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SFS Faculty Member Greg Moller Wins Film Award

Posted by cahnrs.webteam | September 9, 2014


The Telly Awards has named University of Idaho as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards in the Animation Category for their piece titled “Principles of Environmental Toxicology Opening Sequence.”  With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

The animation award goes to the dynamic introduction for the School of Food Science course “Principles of Environmental Toxicology”. The work was a collaborative effort of SFS Professor Greg Möller and Nick Wood, a graduate student in the UI Virtual technology and Design Program.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 35th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.

The award-winning piece is a small part of the full course production that will premiere with Professor Möller’s other course “Food Toxicology” in Fall 2015. The new online courses, produced in HD and surround sound, will feature over a hundred animations and hundreds of illustrations.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “The University of Idaho’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”