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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College
held the fourth Digital Media Video Annual on
Tuesday, April 9,Â at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.
The event included screenings of short narrative,
documentary, animation and experimental films by Lycoming students.
Also during the event, the Woodruff Grand Jury
Prize was awarded to the student judged to have produced the best overall film.
Tom Woodruff Jr. and his wife, Tami, are both Lycoming graduates. Woodruff, a
native of Montoursville, Pa., and member of the Central Pennsylvania Film
Office advisory board, garnered an Academy Award for his special effects work
on the Meryl Streep film â€œDeath Becomes Her.â€ He also received Academy Award
nominations for â€œStarship Troopersâ€ and â€œAlien 3.â€ Previous Woodruff award
recipients were Chelsea Moore and Christina Moliterno.
This yearâ€™s winner was Williamsport Fire by Tom Lurie, according to Leah Peterson,
communications department chair and assistant professor of digital media. Lurieâ€™s
film also won the award that night for best documentary and audience favorite.
Peterson said the other awards were Hott
Zaaq/570 by Jehiel Boner and John Piazza, best narrative; Girl Talk by Chelsea Moore, best
experimental; and The Lonely Dog by Lindsey
Scott, best animation.
students who participated were Scott Hizny with his
films Chimera and Rick Rack, Emily Schumann, Love, Tricia Mundell, Lost and Found, Brianne Charnigo, Cyclops in Space, and Ethan Bierly, The Downfall Of AmericaÂ and When You Were Young.
The videos were selected by Lycoming art faculty
members Lynn Estomin, Seth Goodman,
Michael Darough, film studies faculty, Grant Fausey, and digital media faculty,
To watch the video, visit http://vimeo.com/64117285.
To read more about the event, visit http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/591341/Documentary-on-firefighters-wins-grand-prize-at-screening.html?nav=5011
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