The Alliance for Community Media – Northeast Region wishes to thank Peabody Access Telecommunications, Methuen Community Television and Andover Community Television for all their contributions to the 15th Video Festival held on April 13, 2013. Many individuals also helped make this day one to remember.
Camille Bartlett of Peabody, serving her first term on the Board of Directors, took on the challenging task of coordinating the competition phase of the Video Festival. She is still collecting judging sheets and returning them to the entrants to provide the feedback we are all seeking. Camille’s staff also collected the clips for the Winner’s reel.
Methuen Community Television hosted the daytime activities of the Video Festival including the ACM-NE Annual Meeting and the “Tips & Tricks in the Field” workshop. Although Steve D’Onofrio was not able to make it due to a family emergency, attendees were treated to a comprehensive field lighting workshop by Jonathan Lipsy of the Camera Company, assisted by Marty Feldman. Jonathan demonstrated different ways to light one-person and two-person situations. Many thanks to Madeleine Atlman of Bedford TV (MA) for providing snacks for the breaktime.
Michelle Houle and Dan Brennan of Methuen were instrumental in creating the Reception and Awards Ceremony at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Michelle worked with Carl Spaulding of Barbizon to create the “Stars are Out” reception including the “red carpet” with gold stars bearing the names of the First place shows. It was a big hit and a popular spot for photos. Dan was in charge of the awards ceremony set-up which included double screens showing the winners’ clips. Andover Community Television loaned presentation equipment to the ceremonies. The presentation went flawlessly.
Kudos to the Master of Ceremonies Keith Thibault of Fall River Community Television for guiding the ceremonies along smoothly. And we would be totally remiss if we did not thank Mr. Chandler Noyes of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall who played the grand organ to an original “silent movie” produced by Karen Hayden as the kick-off to the evening’s festivities!
Photos of the First Place WINNERS are available due to the professionalism of Vice Chair JP Fortier of Mt. Blue TV in Farmington, ME. To see these photos, click HERE.
We hope to add all the photos for the SECOND and THIRD place winners, as well as the Winners’ CLIP REEL soon. The Final Winner’s List is available HERE.
If you won an award and would like to order duplicates, please download the Re-Order Form. The deadline to send in your re-orders with payment is May 1, 2013.
Thanks again to our Sponsors: Barbizon Lighting and The Camera Company. We will see you in 2014!