Seneca Valley TV (SVTV) sweeps awards at RMU Digital Media Arts Consortium

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SV Video Production students and SVTV volunteers won nine awards (a school record!) at Robert Morris University’s annual Digital Media Arts Consortium (DMAC) student video festival! Submitting entries in 10 of the 14 video categories, SV came away with awards in eight categories, including two Best in Category distinctions and a senior honorary award.

Senior Caleb Magill won in the “Special Effects” category and picked up The Founders Award for excellent contributions to SVTV throughout his high school career. Senior Ben Stanton won Best in Category for “Digital Cinema” and in the “Video As Art” category. Senior Ella Schmitt won in the “Documentary” category for her inside look into sports videography. Kaydence Kilhof won in the “Feature Package” category for her video about the inaugural Ryan Gloyer 5K. The SVTV football crew won Best in Category in the “Live Event” competition for its production of the Seneca Valley vs. Hempfield football game. The Seneca Says crew won in the “Morning Announcements” category, and freshman Zach White won in the “Stop Motion / Animation” category.

Reflecting on the competition, senior Kaydence Kilhof said, “It felt really good to win an award for something that I worked hard to complete. I am proud of myself, as well as the other winners, for facing all of the challenges that film throws at you. It was amazing to see all the other talented media students from our area come together to celebrate such a special industry.”

The DMAC Video Festival has existed for over 30 years to give high school media production students from dozens of Western Pennsylvania and Ohio schools a competitive venue where they can see each other’s work.

“I was so proud of our video production students and SVTV volunteers for their amazing performance at this year’s DMAC awards,” said Mr. Dan McKosky, video production teacher and SVTV sponsor. “The amount of awards earned in a great variety of categories is a testament to how wide-ranging and varied our students’ talents are. It made me so happy to see their great efforts this year be recognized among the best local high school talent.”