Forester Films Sweeps the Addy Awards!

Posted on: February 16, 2013
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Addy LogoHuntington University’s digital media arts students and faculty shined at the Fort Wayne ADDY Awards tonight, taking home 13 golds and eight silvers in the annual creative advertising contest. This is the largest representation by Huntington ever at this event.

This annual competition recognizes advertising creative excellence from students and local advertising and media professionals. Entries are judged on creativity, originality and creative strategy.

“We are so proud of our students who pour themselves into their films and animations. This is a terrific way to celebrate their art and accomplishments,” said Dr. Lance Clark, professor of digital media arts film and communication. “Our digital media arts program is really getting a reputation for excellence.”

The ADDY Awards Competition is a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation. The Student ADDY Awards Competition is a unique national awards program designed specifically for college students. Work entered at the local level can move up to the regional and national judging.

The following HU students, alumni and faculty took home ADDYs:

Lynn Morrow, a senior animation major from Centerville, Ind., received gold in the visual, illustration, single category for “Jolly Mammycakes;” gold in the visual, animation or special effects category for “Plume;” and silver in the visual, animation or special effects category for “Deer.

Shanay Anderson, a senior animation major from Baker City, Ore., received silver in the visual, illustration, single category for “Chump Change.”

Keff Beasley, a senior film production major from Salem, Va., received silver in the visual, illustration, single category for “Gingersnap” and gold in the visual, cinematography category for “The Fort Wayne Ballet.”

Matt Nelson, a junior animation major from Granger, Ind., received gold in the visual, animation or special effects category for “Adrift” and silver in the same category for “Wake.”

Tyler Johnson, a senior animation major from Maplewood, Minn., received gold in the visual, animation or special effects category for “Epic Adventures of a Heroic Man.”

Yo han Lee, a senior animation major from Seoul, Republic of Korea, and Matt Twigg, a senior animation major from Huntington, Ind., both took home gold in the visual, animation or special effects category for “Flight.”

Cara Bolley, a senior animation major from Defiance, Ohio, and Mike Ackerman, a senior animation major from Pioneer, Ohio, both took home gold in the visual, animation or special effects for “Common Ground.”

Anthony Frederick, a senior film production major from Portage, Ind., took home gold in the visual, cinematography category for “Ascension Trailer;” gold in the visual, cinematography category for “The Harmony Initiative;” silver in the visual, cinematography category for “Apple;” and silver in the visual, cinematography category for “Freehauf.”

Jonathan Scales, a sophomore film production major from Albuquerque, N.M., received gold in the visual, cinematography category for “Foley Pit.”

Steven Sproul, a junior film production major from Clarion, Pa., received gold in the visual, cinematography category for “Working Bikes.”

Ben Daron, a senior film studies major from Plymouth, Ohio, received silver in the visual, cinematography category for “Habitat for Humanity Restore.”

Steve Leeper, associate professor of digital media arts at HU, received gold in the visual, animation or special effects category for “Frogs.”

Tyler Welker, a 2008 animation alum and visiting instructor of digital media arts at HU, took home gold in the visual, animation or special effects category for “Steel City.”

Ryan Paxton, a 2012 animation alum from Cincinnati, Ohio, received silver in the visual, animation or special effects category for “Kuipers Sail.”

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