TV Program Students Win Two Aegis Awards
awards! The Television Program at Mercer County Community College
has announced that two of its student productions are recipients
of Aegis Awards, an annual television production competition for
professional companies and schools in the United States and Canada.
A First Place
Award in the Student Production category went to the MCTV Club for
its live coverage of the 2009 Mercer County High School Basketball
Championships in February. Twenty student volunteers produced a
four-hour broadcast of boys and girls title games that aired live
throughout Mercer County. It was the club's longest and most demanding
project of the year.
a standing-room-only crowd in the MCCC gymnasium, the broadcast
allowed a county-wide audience to enjoy the game. Students noted
that planning for the broadcast started six weeks in advance and
required more than two hours of game day set-up. "We had to
think on our feet all day," said technical director Suha Gur.
Added director Chrysti Neuman, "We had such a good time."
involved in the project included producer Vibha Patel, director
Chrysti Neuman, technical director Suha Gur, field producer Joshua
Nulman, graphics operator Chris Chepiga, instant replay and tape
operator Joshua Mendelsohn, audio engineer Adam Jayszyn, game camera
operators Carla Baylor, Kiara Watkins, Kevin Daniel and Chris Ghaffoor,
studio camera operators Matt Rosenberg and Victoria Pace, floor
manager Steve Sanchez, teleprompter Roger Carroll, graphic logo
designer Chris Moore, and production assistants Neil Brower and
left, some members of the Basketball Championships crew: Jim Ramm,
Craig Coenen Ben Stentz, Adam Jayszyn, Vibha Patel, Suha Gur, Chrysti
Neuman, Chris Ghaffoor, Joshua Nulman,
and faculty advisor Steve Voorhees.
crew for the Automotive Program video, from left, David Palacios,
Cameron Aanonsen and Kenneth Applegate with faculty member Steve
Not pictured: Nnamdi Ezewuiro.
as play-by-play announcers were MCCC faculty member Craig Coenen and former
MCCC basketball coaching staff member Ben Stentz. TV Program faculty member
Steve Voorhees served as advisor for the production. Voorhees is proud
of his students. "The award truly validates these students' tremendous
effort," he said.
second award-winning production was an 11-minute marketing video for the
MCCC Automotive Program, which earned an Aegis Finalist Award in the Student
Production category. Created by producer David Palacios and crew members
Cameron Aanonsen, Kenneth Applegate and Nnamdi Ezewuiro, the video provides
high school students interested in careers as automotive technicians with
an overview of the MCCC program, which recently expanded its training
curriculum. According to Voorhees, the production was an assignment for
advanced students who completed the project over a full semester.
Palacios notes that he and his crew developed the script with a high school
audience in mind. "Our narrator is a student talking to other students,"
he said. The crew interviewed the program's staff and current students
and also spoke to successful alumni. Automotive Program Coordinator Fred
Bassini says the video is highly informative and will be very useful in
explaining the program to potential students. Copies of the DVD are available
learn more about MCCC's AAS degree program in Television, click here.
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