The IOV has just released the videos filmed at their 2012 awards night – with ‘Supadance – Shoes for Dance’ being announced as the award winning video in the Best Open Category. I also picked up second place in the Best Documentary Category too.
It’s not the best coverage of the awards I know but they were struggling with the light sensitivity on the cameras and a dimly lit room. Still – it’s a nice reminder of the moment when I discovered I’d produced an award winning video.
I went into a kind of PR frenzy in the weeks that followed to make everyone aware of my award winning video. I’ve blogged, Facebooked, Tweeted, LinkedIn’d, updated my website, updated my email signatures, shared the news with my clients, sent out numerous standard press releases, amended title sequences for video, taken publicity stills and (I kid you not!) designed some new ‘Award Winning Videography’ polo shirts.
A couple of local media have since published my news story – including ‘West Essex Life‘ magazine (on page 7) and it’s also been on the ‘Everything Epping Forest‘ website. I’m very grateful to these companies for sharing this info – and any other magazine or website that has also spread the word which I’m not yet aware of. I do keep looking!
Guess I’m going to have to start thinking about the 2013 IOV Awards and how I can better this year’s haul. There’s really no magic formula to creating an award winning video – other than always trying to make your next production your best production. Standard practice really : )