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World leading manufacturer AJA profiles BMG

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AJA Video C500 MSUAJA Video Systems, a CA-based video production/post-production manufacturer, profiled BMGas a case study on using a 4K workflow for video support for Mississippi State University 2014 football team.

From the article:

BMG has been a longtime AJA customer, using multiple KONA, Io 4K and T-TAP products in its studio over the years. For this latest project, the BMG team relied heavily on a portable AJA Ki Pro Quad 4K/UltraHD 2K/HD ProRes recorder.

“In order to capture the headshots for the stadium screens, we shot each player on green screen with a Canon C500, pushing out a true 4K signal to the Ki Pro Quad. We opted for a higher resolution, so that we could reframe and maximize our flexibility with the image, and then scale down and crop to deliver high-definition,” said Robbie Coblentz, CEO/Executive Producer, Broadcast Media Group. “The resolution and color fidelity of the Canon C500 pushing out a 4K Raw signal, combined with the debayering of the Ki Pro Quad, gave us fabulous resolution and great color.”

The production process started with BMG’s shoot in Mississippi. They delivered 4K files from the shoot electronically to Russ Fairley Productions, Inc. in Toronto, Canada, who produced the motion graphic animations that display each player’s name, high school and hometown, which fill in the screen foreground and background. The final animations were composited by BMG and delivered to the in-house production team at Mississippi State University. As the football lineup changes week to week, MSU would combine the player clips in various configurations. Since the players’ schedules are limited, another benefit of capturing their video headshots in 4K to Ki Pro Quad was having high enough resolution and image fidelity to isolate single frames that could possibly be used for web and print purposes.

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BMG Wins Tellys

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Broadcast Media Group wins multiple national awards

telly_site_bugs_bronzeSTARKVILLE, MS (May 5, 2014)—Broadcast Media Group, Inc. of Starkville won two Telly Awards for projects produced in 2013, bringing the company’s international production awards total to 17.

The team intro for the Mississippi State University football team won in the “Non-Broadcast Productions – Sports” category. It was selected from a large group of submitted work from across the United States and around the world. A panel of more than 40 industry professionals judged the national competition.

“Heroes,” a commercial produced for the Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Department, also won a Telly in the “Local TV & Local Cable – Not-for-profit” category.

“We are thrilled to receive these awards this year,” said Robbie Coblentz, president and executive producer at Broadcast Media Group. “It’s really exciting that both of these national awards are for projects we did for clients in Starkville.”

Scott Wetherbee, MSU senior associate athletic director, external affairs, said the university is proud of the partnership with Broadcast Media Group and the outstanding work they continue to produce highlighting MSU teams.

“We congratulate BMG on capturing a Telly Award for our 2013 football intro video. The video encompasses what it means to be a Bulldog,” Wetherbee said.

“On behalf of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, we are humbled & honored to receive this award,” said Austin Check, director of recruitment, retention and training for the Oktibbeha County Fire Department. “Our recruitment efforts would be minuscule compared to the actual results we have witnessed, if not for the production work of BMG.”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Award is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, film and video productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments around the world.

Broadcast Media Group is an award-winning media production company serving clients across the state of Mississippi and the southeast. BMGa provides video production, web and duplication services.

The projects can be seen at below. A complete list of Telly Winners for the 35th annual competition is available at www.tellyawards.com.

For more information on Broadcast Media Group, contact Coblentz at (662) 324-2489.

 

 

Starkville company airs documentary nationally

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Contact: Robbie Coblentz
Broadcast Media Group
662-324-2489

Starkville company airs
documentary nationally

STARKVILLE — American Public Television is releasing the heroic story of a Southern basketball team that made race relations history when they played an integrated Northern team in the 1963 collegiate tournament.

“One Night in March” is the story of Mississippi State University’s basketball team who made history when they defied the state’s segregation politics to play the integrated team from Loyola University of Chicago. The game took place in East Lansing, Mich. on March 15, 1963.

Loyola won the basketball game, but race relations scored a big victory in this peaceful meeting of two teams in a culture and time when the races were having violent clashes elsewhere.

“This game is one of the most significant events not only in Mississippi State history, but in the history of the state,” said Robbie Coblentz, executive producer of One Night in March. “We’re honored to share it with the rest of the nation.”

“One Night in March” has garnered several awards — including a Telly — and been selected to film festivals in the U.S. and Canada.  It took home the “People’s Choice” award at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival in February 2013.

More than 100 American Public Television affiliates have scheduled the half hour documentary to air beginning in February, covering over 75% of US TV households.

American Public Television, APT, has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. Since 2004, APT has distributed approximately half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles.  For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.

Broadcast Media Group is an award-winning media production company serving clients across the state of Mississippi and the Southeast. Broadcast Media provides video production, Web and duplication services.

For more information on Broadcast Media, contact Robbie Coblentz at (662) 324-2489.

Public television Stations airing “One Night in March” (check local listings)

