Student Filmmakers Honored At FHS ‘AVA Awards’

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AVA Awards were handed out to students of Michael Pinnix’s video production class.

The Franklin High School theatre was packed June 10 with students cheering on their classmates during the 12th annual Aspects of Video Awards.

During the program – created by Michael Pinnix, who teaches the school’s aspects of video class – Aspect students’ video entries were judged in a number of categories, including Public Service Announcement, Music Documentary and Music Video.

Winners received a gold statue mounted on a black pedestal.

The awards were judged this year by aspects class alumni Amy Russo, who works in film production in California, and Kim Hill, a rapper working on a film degree at Montclair State University; independent filmmaker Byron Jackson and actress Quinn Thomaston. Also contributing to the judging were independent filmmaker Ron Downes and Venus Crute, a former radio personality with 98.7 KISS FM.

This year’s awards “celebrate how far advances in technology and communication have brought the Aspects program, and how it has ignited even more creativity and ingenuity within our students,” Pinnix wrote in the awards program. “Students have been able to take their talents to the next level utilizing a studio capable of live broadcasting, green screen, technology and much more.”

The night “is a night we celebrate the dedication, passion and teamwork of current Aspect’s students,” he wrote.

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