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Two City Channel employees were recently recognized for their creative excellence in production. Liz Fornango and Dustin Hawkins received bronze Telly awards from the Silver Telly Council, a prestigious judging panel of more than 500 accomplished industry professionals.
Fornango, a producer, videographer and editor, earned the Telly award for her story titled "Artist in Residence: Beth Nybeck at Battle High School." In 2013, students from Battle had the unique opportunity to create aluminum artwork with Nybeck as part of the Cultural Affairs Artist in Residence program. Fornango documented Nybeck's etching with muriatic acid process. The video may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sLXqAWsufc.
Hawkins, a producer, videographer and editor, earned the Telly award for his story titled "Percent for Art: Tidal Murmur by Beth Nybeck." Hawkins documented Nybeck's creative process from the artist's Kansas City studio to the Short Street parking garage where her three stainless steel sculptures were installed. The video may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbHxqZvSnuY.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions and web commercials, videos 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. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work; entries do not compete against each other but are judged against a high standard of merit.
The Telly Awards receives more than 13,000 entries annually from the finest ad agencies, production companies, TV stations, cable companies, interactive agencies and corporations in the world. Entries are judged by top industry professionals.
The City Channel is the award-winning government access television station in Columbia, Mo. The channel broadcasts city meetings and original programming featuring department programs and activities. The City Channel airs on Mediacom 80, Charter Communications 992 and CenturyLink 96. Programming can also be viewed online at www.GoColumbiaMo.com/TCC.