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Six Awards Given Out at the WinCAM Annual Party on Decem...

Friday, December 10, the WinCAM Annual Christmas party was held at the 80 Skillings Road office and studios of Winchester's Public Access television facility. Members of the vibrant regional TV station were treated to excellent food and conversation, chatting about the abundance of programming from the past year along with discussions about future shows. Assistant Station Manager Joe LaRocca declared around 8 PM that it was time for the Awards to be given out...and six individuals received the following presentations: Awards Dan Holahan - Most Dedicated Youth Producer Holahan received this award for helping out on some of WinCAM's more difficult shoots. Dan was always willing to pitch in, even on a moment's notice...bailing the station out of a lot of tight situations. Robert Gotham - Most Advanced Youth Producer Robert has mastered After Effects, a high-powered post-production software, this allows him to create high quality graphics and special effects as noted in his new movie Flying Cars of Evil. His editing work on the McCall Middle School Washington D.C. trip was major league and worthy of note. Lydia Mullan - Most Ambitious Youth Producer The title of her film Perchance to Dream, is taken from a line in Hamlet's To Be or Not To Be speech. Mullan began writing the script in February of 2010 with production initiated in August. "We're catching up on a few final scenes" Lydia noted in regards to the filming and editing, which has been an ongoing process. "It was initially started for my Silver Award for Girl Scouts - the Silver Award is a service project that is required to be over 40 hours of work; my project is over 200 hours so far. I've already turned in an abridged version for my Silver Award, this is the full-length version for WinCAM." Dan Sheridan - Best New Member Dan produces excellent non-fiction documentary clips of events from around Winchester and Boston. Mr. Sheridan is a noted editor/journalist whose contributions to WinCAM are compelling and lively Joe Viglione - Producer of The Year As Tom Thorndycraft from Stoneham won the award in 2007 (having joined the station in 2004), the 2010 recognition was awarded to Medford resident Joe Viglione who started in access TV in 1979 as the host of TV EYE. TV Eye was broadcast from the old Warner studio on Day St. in Davis Square, years before Somerville Community Access Television was formed. His Visual Radio program is closing in on 500 hours of programming. Joe is also a regular on Soap Box and has helped out taping basketball, directing Music Closet, and writing press releases for the station. Melodie Wing - Beyond the Call of Duty Prize Melodie put many hours into the studio and truly kept WinCAM on track to be the reliable media outlet that it is. Former 2005 Producer of the Year, Jeff Dearman, noted about this year's event: "The party was good...I think we had a good variety of people who showed up from all around the community. People from every corner of Winchester - from all walks of life, political backgrounds...all participating in access at the station." ------------------ ------------------ -- After the party it was back to work. The Video Club was excellent again on Tuesday, December 14. About ten more members showed up - not from the Middle School this week - and the programs are getting closer to their broadcast launch. Next Week: Year end Wrap Up  (Dec 15, 2010 | post #1)