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Belmont Media Studies Students Win International Video Award

A team of Belmont students won a 2010 International Telly award in the student category for their video documentary, From Dream to Reality: The Nashville Zoo.

The Belmont team includes producer Kevin Heim; writer Pierce Greenberg; video editor/music coordinator Jessica Wardwell; and photographer/interviewers Katie Chow, Brittany Hodges, Alysa Meisterling and Chelsea Reed. The journalism students did all of the research, photography, interviewing, writing and editing in producing the eight-minute documentary. Music major Alex Belcher composed and performed all music used in the piece. Rich Tiner, Associate Professor of Media Studies, provided the narration.

The welcome video was a project for Stephan Foust’s Journalism Practicum II class in partnership with the Nashville Zoo. “This was a great opportunity to have students practice their skills and create something useful for the Zoo,” said Jim Bartoo, Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Nashville Zoo. “The class did a nice job, and I applaud the Telly’s recognition of their efforts.”

The Telly Awards honor creative excellence in student and professional videos. The 31st annual Telly Awards received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states as well as several countries around the world. The award-winning video is on the Nashville Zoo’s homepage. To view the video, click here

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