Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 12, 2007
The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today recognized Satellite Films' A Moment on Earth Mosaic as an Official Honoree, a distinction that recognizes work exhibiting remarkable achievement. The work was produced by childhood friends Jereme Axelrod of Satellite Films®, and Cameron Madill, President of web design firm Synotac Design.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "Satellite Films' A Moment on Earth Mosaic's Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
"On first launch the traffic surge to our A Moment on Earth Mosaic crashed our website. I think it's a testament to people's love and fascination with life on our planet and the project itself," said Jereme Axelrod, creator of A Moment on Earth™. "We are psyched that it has been so well received and are honored by the recognition from the Webby Awards."
The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out of more than 8,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed an Official Honoree.
About A Moment on Earth Mosaic:
The A Moment on Earth Mosaic combines 3192 different images from the first in Satellite Films' A Moment on Earth™ film series to form a larger image from the film. Each of the images can be clicked on for more information. The first film was captured on August 5th, 2004 at 12:00 Noon GMT by a team of 60 filmmakers spread across over 40 countries and all 7 continents. Each team focused on a 'hero' in their moment and something they thought portrayed a unique view into their country. The second film was shot exactly 12 hours later. The films were financed and coordinated by independent producer Jereme Axelrod who got inspiration for the project while at the bottom of a latrine as he worked for an aid organization in Honduras in 1997. Jereme sold shave ice outside his high school to help finance the films. A unique release is planned for the first of the film series later this summer. Satellite Films and A Moment on Earth are trademarks of Satellite Films. For more information, visit:
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS):
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group.