An Interview with Larry Kassan, director of the Rod Serling Video Festival

May 15, 2012

Click above to hear WSKG's Gregory Keeler interview Larry Kassan, director of the Rod Serling Video Festival.

 

Rod Serling Video Festival

On Friday evening, May 18, 2012 at 8:00 P.M., THE ROD SERLING VIDEO FESTIVAL will present the winning entries from this year’s video festival. The ceremony/reception, which will be held at the Helen Foley Theatre at Binghamton High School, will start immediately at 8:00 P.M. as part of a one-hour television special broadcast on WSKG Public Television (Binghamton Cable Channel 7) at 8:00 P.M. The broadcast will feature all the winning entries from this year’s Rod Serling Video Festival. An awards ceremony and reception will follow immediately after the WSKG broadcast in the Binghamton High School Art Gallery.

Winning entries are produced and submitted by students in grade kindergarten through seniors in high school both locally and from across New York State. Tune in to WSKG Public Television on Friday May, 18th at 8:00 P.M., sit back and enjoy this special public television presentation, the creativity and artistry of today’s youth will inspire you. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the work of tomorrow’s filmmakers.

The 2012 award winners are as follows:

BEST OF SHOW “LOOKING BACK”      
Corry Loveday - Grade 12   
Tamarac High School
Cropseyville, NY

BEST DIRECTION “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN”       
Dustin Schoenfeld - Grade 10   
Westport Central School
Essex, NY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY “THE HOLLOW”
Ken Omiya – Grade 12   
Niskayuna High School
Niskayuna, NY

BEST ANIMATION “WORLDS APART”
Bethany Welgoss– Grade 11   
Dryden High School
Freeville, NY
   
BEST MUSIC VIDEO “WELCOME TO MY LIFE”
Cheyenne Franz – Grade 12   
Tamarac High School
Troy, NY

BEST USE OF HUMOR “MADDIE TAKES THE WHEEL”
Maddie Rojas Lynch – Grade 12  
Niskayuna High School
Niskayuna, NY

BEST ART DIRECTION “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE”
Liam Walsh  – Grade 8    
Binghamton, NY

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY “FOOTLOOSE – Lip Dub”
Chris Clark, Joseph Brooks, Ed Woodward 
GST BOCES – Grade 12
Elmira, NY

BEST K-6 ENTRY “THE ADVENTURES OF CYLINDER SAM AND CYLINDER SALLY”
Mrs. Ross – Kindergarten and transitional 1st Grade Class
Homer Brink Elementary School
Endicott, NY
       
HONORABLE MENTION “SPRING (Carina’s Flowers)”
Carina Straadt – Grade 12   
Binghamton High School
Binghamton, NY

HONORABLE MENTION “IT STARTS NOW”
Francesca Green – Grade 11   
Cooperstown, NY

HONORABLE MENTION “THE END… OF THE TRACKS”
David Montgomery, Margaret Farrelly  
Grade 3
Binghamton, NY

HONORABLE MENTION “NIGHTSHADE”
Austin Brecht – Grade 12   
Dryden High School
Dryden, NY

HONORABLE MENTION “ALL WE KNOW”
Jacob Gibson – Grade 12   
Binghamton, NY