July 20, 2013
Hall of Music Productions
| Winning Video on Ross-Ade
| IDEA association
MONTREAL, Canada -- Purdue's Hall of Music Productions was recently selected as the winner of a Golden Matrix Award for Best In-Game Feature by the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) for an informational video about Ross-Ade Stadium.
The winning video was the 2012 "Welcome to Ross-Ade Stadium" piece that served as the general information message for fans attending games at the home of Purdue football. The script for the video was written by a group of film and video studies students, including Purdue soccer player Mollie Kuramoto, under the guidance of Hall of Music creative director, Scott Horton. The students also assisted Hall of Music Productions staff in the filming and editing of the video.
"This is a shining example of how we have successfully integrated students into the work we do for the university and also how we can provide them with high-caliber experiential learning opportunities," said Steve Hall, director of Hall of Music Productions. "We appreciate the opportunity to work collaboratively with intercollegiate athletics and film and video studies and look forward to more success stories in the future."
The Golden Matrix award is significant because very few universities have ever won one in a non-university category. Purdue is the first university to be a finalist in a non-university category since Arizona made it in 2009. Purdue is also the first university to win a non-university GMA since 2006 when Texas A&M won for Best Special Occasion Video. Hall of Music's winning entry went head-to-head with a number of professional sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Kings.
IDEA is the premier international association for professionals in the big screen and sports presentation industry. The Golden Matrix Awards were created in 1988 for IDEA by Mitsubishi Diamond Vision and Sony JumboTRON. The 2013 GMA winners were announced July 17 at the annual IDEA convention. More information on the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) can be found at ideaontheweb.org.
Kuramoto is a redshirt-junior for Purdue soccer. She served as a team captain in 2012 despite missing the season due to injury. She is set to return to the active roster this fall after leading the team in assists in 2011 as one of the team's top central midfielders. The Loveland, Ohio, native has compiled a 3.99 GPA through the end of the 2013 spring semester. She is a two-time Distinguished Big Ten Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
In April, Kuramoto was one of three Purdue student-athletes -- along with wrestling's Camden Eppert and softball's Andie Varsho -- selected for induction in the Mortar Board Class of 2013.
Patty Hart, a professor in the school of languages and cultures, said Kuramoto's film, PLAYED, has been selected as one that will represent Purdue in the annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival in Culver, Ind., next month.
"Mollie is an outstanding student and she has thrived under close encouragement and supervision she has enjoyed thanks to the interdisciplinary collaboration between Hall of Music Productions and the film and video program of the College of Liberal Arts," Hart said.