PEGASYS' VideoFest sports medieval flair
Enid News & Eagle 10/27/03
An eerie castle, complete with medieval knights and a family-style banquet, was the setting for the 17th annual PEGASYS VideoFest celebration Saturday at Cherokee Strip Conference Center.
VideoFest is PEGASYS' own version of the Academy Awards, honoring those who produced original programming from August 1, 2002, through August 1, 2003. The contest featured a record 66 entries in eight categories by 34 different producers .
Jason Maly, of Eagle Marketing, served as emcee for the event, which featured several PEGASYS staff, board members and guests dressed in medieval clothing.
Entertainment was provided by Jan Hamen and members of Enid Chapter of The Society for Creative Anachronism. Many of the medieval props were furnished by Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse, and Gaslight Theatre provided several of the costumes.
"VideoFest is a gift from the Board of Directors and staff to those individuals who make PEGASYS great year after year," said Wendy Quarles, executive director. "It is a celebration of the individual creative spirit. Tonight we recognize those not only in front of the cameras, but also those behind the scenes who script, edit, run cameras, build sets and support their producers. There is so much more to a production than many people realize."
Four categories were judged by an access station in Louisiana and another four were judged by a station in Arkansas. Both groups complimented PEGASYS on variety, creativity and the number of entries, said Quarles.
Categories and winners are:
1st place: Tea & Sprockets - Diana Kettle, producer.
2nd place: Mysterious Lab of Dr. Fear: The Mysterious Book - Brian Young, producer.
1st place: Garden Tours of Enid - Phillip Shearer, producer.
2nd place: USBL Champ-ionship Game - Craig Jones, producer.
1st place: Railroad Museum - Craig Jones, producer.
2nd place: Tia Juana - Craig Jones, producer.
1st place: Grey: The Interviews - Diana Kettle, producer.
2nd place: Access Central TV: Bare Bones Film Festival - Tim Eck and Diana Kettle, producers.
1st place: KLVV - Craig Jones, producer.
2nd place: Bible Study - Jerry Holt, producer.
1st place: All Drug Dealers Aren't on the Street PSA - Bill Presley for PreventionWorkz, producer.
1st place: Westlake Kite Festival - Pam Thomason for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, producer.
1st place: For Your Own Safety: Summer Safety - Bill Presley for Enid Police Department, producer, assisted by Penn Cline.
2nd place: For Your Own Safety: Camping Safety - Bill Presley for Enid Police Department, producer, assisted by Penn Cline.
1st place: Stephanie & the Drive-In Daddies - Gerry-Lynn Fore, producer.
2nd place: Tri-State Field Marching Contest - Gerry-Lynn Fore, producer.
Individual achievement awards were also presented in a number of categories.
Best Camera Operator: Walter Baker.
Best Director:Craig Jones.
Best Editor: Mark Potts.
Best Host: Jerry Holt.
Best New Volunteer: G. E. Majors, Jim Butricks.
Best New Producer:Brian Young.
Friend of PEGASYS: Enid News & Eagle; Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Scott Clark, KUAL Radio.
Volunteer of the Year: Steve Wilson.
Producer of the Year: Diana Kettle.
Decade of Achievement: Hugh Hairs.
PEGASYS to hold VideoFest awards ceremony
PEGASYS, Enid's public access television station, will honor its best Saturday at VideoFest 2003: A Medieval Flair.
The awards ceremony will be in the Cherokee Strip Conference Center. An eerie castle, complete with medieval knights and a family-style banquet, will be the setting for the annual extravaganza.
Jason Maly of Eagle Marketing will serve as master of ceremonies, and entertainment will be provided by the Enid chapter of Society of Creative Anachronism.
"This night is our gift to the members and volunteers who work all year to make PEGASYS a success," said Wendy Quarles, executive director. "It is all about celebrating the creative spirit and the uniqueness of each programming effort. A record 66 entries in eight categories from 34 different community producers guarantee a festive occasion."
Categories and nominees are:
The Mysterious Lab of Dr. Fear: "The Mysterious Book" - Brian Young, producer.
Reversed No. 2 - Mark Potts, producer.
Golden Swingers - Darrell Smith and Dolly Fae Outhier, producers.
The Mysterious Lab of Dr. Fear: "The Invasion" - Brian Young, producer.
Inspirations with Filese Hauser - Filese Hauser, producer.
Grey: The Rock & Pop Sessions, Part 6 - Diana Kettle, producer.
The Mysterious Lab of Dr. Fear: "MIB or not To Be" - Brian Young, producer.
White Trash Iron Chef - Mark Potts, producer.
Reverse No. 1 - Mark Potts, producer.
Tea & Sprockets - Diana Kettle, producer.
