MCC Media Arts Students Win top NATAS Awards
Four Mott Community College students took first place awards for excellence from the National Academy Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Michigan Chapter. Julian York, of Flushing, Jovan Brown, of Mt. Morris, and Elexis Burton, of Davison, won Best Long Form, Non-Fiction for their video titled "The Sybyl Atwood Award,” and Cliff Groat, of Waterford, won Best Editing for the MCC student-made short film "Trial By Fire.”
NATAS honors the best television and video high school and college students in the state annually. The first place trophies represents a first-place win for the program for the third year in a row.
“The caliber of work our students create is very high. I’m very proud of all of our students and how hard they work,” said David Rembiesa, Coordinator of the Media Arts and Entertainment (MAET) Program for MCC. “Since all entries are judged by working industry professionals, the awards are a true industry litmus test as our students pursue careers working in television, radio, film and multimedia production.”
“For community college students to be nominated, and win, alongside well-established baccalaureate programs at schools such as Michigan State, The University of Michigan, Central Michigan, Madonna and Ferris State University and the Center for Creative Studies speaks volumes, not only about our Media Arts program at MCC, but about what our students can achieve," Rembiesa added.
The winning students were enrolled in MCC's advanced courses in Television & Commercial Production and Cinema Production. In these courses, students gain valuable experience creating films, television shows, and commercials developing skills they can use for careers working in the media industry.
The student films can be found on the MCC Media Arts program YouTube channel titled “MAET Studios.”
The National Academy Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and related media and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry, best known for the coveted Emmy® Award.
The Michigan Regional Student Production Awards for excellence, which promotes best practices to university/college and high school students, is intended to be an incentive for the pursuit of excellence in television journalism and focus public attention on outstanding achievements in television produced by university/college and high school students. All entries are judged by the Michigan Chapter’s broadcast professionals.
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