Orlando, Fla. - The Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE) School won six 2011 Telly Awards--including three Silver Tellys, the highest Tellys awarded--at the 32nd Telly Awards ceremony.
The Telly Awards--whose partners include YouTube, Stash, dv.com, and Animation Magazine--have been honoring the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. The mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity, says a spokesperson.
This year’s annual Telly Awards received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.
The DAVE School has won other awards, as well. In November 2010, The DAVE School won 13 Crystal Reel Awards, beating out other schools, including Full Sail University and Ringling College of Art and Design, in the competition. The DAVE School was also the winner of the "Best Animation" award from the 2010 Star Wars Fan Film Movie Challenge, sponsored by Lucasfilm and judged by George Lucas.
“Winning six Telly Awards is a testimony to the strength of our program and caliber of our students,” says DAVE School executive director Steve Warner. “Both of the films we submitted were created in just 12 weeks. All of the animation and visual effects were created by students, many of whom had never worked with computer graphics software before coming to the school. We are extremely proud of the work they did and are happy that the industry has chosen to award their exceptional work, as well.”
The DAVE School’s 2011 Telly Awards are:
Silver Award: 20273V - Star Wars: The Solo Adventures
Non-Broadcast Productions - Education (for academic use)
Silver Award: 20275V - Star Wars: The Solo Adventures
Non-Broadcast Productions - Use of Animation
Silver Award: 20277V - Star Wars: The Solo Adventures
Non-Broadcast Productions - Art Direction
Bronze Award: 20278V - Star Wars: The Solo Adventures
Non-Broadcast Productions - Use of 3D
Bronze Award: 20285V - Nazi Robots
Non-Broadcast Productions - Visual Effects
Bronze Award: 20286V - Nazi Robots