The Closest We'll Get to a Musical - Mark Potts, producer.
Acoustic Grey - Diana Kettle, producer.
Grey: The Rock & Pop Sessions, Part 5 - Diana Kettle, producer.
Grey: The Music Videos - Diana Kettle, producer.
The Day of Reckoning No. 6 - Tammy Kennedy, producer.
Enid Area Horseshoes - Jerry Holt, producer.
Postcard Show No. 83 - Hugh Hairs, producer.
Garden Tours of Enid - Phillip Shearer, producer.
Waukomis Kindergarten - Craig Jones, producer.
NW Oklahoma Custer's March - Phyllis Hammer, producer.
USBL Playoffs - Craig Jones, producer.
USBL Championship Game: Penn vs. Dodge - Craig Jones, producer.
Enid High Great Athletes - Jerry Holt, producer.
Medicine on Call - Garfield County Medical Association, producer.
Railroad Museum - Craig Jones, producer.
Tia Juana - Craig Jones, producer.
The Day of Reckoning No. 5 - Tammy Kennedy, producer.
A Day in the Life: Road to Zion - Tammy Kennedy, producer.
Policemen and Firemen - Mark Potts, producer.
Spanish Level 2: Lesson 21 - Roy Adams, producer.
Spanish Level 2: Lesson 43 - Roy Adams, producer.
Spanish Level 3: Lesson 21 - Roy Adams, producer.
Grey: The Interviews - Diana Kettle, producer.
Access Central TV: Bare Bones Film Festival - Tim Eck and Diana Kettle, producers.
Inspirations with Filese Hauser: Teaching Series Session 2 - Filese Hauser, producer.
Spanish Level 1: Lesson 21 - Roy Adams, producer.
Heritage Village Tour in French - Nancy Koehn, producer.
Thanksgiving in French - Nancy Koehn, producer.
Christian Counseling Today No. 119 - Carlan Crawford, producer.
Inspirations with Filese Hauser: Winter Songfest - Filese Hauser, producer.
Bible Study - Jerry Holt, producer.
KLVV-Craig Jones, Producer.
New Spanish Church - Jerry Holt, producer.
The Day of Reckoning No. 7 - Tammy Kennedy, producer.
BJ Hall and Dan O' Daniel Interview - Jerry Holt, producer.
Central Christian Church Choir Cantata: Max Johnson for CCC, producer
Out of Sight, Out of Murder PSA - Gaslight Theatre, producer.
All Drug Dealers Aren't on the Street PSA - Bill Presley for PreventionWorkz, producer.
AMBUCS PSA - AMBUCS of Enid, producer.
Media Democracy Week PSA - Julie Baird and Kim Mussman for PEGASYS, producer.
Jazz on the Main 2003 PSA - Main Street Enid, producer.
Westlake Kite Festival - Pam Thomason for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, producer.
Enid Community Foundation Grants - Enid Community Foundation, producer.
YWCA Capital Campaign PSA - YWCA producer.
Staff Assisted Programming:
For Your Own Safety: Summer Safety - Bill Presley for EPD, producer.
For Your Own Safety: Camping Safety - Bill Presley for EPD, producer.
Lift Up Your Eyes - Jack Holt, producer.
Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase - Gary Gray and Penn Cline, producers.
Harvest of Praise - Kim Mussman for World Harvest Church, producer.
Enid News & Eagle: May 3rd, 2003
Enid music video gets top award at film festival
A music video by an Enid producer won the top award ar a recent film festival. The video, "Love Is All You Really Need," was filmed at Screaming Butterfly Studio in Enid. *
The collection of music videos by local band Grey won best student video at the Barebones Film Festival last week in Muskogee. **
Diana Kettle of Enid is a film student at Northern Oklahoma College and produced and edited the video along with Tim Eck. Kettle said she is transferring to the University of Oklahoma next fall. ***
The songs were recorded at GreyHaven recording studio in Enid and primarily featured band members as actors. ****
This is Kettle's first submission into a video festival. *****
The video, "Love is All you Really Need" was the only music video in competition and won in a category featuring 30 styles of student entries. ******
* The song title is "All the Love in the World" which was one of several videos which all won. The videos were edited at Screaming Butterfly, yet filmed around Enid.
** Grey is an artist, not a band. It is Bare Bones not Barebones.
*** There is no film program at NOC.
**** The songs featured in the videos were recorded at Champagne Studios and at Filtaire's Cellar in France in the case of "All the Love in the World." It is Grey Havens Studios not GreyHaven. Grey Havens Studios was mentioned during the interview in reference to currently recorded songs that will be in the videos to be filmed this summer which didn't make the article.
