Westminster, MD
05/30/2018 01:59 PM
Carroll County Government announced today its “50 Years of Celebrating Central Alarm “documentary was named Best General Documentary in Individual for Television in the 39th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.

The Audio/Video Production Bureau and the Communications Office of Carroll County Government were tasked with creating a documentary highlighting the history of the county central alarm system for an anniversary celebration ceremony. The production featured three gentlemen integral to getting the county central alarm system established. The central alarm system was created so county citizens could call one number for police or fire departments and enhance communications in a county with multiple fire companies.

”Carroll County Government is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changing” said Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards. “This award is a tribute to the talent and vision of its creators.”

“This documentary is a shining example of teamwork. This is just a chapter in the story of Carroll County, Maryland and we are excited to get started on the next chapter,” remarked Chris Swam, Digital Media Manager of the Communications Office.

Last week’s winner’s announcement caps a year-long initiative by the Telly Awards to rebuild the honors for the multi-screen era. Throughout 2017-2018 the Tellys refashioned their categories to honor the type of work being made by leading producers, including branded content, social video and animation, as well as working with industry experts to identify important industry categories where technology was playing an impactful role in the ways stories are now being told: Virtual Reality, Interactive and 360 Video. To judge all this new and innovative work, the Tellys recruited over 200 new judges, from companies such as Vimeo, Duplass Productions’ Donut, ustwo, Discovery Networks, VaynerMedia and Framestore.
Chris Swam
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