FDLTCC video receives national award

May 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC, Cloquet, MN) was named among the top colleges in the nation in the 2013-2014 Collegiate Advertising Awards national competition. FDLTCC received a Silver Award in the special video production category for “Extraordinary: Celebrating 25 Years.” The 22-minute film was created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the college.

The Collegiate Advertising Awards is an elite program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising, and promotion of their institutions. For 2013-2014, there were more than 800 entries from across the United States and Canada, representing small community colleges to very large universities. Silver Awards were issued to entries that received top marks from judges, placing FDLTCC’s entry in the top 10% of the nation for advertising excellence. Judging criteria included creativity, design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality, and overall appeal. Submissions were judged by a panel of industry experts, and entries competed against other higher education institutions in specific categories.

“Extraordinary: Celebrating 25 Years” was produced by FDLTCC and premiered for the first time publicly in a special screening event at Premiere Theatres in Cloquet to mark the first 25 years of the college. Supported with funding from the U.S Department of Education Higher Education Opportunities Title III grant, the film features historical photos and news stories blended with current video footage of the campus. The college’s history is told through the personal interviews of the many people who have played a role in the school’s first 25 years.

FDLTCC worked with Parthe Productions, Inc. to complete the film project. Jon Bothun served as director, overseeing filming, editing, sound and special effects of the production, and provided creative vision to the project. Composer Ryan Rapsys contributed an original music score to support the story told in the video. Tom Urbanski, director of public information at FDLTCC, acted as the overall project manager and producer.

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