***** This is false. Kettle has entered into VIDEO festivals before. She won Best Editor at Pegasys Video Festival, and 2nd place for Grey: The Rock & Pop Sessions Part III in the Entertainment category at the same festival. It is Kettle's first submission into a FILM festival.
****** There were over 30 student entries, not styles. There were at most five styles.
Creative Northern Students Featured At Film Festival :May 1st, Northern Oklahoma College Enid: The Red&Silver.
Written by Diana Kettle. Edited by Boomer Appleman.
The next time a student is struck with immense boredom and a longing for artistic escapism come late April, he or she can escape into the vast landscape of independent films at the Bare Bones International Film Festival.
Held recently in Muskogee, this annual seven-day festival has become the largest film festival in Oklahoma. For a price one can see several films produced by college and high school students, low budget filmmakers, and fellow Oklahomans.
Festival organizers Shiron and Oscar Ray encourage filmmakers to "shoot in Oklahoma," so naturally there are several Oklahoman filmmakers in competition. However, some filmmakers came from as far away as England, Taiwan and Italy to showcase their work.
The festival features several genres of film and video from documentaries to mock-u-mentaries to experimental video. The films encompass such subjects as independent music, racism and inter-planetary warfare.
Independent films have a more realistic tone than the glitter and falsehoods of Hollywood. To make up for the lack of expensive effects there is a focus on character development which Hollywood itself sometimes lacks. According to Shiron Ray, film festivals will be the future of movie distribution and exhibition, since independent film is not driven by the box office, but by a love of filmmaking.
The crew at Bare Bones have helped to train several actors and filmmakers. They have also been contacted by Warner Brothers for casting calls. One actress went on to act in a film with Angelina Jolie while living in Thailand.
Along with viewing several great films, visitors to the film festival were able to participate in the filming of several projects. The most notable are several remakes of the 1903 short film The Great Train Robbery by Edwin S. Porter in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the motion picture industry. Festival attendees are often invited to dress in cowboy gear to participate in these new versions of the first narrative film in film history. A music video and portions of two independent movies were also shot during the festival.
The student film fest featured over twenty entries from film students across the country from such schools as UCLA, the University of Oklahoma and even Northern Oklahoma College Enid.
Enid Sophomore Diana "Wappy" Kettle contributed a music video show co-produced with Timothy Eck to the student film fest at Bare Bones. Grey: The Music Videos was shown April 24 at the festival and again following the awards ceremony on April 27. In addition, it was the featured film during the filmmaker and media reception at which the Mayor of Muskogee and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Muskogee Tourism & Convention and Oklahoma Film Commission spoke.
The music of Greg "Grey" Perkins, a former Northern adjunct French instructor, is the focus of the videos that students may have caught a glimpse of as they clicked their remotes past local channel PEGASYS or the now defunct KXOK. The videos are also set to air on television in New York City, Buffalo, Hollywood and Atlanta.
"With each new video Tim and Wappy have discovered different and better ways to make them more interesting and closer to what one sees from artists on major labels that have tens of thousands of dollars to spend," says Grey. Wappy, a film and video major, also designed the album art for the majority of Grey’s albums and was recently honored by PEGASYS with the title of Best Editor of 2002.
Assisting Grey in production and engineering of his latest work are Dave Skinner of the local acoustic band 3 Legged Monkey and Enid Sophomore Jason Harbour.
"I’m learning a lot of useful things about engineering and recording," says Harbour. "Lately, I’ve been working on my own music and doing a lot of home recording. I’ve lots of potential song ideas and they’re starting to finally come together the way I want them to."
Harbour, a music composition major, is influenced by the music of Ozzy Osbourne, Dream Theater and Metallica. Harbour played lead guitar on all the Rock & Pop tracks featured in the videos. He was previously lead guitarist for the local band Chaos Moon. Grey has been in several bands in the past before embarking on his solo career including lead guitarist and songwriter for Elixir, a band who once opened for Ritchie Havens at the Myriad.
Enid Freshman Mikey Harbour contributed several keyboard and synth string parts to Rock & Pop as well as the percussion for all eleven tracks and continues to do percussion for Grey’s latest material. Enid Sophomore Steve Harwood was also featured on the CD with some elaborate piano solos.
According to Grey the new songs will have a more "melody-laden" and complex sound than his previous studio album, Rock & Pop. They expect to release the new album sometime this summer along with new music videos for each track.
While in attendance at the festival, Diana Kettle and Tim Eck filmed a one-hour documentary of the events and the people behind the Bare Bones Film Festival. This yet-to-be-named documentary is scheduled to air on New York City’s public access station. Kettle and Eck were also awarded the Bare Bones Grand Jury Award for Best Student Music Video.