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UPDATED: WTAMU Program Wins 12 Telly Awards

March 6, 2014

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Program Wins 12 Telly Awards

CANYON, Texas—The One Sessions, an acoustic music show produced by the broadcasting/electronic media program at West Texas A&M University, won an unprecedented 12 awards at this year's annual Telly Awards competition. The award count includes six bronze in the categories of education, entertainment, live events, music/concert, student and videography/cinematography, plus an additional five bronze and one silver in the online category.

The winning show, featuring Zac Wilkerson, was produced in April 2013 by WTAMU students and shot entirely in high definition in the University’s AT&T High Definition Studio. It was simultaneously multi-track recorded in WTAMU’s state-of-the-art recording studio. Camera, audio, set design and lighting for The One Sessions programs are all done by WTAMU students.

It’s not the first Telly Award for the broadcasting program. The group won a bronze Telly last year for a One Sessions show produced in 2012. The crew regularly submits the final product of One Sessions shows to professional organizations like the Telly Awards as well as the National Broadcasting Society and Broadcast Education Association.

“WTAMU Broadcasting/Electronic Media Buffs continue to compete on a national level, not only with other schools, but as the Telly’s attest, with professionals as well,” Randy Ray, director of broadcast engineering, said. “Working with these students on a daily basis is a privilege.”

The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. For more information about the Telly Awards, visit tellyawards.com.

The WTAMU program will host its next One Sessions at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in the AT&T High Definition Studio. For more information, call Ray at 806-651-2807.

The WT Mass Communication program is housed in the state-of-the-art Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex on the campus of West Texas A&M University. It is a hands-on, student-centered and success-focused program. Visit wtamu.edu/communication for more information.


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