WATCH: CCM Media Production wins 5 NATAS Student Production Awards

Watch the award-winning newscast, video essay, short film, arts documentary and music video online

Students from the Media Production Division at UC's College-Conservatory of Music won five 2021 College Student Production Awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. CCM Media Production won more awards than any other program, college or university that competed in the Ohio Valley four-state region.

This is a record-breaking feat for the Division, marking the highest number of awards Media Production has won in a single awards cycle. At the 2021 awards ceremony, Media Production student Clark Comstock was also named the recipient of the NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter's inaugural $3,000 Board of Governors scholarship.

Watch the award-winning videos and learn more below.

Award Category: Newscast of Magazine Program

CATS TV Spring 2021
Series by CCM Media Production

A spotlight on local Cincinnati businesses, including Proud Hound Coffee, Kitty Brew Cafe, and Aisle 9 Tattoo.

Production Team: 
Paul Fierce, Norman Dudley, Michael Asher, Garrett Sattow, Joshua Lakeburg, Matthew Shivak, Robert McCabe, Rick Crockett, Eric Michael, Josh Miller 
Don Hancock, faculty advisor

Award Category: Multimedia Journalist or Video Essay

Bartenders: Shots Behind The Bar
Video Essay by CCM Media Production

An inside look behind the bar at establishments throughout Cincinnati, including Cincinnati School of Bartending, Knockback Nats, L'Burgs Drinks and More, Tavern on York, Radisson Hotel, and Third and Main. This video includes strong language.

Production Team: 
Jessica Engele  
Don Hancock, faculty advisor

Award Category: Non-Fiction Short Form

Out Online
CCM Media Production

A non-fiction short film focusing on YouTube vloggers who advocate for the LGBTQ+ community online.

Production Team: 
Kelly Baldasare
Kevin Burke, faculty advisor

Award Category: Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

The Making of Clybourne Park
CCM Media Production

Enjoy this behind the scenes look as students in the BFA in Acting program at CCM prepare to perform the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning Best Play Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. Performed Feb. 12-16, 2020, in CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater. This video features strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.

Production Team: 
Jack Bolander, Lauren Williams, Nicole Fishburn, Joey Allen
Don Hancock, faculty advisor

Award Category: Music Video

CCM Media Production/CCM Idea Lab

The CCM Idea Lab is a collaborative cross disciplinary class involving students and faculty from Theatre Design and Production (Sound, Lighting and Technical Direction), Acting, Musical Theatre, Voice and Electronic Media. The performance features Fergus O'Farrell's "Gold” from Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová's musical Once.

Production Team: 
Clark Comstock, Tyler Parker 
Don Hancock, faculty advisor

About CCM Media Production

CCM's Media Production Division seeks bright, curious and creative students who possess an outstanding work ethic and the desire to produce impactful media content rather than simply consume it.

Formerly known as Electronic Media, CCM’s Media Production Division emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning that is student-centered, professionally relevant and focused on creative development.

CCM’s BFA program in Media Production provides students with the skills necessary to tell stories and produce impactful media content. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the theoretical and applied foundation necessary for successful careers in filmmaking and digital cinema, television production, broadcast news and talent development, interactive and new media, social media, audio and video production and sports media.

Featured image at the top: An image from the CCM Idea Lab's "Gold" video.

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