Independent Media Productions Nabs a Telly Award for ‘Dark Energy’ Austin Video Production
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Independent Media Productions, Inc., an Austin video production company, has been honored with a Telly Award. “Dark Energy: Speeding Up the Universe” is one video in a series of astronomy-related videos produced by Independent Media Productions for the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Cosmology Center. The Telly Award is the premier award honoring outstanding video and film productions.
Dark Energy is a complex theory to explain, and this video deciphers the subject through interviews with prominent astronomers and professors, real photos from space and artistic renderings and animations. The script was written to appeal to a broad audience, not just astronomers or astronomy buffs. Independent Media collaborated on the Austin video production with the Texas Cosmology Center and StarDate.
Planets, gas clouds and stars make up only about one-sixth of all matter in the universe. The rest of the matter generates no detectable energy, but reveals itself by exerting a gravitational pull on the visible matter surrounding it. Scientists believe this mysterious dark matter might be a type of heavy subatomic particle that was created in the Big Bang.
It is often difficult for the general public to comprehend these exciting yet complex topics. “That is why we have teamed up with StarDate to create videos, podcasts, and radio programs, so that we can use these materials to pass along the developments in our quest for understanding the Universe,” said Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu, Director of the Texas Cosmology Center. “I am thrilled that one of the videos, Dark Energy, received a Telly Award. We have created videos on Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Inflation, and Black Holes, all of which are truly excellent.”
“It was fun collaborating with the Texas Cosmology Center and StarDate. The astronomer interviews provided great insight, and it was a joy to shoot and edit, all the way through post production,” said Steve Corder, Executive Producer at Independent Media Productions.
Located in Austin, Texas, Independent Media Productions, Inc., has been producing creative, cost effective Austin video productions for local, nationwide and worldwide clients for over 20 years. Independent Media provides full-service video production, including multi-camera location videography, digital video editing, post production, scriptwriting, motion graphics, multimedia and DVD authoring.
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