Five Statuettes for DigiNovations in 2004 Telly Awards Competition for Creative Video

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DigiNovations of Concord, Massachusetts, won Telly Awards for creative video production in five different categories: Video Animation, Fundraising Video, Corporate Image, Educational Video, and Recruitment Video. The award-winning films were created on behalf of four Boston-area educational institutions.

DigiNovations' North Bridge Productions was recognized in five different categories for its creative excellence in video production in the 2004 international Telly Award competition, announced this week. Films created by the Concord (MA)-based creative firm won top honors in the Video Animation and Fundraising Video categories, and were named Finalists in the Corporate Image, Educational Video, and Recruitment Video categories. The Telly Awards represent the premiere international-level honor for local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.

The award winning films were created on behalf of four different Boston-area educational institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Perkins School for the Blind, Brimmer and May School, and the LEAP School. "We've set out on a mission to bring the power and impact of digital video production to institutions and companies throughout New England," said Michael Kolowich, president and executive producer of DigiNovations. "It's fabulous to be recognized by our peers in the creative community, and even better to see the results our video productions help bring about."

The Telly Award for Video Animation went to a film that North Bridge Productions produced for MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies in Cambridge. The film shows how emerging technologies and processing techniques at the molecular scale can produce new materials and devices that can better protect soldiers in decades to come. The film about ISN's vision and work, "Soldier of Future", is shown to visitors to the Institute, as well as at conferences and meetings around the world. The animation for the film was designed and created in collaboration with Boston Animation of Concord, Massachusetts. The film was also named a Finalist in the Education Video category.

The top Telly award for Fundraising Video went to a ten-minute film that North Bridge Productions created for Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The program lays out the case for investment in the school's future with exquisite videography. "The key to this film," observed DigiNovations president and executive producer Michael Kolowich, "is that the entire story is told in the words of the participants -- parents, students, and faculty. Narration was entirely unnecessary when the characters in the film could articulate the need so clearly and powerfully."

In the Corporate Image category, recognition as a Finalist went to "Faces of Perkins", a film which reviews the worldwide history and mission of the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts. North Bridge Productions produced the film in preparation for the upcoming 175th anniversary celebration of the school.

In the Recruitment Video category, North Bridge Production won kudos as a Finalist for "LEAP Forward", a film it created for the LEAP School in Lexington, Concord and Sudbury, Massachusetts. The film captures the unique features of this language enrichment arts program for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children.

About DigiNovations

DigiNovations, Incorporated (http://www.diginovations.com) was founded by Internet content pioneer Michael Kolowich to bring the benefits of digital video production to businesses, organizations, and individuals across New England. DigiNovations offers original creative productions and video production services to companies and organizations through its North Bridge Productions unit (http://www.northbridge-pro.com/business), and video and film transfer, family history, wedding and event videography, and sports videography services through its MemoryWorks unit (http://www.memoryworks.net/memoryworks). The company has recently introduced PowerFrames: an innovative streaming video service that helps companies and organizations create video PowerPoint presentations for the web (http://www.powerframes.com). The company's studios are located in Concord, Massachusetts.

About the Telly Awards

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards receives more than 10,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents and is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition. Recent Telly Award winners include: MSNBC, NASA, National Gallery of Art, Discovery Communications, Sesame Workshop, National Park Service, NBC, and Cox Communications.

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