Press Release: UCTV Programs Receive Six Telly Awards (3/15/2006)

UCTV Programs Receive Six Telly Awards
Multiple UC campuses recognized for outstanding content

University of California Television (UCTV) has received a total of six Telly Awards, an international competition honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. The winning programs demonstrate the diversity of content and production capacity throughout the UC system, with recognition in the Entertainment, Education, Documentary, and Special Effects categories for programs from UC Davis, Santa Cruz, San Diego, and more.

In the Education category, a Silver Telly was awarded to UCTV’s magazine program “State of Minds: Spring 2005,” shot around the UC Davis campus and featuring segments about UC Davis student firefighters, a robot used in hospitals from UCLA, a UC Riverside bioreactor used for turning carbon-based garbage into clean diesel fuel, and research at UC Berkeley to create “smart” street intersections.

A second Silver award, this one in the Entertainment category, was awarded to the UC Davis-produced “Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection),” a concert featuring UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus and Alumni Chorus held last year at the campus’ Mondavi Center.

Also in the Entertainment category was a Bronze award for UC Santa Cruz’s “New Dimensions in Classical Guitar: Mesut Ozgen and Friends in a Multimedia Performance,” featuring innovative guitar works performed by Ozgen, a UC Santa Cruz faculty member, accompanied by a visual composition comprising video, interactive digital images, and scenic/lighting design.

Programs from UC San Diego received three Bronze awards, two of which went to “When Things Get Small,” a comically corny romp into the real-life quest to create the smallest magnet ever known. The NSF-funded program received honors for Use of Special Effects as well as an award for Documentary/Internet/Online Segments for “When Things Get Small – Behind the Scenes,” which takes a look at the creative process of turning science into entertainment.

UCSD also received a Bronze award in the Documentary category for “SummerFest 2005: Collaborating to Beethoven,” which explores the creation of a new dance work that debuted last year at the La Jolla Music Society’s annual festival.

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