seminole Productions was awarded the Golden Matrix Award for having the best overall in-game entertainment productions among universities for the second year in a row.

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) 2007 conference in Denver, Colorado. The Golden Matrix Award means that the content appearing on the Seminole Vision screens at all FSU home football, basketball and baseball 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, and the University of Kansas.

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, Jose Flores, Jeff Levine, Mark Rodin, Jim Shaw and Jerry Tootle. Major student contributions came from Tyler Ginter and Nick Rivero.

“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” said Rob Wilson, Florida State Associate Athletics Director. “Just when you think it can’t possibly get any better, the Seminole Productions staff raises 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. Seminole Productions produces the Bobby Bowden TV Show, the Seminole Basketball Report with Leonard Hamilton, the Mike Martin Show, Seminole Sports Magazine and other contracted programming produced for Sun Sports Sun. 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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