Springfield-based video company, The Storyteller Studios, has received a further four Communicator Awards for its work over the past year.
Already recipients of three Communicator Awards in 2019, The Storyteller Studios this year racked up accolades for Distinction for a Corporate Image/Brand Commercial for “CIBM Bank - We Just Help TV30,” Excellence in Videography/Cinematography for “CIBM Bank - We Just Help Brand Video,” and Excellence in Videography/Cinematography and Distinction for Innovative/Experimental for “Face to Face by Dr. Wesley Robinson-McNeese.”
“I’ve only ever wanted to make video worth watching, that tells a story and, ultimately, makes an impact, whether commercial or for a cause,” said Josh Hester, 41, The Storyteller Studios principal and executive producer. “Having the opportunity to tell people’s stories is the greatest honor, so being recognized for our work is a bonus.”
Annually, the Communicator Awards, which is an international program, receives more than 6,000 entries from companies of all sizes. The Award of Excellence is given to those whose ability to communicate makes them the best in their field and the Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards. The Communicator Awards are judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA). AIVA sanctions all judging for the Communicator, Davey, and W3 international awards programs.
The Storyteller Studios’ producer, Chris Costello, 27, directed “Face to Face.” He said Dr. McNeese’s reflections on growing up as a black man in America, performed at the site of one of the worst racially motivated riots in our country’s history, is visually and emotionally striking. “Dr. McNeese’s powerful words could have easily stood on their own but are even further amplified by the imagery of the destruction left behind on that terrible day.”
Josh launched The Storyteller Studios in 2013 and specializes in video for websites and landing pages. The Storyteller Studios also produces non-profit videos. “It’s a fact that on websites 80% of visitors watch video but only 20% read text. For our clients, that’s a huge opportunity to get their message in front of the right people.”