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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO -- The Southeastern Channel won 2016 Videographer Awards for nine student productions, including music videos, public service announcements and a short film. Winners, seated from left, are Steven Farmer, of Ponchatoula; Jordan Reid, of Luling; Mason Dauphin, of Luling; and Ben Delbert, of Covington; and standing, Southeastern Channel General Manager and instructor Rick Settoon; Trevor Vampran, of Prairieville; Jeremy Rhodes, of New Orleans; and Steve Zaffuto, channel operations manager and class instructor. Not shown are Dominique Brogle, of Destrehan; Brittany Robinson, of Slidell, and Danielle Shearer, of Ponchatoula.

Randy Bergeron

Nine Southeastern Louisiana University student-produced television productions have been recognized with 2016 national Videographer Awards.

The Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational access channel airing on Charter 199, won one first-place Award of Excellence, four second-place Awards of Distinction, and four Honorable Mentions for student-produced music videos, public service announcements and a short film.

The students wrote, produced, directed, videotaped and edited all of the programs for both the channel and production courses in the Electronic Media concentration of the Department of Languages and Communication.

“We’re excited that so many of our television and film students continue to win national honors for their outstanding work,” said Rick Settoon, Southeastern Channel general manager. “It’s a tribute to their talent, creativity, work ethic and high standards of quality. It’s also a credit to the staff and faculty members who work with them.”

There were more than 1,500 entries from throughout the United States and 15 other countries in the Videographer Awards 2016 competition. The Award of Excellence is awarded to those projects written, produced, shot and edited in an exceptional manner. The Award of Distinction is awarded for projects that exceed industry standards.

The Award of Excellence winner was the music video “Perfect,” produced and directed by Steven Farmer, of Ponchatoula.

Among the Award of Distinction winners was the music videos “Drink a Beer” by Trevor Vampran, of Prairieville.

Local honorable mention winner included “Bad Blood,” produced by Danielle Shearer, of Ponchatoula.