Glitz, Glamour, a LIVE television production and most importantly talent of all types! What am I talking about? The 2014 Eclipse Awards Ceremony, which was held at City Flats Ballroom on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The night proved to be a dazzling success!
After receiving a record number of entries, the winners for The 2014 Eclipse Awards were selected by judges in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and London.
The Eclipse Awards showcase the best in West Michigan’s film, video, and television community. Sponsored by WKTV, with the West Michigan Film Video Alliance, an Eclipse is awarded to locally produced media for outstanding work in the crafts and several primary categories. The mission of the Eclipse event is to inspire and enhance the West Michigan “voice” in mediums of television, film, sound, and web, and to be recognized for excellence among international, national, and regional judges.
The staff and volunteers from WKTV worked diligently in pulling off a seven camera—Live– hour and a half production with their mobile television production truck.
“We are very pleased with the record number of entries and the whole process was pleasing. We look forward to making the Eclipse Awards even better for 2015,” said Tom Norton, General Manager at WKTV.
Tommy Allen from Rapid Growth Media– who was also named Media Person of the Year– was the host of the show, along with numerous presenters from the film, television and advertising world.
And the winners of the 2014 Eclipse Awards are…
Film and Digital
“Melonhead” – Andy Fortenbacher, Producer
“Finding Home” – Ryan Webber, Producer
“Missio Dei” – Corwin Tobias, Producer
Television (Broadcast & Cable)
Local TV and Cable 60 Minute Slot
“Lare Williams and New Direction: Detour Ahead” – Patty Williams, Producer
Local TV and Cable 30 Minute Slot
“The Redeeming Duck” – Angela Peavey Producer
Local/Regional Segments and Promotional Pieces
“Mortgage” – Glen Goen, Producer
Online Programs Segments or Promotional Pieces
“Soft Spring Carpets” – Ben Wilke, Producer
“Nutrilite Nutrikids” – Mike Kren, Producer
“Melonhead” – Andy Fortenbacher
Writing in Produced Content
“Soft Spring Carpets” – Ben Wilke
Cinematography and Videography
“HUGS Ranch” – Mike Kren
“Missio Dei” – Corwin Tobias
Visual Effects (Both CGI and Makeup)
“2013 KCAD Digital Media Reel Titles” – Matt Taylor
“Lare Williams and New Direction: Detour Ahead” – Patty Williams
Acting—There was a first ever Tie
“County Sheriff: Domestic Dispute” – Ryan Webber
“Free Pie” – Ralph Lister
People’s Choice Award