Boston's DigiNovations wins Nine 2009 TELLY Awards in Competition for Best Video Production

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Boston corporate video production company DigiNovations has been awarded nine TELLY awards for its documentary work on behalf of five clients. Its films won awards for Corporate Image video, Fundraising video, Charitable/Non-profit video, Social Issues video, and cinematography/videography.

It's important to benchmark DigiNovations' work periodically against that of other leading video production companies, and I'm pleased that we compare favorably

Boston-area video producer DigiNovations has won nine awards for its work for five clients in the 30th Annual TELLY Awards, an international competition whose winners were announced during the past week. The awards honor the best work of the most respected ad agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. DigiNovations productions selected for honors from nearly 11,000 entries included work for Boston College, Boston College Law School, Appalachian Mountain Club, Global Furniture, and NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America).

"It's important to benchmark DigiNovations' work periodically against that of other leading video production companies, and I'm pleased that we compare favorably," said executive producer Michael Kolowich. "What's even more important, though, is that every one of these productions is delivering results for our clients every day -- in the form of online video, at live events and presentations, or on DVD."

The documentary film "Light the World", produced for Boston College's 150th anniversary campaign, captured the competition's top award, a Silver Telly Award for Corporate Image Productions, as well as an additional Bronze TELLY Award for Fundraising Video Productions. Produced by Michael Kolowich, Lee Phillips, and Barry Ouellette, the film captures the spirit and culture of service at Boston College through interviews with eight alumni whose work has changed the world in some meaningful way. Bill Charette was the Director of Photography for this production, and Mike Chapman and Michael Kolowich were the post-production editors. View "Light the World".

A documentary film on the Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Woods Initiative was honored three times in this year's TELLY Awards. The film won Bronze TELLY honors for Nature/Wildlife productions and for Charitable/Non-Profit Productions. The videography of DigiNovations Director of Photography, Bill Charette, was also honored with a Bronze TELLY for Cinematography/Videography. The AMC film submitted was the first in a series of films that DigiNovations has produced documenting the club's extraordinary preservation effort in Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness -- the last hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail. The film was produced by Bob Roche and edited by Mike Chapman. View "Maine Woods Initiative" on the AMC website.

A documentary film called "Save the Dream", about the efforts of a community advocacy and homeownership organization called NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America) won two TELLY Awards. The film won Bronze TELLY recognition for Social Issues productions and for Charitable/Non-Profit productions. The film chronicles the background and success of a the innovative "Save the Dream" events in cities across America, in which homeowners with unaffordable mortgages can renegotiate or restructure their home mortgages and keep their homes. Produced by DigiNovations' Mont Fennel and Michael Kolowich, filmed principally by Director of Photography Bill Charette, and edited by Dan Roth and Michael Kolowich, the film features numerous stories of homeowners whose lives were changed by the "Save the Dream" process. View "Save the Dream" on the NACAmedia YouTube channel.

The story of Canada's Global Furniture is documented in another TELLY winner from DigiNovations, the recipient of a Bronze TELLY for Corporate Image. The film tells the story of a young furniture with an idea of how to make an inexpensive office chair, and how he grew the company into one of the most prominent designers and builders of office furniture in North America. The film was produced by Barry Ouellette, filmed by Bill Charette, and edited by Mike Chapman. View the film on Global Furniture.

Finally, a film for Boston College Law School was honored with a Bronze TELLY for Fundraising Video productions. Echoing the themes of the "Light the World" film that DigiNovations produced earlier for Boston College, the BC Law film profiles alumni who have used their legal education in service of a better world. The film was produced by Bob Roche, filmed by Bill Charette, and edited by Mike Chapman. View the film for Boston College Law School.

About DigiNovations
DigiNovations is an award-winning creative video production company based in Concord, MA. It specializes in corporate and institutional documentary films and corporate video production, and on the design and management of online video and internet TV channels. In conjunction with ChannelOne Marketing Group (http://www.channelonemarketing.com), the company helps organizations get more value from their video investments by creating, distributing, and marketing business videos using new media and social networking vehicles. The company also publishes the "Web Video Expert" blog on the world wide web.

A comprehensive portfolio of DigiNovations productions may be viewed at http://www.diginovations.com/best.

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