March 20, 2006
UC Santa Cruz wins international Telly Award
By Scott Rappaport
A UC Santa Cruz television program has received a Telly Award
from the international competition honoring outstanding local,
regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
New Dimensions in Classical Guitar: Mesut Özgen and Friends
in a Multimedia Performance earned a bronze award in the
Entertainment category for featuring a multimedia concert of
innovative guitar works by music lecturer Özgen, accompanied
by video from assistant film and digital media professor Gustavo
Vazquez; interactive computer images by music lecturer Peter
Elsea; and lighting design by assistant theater arts professor
David Cuthbert. The program aired last year on University
of California Television (UCTV).
UCTV is a 24-hour channel that broadcasts the best in educational
and enrichment programming from the campuses, national laboratories,
and affiliated institutions of the University of California.
It is available in over 16 million households nationwide via
cable television, direct broadcast satellite, live Internet
webcasts, video-on-demand archives, and audio and video podcasts.