GMU-TV Wins Telly Awards
Posted: April 3, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By Robin Herron
GMU-TV has won three Telly Awards for 2001, and for the second consecutive year, Geography 380, the Geography of Virginia, was honored. The distributed learning class is taught by Charlie Grymes using the Internet and GMU-TV. Two modules, “Shenandoah Valley” and “The Edges of Virginia,” received International Telly Awards. The modules were directed by Susan Kehoe, produced by Rich Eggleton, and edited by Richard Wood.
Another Telly Award was given to U Street Sounds, a tape focusing on Art and Visual Technology professor Walter Kravitz’s art installation in the Reeves Center, in the historic Shaw district of Washington, D.C. Greg Smalfelt produced the piece, Sandy Taylor and Susan Kehoe edited the script, Steve Watson created the animations, and Richard Wood assisted with editing and audio. George Mason alumna Rene Harrison narrated, and George Mason student Brian Keegan composed original music for the piece.
More than 11,000 entries competed in the national award program, which showcases outstanding non-network and cable film and video productions, programming, and commercials. Competitors included the likes of HBO, Discovery Channel, and Columbia Tristar.