Asburians Win Four Student Emmy Awards

The Ohio Valley chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced recently that Asbury University students have won four Student Production Awards, also known as Student Emmys.

Asbury students have won nine Student Emmys in the past seven years; this year marks the first time Asbury students have won four awards in one year. Industry professionals judged and critiqued a record number of entries from colleges and universities in a four-state region for the 2013 competition.

The winning projects include:

  • “Brits take a shot at translating Kentuckian,” a news package produced by Amy Patterson ’14 for WLEX during the London 2012 Olympics
  • “Charged,” an animated short film by Nathaniel Winckler ’14. Winckler and Stephen Shunk (producer) were recognized for animation/graphics/special effects in the Craft category.
  • “Comfortable,” a short film by Erik Thein ’13. Thein was awarded both for directing and editing (honorable mention) in the Craft category.

“It is exciting when the Academy recognizes our students for all of their hard work," said Dr. Jim Owens, dean of the School of Communication Arts. "I love the variety of awards … directing, editing, animation and news. It showcases the depth of an Asbury education."

To watch “Charged” and “Comfortable,” visit Asbury’s Highbridge Film Festival pages here.

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