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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.

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