Honored, humbled, grateful… once again we have been selected as Telly Award winners. This year we won another pair of trophies for our work. T60 has now won 17 Telly Awards since 2007.
We want to say congratulations and thank you to our customers who are always an important part of the production process. We really appreciate their contributions in making these great videos.
One of the things I love about this year’s winners is how they demonstrate our storytelling versatility. The first story is driven totally through a single interview. The second one features multiple interviews and blends a scripted message with an unscripted story.
Ironically, we used the same royalty-free music for each video. Guess that track is a winner!😆
Both videos are Silver Award Winners. The first won in the category for Non-Broadcast-employee communications and the other was for Non-Broadcast-educational institution.
We hope both videos provide you with some inspiration for your own video projects.
The Story Behind Johnnie
Oh, Johnnie… if only we ran into more people like you, both from a video production standpoint and a human one.
We were shooting video for Catholic Health Initiatives at one of its hospitals. Johnnie was one of about eight people we were interviewing for a single video about spirituality in the workplace.
However, while we interviewed Johnnie, we realized we had struck gold. She was just amazing, so we kept asking questions and it turned into a separate video from the one we were their to produce.
CHI is big on its corporate values: reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence. We put together the Johnnie video for them as a surprise, and then pitched the idea of an internal communications series on employees who embody the core values.
Needless to say, they loved the idea and we went on to produce the series.
Scripted or Unscripted?
Alverno College has long played a video for incoming freshmen at orientation. Last year, school leaders decided it was time for something fresh.
They did present us with a challenge. They had a scripted message they felt was important to get across, but they also wanted something authentic that would appeal to the students.
Hmmm… scripted but authentic. That was a tough one!
Thankfully, they trusted we would figure out a way to get it done, and we did. The results put smiles on our faces every time we watch it.
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.