Station

City State

Market Rank

WNYE

New York NY

1

KLCS

Los Angeles CA

2

KVCR

San Bernardino CA

2

KCET

Burbank CA

2

WTTW

Chicago IL

3

WYBE

Philadelphia PA

4

KERA

Dallas TX

5

KCSM

San Mateo CA

6

KQEH

San Jose CA

6

KRCB

Rohnert Park CA

6

KQED

San Francisco CA

6

NEWH

Durham NH

7

WHUT

Washington DC

8

WPBA

Atlanta GA

9

WTVS

Wixom MI

11

WEDU

Tampa FL

14

WUSF

Tampa FL

14

KAWE

Bemidji MN

15

KTCA

St. Paul MN

15

WPBT

North Miami FL

16

KBDI

Denver CO

17

KRMA

Denver CO

17

WUCF

Orlando FL

18

WEFS

Cocoa FL

18

WVIZ

Cleveland OH

19

WNEO

Kent OH

19

KVIE

Sacramento CA

20

KETC

St. Louis MO

21

WQED

Pittsburgh PA

23

WTVI

Charlotte NC

25

WIPB

Muncie IN

26

WFYI

Indianapolis IN

26

KPBS

San Diego CA

28

WNPT

Nashville TN

29

KCPT

Kansas City MO

31

WOUB

Athens OH

32

WOSU

Columbus OH

32

KUED

Salt Lake City UT

33

WMVS

Milwaukee WI

34

WCET

Cincinnati OH

35

WPTO

Dayton OH

35

KENT

Lexington KY

35

SCAR

Columbia SC

37

WXEL

West Palm Beach FL

38

WGVU 

Grand Rapids, MI

39

KLRU

Austin, TX

40

OKLA

Oklahoma City, OK

41

KLVX

Las Vegas NV

42

ALAB

Birmingham AL

44

WHRO

Norfolk VA 

45

KNME

Albuquerque NM 

47

KENW

Portales NM

47

WKNO

Cordova TN

50

MISS

Jackson MS

50

WLAE

Metairie LA

51

WNED

Buffalo NY

52

WVIA

Pittston PA

54

ARKA

Conway AR

56

WCVE

Richmond VA

57

WMHT

Troy NY

58

WSRE

Pensacola FL

59

KRSU

Claremore OK 

60

WETP

Knoxville TN 

61

WPTD

Dayton OH

64

WVIR

Beaver WV 

65

KOOD

Bunker Hill KS 

67

KPTS

Wichita KS

67

WDCQ

University Center MI

68

WCMU

Mt. Pleasant , MI

68

WISC

Madison, WI

70

KSPS

Spokane, WA

73

KWSU

Pullman, WA 

73

IDAH

Boise, ID

73

WXXI

1 Rochester

78

LOUI

Baton Rouge, LA

82

WILL

Urbana, IL

84

WEIU

Charleston, IL

84

WCNY

Syracuse, NY

85

KCOS

El Paso, TX

91

WCFE

Plattsburgh, NY

98

WPSU

University Park, PA

103

WNIN

Evansville, IN

104

WFSU

Tallahassee, FL

106

KNPB

Reno, NV

107

SDAK

Vermillion, SD

111

WGBY

Springfield, MA

114

WKAR

East Lansing, MI

115

NDAK

Fargo, ND

116

KEDT

Corpus Christi, TX

129

KTWU

Topeka, KS

134

KTTZ

Lubbock, TX

143

WQLN

Erie, PA

149

WUFT

Gainesville, FL 

163

WPBS

Watertown, NY 

176

WLJT

Martin, TN 

177

WVPT

Harrisonburg, VA 

178

WNMU

Marquette, MI

180

WKYU

Bowling Green, KY

182

WYOM

Riverton, WY

197

KUAC

Fairbanks, AK

202

Broadcast Media Group, Inc.

Broadcast Media Group announces staff promotions

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STARKVILLE, MS (February 14, 2012)—Broadcast Media Group, Inc. of Starkville announces the promotion of Laura Dixon to creative director and Emilee Harris to senior producer.

Laura Dixon, Creative Director

Dixon is an Addy and Telly award-winning producer who joined the company almost three years ago. She is a 2008 graduate of Mississippi State University with almost a decade of experience editing and producing.

In her new role as creative director, Dixon will oversee creative production, staff management and client interaction for the company. She will continue to produce and edit projects.

Harris’ promotion to senior producer puts her in charge of studio operations. She has been with the company since January 2010 as a producer/editor. She graduated from MSU in 2009.

Emilee Harris, Senior Producer

Harris will continue to serve as lead producer on “The Honey Brake Experience,” which is currently airing nationally on the Pursuit Channel.  She also will coordinate shoots for clients in Broadcast Media’s on-site studio.

The company also recently hired Chris Roland and Jarvis Thompson as associate producers. Roland and Thompson will assist on shooting, editing and producing projects.

Broadcast Media Group is an award-winning media production company serving clients across the state of Mississippi and the Southeast. Broadcast Media provides video production, Web and duplication services.

 

For more information on Broadcast Media, contact Robbie Coblentz at (662) 324-2489 or robbie@broadcastmediagroup.com.

 

 

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Charles Mitchell

Shooting football- just add smoke

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We spent the day shooting a new spot for the Mississippi State University Football program that will premier later this summer. We spent the afternoon with QB Chris Relf, RB Vick Ballard and CB Charles Mitchell.  The project was shoot in studio with the Panasonic AF-100, a jib and a ton of “Cloud in a Can.”

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Broadcast Media Group commercial wins multiple awards

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Broadcast Media Group, Inc. of Starkville won a Telly Award for a commercial produced in 2010, bringing the company’s international production awards total to 12.

“Glass Half Full,” a :30 TV commercial produced for Cancer Care at the Premier Health Complex in Starkville, was selected from a large group of submitted work from across the United States and around the world.

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Case study: Clinton Public Schools

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When the Clinton Public School District needed help in communicating their message, they called on the team at Broadcast Media Group to help craft a TV campaign.

“We wanted to do television ads for our district, so I called Robbie Coblentz to find out more information. After shopping around, we decided that BMG would be our best option,”said Sandi Beason, Public Information Officer for the Clinton Public School District.

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“Pick Peppers” wins a Telly

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Client: Sweet Peppers Franchise Systems, LLC

Agency: Quest Group (West Point, MS)

Title: “Pick Peppers” (:30)

This spot introduces Sweet Peppers Deli with an energetic take on “Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers.” It’s almost as hard to type as to say.

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