It's award season. A little while back we wrote about the upcoming Webby Awards, which provide both Web designers and video producers the opportunity to have their online work recognized. Next up is the Telly Awards, which is self-described as honoring the very best in Film and Video Production, Online Videos, programs and commercials, and local, regional and cable TV commercials, programs and segments.
Those are pretty broad categories and it all adds up to any video that has been seen on television or the internet is a potential winner. Past Telly winners, including Videomaker last year for our Wedding Videography DVD series, tend to be dominated by professional producers of video and graphics. But there is clearly room for independent film makers and videographers with a short film displaying their best efforts and high-end, but low budget, production values.
Given that this is the 33rd year for the Telly Awards, most of you are familiar with the sort of video work that garners recognition. But if you're looking for inspiration, or simply want to review past winners, take a peek at the YouTube Telly Award channel. You'll find high-production commercial television winners like this selection from the American Pickers television program, as well as less mainstream work like this award winning short film My World 1.1 by artist Bruce Gray.
The early entry deadline for the Telly Awards is December 16th.