Wow! We just learned that we were voted by our industry peers as one of Event DV’s 2009 All-Star Team and among the hottest, most influential studios on the planet. It is truly an honor and we’re thankful to all of those who considered us deserving.
There’s much to say… but right now I’m speechless.
Stay tuned. I’ll update this entry once I’m able to pick up my jaw from the floor.
UPDATED - Here is the press release from EventDV:
MADISON, WI—February 25, 2010—EventDV magazine has unveiled the 2009 EventDV 25, and Loyd Calomay of Corona-based Red 5 Studios, was named to the list as one of the 25 hottest and most influential event filmmakers in the world. The honorees were announced in a four-part awards show presented this week on EventDV’s online video channel, EventDV-TV.
“As the event filmmaking industry’s one and only all-star team, the EventDV 25 gives us the opportunity to recognize those filmmakers who are wielding the most influence today, through their innovative work, educational efforts, and outreach to other studios around the world,” said EventDV Editor-in-Chief Stephen Nathans-Kelly. “To make sure we recognize the right people, we turn the selection process entirely over to the ‘fans,’ and let our readers pick the team. Over the five-week online voting process, readers cast more than 2,000 votes, and our all-star team emerged. This year’s team reflects the increasingly international flavor of the business, with representatives from five countries and four continents.”
In addition to voting for their selections, readers had the opportunity to supply a brief description of their chosen candidate’s merits. Of Calomay, one voter wrote, “Loyd’s has developed a new genre in wedding films with his amazing concept films. Great to see him using his talents for good in educating others.”
EventDV, the Authority for Event Videographers, is published monthly by Information Today, Inc. and read by over 20,000 event videographers and independent video producers around the world. For more information on EventDV, visit www.eventdv.net. To view the 2009 EventDV 25 awards presentation online, visit www.eventdv-tv.com.