More awards for LBHS TV Production students

Long Beach High School students took the spotlight at LIU Post’s Video Festival on April 28, when they achieved two out of the three awards that were presented. Scott Powers, Sean Reilly, James O’Connor and Logan Kohn represented the TV Studio Production classes with talent and excellence.

Long Island high school students entered original films in the categories of documentary, narrative and open genre. Scott's film, "Nepal Visual Documentary," won for best documentary and received complimentary remarks from Jean Carlomusto, an Emmy Award winner and director and professor of the LIU Post Television Center who served as one of the event’s judges. A collaborative work created by Sean Reilly, James O'Connor and Logan Kohn won for best narrative. All were presented with certificates and each winning video/film received a $100 Visa gift card.

The festival featured screenings of the featured videos/films and all participants had the opportunity to critique one another’s work. The Long Beach students were praised by the facilitators for their ability to offer constructive criticism that was very contemplative.

“This is something we practice in class and put to practice at the festival,” said teacher Eric Krywe. “It reinforced the effort made in class to delve deeper, not only in the technique of the work we produce, but also in the theory and vision behind the work we produce.”