WCC students earn 14 nominations for statewide Student Production Awards

April 7, 2022 Rich Rezler

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UPDATE (4/24/22): Congratulations to the following first-place award winners:

Director: “Runaway Horses,” by Quinton Myricks
Photographer:Reasons,” by Annie Einheuser
Music Video:I Got It,” by Nehemiah Harmsen
Commercial (tie):iPhone 12,” by Shane Dasine
Commercial (tie):Salsa,” by Michael Russell



Washtenaw Community College students have 14 projects nominated for Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The virtual awards ceremony for the college and high school divisions will stream live on the Michigan NATAS YouTube channel beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. All are welcome to watch.

All WCC nominations were created as class assignments for the college’s Digital Video program. Nominated work (with links to view, if available) includes:

Non-Fiction, Short Form:Changing the Coop,” by Jack Casey
Non-Fiction, Short Form:Aftermath,” by Suraj Makaju
Non-Fiction, Long Form: Road Less Traveled (aka Penultimate),” by Sean Brannon
Non-Fiction, Long Form: Detroit River Escape,” by Richard Dietering
Non-Fiction, Long Form: Nuclear Family,” by Natalie Reitz
Music Video:I Got It,” by Nehemiah Harmsen
Fiction, Short Form:Medicinal Tequila,” by Michael Russell
Public Service Announcement: “Don’t Be A Clown Vaping,” by Albert Wang
Commercial:iPhone 12,” by Shane Dasine
Commercial:Salsa,” by Michael Russell
Commercial:Spindrift,” by Annie Einheuser
Animation/Graphics/Special Effects:Skateboarding,” by Linus Brush-Mindell
Director:Runaway Horses,” by Quinton Myricks
Photographer:Reasons,” by Annie Einheuser

The awards are open to all two-year and four-year institutions in the state. The 14 nominations of WCC student work is second only to Michigan State University (24). Other colleges to receive nominations include Mott Community College (4), Ferris State University (2), Grand Valley State University (1), Hope College (1) and Spring Arbor University (1).

Tags: Digital Media Arts, Digital Video Production, Student Awards, Student Production Awards, Student Success

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