Glendale, AZ (PressExposure) September 02, 2008 -- Ed Sharpe director of CouryGraph Productions, who oversees The Glendale Daily Planet - KKAT Streaming TV, Glendale's own homegrown Internet video news source; is the recipient of the prestigious Bronze Telly Award as recognition of its outstanding programming.
The Telly Awards honors outstanding local, regional and national cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. They annually showcase the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments.
Ed Sharpe and CouryGraph Productions received the Bronze Award for 17-minute movie documenting The Glendale Gaslight Inn Grand Opening along with a stunning Jazz Performance that took place in downtown Glendale Arizona.
The Telly Awards receives in excess of 15,000 entries each year from 50 states and foreign countries.
"It is honor to receive a highly respected national award for work in showcasing events that take place in the city of Glendale," said Ed Sharpe, Director for CouryGraph Productions and its subsidiaries. "The Telly awards highlight the high standards of excellence we wish to achieve. In addition, it is our wish to provide our viewer-ship with information they can trust and enjoy."
"It was a great project from the start" Sharpe said "The Glendale Gaslight Inn was having a Grand Opening after being bought and refurbished by Paul and Teresa Seabrook and was having the world renowned Jazz singing star Nicolas Bearde present for the opening festivities and the first live Jazz Show there."
Julie Rae, who did the interview for the news segment, stated: "It was really exciting to be a part of the grand opening of the Glendale Gaslight Inn. It was amazing to see how Paul and Teresa had transformed the innâ.
Opening the Glendale Gaslight inn was the culmination of a dream for the Seabrooks, who enjoy fine surroundings, great food, great wine and great Jazz! They had gotten all of their children off to college and it was a time to embark on a new adventure
Teresa Seabrook, Co-owner of Glendale Gaslight Inn stated: "Creating and opening the Glendale Gaslight Inn was such an exciting time for us, and as we discovered, for Historic Downtown Glendale. Your video certainly captures that excitement as well as the Inn's character!! The video has been enjoyed by many people via our website and it has been very influential in visitor's choosing to stay at our unique Inn."
Polishing the trophy with his shirt tail... Sharpe gestures out into the room: "I had fun being the director and cameraman on this production but it was also my interviewer Julie Rae, the environment that the Seabrooks have created here, their hospitality and the fine Jazz music of Nicolas Bearde that enabled us to win this award!"
When asked what he would do differently with the footage today, Sharpe replied : "I edit tighter now so it would not be quite as long and I would encode it at a higher bit rate as most people do not have the lower end DSL speed offering any longer. Higher bandwidth means better audio and video quality."